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Mattress Pad Measurements

Bed Size Measurements
Twin 39 x 75
Full 54 x 75
Queen 60 x 80
King 78 x 80
Cal. King 72 x 84
Cal. King — narrower and longer than regular King.

Depths:

  • Standard: 7-9
  • Deep: 10-15
  • Extra Deep: 15+

Mattress Pad Tips

Reasons for a mattress pad.
Because it is removable and machine washable, a mattress pad is a way to protect the larger investment of a mattress.

Know your options.
Be sure you know the type of bed you have (Twin, Full, Queen, King or Cal. King) before you begin to shop. The chart below explains the different types.

Type Description
Guaranteed to fit (GTF) A fitted skirt made from a stretchy fabric like spandex or a knit designed to fit a specific depth mattress.
Wrap pad This type extends over the edge and down the sides of the mattress. A thin elastic thread is attached to hold pad in place.
Extra deep Designed with Lycra® or spandex to fit securely over the deepest mattress.
Fitted pad Covers the top and sides of a mattress, resembling a fitted sheet with an elastic skirt. And a quilted top for added comfort.
Anchor pad Covering only the top of the mattress, this mattress pad has an elastic band in each corner, making it the least secure and usually the least expensive.
Pillow-top pad Adds a pillow-top feel to a regular mattress. And it can also rejuvenate an older mattress.

Mattress pads for specific needs.

  • Waterproof pads provide a vinyl barrier on the underside to prevent moisture from leaking through to the mattress.
  • Egg crate pads are made of a soft foam and can have therapeutic benefits like increased circulation and relief of back pain.
  • Electric pads are wired with heating elements similar to heating blankets.
  • Wool pads are a natural option that "cradles" your body. Since wool is a breathable fabric, it will keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

Choose wisely!

Unsure of your mattress size? Here's an easy way to find out! Measure your mattress from the crown to the base. If you use a feather bed, fiber bed or other bed topper, include that in your measurements. Refer to our sizing chart to find the mattress pad that will work best for you.

Two important features of a mattress pad are comfort and protection. These depend on the quality of the cover and the thickness of the fill. A cotton pad is cooler and more absorbent than a polyester/cotton blend. A tighter and higher thread count pad will provide better protection and durability.

Care & Maintenance

Most mattress pads are machine washable and can be put in the dryer (this excludes electric, foam and some wool pads). However, see the product label for specific information.

Bed Topper Measurements

Immeasurable importance! Use the chart below to find the exact dimensions for the bed topper you need.

Bed Size Measurements
Twin 39 x 75
Full 54 x 75
Queen 60 x 80
King 78 x 80
Cal. King 72 x 84
Topper Sizes

Bed Topper Tips

Memory Foam

Originally developed by NASA researchers, memory foam was designed to make long flights more comfortable for astronauts. It provides support where it's needed the most and relieves stress on the pressure points. When you lie down, the memory foam reacts to your body's weight and temperature so that it molds to your exact body shape. No matter how many times you move during sleep, you'll wake feeling well rested and re-energized! It makes a great alternative to a feather bed.

Memory foam bed toppers will work with any mattress.

How you position the memory foam topper onto your bed is entirely up to you. Because it has a washable terry cloth cover, you could replace your mattress pad with it. Or, you could place it directly on top of your mattress, and put the mattress pad over it. Covering the memory foam topper and mattress with the mattress pad will help to hold it all together without compromising the comfort and support.

Please note: Thickness of your memory foam bed topper will be added to the overall height of your bed.

A 3-inch memory foam bed topper is probably the most popular thickness. It's perfect for side-sleepers. When you sleep on your side, you intensify the pressure points on your hip, shoulder and other joints. Side-sleepers need a thicker pad to relieve the pressure and conform to the curvature of your body.

A 4-inch memory foam bed topper is enough foam to completely change your sleep surface! You'll barely even feel what's underneath the foam. This thickness is ideal for side- and back-sleepers.

The firmness or density of a memory foam topper is also an important factor to consider. A 3-lb. density provides proper firmness and support. Keep in mind that as the density goes up, the firmness of your topper will increase. Also, a higher density foam needs to be thicker, so it doesn't become too firm.

Measure your mattress with the memory foam topper on to see if you need extra-deep sheets.

A mattress pad will help prolong the life of your mattress topper by adding a protective barrier. Also, measure your mattress after adding the topper to see if you need a mattress pad with an extra-deep skirt.

Memory foam is hypoallergenic, making it free of impurities and perfect for allergy sufferers.

Memory foam cannot be washed. Most memory foam pillows and toppers do come with a removable cover that is machine washable. Otherwise, it can be spot cleaned as needed.

Bed toppers lay on top of a mattress, providing additional support for your body while you sleep. They come in different sizes and materials.

Bed toppers cradle your body, relieve pressure points and add lightweight warmth, giving you a more restful night's sleep. Some bed toppers also serve as a natural insulator by keeping in your body heat and wicking away moisture.

Dust and dirt that collect inside the bed topper is the main cause of allergic reactions. Hypoallergenic feather beds or a memory foam topper are great choices for allergy sufferers.

Helpful Hints

Know your options.
Yes, you do have options when it comes to bed toppers! Before you shop, check out the different types in the chart below.

Type Description
Traditional Feather Bed Provides natural support and is slightly firmer than a fiber bed. It is typically filled with 95% goose or duck feathers and 5% down.
Down-topped Feather Bed A layer of down is added to the top of the feathers for extra softness and comfort, providing natural support.
Fiber Bed This type provides hypoallergenic support, making it the perfect choice for allergy sufferers. Typically, filled with allergen-free polyester. It is slightly easier to care for than a feather bed, since there is no worry of quills poking through.
Memory Foam Bed Topper A temperature-sensitive material that evenly distributes weight, relieving stress on the body's pressure points. It is hypoallergenic, making it a great choice for allergy sufferers.

The importance of thread count.
Thread count indicates a bed topper's quality, durability and feel. The tighter weave of a high-thread count bed topper provides a smooth, luxurious touch. It also keeps dirt out and fill in.

A bit baffled when it comes to baffling?
Don’t be! Baffling is a type of construction that keeps the fill of a bed topper from shifting or clumping. Not all bed toppers are baffled, since it is a costly, time-consuming process. But, it does guarantee a high-quality product for added support and comfort.

Protect your bed topper with a mattress pad.
Using a mattress pad will help prolong the life of your bed topper by adding a protective barrier. Before buying a bed topper, measure your mattress to see if you need an extra-deep skirt on your mattress pad.

How do I care for my bed topper?
Caring for your bed topper is easy. The list below explains basic care instructions for the different types of bed toppers.

Feather bed - Launder in a commercial-size washer and dryer or professional clean. Make sure it is completely dry before removing it from the dryer, otherwise mildew can develop, leaving an unpleasant smell.

Fiber bed - Launder in a commercial-size washer and dryer or professional dry clean.

Memory foam topper - Foam cannot be washed, but most memory foam toppers come with a removable cover that is machine washable. Spot clean areas as needed.

How can my bed topper last longer?
After you first unpack your feather bed or fiber bed, shake it out to restore the natural fluffiness of the fill. You can also shake it from time to time to readjust the fill to where you want it most. Flipping it over every time you flip your mattress is another way to keep its loft. And encasing a bed topper in a machine washable cover will protect it from wear and tear, and eliminate the need to wash frequently.