Which is the best topper?
We get it its not easy to choose the perfect sleeping surface. With so many choices out in the market it can be hard to find a topper that's right for you. Here are a few key points to remember when purchasing your next mattress topper. For starters, keep in mind there are several types of mattress toppers out there such as pocket spring, coil, memory foam, and latex. Each have different pricing ranges and vary in support and firmness.
Let's go ahead and get to the nitty gritty of what YOU need to focus on. The ideal sleeping surface varies depending on each person. Firmness is very important! Since we are all made differently what works for one person may not work for another keep this in mind. Choosing the ideal firmness for your body consists of creating the ideal support for the spine according to body type.
Is it too Firm?
If you are sleeping on a surface that is too firm you might notice you do a lot of tossing and turning through the night. This uncomfortable feeling is due to excessive pressure on heavier parts in the body, such as shoulders and hips. This extensive pressure over time will cause both your shoulder and hips to merge towards each other, resulting in an abnormal curvature in the spine.
Is it too Soft?
Unlike a firm surface laying on a bed you can sink into may not be a good idea. If you notice your're sinking into your sleeping surface a little too much it may be a little too soft. Sleeping on an excessively soft surface will cause your body to sink into a hammock like position into your mattress. Without the proper support your spine will also curve simulating a hammock.
Sleeping on the perfect surface will give you the right support on smaller body part and slightly less on the heavier ones. While laying on your side your body should maintain its natural shape. Your sleeping surface should hug the curves of your body ensuring proper alignment of the spine. The spine should maintain a straight arraignment while sleeping on your side and a natural curve while on your back. As we all have different body types keep in mind people with a rectangular/straights body shape may prefer a firm surface. While a softer surface works best for those with broad shoulders and hips.