Why A New Mattress Is Better Than A New Mattress Topper

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Does your mattress sag, have tears or have springs that seem like they’re poking you as you’re trying to catch some z’s? If so, it’s time for you to invest in a new sleeping solution. What is that solution? Quite often, it’s a brand-new mattress.

New Mattress vs Mattress Topper

While getting a new mattress is often the best choice if you need to upgrade your sleeping solution, it’s not the only option available. People can sometimes improve the quality of their sleep simply by getting a mattress topper.

Many consumers are drawn to mattress toppers because they’re typically less expensive than a new mattress. As a general rule, a mattress topper costs anywhere from one-third to one-half as much as a brand-new mattress. With the prices of mattresses ranging from hundreds to thousands of dollars, buying a mattress topper instead of a mattress can lead to immediate savings.

While everyone likes to save money in the moment, the problem is that you may end up spending more over time if you have to buy multiple toppers. A typical mattress lasts less than ten years. If you invested $1,000 in a new mattress ten years ago and you’ve spent half as much on four toppers since you initially bought your mattress, you could have saved money by replacing your mattress earlier instead of purchasing new toppers.

There is a widespread misconception that mattress toppers can fix whatever is ailing your mattress, but that’s simply not the case. Throwing a topper on your mattress isn’t going to magically repair the tears your mattress has, after all. Similarly, putting a mattress topper on your bed isn’t going to make your bed any less saggy. If your bed sags in the middle, you’ll still slip into the gap when you have a topper on your mattress. More accurately, both you and your mattress topper will sink into the indent.

Just like a mattress topper won’t help you if your bed is saggy, it won’t help if your bed is too soft. Even if you get a firmer latex foam topper instead of a topper made with memory foam, you will still sink into an overly soft bed. The only difference having a topper will make is that your topper will sink right along with you on a soft bed.

Get to the Root of the Problem

While mattress toppers are useful for things like making a bed that’s too firm feel more comfortable, too many consumers use them in an attempt to mask the real issue that’s impairing their sleep. And that issue is their mattress.

Although you may not want to replace your mattress, there’s no getting around it if your mattress is the root cause of your sleep problems. With so many retailers offering affordable financing options these days, there is little reason for you to put off purchasing a mattress any longer.

Shop with Ben’s

If you’re ready to give up purchasing and re-buying mattress toppers to mask the real cause of your sleep issues, it’s time for you to shop for a new mattress with Ben’s. Visit one of our convenient Atlanta-area retail locations or look through our mattress inventory online now!

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