Searching for the right bed is cumbersome! I put off looking for one for about 2 years now. Firm, Soft, Organic/Natural, Hybrid, Latex, thick/thin are all options that you have!
A mattress topper is an extra layer that lays flat on the existing mattress to help with the softness of the bed. The toppers come in all sizes, from California king to a twin. (They even make them for camper beds.) The toppers are usually between 1 to 3 inches thick, depending on what you are looking for. They also have a few different kinds of toppers – Higher density latex toppers are more durable than lower density toppers, and natural latex is more durable than synthetic latex. So toppers come in many materials and are very durable, so you should do a little research to make sure you are getting what you pay for. Some even have temperature control, so if you sleep hot, it keeps you cool!
I decided on the 100% organic latex mattress topper made by Turmerry in a Twin tsize, 38’X75”. I had a great experience with service and delivery. We originally ordered a 3” soft topper but had to move to a 2” medium topper because they were out of the 3”. I did not mind switching as I did not know how soft the “soft” would be. I also know I could send it back if I did not care for it. With that being said, I should forewarn you; when you get the topper, it is wrapped and air sealed, so I do not know how I would have fit it back in a box!
When I opened the box, the topper was in a saran-type bag. When I cut that open, there was no odor, and it just filled with air and snapped right into the twin shape for the bed. That was exciting to watch!
So far, I have had a wonderful experience. My bed went from VERY hard to medium-hard. I must admit, I thought it would be softer, but now, in retrospect, I am glad it is not. My current bed hurts my hips, and I think that was because it was too hard. I think if I had something softer, it would hurt my lower back.
I also like to put a protector cover over my mattress because I like to make sure everything is clean. This topper comes with an organic cotton zipper cover that you can remove and wash. I tried to take it off of the mattress and did not have any problems. The zipper is far enough on the side that it came out without a hassle.
I feel like I got a bonus because the topper has helped my sheet situation without knowing it. My sheets were made for deep mattresses, and I have been struggling to keep them tight, so they don’t scrunch up and end up enclosing my body in more fabric. That always makes me feel hot! Also, the fitted sheet is always falling off the bed since it slides around. Now that I have added the topper, the sheet stretches nicely over the bed. No more pooling in the middle of the bed. It also does not shift or slide around when I get in and out of the bed since the sheets tuck under the bed as they should.
Another thing I noticed is that there are uniformly perforated holes that are in the topper that helps with ventilation, and that too has helped me from getting hot. In the 4 weeks since I have had the topper, I have never had to adjust the topper and line it back up with the mattress underneath.
I should make a note that the mattress is Hypoallergenic too – natural latex is hypoallergenic—so it is a safe choice for people with allergies.
If you are looking for a topper, I recommend Turmerry organic latex mattress topper; however, go to their website and make sure you get the right one for your needs; the site will tell you which topper you should buy depending on if you are a side/back or stomach sleeper. It also comes with several more great reviews.
Green & Eco-Friendly
- Made from 100% natural latex
- 100% recyclable, sustainable, & biodegradable
- Free of hazardous substances that affect your health and environment
- Does not use any harmful fire retardants
- Last as much as 20 years or longer
Turmerry is committed to donating a tree for every order to American Forests as part of the partnership. For every order, one tree will be planted in large forest landscapes across the United States, such as Northern Rockies and Cascades, Lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas, fire-damaged areas in California, stripped mineland in West Virginia, and an expanded focus on urban forests as well. Turmerry, as a small business, has planted over 16,000 trees as part of this partnership.
Written by Lisa