Make Your Mattress Softer

The best way to alter the comfort of your mattress, short of buying a new mattress, is to add a mattress topper. Mattress toppers, pads, and even some mattress protectors will usually add a layer of comfort padding that can have a significant impact on the feel of your mattress.

Mattress Toppers, Pads, and Protectors

The best way to change the comfort of a mattress, particularly make it softer, is with a mattress topper. Mattress toppers are usually designed to add a few inches of padding, commonly memory foam, on top of your mattress. This can have a drastic impact on how much pressure relief your mattress provides, and make the sleeping surface significantly softer. Mattress pads are generally thinner, often just a quilted layer of cotton or another more mundane material, but this can still have a noticeable impact on the softness and pressure relief of your mattress. Mattress pads also commonly including temperature regulating pads, whether that be a heated mattress pad or a pad with cooling gel. Lastly, mattress protectors' primary function is to protect your mattress from spills and dirt, but these products often use soft fabrics or padding that can also help your mattress feel softer. Depending how much of an effect you want, and if you are interested in any other features, any one of these options has the potential to breathe new life into your mattress.

  • Mattress Toppers – often a thick layer of memory foam, can make your mattress much softer
  • Mattress Pads – often thinner, quilted cotton is common, can also have temperature regulating features
  • Mattress Protectors – primarily to protect from spills and dirt, can also have thin padding

Memory Foam and Latex Toppers

The most popular mattress toppers are made from memory foam and latex foam, and they can substantially change the feel of your mattress. Memory foam mattress toppers are a great choice for sleepers who enjoy body-hugging comfort and conforming support that memory foam is known for. Latex foam mattress toppers are ideal for sleepers who like the feeling of sleeping "on" a mattress, rather than "in" it. Latex foam is more responsive than memory foam, so it doesn't produce the same sinking feeling that some sleepers dislike. If you're not sure which type of mattress topper will give you the comfort you desire, or if you have questions about a mattress topper you saw on our site, you can call 1-800-455-1052 to speak to a friendly mattress expert who can give you all of the information you need to make a confident purchase and improve your sleep.

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