Should You Invest in a Memory Foam Mattress Topper?

Health Aug 31, 2021

A memory foam mattress topper provides maximum comfort and support while alleviating pressure on the joints. From gel-infused cooling properties to a fully removable silky soft Tencel® cover, there are plenty of reasons why you should invest in an Everyday Memory Foam Mattress Topper.

Not only do you get to experience indulgent softness and support, but you can also extend the lifespan of your current mattress, minimising the need to replace it as often as an unprotected one.

Not quite sure if a memory foam mattress topper is the right choice for you? Here are just a few reasons why it could be the best buy you make this year.

What is a Memory Foam Mattress Topper?

As the name suggests, a memory foam mattress topper is a layer of material that is placed on top of an existing mattress to provide an additional layer of softness, comfort and support. Constructed from supportive shape-retaining memory foam, they are generally between 2 and 8 inches thick.

While providing extra comfort and support, they also mould to the body's natural contours, minimising movement during sleep and alleviating pressure on the joints. Bambi’s memory foam mattress toppers also flaunt a unique non-slip surface which means your bedding will stay right where it’s meant to. Depending on your needs, a variety of options are available including cooling mattresses, different levels of firmness and many different sizes for all types of beds.


The Benefits of a Memory Foam Mattress Topper

Memory foam mattress toppers come with many additional benefits. There are many reasons why you should choose a memory foam mattress topper, ranging from improved support for achy and tired joints to softening up a firm or hard mattress. Here are just a few of the main benefits they provide:

Evenly Distributes Body Weight

When memory foam comes into contact with body heat, it begins to mould itself to the contours of your body. This allows the joints with the most pressure placed on them to sink into the mattress topper, alleviating pressure and distributing body weight more evenly. In turn, less pressure is placed on body joints resulting in a more comfortable night's sleep that minimises aches and pains in the morning.

Extends the Life of Your Mattress

When it comes to the bedroom, mattresses are typically one of the biggest investments you'll make. However, over time, mattresses begin to deteriorate resulting in a reduction of comfort and support. A memory foam mattress topper is an affordable way to extend and improve the lifespan of your current mattress, costing just a fraction of what it costs to replace an entire mattress while reducing wear and tear on a new one.


Provides Comfort & Support

One of the easiest ways to soften a firm mattress is to use a memory foam mattress topper. A firm bed can be a great way to help with an aching back, but it will place unnecessary pressure on the rest of the body at the same time. A mattress topper will provide superior support across the entire body, minimising pain and discomfort from head to toe. In fact, memory foam mattress toppers work best on firm mattresses, using the mattress to create a solid and even foundation for maximum comfort.

Can Keep You Cool at Night

If you're a hot sleeper or going through menopause, keeping cool at night will go a long way with improving your overall comfort. Memory foam absorbs heat, helping it to hug your contours. However, the addition of gel-infused or PCM (phase change materials) found in the Bambi Everyday Memory Foam Mattress Topper can further improve body temperature at night, creating optimal body heat for a better night's sleep.

What to Look For in a Mattress Topper?

When it comes to choosing the best memory foam mattress topper for your needs, there are several things to look for. These include:

1. Mattress Topper Quality

Depending on the firmness of your current mattress, mattress topper quality should be the first thing to think about. The amount of push-back depends on the amount of support and comfort you’ll receive. It’s also important to consider the thickness of a mattress topper, a minimum of 5cm thick will provide great push-back support, just like Bambi’s Everyday Memory Foam Mattress Topper.

2. Body Heat Absorption

As memory foam absorbs body heat to mould and contour to your shape, it's important to choose a memory foam mattress topper with cooling properties. Gel-infused memory foam dissipates heat and provides cooling elements, drawing heat away from the body and maintaining an optimum sleeping temperature to remain comfortable throughout the night.


3. Anti-allergenic Properties

From mildew to mould and dust mites to allergens, memory foam mattress toppers can help minimise allergies and irritation at night. Depending on the type of materials used during manufacturing, memory foam can be an ideal choice for asthmatics and allergy sufferers, creating a more comfortable night's sleep that's uninterrupted by common triggers.

4. Ease of Cleaning

As one of the most used items in the home, mattresses can become a hive of dirt, dust, mites and dead skin - creating the perfect home for allergens and odours. A memory foam mattress topper provides an extra layer of protection to your mattress and will typically be easier to keep clean. Removable covers will improve ease of cleaning, letting you enjoy a healthier night's sleep throughout the year.

5. Mattress Topper Size

Choosing a memory foam mattress topper that is the same size as your current mattress will ensure maximum comfort and support. Too large and you'll find it slipping at the edges, too small and you may roll off of it while you sleep. Measure your current mattress and choose a topper that matches it perfectly.


Mattress Toppers by Sleeping Position

Back sleepers will find a memory foam mattress topper ranging between 2 and 3 inches thick with a medium to firm density is best. This will provide optimum support and comfort for a good night's rest.

Side sleepers will benefit from a thicker memory foam mattress topper that provides soft to medium-soft density. This allows the body to sink into the memory foam for superior support of the joints.

Stomach sleepers will benefit from a thinner mattress topper ranging between 1 and 2 inches with a medium-soft to medium-firm density. If you find yourself switching sleeping positions throughout the night, a mattress topper for side sleepers is a great choice.

Sleep Better, Naturally

When it comes to the most versatile memory foam mattress topper, the Bambi Everyday Memory Foam Mattress Topper is a perfect choice.

Encased in a removable, non-slip Tencel®-blend cover for easier care and cleaning and providing 5 cm (2 inches) of indulgent comfort and support, this gel-infused mattress topper provides optimum cooling properties for an amazing night's sleep.

Available in 6 sizes from Single to King, it's backed by the Bambi 2-year guarantee for year after year of cooling comfort and support, helping you sleep better - naturally.