We all know that memory foam is renowned for its body-contouring & pressure-relieving property. Whenever you need a little more softness for your mattress, you can not go wrong with a memory foam mattress topper. Some people even can mimic a top-brand luxury mattress feeling using just a basic mattress adding with different mattress toppers. But do you need an extra cover to go with the memory foam topper? Let's check it out.
First, for those who're prone to allergic, it's better if you get a mattress topper with a hypoallergenic cover. Whether it's a memory foam topper or latex foam topper, an extra cover can help a lot for you to enjoy the comfort without causing allergic reactions. Plus it's impossible to wash the memory foam or latex foam, but with an extra cover, you will be able to clean your mattress topper regularly, no more shed skin or dust mites hiding in your mattress topper.
An extra cover can also be good to those who tends to sleep hot. Wanting to enjoy the body-contouring comfort of memory foam, but before you get any comfort, the memory foam surrounding you makes you sweat so much that you end up sinking into a swamp of nightmare. You don't want to be there, trust me. Now you've two options, look elsewhere for non-memory foam products, or add a barrier between your body and the memory foam topper. Most of covers have a cooling effect, they reduce the heat transfer between your body and the memory foam so you can sleep cooler than on bare foam. Nonetheless, it also important to choose a memory foam topper has the right firmness level to you, remember we want to slightly sink into it, not dive right into it. If your mattress topper is too soft for you, and most of your body is deep into the mattress topper, an extra cover won't be much help.
If you value a mattress topper's lifespan, get one with a cover. It can be hard to maintain a bare foam mattress topper, especially if you're a little bit of clumsy, any scratches can tear up the bare foam easily and shorten it lifespan. A 3-sided zipper cover not only can protect all the corners and edges of the foam, but also easy enough to take off and put on so you won’t accidentally damage the foam while changing the cover.