A pillow top mattress
is a type of mattress that has a cushiony top layer of padding sewn into the top of the mattress. They are most often found on mattresses with an innerspring foundation and can be made from a variety of materials, including memory foam.
Pillow tops are a great choice for side sleepers because they help distribute weight evenly throughout the mattress. This helps to prevent pressure points that can cause discomfort, and may relieve some back, hip or shoulder pain.Pillow top mattresses are more breathable than traditional mattresses, especially when they contain cotton, wool, or latex. They also promote airflow between the coils of the mattress, allowing for healthy ventilation and temperature control.
The initial odor or off-gassing of some popular mattresses, especially those that are foam or gel-infused, is quite common. While it can vary from bed to bed, the most frequent complaint is that a mattress has an unpleasant, chemically-based odor when it first arrives at a store or home.A high-quality pillow top mattress can last for about 5 to 7 years before it begins to sag or lose its comfort. This is a typical lifespan for most beds, but the quality of your mattress and its construction will determine how long it lasts.
Pillow tops can sag, but a quality mattress will have a detachable topper that can be flipped or rotated as needed to help maintain the bed’s loft and lifespan. This will delay the need for mattress replacement and can help you get the most out of your investment.