I think to cover myself I need to start out by saying, this is a matter of opinion and personal experience. I’m going to follow that though with saying, we’ve been doing this for a very long time and you can trust the things I’m going to share with you.
The truth about pillow tops.
It seems like for every 5 people that walk through the door 3 ask where the pillow tops are. 1 asks, “Now is what they call a pillow top?”, pointing to the nearest mattress and usually flattest they see and the other 1 out 5 already know they absolutely do not under any circumstance even want to mistakenly look at a pillow top.
For the second group I mentioned, here is a pillow top:
Now, the easiest way to explain these guys is to use bullets so, here we go:
- They are very, very prone to body impressions. You’ll more than likely develop a noticeable body impression within a few months. Then, the next thing you know you’re either sleeping in bowl or a “W”, depending on how much you snuggle with your partner.
- The comfort life you feel in the store does not last very long at all. Meaning, it could lead to serious discomfort and body aches.
- They’re two times more likely than a normal mattress to have problems with severe sagging. They aren’t very durable.
- They’re reported to have more problems with off-gassing.
Though I don’t have but four bullets listed it’s the most important things they have problems with. Comfort and durability.
The best alternative to a pillow top mattress is to buy a firmer bed and purchase a nice mattress topper to put on it. This way, as the topper breaks down you can repurchase just the topper instead of an entirely new bed.