There currently is a crazy trend in sleep world where the promise of sleeping in a cloud is being realized by the introduction of pillow mattresses. Retailers have effectively responded to this and have stocked up pillow mattresses for their clients. Most of these mattresses are advertised as pillow topmattresses because it is the top that speaks more for the mattress.
What Makes a Pillow Mattress
Pillow top mattresses differ from other mattresses mostly in construction. It is constructed by placing a padded pillow top onto a mattress
Are they better than Non-Pillow Top Mattresses
Comfort wise, pillow toptop mattresses offer the best, though this will depend on whether you are a side sleeper or a back sleeper. Generally most side sleepers prefer the pillow top mattress. The pillow mattresses are also more likely to contour to your body, helping relieve back pain and pressure joints.
The downside of these mattresses comes in their longevity and life span. The mattress is likely to sag much earlier than normal mattresses and this gives it a much shorter life span. This sagging will also affect the top only, making it quite a waste since the bottom structure, which is mostly normal foam or spring mattress will still be intact. Furthermore, you cannot replace only the top, since it is sewn into the base supporting mattress. This thus makes the mattress expensive.
How To Care For the Pillow Mattress
To prolong the life of your pillow top mattress it is highly advisable that you rotate it at at least once a month to avoid it wearing out unevenly. Remember that it is the body weight that will cause the eventual sagging of the padded top. It will also be beneficial to avoid sitting on the sides of the pillow top mattress as this will cause unsightly sags and lumps.
Good housekeeping also requires that you vacuum the mattress regularly to flush out dust mites, skin flakes and other debris that may have found their way onto the mattress.