Memory foam mattress toppers come in different thickness and features. If you have to get one, check our guide below before making a purchase:
1. Know your brand. You can either do this by checking online or asking the store clerks themselves. Some brands produce quality and superior memory foam mattress toppers more than others. In fact, there are some manufacturers who use fillers for their memory foam, which isn’t as soft and as body-conforming as it should be.
2. A topper’s solidity is determined with its ILD measurement. Preferably, pick one that’s between 12 and 14 so you enjoy the best of both soft and firm. Anything lower than 12 is really, really soft, it may not be supportive. Anything above 14 is so hard, it may not be comfortable. The ILD is usually indicated in the tag.
3. Check the density. Mattress topper prices are based on how dense they are. If you’re getting one that’s 2 lbs heavy, it’s going to be very affordable, but the comfort isn’t necessarily ensured. A mattress topper that’s about 8 lbs heavy is going to be expensive, but you may be better off getting an actual memory foam mattress instead.
4. Check for thickness. Overweight people will not feel anything from getting a mattress topper that’s 2″ thick. They would need something thicker like a 4″ or 5″ topper.
5. Lastly, make sure that your memory foam mattress topper comes with at least a five-year warranty from the manufacturer. This shows commitment to customer, which indicates a good way of doing business.