There are so many different products for your mattress such as a Mattress Pad, Mattress Protector, and Mattress Topper. Sometimes it can be hard to distinguish between them and know which product is right for your bed. We’ve explained the three below to make it a bit clearer:
A mattress pad has a similar design to a fitted sheet but is often quilted with a plush top. It is a light, thin pad which sits between the mattress and sheets. Mattress pads are designed to add a light layer of comfort whilst also protecting your mattress from stains. It is quite common for them to also include a cooling gel pad.
The primary function of a mattress protector is to protect the mattress from accidental spills, sweat, etc. (a bit obvious, we know!). Its aim is to keep your mattress clean and to act as the physical barrier between you and your mattress. This helps to prevent the development of mould and other nasties on your mattress. A mattress protector is often a very thin sheet-like layer, that helps to extend the lifespan of your mattress.
Mattress toppers are a thick layer of padding, often made from memory foam, that aim to add support and comfort. While its not their primary function to add protection from stains and spills to your mattress, mattress toppers do still offer protection for your mattress. A mattress topper will usually contour to the shape of your body, helping to add evenly distributed support. It adds a few extra centimeters between your mattress and you. Generally, a mattress topper will change the whole feel of your bed. If the issue is that your current mattress is too firm, then a mattress topper is probably ideal for you. Memory foam mattresses can be very expensive – a memory foam mattress topper is a cheaper alternative, to allow you to feel as if you’re sleeping on a memory foam mattress, without paying the hefty price tag.
Not to toot our own horn, but we think the Koala Bamboo mattress topper is pretty great! It comes with a removable bamboo cover and is available in a range of sizes – Single, King Single, Double, Queen and King. Our mattress toppers are made from high-quality memory foam and are covered in 40% Bamboo fibre fabric – keeping you cool in summer and warmer in winter.
We recommend upon receiving your Koala Bamboo mattress topper to unwrap it and leave it sitting flat for a day or two before sleeping on it – to even out any folds made through the shipping process.
Koala Bamboo mattress topper size guide:
A mattress can be a huge financial investment, it is a good idea to add an extra layer of protection to prolong the lifespan of your new mattress. Every individual has different needs and you should research which option is most appropriate for you and your situation. If you’re looking at buying a mattress accessory as a solution to help with pain, please consult your doctor for advice on the best solution for you.
Disclaimer: While we do our best to gain information from reputable sources, this advice should not be interpreted as medical advice. If you are having trouble sleeping, please see your GP.