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Do Mattress Pads Improve Sleep?

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The path to a good nights sleep starts with having the right mattress. Some people sleep better on a firm mattress while others get their best sleep on softer mattresses like memory foam. The firmness or softness of the mattress will really determine how comfortable an individual is able to get while sleeping. People with back pain or other body aches may find a certain firmness more desirable than others.

No matter if the sleeper chooses a firm mattress or a soft mattress there are ways to increase the comfort of that mattress and get improved sleep. There are many kind of mattress pads that have cushioning on them so laying down in bed and rolling over in bed feels more comfortable. Some of them get their cushioning from down loft and some have hypoallergenic fiber fill alternatives for people who are sensitive to down.

There are also memory foam mattress pads that are ideal for someone who already has a great mattress but loves the feel of memory foam. The memory foam mattress pad can be used over the existing mattress for the same type of feel. There are heated electric mattress pads that can be plugged in and radiate warmth to the body to promote restful sleep during cold winter months. Some mattress pads have two functions in one. They promote restful sleep by creating cushioning comfort but are made of waterproof material to serve as a mattress protector at the same time.

Organic Comfort Mattress Topper

Organic mattress topper

Take a look at the Natura Organic Comfort wool-filled mattress topper! It can give you a super soft layer of organic cotton covered with a certified 100% organic Pima cotton sateen cover. These kinds of mattress toppers are put between your mattress and sheets, and the organic fill inside it will wick away moisture – keeping your bedding fresh, dry and allergen-free.

Mattress toppers, or mattress pads as they are sometimes called, have many uses, including making your current mattress softer, more hypo-allergenic, and generally they are easier to clean than a mattress. They are also particularly adept at keeping your body temperature more regular as you sleep, which is indispensable if you are someone who gets too hot, or too cold while you sleep.

Organic Cotton Waterproof Mattress Pad

Looking for a safe, non toxic mattress pad? The Naturepedic Organic Cotton Waterproof Mattress Pad gives the mattress a breathable, waterproof barrier that is not made of vinyl or rubber. It stops dust-mites in their tracks and keeps other allergens from the mattress too.

It is made of 100% certified organic cotton with an ultra-thin waterproof membrane, and we mean that no vinyl/PCV, phthalates or any other harmful chemicals were used to make this mattress pad. So there won’t be any off-gassing.

This works because of the new DrySleep™ technology, which stops liquids from penetrating the pad while still allowing the fabric to have air circulate through it. This is one of the best organic mattress pads we could find, so you can rest assured knowing that.

Waterproof Mattress Protector

Waterproof Mattress Protector

This Waterproof Mattress Protector can be your greatest ally in the fight against those pesky dust mites that cause allergies, asthma, eczema, and not to mention the heebie-jeebies. The Waterproof Mattress Protector not only protects your health, it also will extend the life of your mattress by avoiding stains, leaks, and normal wear. The Waterproof Mattress Protector is made of soft terry-life cover that stretches easily for an easy fit. The cover comes with a 10 year product and stain warranty so you can be sure to get your money’s worth with this purchase.

Luxurious Mattress Protector

Luxurious Mattress Protector

An uncovered bed and unprotected pillow cases are an absolute haven for dust mites to grow and cause you allergies, asthma, eczema, not to mention the heebie-jeebies. I personally sleep a lot better knowing I have allergy and dust-mite resistant covers on my bed, and you should also consider doing the same. This Luxurious Mattress Protector is a great ally in your fight against dust-mites. The Luxurious Mattress Protector is waterproof, stain proof, and made of fine plush loop terry cloth. The Luxurious Mattress Protector also stands behind its product because it offers a 10-year product and stain warranty.

Therapedic Bassinet Pad

If you’re looking for quality baby mattress and bedding accessories, look no further than the Jeffco Kids Collection. I found this one by doing research on the companies who created baby mattresses in the most eco-friendly ways possible.

Containing zero toxic phthalates or lead, this Therapedic Bassinet Pad is resilient, durable (it’s waterproof) and protective against dust mites and allergens. Therapedic Bassinet Pad brings safe support and comfort to all of your baby’s special furniture needs.

Organic Wool Mattress Topper

Organic Wool Mattress Topper

Looking like a piece of sleepy time heaven, the Organic wool mattress topper has so many wonderful features you’ll think you’re sleeping on a cloud. First of all, the wool is Certified Organic that is a natural fire retardant and resists all kinds of bed bugs. Second, wool dissipates heat and sweat and is ideal for allergy sufferers. Thirdly, it is resistant to compression and will spring back to it’s original shape.

It also helps to relieve painful pressure points on hips, shoulders and knees. Oh yeah- it’s eco-friendly too! So, if you lost count, there are at least four great reasons to go with surprisingly soft organic wool when looking for a mattress topper!

Overstuffed Mattress Pad

Overstuffed Mattress Pad

Maybe you don’t want to invest in an expensive mattress right now, or maybe this is for the guest room. Whatever the case, you shouldn’t have to be denied comfort. The Big and Soft collection Overstuffed Mattress Pad is overfilled bedding for ultimate comfort. Doesn’t even the word overstuffed make you think of extreme comfort? It does for me, and when I think of it being a property of my mattress pad, I want to give it my stamp of approval. This line is overstuffed and overfilled for lavish comfort and support while you rest. Box stitch design and machine washable.

Featherbed Protective Cover

Featherbed Cover

Featherbeds are a great way of making your bed a LOT more comfortable. You can buy an inexpensive cotton filled one, or if its in the budget, you can invest in a gorgeous down filled one that will make you feel like you’re sleeping on a cloud!

The thing is, if you’ve invested in a featherbed, you’ll want to protect it with one of these 100% Cotton covers in 180 thread count. Available in twin, full, queen, king and california king sizes, the sizes and dimensions are the same as the sizes of featherbeds.

Soy Memory Foam Mattress Topper

Soy Memory Foam Mattress Topper

When you are not quite ready to invest in a complete mattress system, you do not have to forgo comfort of one. Choose a memory foam mattress topper, made from the finest quality fibres. This memory foam is made with green soy based poly’s, meaning its a sustainable resource and an eco friendly choice for the bedroom. Just add a soy memory foam mattress topper to an existing mattress, and you will be welcomed into the world of memory foam comfort.

Memory foam is becoming more and more popular with people struggling to find the perfect firmness for their bed. They are particularly well-liked by couples who move around a lot while they sleep, since the person sleeping beside you is far less likely to feel your movements, as opposed to the bounce that occurs with spring mattresses.