Have you been loosing sleep because you're bed just isn't comfortable? Are you tossing and turning, or waking up in a puddle of sweat?
Maybe you've just had a back or other surgery and find it more painful to to sleep? If you're mattress is in good condition and still supporting you properly, I've got something that just may help you get the best night's sleep, ever.
This is not to suggest a medical remedy, and if you have serious sleep issues, you should talk to your doctor. What I'm talking about is getting your bed as comfortable as possible so that you can fall into a blissful sleep, and wake up feeling refreshed. Sound impossible? Hear me out, I was once a skeptic myself.
I'm going to share with you a solution that has changed my life in just one night! It's not only the best mattress pad you can buy, it's a renewable natural resource, and it's made right here in the USA.
Mattresses today are made up of so many synthetic materials, including foams, that aren't very good at helping your body regulate it's temperature.
There's nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night because your internal thermostat says "we're on fire over here!" If you flip the covers off you get cold, then you put them back on, a little while later you're too hot again. You end up awake half the night trying to go back to sleep, worse still if you're soaking wet and have to change.
Modern day, No Flip mattress, with their huge pillow tops were supposed to be a benefit, but the real benefit goes to the manufacturers who only have to finish one side of the mattress.
If you can't turn your mattress over, all you can do is a 180 degree turn, which means your butt's still in a rut! It's also a form of built in obsolescence, because having only one side to sleep on, you'll have to replace your mattress more often.
A fabulously frugal solution to the lofty pillow top mattresses is to buy a no frills, firm, mattress, (preferable one you CAN flip) and cover it with the best mattress pad money can buy. This way you'll only be paying for the support you need and you get to choose what goes next to your body.
Pictured here: SnugFleece "Imperial" Wool Mattress Pad fits up to 18" thick mattresses.
Pillow Top Mattress Covers: These are a regular old mattress covers with a little extra quilting, and usually made up of synthetic fiber fill. They cost anywhere from $30.-$60. and may work just fine if you're bed isn't too hard, but unless you can find all cotton, it's more fabric that doesn't breathe.
Memory Foam Mattress Covers: A little more pricey, they cost anywhere from $125. - $200. depending on size and types of foam used and can turn an inexpensive mattress into a plush pillow top.
The best mattress pad comibination is to put it on top of super firm mattress. (8-10 out of 10 on the hardness scale) The 2" thick memory foam will give just enough cushioning to relieve pressure points and unlike the mattress itself, it can be flipped as well as rotated to keep you from getting into a rut.
We just purchased a super hard (9.5), hybrid mattress made of foam and had to switch from using a wool mattress topper back to one made of memory foam.
Wool can help you sleep a lot more comfortably, and can be especially helpful for those experiencing night sweats caused by hormones or medical treatments. Hospitals and nursing homes also use wool pads to keep patients from developing bed sores, and it can make a huge difference after surgery by relieving pressure points on your body.
Wool has long been popular for clothing, but did you know they even make hi tech running clothes out of it? That's because wool is an excellent material for wicking perspiration.
The "original" version of SnugFleece was recommended to me because it's not only the thickest, but the most dense pad they make. (1.5 to 1.75" pile and 85 oz. per sq. yd. with cotton backing) It can't be washed like the other versions they make, only spot cleaned (if needed) and dry cleaned. It's recommended to leave the bed unmade periodically so the wool can air out.
Shown here: SnugFleece "Original" Mattress Pad with" Imperial" shams
It may be better to get the washable version for babies, or for adults who suffer from incontinence. SnugFleece makes wool pads to fit massage tables, RV beds, sofa beds, and lots of odd sizes too.
If you have a day bed, why not get the original version and pillow covers, then leave the cover exposed so you're sitting on the natural wool. It's so soft and comfy! It just may become your favorite napping spot.
Old mattress covers can be re-used, re-purposed. Great for when you have a house full of guests, they make a great bed for kids when thrown right on top of carpeting, or cut it to fit a sofa or camp bed to make it more comfy.
I hope you enjoyed reading my review of this product, and why I consider it the best mattress pad on the market. You should also know that I paid full price for my SnugFleece, and although it was a big investment, it was worth every penny.
Relief is out there, so don't loose another night of precious sleep! Ahhh Sleep... What a great gift to give yourself or a loved one.