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Can A Mattress Topper Revitalize Your Mattress?

Perhaps you have come across this question somewhere else or you’ve asked yourself the same question. Quite often mattresses age up in times when you can’t afford a new right away.

It gets worse when you dread going to bed at night and you know that you will again try your luck on a bed of nails until next morning. However, you don’t have to continue sleeping in an uncomfortable while there are a few ways to revitalize your old mattress for better sleep.

One of these ways is using a mattress topper. Mattress toppers are economical alternatives to spending hundreds to thousands of dollars on a brand new mattress. Furthermore, it instantly gives a new life to your old mattress and at the same time improve your sleep.

However, you must be a little careful when choosing the best mattress topper for your bed. Any mistake in the selection may worsen your bed. So let’s get to the bottom and see how it works.

By extending its lifespan

As it ages, a mattress flattens and loses its comfort gradually. It may reach a point where it becomes uneven with some areas more compacted than the others. This condition risks you from developing back pains over time.

However, a mattress topper can make your mattress last a little longer than it would. Ideally, a mattress topper creates a barrier between the body and the mattress and this reduces wearing and tearing allowing the mattress to serve you for extra years. That’s why you sholud always look for the best mattress topper that you can find.

Beyond this, a mattress topper enhances or restore the comfort of your mattress. And the catch is you get all this for a small fraction of the cost compared to buying a new mattress.

  • By adjusting support and firmness to your needs

Perhaps you have once bought a mattress but upon reaching home, you find it is uncomfortable for you either because it is firm or soft than you expected. Similarly, mattress loses support and becomes firmer over time.

It is in this situation that a mattress topper becomes significant if you don’t want to buy a new mattress right away. A mattress topper will give you the ideal level of firmness and comfort since you can shop around to find one that suits your needs.

For instance, if you want to increase the level of firmness and supportiveness then memory and latex mattress toppers are appropriate. Likewise, if you want to make it plush and much softer then you may consider featherbeds. All these enhancements help in reducing a range of discomforts and pains.

  • By customizing it for varying levels of comfort

One of the coolest thing about mattress toppers is that they are customizable to varying levels of comfort. This means that it can adjust your mattress to two different levels of firmness, which is perfect for couples who share the same bed.

For instance, if you enjoy the bed in its firm condition while your partner prefers a softer bed, then you can achieve this by adding a topper on one side to make it much comfortable.

  • By limiting motion transfer

Another advantage of using a mattress topper is their ability to stop disturbances from movements. Mattress toppers are designed in a way that dampens vibrations or movement waves.

This is beneficial especially if your partner is one of those sleepers who toss and turns a lot at night. This means you can enjoy a peaceful night sleep without any disturbance no matter how your partner moves around.

  • By reducing symptoms of allergies

An old mattress is prone to allergies because, sweat, dust and other harmful microorganisms have all rested on the mattress over the years. So sleeping on such a mattress puts you at risk of inhaling harmful microorganisms especially if you’re a stomach sleeper.

The good thing with a mattress topper is that it creates a barrier between you and your old mattress. This keeps you away from the risk of breathing harmful compounds allowing you to sleep peacefully.


With so many mattress toppers in the market, you just need to understand your needs to find the right mattress topper for your needs. As can be seen, a mattress topper can really change how your mattress feels in a many ways. Most common is by enhancing the comfort and support of your bed.

Secondly is by reducing motion transfer, extending the mattress lifespan and lastly by reducing the risks of allergies. If your mattress has started feeling uncomfortable but you can’t afford to get rid of it then it could be the right time to consider a mattress topper.

Legal status of cannabis worldwide

Majority of Governments world over are in agreement that the cultivation, distribution, possession and consumption of cannabis within their borders is illegal. Different governments have different levels of severity in terms of sanctions and this mostly depends on how they view the drug problem in their respective countries. In contrast, other countries, which are in the minority however, are more liberal when it comes to cannabis and they have embraced some of its more positive attributes such as its medicinal properties. As such, below we explore the legal status of cannabis around the world looking at the different approaches among countries.

