Thick mattress topper vs thin mattress topper

Thick mattress topper vs thin mattress topper

Today’s guide is everyone who is struggling to find the difference between a thick mattress topper and a thin mattress topper. In this post, we look at both of these types of mattress toppers and the reason you should be investing in any of these. 

Thin mattress toppers 

Also known as a mattress pad, thin mattress toppers have the following features: 

  • Helps you adjust the firmness of your existing mattress, that is, your mattress is too firm and you want to make it a little softer than what it is currently 
  • Increases the comfort of the mattress but not as well as a thick mattress topper
  • Waterproof, and therefore, will elevate the hygiene of your entire bedding 


Thick mattress toppers 

A thick mattress topper is an advanced mattress pad, way thicker than it, and designed to up your current mattress’ comfort level by several notches. If you are thinking of a thick mattress topper, then you are thinking luxury. 

Mattress toppers, both thick and thin, are placed on top of the existing mattress. Usually, these come with straps so that you can easily attach it to your mattress without any hassle. 

Similarities between thick and thin mattress toppers 

Both thick and thin mattress toppers are similar in the fact that both are made of similar materials and both serve some similar functions. For example, a thin and a thick mattress topper both have some waterproof technology in place to prevent fluids from seeping into its surface and ruining the bedding material. Also, both thin and thick mattress toppers will prevent dust mites from setting camp in them or other allergens from seeping into the mattress. If you are going for a memory foam mattress topper, thick or thin, both are likely to have a cooling technology to offer you temperature neutrality when you sleep. 


Both thick and thin mattress toppers can be made of bedding materials, such as cotton, down feathers, foam, memory foam, natural latex, synthetic latex, fibre, and gel memory foam. 

Let us look at various mattress topper types and see the benefits provided by each. 

Materials used in thick and thin mattress toppers 

As we just discussed, there are a variety of mattress topper types. In this section, we will discuss the features of both of these. 


  • Wool mattress topper 

The features of a wool mattress topper include: 

  • Makes you feel like you are sleeping on a cloud 
  • offers resistance to allergens by being hypoallergenic
  • Keeps dust mites from seeping in, thus preventing skin or breathing issues 
  • Is a natural insulator, and so will help you sleep warm during winters 

The biggest disadvantage of wool mattress toppers is that they tend to get hard with use and then cannot offer the comfort that they provide initially. 

  1. Cotton mattress toppers 

Let us now look at the features of a cotton mattress topper. These include: 

  • Hygienic and easy to maintain 
  • Soft against the skin 
  • Easy to strap with the old mattress 
  • Increases the level of comfort of your mattress
  • Offers good heat ventilation and air circulation 

A disadvantage of cotton mattress toppers is that they are mixed with chemicals that can be toxic for your skin and also for your lungs. 


  • Latex mattress toppers 

Latex mattress toppers are one of the most popular mattress topper choices. Its features include: 

  • Offers great bounce 
  • Has quick response time 
  • Provides temperature neutrality 
  • Good firmness and spinal alignment

The only disadvantage that latex mattress topper has is that most of the time the latex used is synthetic latex and not natural latex. As a result, good qualities such as natural firmness, natural hypoallergenic quality, and natural temperature control are not there in the mattress pad


  • Memory foam mattress toppers

Here are the top features of a memory foam mattress topper which makes it a top choice among sleepers: 

  • Ability to adapt to sleeper’s body shape 
  • Uniform distribution of sleeper’s body weight
  • Prevention of pressure points
  • Natural spinal alignment 
  • Motion isolation 
  • Proper firmness and luxurious comfort 

When buying a memory foam mattress pad, the only thing you need to make sure is that the brand has incorporated some form of temperature control into the design. It could be gel, cooling crystals, or memory foam with an open-cell structure.