Mattress toppers are becoming very popular and probably for good reason. A mattress topper is a topper you can place on top of your old mattress to once again make it comfortable to sleep on. No mattress lasts forever and so they slowly but surely become uncomfortable and when they do we have trouble sleeping. If our mattress is uncomfortable we may toss and turn all nigh hardly getting any sleep and so we get up in the morning tired, irritable and often not feeling like going to work. Sometimes if our mattress is old and has lost its comfort, although we may think we sleep alright as we don’t wake up too tired, we do wake up with neck or back ache. Many people mistake these aches as being by something they may have done the day before but it is their mattress which is the cause and will keep being the cause of aches and pains until you change it or get a mattress topper to place on top of it. You probably are aware that there are many different types of mattress you can get today but what you may not be aware of is there are almost as many different types of mattress toppers are there are mattresses. As today many people are buying these mattress toppers to place on top of mattresses which allow heat build-up, they are becoming known by some as mattress coolers cooling mattress pads and online there cooling mattress pads compared with each other to show which are the most efficient at keeping your bed cool. Regardless of whether you are buying a mattress topper to help cool your bed or make it more comfortable, you will certainly spend less than you would if you decided instead to replace your existing mattress with a new one. You will obviously have to choose a mattress topper which is the correct size for your current mattress but you may also want to look for other features. Some of the features you may want to look for is what type of mattress it is such as memory foam or feather and as to whether or not it claims to disperse heat safely and effectively. You may also want to see if it comes with a cover or not. If it does come with a cover, is that cover washable and if it doesn’t come with a cover, is the mattress topper itself washable. By mattress toppers being available today and at prices cheaper than new mattresses, many more people are able to sleep well at night and so be brighter in the mornings. They are now in fact playing a major role in helping people to stay healthy as good health has always depended on good sleep and now that people can afford to place a topper on their mattress, they are able to sleep better and thereby stay healthier. If you are experiencing any kind of trouble sleeping, go online and look at mattress toppers as they may be the answer to your sleepless nights.