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Do Memory Foam toppers make a difference?
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Date: 6/13/13 7:40 AM

Looking at MF toppers for a relative, entire mattresses are costly.
Do the toppers help much for old bones? Their mattress is fairly new and a firm one.
Kohl's has them on big sale this weekend.

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Date: 6/13/13 8:35 AM

Our new mattress was too firm and a memory topper has been a blessing.

The one we got came rolled up in a box, looked like it would never work, but we left it relax for a few hours and presto - a topper that feels like jell-o to the touch and heaven to the achy body.

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Date: 6/13/13 12:46 PM

We have had one on our bed about 5 years. I think it makes quite a difference. I do not find it makes it hotter or cooler to sleep on than regular mattress. ... We are talking about getting a new one this year sometime. I think we got our money's worth out of it fine. This time we want to get 4 inch one. ...also it is very easy to make the bed with topper on. ....
I hope you find one you really like.

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Date: 6/13/13 1:14 PM

For a firm mattress? Absolutely.

But check around- the Kohl's sale prices look astronomical to me.

ETA- Be sure to get a thicker one, but also make sure that you're getting the full thickness, and not 1" of low quality fiberfill, an inch of memory foam, and 2" of other foam for a 4" topper.
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Date: 6/13/13 4:03 PM

I like mine, too. Check Overstock.com because they sometimes have good deals on them.

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Date: 6/13/13 4:50 PM

If the topper is too thick, the bottom sheet may need "mitten" type snaps w/elastic to hold the corners of the sheet in place e.
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Date: 6/13/13 5:51 PM

Yes! They are great! I have one on my pillow-top mattress. I have some nerve damage, spine and neck problems, and the topper provides a great deal of relief. I used to wake up in the middle of the night with limbs having fallen asleep. No more! I also have a foam pillow that is curved to "neck shape" (like this)

They do retain a bit of body heat, though, so if you like to be *warm* while you sleep this can be a plus.

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Date: 6/13/13 10:57 PM

We actually just put the sheet on the topper only, and have another sheet on the mattress itself.

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Date: 6/14/13 0:35 AM

We have an egg crate and memory foam topper on our queen sized mattress so it's extra thick. I buy king size sheets and alter the bottom sheet to fit.

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Date: 6/14/13 4:19 AM

Just on the subject of sheets, I just put the bottom sheet on the bed without tucking it in at all, much like you would put a table cloth on a table. It works fine for us, the sheet doesn't move, and that way it doesn't matter how thick the mattress is. We have a latex and a memory foam topper on our mattress.

I do make my own sheets from heavy hotel grade cotton sheeting though, so I'm not sure if it would work for thinner sheets too.

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