Mattress Toppers - or more specifically - Memory Foam mattress toppers, might be all you need to give an aging or uncomfortable bed that extra bit of cushioning and support. Mattress toppers are also ideal for people who have mistakenly bought a bed that is too firm, and need something to help soften the feel of the bed.
Thankfully, mattress toppers are inexpensive and for that reason are becoming very popular recession solutions where a new mattress would be stretching your budget further than you're happy with.
If you're not a fan of memory foam, mattress toppers can also be purchased in wool, latex and cashmere, as well as combination toppers that are hypo-allergenic. In most cases, these alternate materials are combined with memory foam to form a dual-layer mattress topper.
As with most things in life, the quality of mattress topper will be determined by the price and you should consider spending a little more on a high quality topper that will last for years to come.
Some of the health problems memory foam mattress toppers can help solve are:
Arthritis - Because memory foam absorbs some of the pressure caused by the tension of the mattress' spring unit, the body is less susceptible to arthritic discomfort.
Headaches - Tension headaches are often caused by pressure on the neck muscles. Adding a memory foam topper to a mattress can help reduce the amount of pressure on the neck and head area and reduce the chances of waking with a tension headache.
Neck pain and back pain - While it is most likely your pillow that is the cause of back or neck pain, people who sleep on poor quality or overly firm mattresses are more likely to develop back and neck pain. Adding a memory foam mattress topper to the bed can help to soften the sleeping surface and reduce this pressure on the neck and back areas.
Poor circulation - Orthopedic mattresses are usually much firmer than conventional medium tension mattresses. The weight of an adult body on a firm spring unit can cause swollen extremities due to poor circulation. Adding a matress topper could provide a body-molding in-between layer to help stimulate circulation.
Stress - People suffering from stress are often likely to toss and turn while sleeping, leading to them waking in the morning feeling unrested and more stressed. Memory foam molds to the body's contour, reducing the chances of tossing and turning and encouraging a more peaceful night's sleep.
The author of the piece had bought a memory foam mattress for his home and upon sleep on it he realised that he could benefit from one in his camper van -- wanting to save on weight and space the author chose a mattress topper -- there was a lot of information and prices to take in... Saltonstall found http://www.bedstar.co.uk to be a very useful and informative site -- particularly the article section of the site!
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