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How to Choose a Featherbed Mattress Topper

How to Choose a Featherbed Mattress Topper

There’s nothing quite as good for the body and mind as getting a good night’s sleep. There are many factors, however, that can interrupt this from occurring. Perhaps it’s your noisy neighbor, or maybe it’s constant street traffic. Whatever the source, consistently interrupted sleep can have seriously detrimental effects on your mental state, job performance, and overall mood.

Granted, there are some things we simply don’t have any control over. You can’t, for example, force your neighbors to make their chihuahua not bark at one in the morning. But you do have total control over your bed, and it can be surprising how much of a difference that can make.

If you have a comfortable mattress, the right pillow, and the perfect featherbed mattress topper, you might just be able to drown out all those other things over which you don’t have control. How does one choose the right featherbed mattress topper? The following are some basic tips to help you make that very decision.

The first, and perhaps the most important, factor to consider is allergies. The material used to fill the featherbed mattress topper can be real animal feathers, or it can be synthetic. If you know you are going to have an allergic reaction to the former, it’s imperative that you go with a synthetic option. Nothing will disturb your sleep more than a runny nose, constant sneezing, and other allergy-related discomforts. If you’re unsure about your allergy status, do a bit of test research before making the final purchase. Go to a store and hang around the featherbed mattress toppers. If you don’t seem to be having an adverse reaction, you’re most likely in the clear. If, however, you’re a devoted online shopper, see if you can’t first borrow a featherbed mattress topper from a friend.

The next factor in the quest for that perfect featherbed mattress topper is the quality of the material used. If you want to really treat yourself and make every night’s sleeping experience something special, go with a high quality Egyptian cotton. Not only does this fabric boast a sky-high thread count, but it has the added benefit of only getting softer with every wash. That means the longer you have the featherbed mattress topper, the more comfortable and soft that product is going to be. While everyone would love to treat themselves to this kind of luxury, there is the third factor to consider, which is, of course, cost.

The price tag for these products can vary widely. If you want the top of the line material, you’re going to have to pay the top of the line price tag. For many people, this means doing some creative balancing. You will want to shop around and gauge the general price levels, and then find something that’s cheap enough not to give you sticker shock but expensive enough that it will be a quality investment that will last. You’re certainly not saving any money in the long run if your featherbed mattress topper only lasts you one season!

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