Everybody loves a good night’s sleep. In fact, it is highly important for a person to sleep for at least 6 to 7 hours a night. It is said that people die of lack of sleep much quicker than they would die of lack of food, after all!
A good mattress is of utmost importance for people who want to sleep comfortably. Pillow top mattresses have become incredibly famous the world over, off late. But before you decide to buy a pillow top mattress, it is important for you to know what it is, in the first place.
What is a pillow top mattress?
A pillow top mattress is usually different from a standard mattress because it comes with more layers of cushioning. In short, it is more cushiony than a normal mattress. However, it is not entirely soft. There is a firm layer at the bottom, so that the mattress has sufficient support.
If you have had any trouble sleeping on a normal mattress, you should try getting a pillow top mattress. They are incredibly comfortable. Of course, they are quite soft, so if you have any back issues, it might be a wise idea for you to consult your doctor before you get a pillow top mattress.
There are some people who claim that memory foam pillow top mattresses can get rid of back pain and other bodily pain, but there are some doctors who claim that back pain can only be cured by firm support, not cushioning. There is no point in having these doubts- just talk to a doctor about the nature of your back pain and see what his recommendation actually is.
What kind of mattresses come with pillow tops?
If you have made up your mind about buying a pillow top, you need to know what kind of mattress this comes with.Pillow top mattresses usually come with airbeds and innerspring mattresses. They also come with some memory foam mattresses. Very rarely, you will be able to find pillow tops in latex or even water mattresses, but we doubt you would want to buy any one of those!
Most people love their pillow top mattress. Chances are low that these people would love the mattress if it did not offer high levels of comfort. The initial comfort of using a pillow top bed is quite high. These mattresses are really soft and cushioning and they can provide one with a comfortable night’s sleep. The pillow top can minimize the pressure points, thereby relieving a person of any pain they might have. It also improves the quality of sleep.
The amount of comfort provided by these pillow tops do decline over a period of time. They remain comfortable for a few years and they wear out after this point of time. In case you do not buy a good quality mattress, chances are that the comfort would wear out in just a few months! This is one of the main reasons why you should certainly do your research and buy a mattress that has a good reputation and is made by a good brand.
They do last for a few years- these are not mattresses that are meant to endure for a long, long time, unfortunately. You have to keep in mind that they are rather cushiony, which makes them saggy in a few years’ time, after they have been slept on a lot.
The amount the mattress sags would depend on how long the mattress has been used and the weight of the people sleeping on top of it. However, by buying a pillow top mattress, you will have comfortable and painless sleep for around 2-4 years (average). That is something worth paying for, for sure.
Which mattress should you buy?
Pillow top mattresses come in two types. These are the two most popular mattresses- Air beds and innerspring beds. The kind of mattress you choose would also determine how comfortable you are.
People prefer air beds because they are quite flexible. All parts of an airbed can be replaced, including the pillow top. In case you decide you do not like the pillow top or you want to replace the pillow top, you will be able to just take it off and replace it with another one. Innerspring beds, on the other hand, come with permanently attached pillow tops.
In case you want to get rid of the pillow top, or the pillow top has outlived it’s time, you would have to replace the entire mattress. Both have their own merits and demerits- you have to think about your requirements and your budget to determine which mattress you buy.