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Lifestyle: Choosing The Perfect Mattress Topper


Consumers are faced with a variety of choices when they go into the market to look at the best topper for themselves.

Each one looks like the ideal match for any one person, thanks to the salesman doing their best to sale the product.  It is hard to tell the quality of each apart from the next and know which is the best option.  There are some tips that consumers can utilize when choosing a mattress topper that will effectively help them make the right choice and see past they hype of the salesman.

When choosing a mattress topper, the first thing the consumer can do is make use of online reviews.  Most product review websites belong in one of three categories.  The first are consumer reviews.  These reviews are consumers who bought the product and went to the website to leave a review.  Most of the time these reviews will be negative, because people typically don’t complain when things are right.

These are the consumers that were going to buy the product anyways.  They don’t typically think about leaving a good review because everything with the product went as the expected.  The second type of review site are those that are paid to test the product.  These consumers are provided with the product in question to test out for a period of time and then asked to write a review.

Due to the fact most of these people are being paid for their work, bias can occur in these types of reviews.  The third type of review is based on research.  A team of writers scour the internet for product descriptions and then read through a variety of sites to get the full picture of customer experience with the product.  These reviews provide in depth comparisons and try to provide the entire picture.

Another hint for selecting a mattress topper would be to look at the measurements.  The measurements in the product description can provide vital information on the product.  These dimensions can provide essential information to how easy the product is to handle.  It can also allow the consumer to know if the pad will be easy to care for or fit in a washer.  It will allow some idea of how heavy it will be and some insight to how much cushioning and such is truly incorporated into the material.

You should also look for specific product reviews, such as one from Jen Reviews here, choosing the correct mattress topper, an in depth review can provide essential information about the product.  It can tell you the values of the customer and what the qualities of the product are specifically aimed it.  It can tell you the consumer base that the company targets, and let you know if that particular topper is tailored to your interest.

Consumers should also keep in mind the old saying, “you get what you pay for”.   Take a look at the price.  If you want quality, do not skimp.  Typically, the higher priced items are higher because they are better quality products.  If this is true, the product should come with some type of warranty or guarantee.  Consumers should look at this information as well when deciding which topper to buy.  Consumers should consider their budget before making a selection and decide how much they want to spend on the topper before making a decision.

Consumers should also keep in mind that typical sheets will not fit over both the mattress topper and the mattress.  Look at either buying deep pocket sheets or a thinner topper for the bed.  Another key consideration in purchasing a mattress topper is what you are using it for.  Is it for personal use? Is it for a guest room?  This makes a difference in how much the consumer is willing to spend on the product.  A consumer needs to know exactly who is going to use the product.  They then should take that information a step further and make sure that they know why it is being used.

Is it being used to relieve back problems?

Is extra heat needed during the cold winter moths?  Extra air flow during the hot summer?  Is the topper being purchased to relieve allergy?  Is it being purchased to prevent bed bugs from biting?  There are a variety of different reasons why a consumer will purchase a bed topper.  There is no one topper that will meet everyone’s needs, instead there are a variety of toppers aimed at addressing different needs.

The target population is large.  It is important for the consumer to read the product information and special features of each individual topper they are considering for purchase.  Once this has been done, the consumer should then make an educated decision on which mattress topper best suits their needs.


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Robert D. Cobb
Founder, Publisher and CEO of INSCMagazine. Works have appeared and featured in places such as Forbes, Huffington Post, ESPN and NBC Sports to name a few. Follow me on Twitter at @RobCobb_INSC, email me at [email protected]

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