Are you suffering from disrupted sleep every night? Are you sleeping too hot or too cold? Are you waking up groggy, achy and a bit moody these days? If any of those scenarios apply to you, you might be trying to decide if it’s time for you to invest in a new mattress or a mattress topper.
While you may be able to use a mattress topper to overcome certain deficiencies in your current mattress, a topper isn’t the answer to every mattress dilemma. If your mattress isn’t too old but it’s too soft or too firm, you might be able to overcome the problem with a memory foam topper. If your bed is too soft, a latex topper might be a better choice since latex is inherently firmer compared to memory foam.
Reasons to Bypass a Mattress Topper in Favor of a New Mattress
Although there are some instances in which a mattress topper can help you put off purchasing a new mattress and improve your sleep at least in the immediate-term, there are just as many occasions where it makes more sense to buy a new mattress instead. One such occasion is when your mattress is sagging or uneven.
If your mattress has permanent sagging that’s more than 1 – 1.5 inches deep, it’s time to invest in a mattress rather than a mattress topper. If you try to save money in the short-term by attempting to cover up the sagging with a topper, even a thick one, you’ll be disappointed with the results. Just like you sink into the sags in your mattress, so will your mattress topper. This can actually make it even harder for you to fall asleep and stay asleep overnight.
Similarly, if your bed is on the older side, you will not be able to rejuvenate it with a mattress topper. According to Consumer Reports, it’s advisable for you to replace your current mattress with a new one if you’re over 40 years-old and your mattress is more than five to seven years-old in many cases. As people age, their bodies are usually able to tolerate less pressure so you may have to replace your mattress more often as you get older.
If you’re looking for a long-term solution to your sleep troubles, you’re definitely better off investing in a mattress instead of a mattress topper. With many memory foam mattresses designed to last 10 – 15 years, and mattress toppers typically lasting just five years or less, mattresses are naturally made to last longer than toppers are.
A mattress is also the better investment if you want an all-in-one solution. You can use a mattress without a mattress topper, but you wouldn’t use a mattress topper without an underlying mattress.
Contact Ben’s Today
If you’re convinced that you need a new mattress, we can help! Ben’s sells high-quality innerspring, memory foam and hybrid mattresses at heavily discounted prices. If you’re unsure which mattress is right for you, visit one of our Atlanta-area retail locations or take our online comfort test today. We look forward to helping you find a mattress you’ll enjoy for years in the days ahead.