Is it advisable to get a mattress topper for a mattress that is too soft?

Miss Bahor asked 19th September 2017

Hi,
My partner and I have just moved into a rented accommodation and he has found that sleeping on the bed in the flat gives him backache due to the lack of support from the mattress. I think it is because it is very soft and gives very little back support. As it isn’t our home and quite frankly we are a bit low on space, we do not want to buy another mattress, but someone suggested that we get a mattress topper. Everything I have read on the internet suggests mattress toppers are for added comfort, usually for beds that are too hard. Is it advisable and do you even offer mattress toppers that would help to “harden” an existing mattress and provide more back support? If yes, what am I looking for exactly? Someone suggested memory foam, but I am not sure….is it about the thickness, or something else even?

Thank you for your help and advise in advance.

1 answer

Lee Lelant Staff answered 9 months ago

Good Morning Miss Bahor, 
 
Thank you for your questions. 
 
Mattress toppers are predominantly used to protect a mattress but will also soften down any firm feeling mattress. 
 
You are correct that mattress toppers are added where more comfort is required. Unfortunately, a mattress topper will not do the opposite and firm up the mattress.
 
My advice would be to check what type of base the existing mattress is on as it could be a pocket sprung unit meaning that it’s being softened down. It could also be a Sprung Slatted base in which case you could try placing some sheets of MDF over the slats to firm it up. 
 
Other than that there isn’t much else you can do and our advice here would be to purchase a new mattress, a new base or both. 
 
I hope that this has answered your questions fully but if you do have any further queries then please don’t hesitate to contact our office on 0161 945 3757.
 
Kind Regards, Lee.