#These are the countries where weed is legal

Let’s start with North America which includes the United States of America, Canada and Mexico. The governance structure in the USA has made this country a land of contradictions. For instance, different states have different drug laws meaning you may be allowed to smoke a blunt in one state but get arrested for doing this in a neighboring state. Confusing. Right! Just for your information, when in America, it is perfectly legal to use cannabis in the states of California, Washington, Massachusetts, Oregon, Alaska, Colorado, Main, Nevada and The District of Columbia. In the rest, getting caught with weed may earn you some jail time.

In Canada, citizens are only allowed to consume weed for medicinal purposes, however, the country is about to pass legislation that will legalize free use of cannabis across the country. In Mexico, growing and consumption of small quantities of cannabis for personal use is permitted. Trading in drugs however is illegal.

In Europe, countries like the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Australia, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy and Switzerland have liberal laws on cannabis use within their borders. The interesting thing is that technically, weed is illegal in these countries but various levels of tolerance are accepted. To make this clearer, it is illegal to sell and distribute the product unless you have a special permit that allows you to do so. However, you are mostly allowed to grow it and consume it for your own private recreational and medicinal purposes.

In Asia, North Korea, Yes! North Korea is the only country to liberalize cannabis consumption. In this country, surprisingly, you are legally permitted to cultivate, smoke and sell as much weed as you are capable of. This is basicallybecause North Korea has no existing laws that banthe consumption and sale of weed, if the law exists, then it remains largely unenforced. To make things more interesting, it is a known ‘secret’ that the North Korean government exports weed as part of its programs to obtain foreign currencies.

In Latin America, in countries like Uruguay, Peru, Argentina, Costa Rica and Ecuador, it is generally legal to cultivate andconsume weed but mostly for recreational and medicinal purposes. Intent to distribute is generally considered to be illegal especially to non-residents of these countries. So if you are a tourist visiting, you may not enjoy the same luxuries as the locals.

Finally, Israel. I wasn’t sure where to place her. Here, it is legal to consume cannabis for recreational and medicinal purposes but getting caught smoking weed in public attracts a fine. The government however is not keen on criminal punishment and instead has a program for public education in the event you get caught violating the law against public smoking

Why mattresses are so expensive

We all value our sleep and if you are like me, you will go out of your way to ensure that your bed has the right mattress to ensure that your sleeping time is your best moment of the day. However, if you have done sufficient mattress research like me, you have come to acknowledge that good mattresses are not cheap. Of course there are various reasons that influence the costs of mattresses, therefore through this post, we seek to explore some of them.

#1 Level of durability influences the price

Manufacturers generally price their mattresses depending on how durable they are that is how long the mattress’ lifespan will be. This is majorly determined by the material that has been used and the variety of the mattress itself. For instance, mattresses made of memory foam or pocket springs are known to attract higher costs.

Generally, most mattresses currently in the market last an average of around eight years before you start noticing signs that they are degrading. This however may vary depending to some extent on the user’s sleeping patterns and body weight. Through the price tag attached to the mattress, you may be able to estimate its length of durability.

#2 Material used in the manufacturing process influences price

Based on market research and manufacturing trends, sprung mattresses tend to be cheaper. They are followed closely by pocket sprung mattresses which are relatively cheap as well. Mattresses made out of memory foam and latex are currently very pricey. In addition to the material used, the mattresses’ density and quality of filler materials used also influences the price tag. The denser the mattresses and the more the quantity of all-natural materials used, the higher the price tag. Synthetic fibers are generally known to cost less in comparison to natural fibers which are known to attract higher costs.

It is interesting to know that subtle finishes in mattresses which we sometimes see as insignificant also influence the cost of these mattresses. For instance, the type of border onthe mattress can also impact the cost to customer. Hand stitched borders tend to be more expensive in comparison to machine stitched borders. Who knew?

All in all, we must be ready and willing to invest in our mattresses because they are among the list of most important items in the home today. Given that we spend an average of about a third of our day on sleep, you will realize that the price tag placed on the mattress is quite fair.