If you want to spruce up your mattress, a topper could be just the solution. Mattress toppers can be useful for other reasons too – to warm up your bed or cool it down or protect it from stains and bacteria.
Or perhaps you want one to make your sofa bed more comfy for guests.
Whatever the reason, you’ll almost certainly be surprised what a difference a topper can make not only to the comfort levels, but quality of sleep and in some cases the reduction of aches and pains.
When buying one, you’ll need to think about the thickness, type of filling and how much you’re prepared to fork out.
Some provide a skinny layer of softness; others a 10cm wedge – almost a new mattress in itself.
If you’re after an additional layer of cosiness, a natural feather or synthetic fill should do the trick, while memory foam offers a whole new world of support.
We tested toppers for comfort, support, value for money and how easy they were to fit and maintain.
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