The goal of this post and other FAQ’s on this site is to answer some of the more common questions people have about mattresses, beds, or even sleeping. This page is continually updated with new questions, so please feel free to check back often. If you have a question that you want to be answered, please feel free to contact me.
Where do you place the mattress pad, top or bottom?
A very common question that I get from readers is about where you place the Mattress Pad/Protector. You should put the Mattress Pad under the bed sheet or fitted sheets.
The Mattress Pad is made to protect the mattress from stains. The Bed Sheet is the first line of defense against and should be washed more often than the protector or pad.
There is several of GEL toppers to choose from but my personal favorite is the
Do you place the mattress protector on top of the mattress topper?
I always say place the mattress protector over the mattress topper, especially if it’s an expensive topper. The mattress topper is an extenuation of the mattress and must be protected just like a mattress.
Sometimes the words topper, pad, and protector get used interchangeably.
I consider a topper to be a supportive padding like memory foam. This is what I call a Mattress Topper. You should place the mattress protector over the Mattress Topper to protect it.
Does a mattress topper extend the life of mattress?
Yes, in a way it does.
A topper can bring back new life to an old mattress and keep it going for a few more years. The thicker the topper the better as the more layers you have the longer you can keep going with the old mattress.
A topper is not the most effective thing to make a mattress last longer. A good Mattress Protector will help prolong the life of your bed. A protector will keep stains, dirt, and other nasty stuff away from the mattress which shorten the life of it.
If you’re considering buy a Mattress Topper because your bed is old and worn out then you might want to consider a new mattress. I know! Mattress can be expensive, but the ones you buy online are a lot more affordable. Buying a mattress online like this one can be a great value. Just a thought.