An adult needs about 7 to 9 hours of quality, undisturbed sleep. Lack of sleep can lead to depression, poor concentration, high blood pressure and even heart disease. Although there are many factors that can affect the quality of bedtime, such as busy every day schedule, eating large meals late at night, surfing social media before bed and stress, your mattress too can make or break your sleep. A quality mattress equals good health and no, this is not an overstatement.
Just like everything else, your mattress too has an expiration date which is usually about 8 years. But what if getting a new one is not something your budget can afford at the moment? Or maybe you don’t feel like replacing your old-school, 90’s spring-loaded mattress since apart from paying a high price for it back in the days, it holds a sentimental value to you. So what is one to do? Is there an alternative, a more affordable route to comfort? Two words – mattress topper.
A mattress topper is a removable bedding that can sit on top of any pad, designed to support the body (innerspring, pillow-top, gel, latex, memory foam, hybrid, etc.). One of the top selling ones is the memory foam gel mattress topper. Those who have used it, claim it has helped them with their back pain problem and has improved the quality of their sleep.
It features cooling gel that’s designed to disperse body heat and regulate the temperature during the night. It is composed of water combined with polymer, and it’s pressure activated. Another feature of this topper is the memory foam. Created by NASA, it’s composed of polyurethane (an organic chemical) and it has the ability to mold itself to your body shape prevents bed shaking when you move. It’s also important to mention that here is a topper for all popular pad sizes – it can come in different sizes and levels of thickness.
The memory foam gel mattress topper can last up to 10 years, and changing it is as easy as changing the sheets. When it comes to cleaning you topper, you’d have to hand-wash it since a washing machine could ruin it. In order to clean it, you need to first spread baking soda on top of the topper, let it sit over night and in the morning vacuum it up. Then you need to put 1/3 hand soap and 2/3 water in a spray bottle and scrub the topper with that solution. When you are done, give your topper at least 24 hours to dry.
Simply put, memory foam gel mattress topper is science meets comfort, but also, modern meets traditional.