If you’re not sleeping as well as you would like, you’re probably already thinking about this question. The answer really depends on the reason that you’re tossing and turning during the night.
If your bed is rather old and sagging in places, there isn’t a topper around that will be able to help. Any that you might place on top of the worn out bed would sag into the pits as well, and would provide no benefit to your sleep. At this point you should be looking into purchasing a new memory foam bed.
On the other hand, if you just bought a queen memory foam mattress but find that after a few days of sleeping on it that it is either too firm or too soft for your comfort, this is definitely something that a topper could help with. The actual structure of the mattress is sound, it just needs to be slightly adjusted. A topper that is a bit more firm or soft than your bed is a great way get quality sleep on your uncomfortable but otherwise good bed. It’s entirely common to order a mattress in one density, with a topper of another density above it. This provides both support and comfort, especially for those with back problems.
When going camping, many RVs don’t come with a quality bed. Rather than buying a mattress that you may only use a few times in a year, a topper can be a more affordable alternative to provide you with a bit more comfort. You can also have the mattress installed in place of existing RV cushions. Foam can be used on boats as well, where the foam acts as both a seat and a floatation device.
If you’re still using a old spring mattress and find that you wake up with back pain more and more, you might be able to get away with a topper, but investing in a high quality queen size memory foam mattress will provide much more back support and would be better for you in the long run.
As you can see, the answer to the question of whether a memory foam topper or mattress would better suit your needs becomes much more clear after you have looked into the reason(s) why you’re having trouble sleeping soundly in the first place
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