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Mattress Toppers Buying Guide

Mattress Toppers Buying Guide

Mattress Toppers can help extend the life of your mattress, keep it fresh and most importantly ensure you get a good night’s rest.

Is it time to change my mattress?

Repeated usage of a mattress causes uneven compression leading to uneven support and is no longer able to provide you with a comfortable night sleep. A great quality mattress will normally provide around 8 to 10 years of consistent performance and provide support for you. To help you decide if its time for you to update your mattress, ask your self some of these questions:
Do you feel un-refreshed and achy when you wake up?
Does it look used or worn, is starting to look lumpy in certain areas?
Are you finding yourself having a better night sleep in a different bed to your own?
To maximize your mattresses lifespan, it is recommended to use a mattress topper and a mattress protector, this way your bed will be as comfortable as possible and as hygienic as possible.

Whats the difference between a mattress Topper and a Protector

A mattress topper is used to fetch an extra layer of warmth and comfort to your mattress. It is placed on top of the mattress but beneath the sheet. Mattress Toppers are available in a wide range of fillings, meaning you can find your perfect topper to help you get a great night’s sleep. Using a mattress topper can also be used as an alternative to buying a new mattress, or if you’re mattress is need of an extra layer of comfort.
Alternatively, A mattress protector will not add cushioning or support, but it will keep your bed clean and hygienic. There are different options available for a mattress protectors including waterproof ones and some others that also work to create a barrier against dust mites, allergens, sweat, and stains.

Do I need both?

Both of these items offer different functionality and benefits, using both at once on your mattress will ensure that your bed is the most comfortable and stain / dirt resistant it can be, protecting the lifespan of your mattress from damage.
To use both at once it is best to layer the topper over the top of your mattress followed by the protector and then your bed linen / sheets.

What are the benefits of Mattress Toppers

  • A mattress topper can help you achieve a plush night’s sleep without forking out for a luxury mattress. This is ideal if you’d like a memory foam feel without the price tag.
  • Mattress Toppers are also an inexpensive solution to an uncomfortable mattress. This might be best for you if you often wake up with back pain or sore joints. Opt for a soft topper if you’re mattress is too firm or a firm topper for mattresses which are too soft.
  • A topper acts as an extra barrier between you and your mattress, so naturally it will help your mattress stand the test of time.
  • Extra support for your back and spine, some of our Mattress Toppers provide extra support for people with bad backs looking to increase their comfort while sleeping.

Caring For Your Mattress Topper

A mattress protector can be washed in the washing machine alongside your bed linin. to keep your mattress as fresh as possible it is recommended that you wash your protector once every 1-2 weeks. Always check the washing instructions sewn into the side of the bedding product. It is Recommended that your mattress topper is washed every three months depending on use - to keep it clean and bright.
Our duck feathered products are sponge clean only and remember to always check the washing instructions sewn into the bedding product to ensure it is washed correctly

Sleep On A Cloud Topper

This luxury extra thick mattress topper is the thing thousands of customers are dreaming of. With its incredible hotel quality and Sleep on a Cloud effect, you will have the best possible sleeping experience ever. This wonderful thick mattress topper boasts super soft 4-inches (10cm) deep filling, which significantly increases your comfort at night improving the quality of your sleep instantly. 'Sleep on a Cloud' 4-inch mattress topper has a specialist synthetic filling. Meaning that,

  • Firstly, the topper is light and breathable.
  • Secondly, it possesses a moisture-wicking feature.
  • Thirdly, it has anti-allergy properties, making this 10cm mattress topper ideal for those who suffer from allergies and asthma.

The 'Sleep on a Cloud' extra thick mattress topper is covered with a highly soft 230 thread count cotton casing. It means that the topper combines superior softness with durability, this Sleep on a Cloud mattress topper has a baffle walled cassette construction. It guarantees that the filling is balanced all night long and does not require fluffing up.
In a word, with its outstanding features, this 10cm thick mattress topper can become a perfect solution for any home and any uncomfortable bed reviving any old mattress to turn your bed into an ideal place for rest.

Available Mattress Toppers

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Temperature Control

Cooling mattress toppers can be made of gel, wool or latex, these materials draw heat away from the sleeper. They are made for people to use in summer for when its hotter, and especially those who suffer from night sweats or are woken up with temperature changes throughout the night. They have been designed so that they will last as long as a normal topper and won’t fade over time.

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Microfibre makes for a good cost effective topper filling, which mimics the silky soft feel of down beautifully, they are also easier to care for and are fully washable. The synthetic hollowfibre makes it a good alternative product for those with allergies.

Anti-Allergy Topper Picture


Anti-allergy mattress toppers are great those with sensitive skin, asthma and eczema, as the hollowfibre filling prevents dust mites and mould to build up, making it easier to have a goods night sleep, regardless of allergies.

Wool Topper Picture


Wool mattress toppers are naturally hypoallergenic, as they resist mould, and dust mites, which frequently cause allergies in people. A wool topper is also an excellent choice for those with sensitive skin and asthma, as wool does not contain chemicals that can cause irritation. A woollen topper provides the right amount of support for softness and firmness. Overall, a wool mattress is perfect for someone who have a firmer mattress but prefer a softer comfort grade.

Buying Guides

To make choosing your perfect products easier, our very helpful sleep experts have gathered the most common questions related to our products and answered them for you. Still not sure? Give us a ring on 01282 700338