Heat is one of the worst enemies of sleep. So many of us twist and turn the whole night in search of cold spots on the bed. Not anymore with the MILLIARD 2″ Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper + Ultra Soft Removable Bamboo Cover with Non-Slip Bottom Queen 78″x58″x2″
We used the foam topper for a week for review. Let’s look at the foam top’s positive and negative points, starting with the good first:
- Natural feel: Milliard promises that the foam topper is ‘Naturally hypoallergenic and anti-microbial-providing relief for allergy and asthma sufferers’. This is because the memory foam is designed such that it resists allergens, mold, bacteria and dust mites. This held true in the one week that we used the mattress top.
- Therapeutic: The memory foam in the topper has gel content. This helps relieve pain, according to Milliard. “Milliard memory foam gel toppers help relieve neck, back and shoulder pain by reducing pressure points,” the company advertises. And we must say this is true. Once you hit the bed, you really wouldn’t feel like getting up. You sleep like a log without any twisting and turning. The foam does contour perfectly to your curves.
- Cool sleep: If you are one of those who swing around the bed searching for cold spots, then this mattress topper is for you. The topper’s gel beads dissipate any heat your body emits. This ensures the mattress topper remains cool throughout the night. No more heating problems.
- Comes with cover: The foam topper comes with a cover, which has nub-like protruding parts at the bottom. This ensures that the cover—and the topper—does not slip away from the mattress. This way you don’t have to physically move the topper every day and readjust.
- Very soft: This is the last point, simply because it can a good point for some, and not-so-good for others. It feels like a pillow-top!
- More fluff, less density: The topper is very soft and fluffy. It’s akin to a traditional foam topper with 3-pound density. So it does not really offer much support as such. However, the cover gives some structure.
- Slippery texture: This is another downside of extra softness—the sheets and mattress cover have a higher tendency to slip out of the tucked-in ends. This is also true if you have deep-pocketed sheets.
- Slightly smaller: The company itself announced that the topper is slightly smaller than the standard mattress sizes, even the Queen-size mattress. This may seem like a negative point for some who wish for perfect symmetry. However, it does not really affect the topper’s performance much unless you wish to sleep right on the edge.
How To Use:
The topper comes in a vacuum sealed cover (yay!), rolled up in a smaller box. You simply have to unroll it and let it rest for a while. The manufacturer suggest letting it be for 96 hours for decompressing. However, it did not really take us such a long time; we slept on it the first night itself.
Like other foam toppers, this one too may have a chemical smell at the start. To us, it seemed very faint, and it dissipated within a few hours of airing. For those who are extra sensitive to the smell, you can air it for a longer time.
Foam mattresses and tops need to usually be handled in the same way, including Milliard’s gel-encrusted foam topper. Here are a few points:
- Waterproof your mattress pad. This is to increase the longevity of your topper. Over the long run, the foam tends to absorb humidity from your body. This takes away from its ‘memory’ and it won’t contour too well. This also makes it more susceptible to tears and cracks.
- Be careful how you handle the topper. Foam needs gentle handling; too much force and you can cause tears or ruin the contouring.
- Also, never pull the pads when you want to decontour; push it back against the mattress. Otherwise you can end up tearing the pads.
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