Ensuring that we sleep comfortably at night should be one of our main priorities but sadly, for many of us it is not. On average we will all spend approximately 200,000 hours sleeping on a mattress in our life-times. That is about 3,000 hours each year or, put another way, one third of our time on this planet. If for that one third of our lives, we do not rest comfortably, we can suffer aches, pains and tiredness for the other two thirds but we hesitate in buying a new mattress. Most people agree that a memory foam mattress is the mattress which can afford the best night’s sleep and allows you to wake up in the mornings without any aches and pains and so we should all perhaps have memory foam mattresses but we don’t and the reason for that is usually the expense. Sure, memory foam mattresses may be more expensive than many other types of mattresses but isn’t the expense worth it to ensure that we can spend one third of our lives in comfort and the other two thirds without aches and pains? The answer is of course yes, it may well be worth it but the unfortunate fact is that many just cannot afford the initial outlay, even if they did agree.
However, many of those people that think that they cannot afford the comfort that others enjoy, may not realize that they can if they were to buy a memory foam mattress topper. A mattress toper is not a full mattress but when placed on top of an old mattress, can afford the same comfort of a new mattress and this equally applies to memory foam mattress toppers as it does any other. If you were to slice open a memory foam mattress, you would see that only the top layer of the mattress has in fact got memory foam, the rest of the mattress, the bottom and thicker layer, is regular mattress, it has to be otherwise we would fall through a mattress made entirely of memory foam. A memory foam topper then, is that top layer of the memory foam mattress and instead of buying the lower layer which is a regular mattress along with the memory foam; we merely place the topper on our old mattress. Obviously as we are not buying a full mattress; only a portion of the mattress, we only pay a portion of the cost for a completely new mattress.
This means that far more people can afford to sleep in comfort but just haven’t realized it yet. If you are one of those but have doubts as to the comfort that can be afforded by a memory foam mattress topper, just look at the mattress topper reviews. Among the reviews you may see that some people think that a memory foam mattress topper, like their full mattress cousins, can retain heat but if a gel foam mattress topper is bought, the gel prevents this type of heat build-up.