“You Can Give That Old Mattress New Life By Adding a Mattress Topper,” or at least, that’s what the article says. A mattress topper, more specifically, a memory foam mattress topper can make a uncomfortable or too firm mattress more comfortable, but it can’t fix a mattress that is so old and worn out that it should be thrown away.
How do you know if your mattress is a candidate for a memory foam mattress topper pad or if it actually needs to be replaced with a new mattress? If your mattress is in relatively good shape, but is not as comfortable as you would like, a memory foam mattress topper may be just the right thing for you.
If your mattress is old, lumpy, has dips and soft spots and is just plain worn out, then a memory foam topper is not going to fix it and it should be replaced.