Mattress Pad vs Topper

Have you ever stood there and looked at two products and wondered “what’s the difference?”. This is how people feel when they see a Mattress Pad or a Mattress Topper.

Like, what’s the big deal?

Are they not the same thing?

Nope! They’re entirely different.

Mattress Pad

A Mattress Pad does two things at once; it helps to protect the bed and also adds a layer of comfort. A Mattress Pad usually covers the entire mattress and can have bungees to hold it in place.

The mattress pad will often have a comfort layer on top filled with cotton or other fibers to give the top more support and comfort.

Some of these comfort layers can be as much as 4 inches thick if you need a softer mattress.

I find that a Mattress Pad is better suited for someone who needs to make their bed softer or less firm. With the soft fiber filled pockets on Mattress Pads, it really gives a plush feel to the bed.

Also, some Mattress pads can be used to give you an extra layer of warmth.

3 Examples of a Mattress Pad:

  • Hypoallergenic Quilted Stretch-to-Fit Mattress Pad By Hanna Kay
  • Fitted Quilted Queen Mattress Pad – Stretches up to 17inch Deep Mattress Pad Cover by Utopia Bedding
  • Pinzon Overfilled Microplush Mattress Pad

Quilted Mattress Pads are the best and most popular pads you can get for your bed. Quilted pads give a more premium feel and comfort compared to the regular stuff pads.

Mattress Topper

The Mattress Topper is just something you place on top of your bed. They usually don’t have anything to hold them in place so a bed sheet with deep pockets will be needed to keep it from moving around.

A Mattress Topper is usually made of Memory Foam or Latex. This gives it a more solid feel compared to the quilted feel of a mattress pad.

The Mattress Topper is great if you need to make a mattress firmer or if you require a mattress to be more supportive. A Mattress Topper is ideal for anyone with back pain, arthritis, or any body aches. The Mattress Topper will be a lot more supportive than any Mattress Pad.

3 Examples of a Mattress Topper:

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