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Serta Memory Foam Mattress Topper Reviews

Pros and Cons of Serta Mattress Toppers

You may be tempted to purchase a Serta memory foam mattress topper because you know both the product and the brand name. Take a few minutes to weigh out the pros and cons before making your decision about these memory foam mattress toppers.

Some of these toppers are much better choices than others.

When to Get a Memory Foam Mattress Topper

Memory foam is a very popular material these days. Many people are purchasing mattresses, mattress toppers, and pillows made of the substance.

Memory foam is a type of high density foam that will mold to the shape of your body when you lay on it.

Memory foam is a completely manufactured substance and so the quality and consistency of the product can often vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.

Before you spend too much time thinking about memory foam, you should know when the purchase of a memory foam mattress topper would be a good idea.

Do get one if your existing bed is just a little too firm. You can also get one if you are experiencing minor joint or back pain when you wake up.

Don't purchase a memory foam mattress topper if your old mattress is in such bad shape that it is sagging and falling apart. If you don't have a decent base the topper can't help you.

Also, save your money if you like a really firm sleeping surface. Memory foam molds to your body when it heats up.

The Serta Memory Foam Mattress Topper

Compared to other mattress toppers, the Serta memory foam mattress topper has some unique features that make it stand out in the crowd.

For starters, they are thicker than many of its competitors. Serta offers a two inch, three inch and a very thick four inch mattress topper.

The density of the Serta memory foam mattress topper is also quite high. The best Serta toppers have about 4 pounds of density.

Most foam beds are between 5 and 7 pounds whereas competing memory foam mattress toppers are generally made with a 2 or 3 pound density.

The topper comes shrink wrapped in plastic. Let it air out for a couple of days and then just roll it onto your mattress.

You can secure it with a fitted sheet if you want. It is also a good idea to use a mattress cover to protect the material.

Pros and Cons of Serta Memory Foam Mattress Toppers

For the most part, people were initially happy with their Serta memory foam topper purchase.

They felt that it helped to relieve their pressure points and gave some leeway on very hard beds, which allowed for some very restful sleeping.

However, after owning the topper for a year or so, there were many complaints about the Serta memory foam mattress topper beginning to disintegrate.

This was most common with the thinner 2 inch models and the 2 and 3 pound density mattress toppers.

There are much better 3 inch memory foam mattresses available.

Consumers complained their Serta topper would either tear or just start to break down and form depressions. Many reviewers also report that even though they bought the correct size, it was too small for their mattress.

Also you should be aware that you will probably experience a very unpleasant odor that is produced by new memory foam for the first few days.


If you decide for a Serta memory foam mattress topper, you would be wise to go with the higher density (4 pound) version and the thicker 4 inch topper.

The Serta Ultimate 4-Inch Mattress Topper is extremely well received by consumers and is very reasonably priced.

Airing out your new topper for a few days can minimize the strong chemical smell of the new memory foam material.

These toppers can be surprisingly heavy and hard to manage, so getting someone to help move it onto your bed is a good idea. You may also need deep pocket sheets because of the increased height your mattress will have.

While you will be paying around $80 to $170 for one of these toppers, compared to $2000 for a new Serta bed, it is a very good value. But if you have to replace your topper once every year or so, it is more economical to invest in a better mattress to begin with.

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