A mattress topper’s purpose is to cover the mattress while keeping the sleeper comfortable and clean. A mattress topper may be filled with down, which is either natural or synthetic. When buying a down mattress topper, it’s ideal if you do the following things.
- Know the advantages and disadvantages of a down mattress topper. A down mattress topper is warm, though it doesn’t cause sweating. It’s light and not smothering. It’s easy to clean, and may be washed normally or dry-cleaned. However, down isn’t suitable for some people who exhibit allergic reactions to it, such as sneezing and itching. It doesn’t provide firm support, and it doesn’t retain its original shape due to the looseness of the down.
- Consider what you want in a down mattress topper. Think about your preferences and needs. Are you allergic to down? Consider buying hypoallergenic varieties. Do you prefer tightly-packed down for warmth or loosely-packed down for comfort? Enumerate the characteristics you like so that you’ll have an idea of what down mattress topper to choose.
- Look for down mattress toppers. A variety of mattress toppers are sold in many places, such as in malls, household appliances stores, mattress stores, etc. Visit these places and check them out. If you prefer online shopping, use a search engine to find websites that sell them. They may be found in advertisements and classified ads in the papers and broadcast media as well.
- Know what people have to say about it. This is particularly important if you’re considering buying a very expensive down mattress topper. Look for online reviews and articles about a particular brand or type of down mattress topper. Ask people about their experience when using them. Talk with salespeople you trust. If you prefer in-depth information, talk with the manufacturers themselves.
- Shop around. Down mattress toppers are sold in different prices depending on where they’re sold. Visit different stores and canvass for price. When you get an idea of how much a down mattress topper usually cost, think about how much you are willing to spend for one.
- Check for quality. See if the down mattress topper is well made. Check the density of the down: the higher, the better. Examine the weave of the topper: are there frays? Is the weave crooked? Inspect the mattress topper for damages or misalignments. It’s best if you buy from trusted brands and sellers, but expect that their down mattress toppers cost more.
- Be clear about the warranty or guarantee. Down mattress toppers usually have a warranty attached to them, especially if you haven’t tried them before buying. Read the warranty or talk with the seller about it. If you have tried it at home and found out that it doesn’t measure up to your expectations, return it and have it replaced. Some mattress toppers are sold with a money-back guarantee.
Take care of the down mattress topper so that you don’t have to replace or repair it every now and then. Read the care instructions that come with the mattress topper. Inform those who handle the topper about the proper way of handling and cleaning it.