What you should know about the thickness and density of a memory foam mattress topper
Buying a mattress topper requires your understanding and complete knowledge regarding what a mattress topper actually is, and how it can benefit you to obtain added comfort, while sleeping.
It is not as easy and simple as it seems to be and you should be very careful in picking up the most suitable option for your use. The issue becomes even more sensitive and attention demanding when you have got to buy or have planned to purchase a memory foam mattress topper.
A memory foam is definitely far better as compared to the traditional foam mattress topper made of polyurethane. The memory foam gel offers, support, comfort and a unique therapeutic advantage for those with, joints and muscle problems. It has the capability to memorize your body posture and keep you fit in a best supported posture while sleeping on it.
But you cannot just go to the market and pick a mattress topper and it will be the one that you were looking for. It is not the correct way. You will have to find the correct size, thickness and the correct density of a topper that matches your needs and will fulfil your comfort needs at its best. Choosing these number right will help you pick the best mattress topper for your bed.
So here is the best way to choose the right thickness and density according to your needs.
Choosing the right thickness and density
The memory foam topper in 3 variable thickness options which are
- 2 inches (thin)
- 3 inches (medium)
- 4 inches (thick)
Definitely a 2 inch thick topper would have the least in its thickness and merely provides a little added comfort and features of having a memory gel on your mattress. This one is good for those who own a comfortable mattress already and only need to get softer and supportive feel while asleep.
A 3 inch thick or the topper with a medium thickness is most popular mattress topper. It is because the topper has the ability to provide extra soft surface and support to the neck and backbone by contouring according to the body curves. If you need to enjoy extra soft and supportive memory foam features, then you should be opting to get this one.
Note: 3 inch is the most preferred when it comes to choosing mattress topper for back pain
A 4 inches thick mattress topper is one of the luxurious toppers choice and has the ability to provide you all the benefits of a high quality memory foam mattress. This one can completely adjust according to the body shape and weight and would lift up the body parts that need support.
You can choose the thickness according to the desired level of comfort you need.
Then comes the density.
Choosing the right density of a memory foam topper
The density of a memory foam determines the extent to which you will be getting the comfort, support and warmth and also the softness of the topper.
Let’s consider three different densities that are available in the usual market and are most commonly used in popular memory foam toppers:
Topper having density 3 pounds or under/per cubic feet
These memory foam mattress toppers that have a density of about 3 lbs per cubic feet have been considered as the least dense and are very soft. It means that the memory foam weighs about 3 pounds per cubic feet. Such a topper will have a lesser dense memory gel and will be light in weight and also will melt down quickly with the temperature of the body and would take less time to readjust to its actual posture.
So if you just need to have a lightweight, quick setting memory foam that only has the ability to provide added softness and not necessarily supporting the body, then you can surely buy this for you.
With a density 4 or 5 pounds
4 or 5 pounds per cubic feet is the best density for a memory foam. As it will give a medium weight and a slightly firmer option for you to enjoy. This density makes the topper capable to provide supportive function as well as extra softness. The toppers having this density melts according to your body a little later and can keep the contours in shape for longer periods of time.
If you need to make sure that your topper is able to provide a little bit of support and but still need a softer version. Then it is your best shot.
Memory foam toppers with a density 6 pounds per cubic feet and above
For topper that have the density of about 6 pounds and above mean they have the highest quality memory foam gel that can support and keep the body in its best form for a long time. This also has the ability to keep the posture for a longer period of time. A high density memory foam is also heavier and is stiffer, also it takes a long time to melt and it takes a long time to conform to the body posture. It will also require a longer time to get back to its original shape and form.
Such a density is perfect for therapeutic purposes and would be best to support in severe medical conditions like arthritis and joint pain. These toppers are best to be used when you need to lower the painful experience of having pressure points. But it would not be suitable for you to buy, if you have no therapeutic purpose to fulfil or need a soft topper.
All these aspects are very important in determining the exact quality and features of a memory foam mattress topper, and you should be well aware of the best possible solution for your mattress topper needs.