Product Type: Silentnight Mattress
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An average mattress topper
Silentnight Memory Foam Topper
Member Name: SoadFan
Silentnight Memory Foam Topper
Advantages: Reasonable price
Disadvantages: Gets quite hot and is quite thin
~Silentnight Mattress Topper~
When looking for ways to improve the feel of one of the guest beds the choice seemed either to buy a completely new mattress or opt for a mattress topper. After having weighed up the positives and negatives of both options the cheapest and easiest of all available options seemed to be buying a reasonably priced mattress topper. The one I ended up buying was a Silentnight Memory Foam Topper which seemed well priced in comparison with other similar products I saw when sourcing the right product. As someone who has bought items from the Silentnight range before and found most of them to be of a good quality, I felt this was a trusted brand that I ought to be able to rely on.
My new mattress topper came well packed in a sizable cardboard box that was a little bulky. The design on the box showed this to be an 'Impress' mattress topper which I hoped would impress me once it was in situ and in use. I liked the idea of this product as it is meant to add a much needed extra layer of softness to harder mattresses which should mean you get a better sleep on them. In reality I found that whilst this was far better than laying on a firm feeling mattress without a topper, once the topper was in place, it was not really any better than it was with a duvet covering the mattress which was then tucked into a fitted sheet.
I found the mattress topper to be of a good size that fitted well, with it covering all of the top of the mattress area. The depth of the mattress topper was not as full and luxurious as I hoped it might be, as it was no more than 2.5cms thick at the very most. I felt this gave the topper a skimpy feel as it was quite thin and seemed to flatten out very easily once in use, even though the material used to make up the topper does appear quite dense on first inspection. The so called heat sensitive memory foam that was used to make up the topper really could have been just a little deeper in my opinion, which would have had a much more dramatic comfort giving effect.
Another aspect of the product that I felt was slightly unsatisfactory was the way that the topper did seem to get very warm after laying on it for any length of time. When I placed an extra duvet under the fitted sheet prior to buying the mattress topper this didn't seem to retain quite so much heat making it much cooler. Guests commented on how very warm the topper seemed which didn't make for a very good nights sleep. The non allergenic, fully washable cover that came with the topper seemed to be of a fair quality, with it appearing quite sufficient for the job of protecting the mattress topper once in use, although I don't think it was anything special in terms of appearance.
~Price and rating~
The cost of these mattress toppers begins at £40 for a single and can go as high as £70 for the larger sized toppers, which I feel is a reasonable price for a basic style product such as this one. If you are looking for a deeper more luxurious mattress topper this one won't really be suitable in my opinion as it is too slim to give a true luxury feel. The issue with heat retention is something to consider when thinking about buying one of these in my opinion, as this can disrupt sleep - had I been aware of this factor I may have decided against making a purchase. Overall I feel this isn't the best product of this type you can buy which is why I am giving this mattress topper a 3 star product rating.
Summary: Not the most luxurious mattress topper
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