Topper Comparison

See the difference between Gel Topper and Copper Topper

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Gel Topper

The Sleepyhead Gel Topper takes advantage of the power of gel properties to bring you a cooler and more restful night's sleep.

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Copper Topper

The Sleepyhead Copper Topper is a 100% copper-infused mattress topper featuring advanced hygiene and wellness benefits.

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Choosing a memory foam mattress topper

Comfort is key when it comes to a good night’s sleep. A foam topper offers a much-needed layer of comfort between you and your standard—and firm—student housing mattress.

At Sleepyhead, we focus on two of the best options: gel-infused and copper-infused mattress toppers. Keep reading to learn more about their benefits, similarities, and differences.

Gel-infused memory foam mattress toppers are wonderfully plush and provide balanced support for all kinds of sleepers. Whether you’re a side, back, or stomach sleeper, this style of mattress topper will give you the pressure relief you need to wake up well-rested and without aches and pains. One of the most significant advantages of a gel-infused topper is its ability to draw warmth away from your body, producing a cooler sleeping surface.

There are so many reasons to fall in love with a copper-infused topper. They’re breathable, provide temperature regulation, and they’re an excellent option for protecting against mites, bed bugs, and lingering odors. But that’s not all. A copper topper’s antibacterial and antimicrobial properties protect against all sorts of undesirable microbes that build up over time, including viruses, mold, and fungus. For people with asthma or those who suffer from allergies, copper-infused mattress toppers are great choices.

The top similarities of these two incredible toppers are their comfort, cooling effects, and breathability. Both the gel and copper mattress toppers have the same base—memory foam—which gives them a similar feel. Memory foam mattresses and toppers were created to relieve pressure and regulate body temperature. The gel and copper infusions only intensify the underlying benefits of the memory foam.

The one drawback of almost any memory foam infused mattress topper is a chemical smell upon opening. However, this smell is not harmful since ours are made from CertiPUR‑US certified foam, which is tested to be free of harmful toxins and materials. The smell will quickly dissipate as the mattress topper airs out.

How do you choose between two great options? There’s no wrong choice. Whether you choose a memory foam mattress topper infused with gel or copper, you’ll have a cool, comfortable spot to rest your head.

However, some differences between the two may make one more desirable to you over the other. It all depends on what you’re looking for in a mattress topper. Our Gel Topper excels at maintaining a comfortable temperature for a restful sleep, and our Copper Topper features advanced hygienic and wellness properties.

A gel-infused topper may be your top pick. A Gel Topper enhances the memory foam’s pressure relief and contouring abilities while pulling excess heat away from you as you sleep. Gel has been around for a few years, and you can’t go wrong with this choice.

The various health and sanitary benefits of copper are just now growing in popularity in bedding products. Copper-infused mattress toppers offer a new set of benefits, including antibacterial, hypoallergenic, and odor-eliminating properties—which differentiates them from other types of toppers. The Copper Topper is the topper of 2020 and beyond.