Mattress toppers or pads, as some call it, serves as an extension of a mattress and provides it with extra support and cushioning. They offer alternatives to purchasing a new mattress.
Pads and toppers can add a layer of cushioning to your bed if it is old or it is too firm. It also helps to elongate the lifetime of your mattress.
This article explains what a mattress topper is and how to know if you need one. They can come in different fillings or materials and the material you choose should be dependent on the way you like to sleep.
It is this filling that will determine its softness, thickness, and feel. Some popular fillings include memory foam, feathers, and synthetic materials (microfiber or hollow fiber).
A relatively new material that is not as common as memory foam but comes with several benefits is the latex material. It can either be Talalay or Dunlop.
Some mattress pads are specifically designed based on individual requirements which may include cool pads that create a cool sensation for the summertime and helps a person feel comfortable in warm weather.
Anti-allergy mattress pads are made for people who have allergies and it also protects against dust mites and bacteria.
When you are trying to purchase a mattress topper and considering if a latex material or filling will be good for you, below are the many advantages of buying a latex pad like Talalay.
A large percentage of users have expressed overall satisfaction with using it. Be aware though that despite all its benefits, it may not be for everyone. The benefits listed below should, therefore, serve as a guide to help you determine if it is right for you.
Since we will be focusing on the advantages, you may wish to check what the disadvantages are and how it may affect you here: https://mattressinquirer.com/latex-mattresses-advantages-vs-disadvantages/.
You should also note that when it comes to latex products, you have natural, synthetic, and hybrid products and they all have notable differences.
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Advantages of the Talalay Mattress Topper
Buying a latex pad might be more expensive than foam but when you consider its benefits, you are sure to want to go for it.
It is Comfortable
Have you ever woken up feeling pain all over your body and as if you have not slept at all despite sleeping all through the night? It may be a sign that your mattress is old and not fully serving its purpose.
Using a latex Talalay topper prevents and reduces such pain. A larger percentage of people who have used them have testified that it reduced their pain significantly. They also report that it prevents pain and relieves pressure points, especially in the lower back region.
Latex materials, due to their resilience, can support people when excessive pressure is placed on contour points in the body like the hips and shoulders.
Great Motion Isolation
For light sleepers, when two people or partners sleep on the same bed, movement from the other person might be a disturbance or distraction for the light sleeper and this will affect their sleep.
Talalay products have this great feature where the motion from a partner does not transfer to the other but it is isolated to just the tossing and moving side, making sleep for the other more pleasant and comfortable.
Longer Topper Lifetime
Due to their resilience and durability, latex materials including Talalay usually have a longer life expectancy.
They typically outlast other materials by between 2 to 7 years and can provide you with comfort for up to 10-12 years.
This means that a person using another type of material would have bought another or changed it while the latex variation bought at the same time will still be going strong.
It is Non-Smelly
For sensitive people who get put off by smells, Talalay rubber mattress toppers offer a no smell topper for their beds.
It contains very few volatile chemicals that can break down and release odors. It also has limited or no off-gassing at all.
If you perceive any smell at all which is rare, it is likely a sweet one that most people find inoffensive.
Beds and toppers that use a mixture of natural and synthetic latex materials have been reported to give off gas or unpleasant smells by certain users but fully natural products do not.
It is Customizable
Another benefit that makes Talalay special is its customizability. If you want a specific feel and firmness for each sleeper, manufacturers, and retailers can design them for you.
You can even have some with unglued layers so that you can easily replace it when it is worn out and further extend the life of your mattress.
It is Healthy
Talalay is healthy and safe to sleep on. It is also naturally fire-resistant. Usually, other types of materials contain chemicals that make them fire-resistant and most use adhesives that may release chemicals that may be harmful as they age.
Because of its natural fire resistance, manufacturers use little or no fire retardants. Talalay is also hypoallergenic and designed with dust mite, bacteria, fungi, mildew, and mold resistant features. If you wish, you can see the processes for manufacturing Talalay here.
It is Environmentally Friendly
Latex materials are derived from rubber and this is harvested in a way that the trees still live and grow normally.
They do not have to be cut down and can be tapped several times over the years. Trees as we know to aid the environment by converting CO2 to oxygen.
Easy to Fit on a Mattress
Having defined and established the purpose of a mattress topper, how do you fit it into your bed? Fastening it to your bed is quite easy to do.
Mattress toppers typically come with 4 elastic corner straps or one that stretches over the sides of your bed. These straps allow it to stays fixed to your mattress preventing it from coming untucked.
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Stefan Savevski: web content writer/Wordpress editor/web researcher. Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies.