If you are shopping for a new mattress, you have likely seen pillow tops advertised as a feature on many different mattresses. What exactly are they? Well, pillow tops are a padded portion sewn to the top of some mattresses. They are often made from down, cotton, or another soft, plush material. Pillow tops are used mostly on innerspring mattresses as a way to give more firm mattresses some cushioning, and they are an inexpensive alternative to memory foam and latex. Here are some of the benefits and drawbacks of pillow top mattresses to help you decide what type of mattress to get.
Pillow tops are often used to give innerspring mattresses a layer of softness. A pillow top itself is a pad that is about two inches thick that is sewn to the top of a mattress. People who like pillow top mattresses often laud the comfortable texture, which helps reduce the pressure on shoulders and hips for side sleepers. Pillow top mattresses are also relatively inexpensive when compared to other mattresses made of memory foam and latex, which are marketed as some of the most comfortable materials. Also, pillow top mattresses are unlikely to have the side effect of “off-gassing,” which can occur when foam, latex, or hybrid mattresses are unpacked and release foul-smelling vapor from the production process.
While some people love pillow top mattresses, they do have some drawbacks. Pillow tops are not recommended for two-sided mattresses because they can shorten the life of the mattress. Also, people who are heavier may not get as much benefit from a pillow top mattress as lighter people. While modern manufacturing techniques are constantly improving, pillow tops have a reputation for wearing out quickly and moving around on top of the mattress, which some people find annoying.
Should You Get a Pillow Top Mattress?
There’s the million-dollar question: is a pillow top mattress right for you? Well, that depends. Buying a mattress is a highly personal decision, and you should go to your local Sleepwell retailer to try out different options before you buy. However, if you are of average weight, have a strict budget, and enjoy the firmness of an innerspring mattress with just a bit more cushioning, consider trying out a pillow top mattress. It just might be the key to a great night’s sleep for you and your partner.
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