It also arms you with the knowledge to buy a foam topper that will give you the benefit you're looking for without being taken in by some "sleight of hand sales pitch."
One memory foam topper might not retain its shape after as little as 8-10 months, while another will be in great shape after 5 years of use. This is because of the quality of materials that goes into the product during manufacturing.
So, how do you compare memory foam mattress topper brands? Let's take a look.
The cheaper memory foam mattress toppers are made of less dense material than the more expensive ones. The more dense the material, the better the support.
This isn't to say that you might not like the feel of a cheap topper. Many times, the first impression of the less dense material is that it's so-o-o-o-o soft. But soft isn't necessarily a good thing.
The quality foam toppers will be of a minimum density of 4.0. The density of the material is measured by the weight of the material.
That's why a denser memory foam is more expensive to produce, and, therefore, more expensive to buy. That's also why the cheaper topper is cheaper—less raw material cost, less retail cost. It's really kinda simple.
The big question is "What are you trying to achieve with your topper?" If you're just looking for a quick fix to an uncomfortable mattress, the cheap topper will improve the feel, somewhat, for a short period of time.
If you want a topper that is more like buying a memory foam sleep system, you should go for the higher-priced foam topper because it will last indefinitely and support your body much better. That adds up to long-term better sleep which benefits you in lots of ways.
So when you shop for a foam topper, you should first determine your need. Then you can check the package for the density. This will tell you if you are buying a cheap, mid-range or better product.
For instance, if you find that a store is trying to capitalize on people's ignorance of the difference by selling a 2.5 lb. memory foam mattress topper for a premium price, you'll know that you should be getting a 4 or 4.5 lb. foam topper for that price.
Many stores know that showing the hand with a handprint in the foam makes it seem like you're getting the same thing at a bargain price, but you can't be fooled like that anymore because you're now armed and dangerous. You've spent a little time to be prepared.
This "compare memory foam mattress topper" report was written to help you in selecting a quality product at a fair price.