Feather or memory foam: which is the best mattress topper?
Have you ever dreamt of wrapping yourself in a cloud of softness and comfort while sleeping in your bed? With the mattress topper, this dream can become reality. For some time now, the topper has become one of the most popular sleep accessories. The reason is simple: it provides many benefits and a noticeable improvement in sleep quality. If you are thinking of buying one, our tips will help you choose the best mattress topper for you!
What the mattress topper is for
The topper is an over-mattress that is fixed above the mattress with elastic bands placed at the four corners. It varies in height from 3 to 8 cm and is used to improve mattress comfort. For example, you can use a double topper to join two single beds. Or, you can choose a topper to add support and body to a mattress that has reached the end of its useful life, extending its use for a few more years. Or, the mattress topper allows you to add a soft surface to an overly firm mattress.
Does the topper therefore have a corrective function? Yes, but not only.
The topper improves bed hygiene because it keeps the mattress cleaner and away from body moisture, dust and stains. Buying a topper therefore means improving your sleep in terms of both comfort and health.
As with the choice of a mattress, choosing the best topper requires consideration of one’s needs and sleeping habits.
What material should the topper be made of?
Are you feeling hot in bed or are you always cold? Do you suffer from special conditions, allergies or back pain? Before buying a mattress topper, it is important to be guided by expert consultants to know the characteristics of the various materials. The toppers are mostly made of memory foam or feather/down. What is the best material? The right one for you!
Each material has unique characteristics that make it better for specific sleeping needs. Memory foam toppers tend to be warmer and reduce pressure on joints, while goose feather or down toppers are soft and cosy.
Advantages of goose feather toppers
Feather toppers, such as the Mollyflex certified genuine goose feather model, offer an extraordinary feeling of cosiness and softness. Made of 90% European down and 10% small feathers, with a percale cotton lining, this topper offers numerous benefits:
One of the most appreciated features of the down is its thermal comfort. Goose feather has hygroscopic properties, absorbing body moisture and releasing it outside. This is due to the feather’s ability to trap air in its special structure, creating an insulating effect. Consequently, a goose feather topper is light and fluffy, making it ideal for use all year round, even in summer.
Unlike other materials, goose down is naturally non-allergenic. Due to its breathable nature, feathers do not retain mites, which usually prefer warm, moist environments. So, if you suffer from allergies or have sensitivities to dust and dust mites, the Mollyflex feather topper is an ideal choice to ensure a healthy rest free of respiratory discomfort.
Light and cosy wrap-around feeling
The exceptional amount of air trapped in the feather topper creates a unique sensation of sleeping on a cloud. This incredible lightness, fluffiness and cosiness promote relaxation of the body and promise rejuvenating sleep. Particularly during the winter, the prospect of plunging into a cosy, warm bed is irresistible.
Despite its softness and comfort, the Mollyflex feather topper does not compromise the anatomy of the mattress. On the contrary, thanks to its structure and design, the topper allows one to fully enjoy the spinal alignment it develops. You can then sleep without compromising the health of your back.
Practicality and hygiene
The Mollyflex feather topper is also extremely practical and hygienic. It can be easily machine-washed at 30°, allowing for quick and easy cleaning. In addition, thanks to the 4 elastic bands on the corners, the topper attaches firmly to the mattress, ensuring long-lasting stability.
Characteristics of memory toppers
One of the main advantages of memory foam toppers is their ability to adapt to your body. This reactive material reacts to heat and pressure, yielding at the points of greatest weight such as shoulders, hips and pelvis. In this way, the topper provides anatomical support to the spine, reducing pressure on critical points. This customised comfort helps you sleep better. In addition, the memory mattress topper:
Improves the quality of sleep
A memory foam topper can help you achieve a deeper state of sleep, reducing the need to toss and turn during the night to find a comfortable position. In addition, memory foam can help reduce sleep interruptions caused by your partner’s movements, thus providing you with a more peaceful sleep.
Hypoallergenic and easy to clean
Memory foam toppers are hypoallergenic, which means they are resistant to allergens such as dust mites and mould. This is particularly useful for those who suffer from allergies or asthma. Moreover, maintenance is very easy. Most toppers, such as Mollyflex’s Moontex Pillow Topper and Moonlight Pillow Topper, are removable and can be easily washed at 30°, helping to keep your bed fresh and hygienic.
Extends the life of the mattress
The use of a memory foam topper can prolong the life of your mattress. By reducing the wear and tear on the mattress, the topper helps to maintain its original shape and prevent premature sinking. This can be an economic investment in the long run, as you will not only improve the quality of your sleep, but also avoid having to replace your mattress too frequently. Keep in mind, however, that the average life of a quality mattress is no more than 10 years. If your mattress is too old, a topper will not be enough to improve its characteristics: better to change it!
Now that you know the characteristics of the best feather and memory foam mattress toppers, you can focus on finding the right model for you. A good night’s sleep is an everyday luxury for everyone. We are waiting for you in our shops to assist you in choosing your ideal bedding!