A mattress topper is simply a pad that is placed directly on top of your mattress to add an extra layer of comfort and protection. The topper generally gets more expensive as it gets thicker and uses better grades of foam with additives. Also, the thicker the topper you purchase the more the feel of your mattress will be impacted.
What kind of a mattress topper do I need?
Is your mattress too HOT?
Get a cooling gel or a convoluted topper! Latex gel is also a great option which provides comfort and coolness at the same time!
Is your mattress too FIRM?
Buy a soft topper or memory foam topper!
Is your mattress too SOFT?
You will want a firm topper. Latex offers several options: copper, cooling gel and graphite. All have great benefits that are explained in out topper descriptions.
What firmness is best for me?
There is a firmness chart on each topper are on the descriptions of each topper:
In general, we can say a back sleeper requires a firmer mattress, side sleepers need it on the softer side and stomach sleepers in the mid firmness range.
NOTE: If your mattress is worn out to the point of lack of support, it is probably time to get a new mattress.