Choosing Between a Mattress Topper and a Mattress Protector

You’d be forgiven for thinking that a mattress topper and a mattress protector are the same thing; after all, they both go over the top of your mattress to create an extra layer. However, many people aren’t sure which one to go for, while others simply just pick either without much thought. The truth is that they’re both very different and offer different benefits, so it’s worth understanding them both before making a decision on which to buy.
At Sleepy People we want to make sure that your sleep experience is second to none, ensuring that you can drift off easily and stay asleep through the night. So, here is your very own guide for mattress toppers versus mattress protectors to help you make a better decision.


What is a mattress topper?

A mattress topper does exactly what it says on the tin; it goes over the top of your mattress, designed to provide additional comfort through the night. Making your mattress even more cosy and relaxing, a mattress topper will add that much-needed extra cushioning to improve your night’s sleep.
There are a number of different ones to choose from, including memory foam mattress toppers if that’s your preference. A mattress topper is particularly beneficial for you if you suffer with any aches or pains as they are particularly great for alleviating back pain.
Mattress toppers can also breathe new life back into your mattress, meaning you can get a few more years out of it before needing a replacement.

Silentnight Airmax 600 Mattress Topper

The Silentnight Airmax 600 Mattress Topper features extra deep filling and airmesh walls for maximum breathability and circulation. Also featuring a quilted wave design with a luxury soft-touch, dual layer construction for superior air movement and a more comfortable sleep surface keeping your mattress fresh and encouraging a great night’s sleep.

Silentnight Emperor Mattress Topper

Encased in a luxury knitted cover, this topper is filled with DuPont™ Cotrano+® fibres which features anti-allergy technology to keep your mattress and sleep environment fresh and clean night after night. This heavy- weight mattress topper will rejuvenate your existing mattress and provide amazing comfort for the perfect night’s sleep. Designed with a fitted 30cm skirt for a secure and easy fit

What is a mattress protector?

Unfortunately, mattresses can be a breeding ground which can result in an unhygienic sleep environment. While you might think your bottom sheet will protect your mattress, a mattress protector is much more effective. When you sleep, the likes of dead skin cells, hair, dust mites and natural perspiration fall on to your mattress. This can irritate conditions like asthma and eczema and some allergies, meaning your bed isn’t the relaxing haven it should be.
By investing in a mattress protector, you can create a barrier to protect your mattress from allergens, stains or other accidents. They are particularly helpful because they’re easy to wash and will prolong the condition of your mattress.

Silentnight Anti Allergy Mattress Protector

This high quality Silentnight Anti Allergy Mattress Protector offers protection from dust-mites and bacteria whilst also helping to extend mattress life.

Sealy Select Balance Mattress Protector

The Sealy Select Balance Mattress Protector is filled with DuPont™ Serica® fibres to leave you feeling balanced and relaxed for a deeper sleep whilst protecting your mattress

Which one should you buy?

Deciding which one you should buy really depends on your needs. If your comfort is your priority and you wish to improve the feel of your mattress, a topper is the ideal solution. A mattress topper can help to provide a more comfortable night’s sleep; our range from leading brands such as Silentnight include different designs to suit your sleep needs.
If your priority is to keep your mattress in tip-top condition and prevent it from being ruined by stains, or you suffer from allergies, then buying a mattress protector is ideal. This means that you can enjoy an uninterrupted night’s sleep, as well as having a mattress that can withstand any spillages!