Sleep Innovations Gel Memory Foam 4-inch Dual Layer Mattress Topper

The Sleep Innovations Gel Memory Foam 4-inch Dual Layer Mattress Topper is composed of two layers: one 2”-thick quilted fiberfill cover that fits over one 2”-thick blue memory foam piece. This comfortable combo has “saved” users’ backs and joints. Much feedback shows this topper really helps sleepers with back pain to the point where that many […]

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Sleep Innovations Gel Memory Foam 4-inch Dual Layer Mattress Topper

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The Sleep Innovations Gel Memory Foam 4-inch Dual Layer Mattress Topper is composed of two layers: one 2”-thick quilted fiberfill cover that fits over one 2”-thick blue memory foam piece. This comfortable combo has “saved” users’ backs and joints.

Much feedback shows this topper really helps sleepers with back pain to the point where that many wake up noticing an absence of aches for the first time in a long time. It conforms to sleepers’ body shapes to provide comfortable support.

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The dual-piece topper improves the quality of sleep greatly, although its thickness may take getting accustomed to. One user describes the first week as “tough”, but afterward like “sleeping on a cloud.” Five stomach sleepers like the Sleep Innovations Gel Memory Foam 4-inch Dual Layer Mattress Topper; one doesn’t because his mid-section sinks down considerably more than his upper body. Twenty-five side sleepers find the topper comfortable but six don’t and find it too firm.

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More people feel the topper is too firm than too soft. The fiberfill cover compresses and “goes flat” while the blue foam can grow hard over months. In terms of lifespan, we read mixed reviews. Some owners report that the topper still supports well after 10 months or even two years. Other users, however, notice the topper “breaks down” with one or both pieces flattening within a few to several months.

Is it cool?

In addition to support, the dual-layer design is supposed to keep the sleep cool. Many users find the combination of the breathable cover and the cooling gel-infused foam to be effective in keeping them comfortable and not sweating. Some don’t notice much cooling. Others, on the other hand, feel hot and believe the cover traps and retains heat and the foam’s cooling gel is ineffective.

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For the most part, the Sleep Innovations Gel Memory Foam 4-inch Dual Layer Mattress Topper doesn’t move or shift during the night when users slide out of in the morning. The cover can separate from the foam and slide an inch or so, but this doesn’t seem to happen frequently.

What people dislike about the cover is that its underside pills a bit, which transfer to the foam. Also, despite being advertised as machine washable and dryer safe, the cover can shrink even in cold water. A few owners suggest (and aren’t too thrilled about) dry cleaning the cover.

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One consumer suggests purchasing fitted sheets with deeper pockets in order to accommodate the mattress and this thick topper. This mattress pad cover has deep pockets.

When the topper was new and unboxed, the majority of users noticed little to no odor; those that did smell a mild odor report that it dispersed after 24 hours of airing. A few found the odor strong and lingering.

The Sleep Innovations Gel Memory Foam 4-inch Dual Layer Mattress Topper is available in twin, full, queen, king, and California king sizes.

Features

  • 2”-thick fiber-filled cover and 2”-thick cooling gel memory foam
  • Ten-year limited warranty
  • Foam made in the USA
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