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Simply put, a mattress topper is an extra layer of padding that can be placed on top of an existing mattress to increase its comfort and durability. A mattress topper is a cost-effective alternative to purchasing a new mattress if you feel like your current one could use a little extra cushioning. The additional layer softens or firms the mattress as needed and adds structural integrity. Because of the important role they play in changing the feel of a bed, mattress toppers should be rolled instead of folded for transport and storage. In need of a mattress topper rolling guide?

If you're in the market for a new mattress topper, you have three fantastic choices.

Before rolling up a mattress topper, make sure it is free of any sheets or blankets, sheets, or pillows, and then place it in a storage bag.  

Never fold a mattress topper because doing so can damage the foam and render it useless due to creases. When not in use, a mattress topper should be rolled up and stored to avoid creasing and damage to the foam.  

Detailed below are the procedures for rolling a mattress pad:

Step 1 Remove All Items From The Mattress Pad

Get rid of any pillows, cushions, sheets, or blankets that are currently resting on top of the mattress topper. Toss out your mattress protector and any other bedding you have on it. The mattress pad can then be rolled up more conveniently. These are great for storing linens when they aren't in use.  

Step 2 Don't forget to place the mattress pad in its storage bag!

To keep the mattress topper clean and free of dust and dirt, it should be stored either in its original packaging, a plastic bag, or a mattress vacuum storage bag. The tote should be proportional to the mattress pad. These Amazon mattress bags are great because they can fit even the bulkiest of mattress toppers.

Simply insert one end of the mattress pad into the bag and then pull the bag along the mattress pad's length until the pad is completely encased. Get some assistance with this step if you have a large and heavy mattress topper.
Tape the bag shut to prevent air leakage. In the event that the mattress bag is bigger than the topper, you should roll up the excess plastic and tape it shut. It may not be necessary to use tape if you purchase a mattress topper bag that is designed to be sealed without it being opened.

To use a vacuum storage bag, simply place the vacuum's valve into the bag's hole, and the vacuum will remove the air from the bag and compress the top, making it more compact and saving you space. The vacuum's nozzle can be placed on a bag and the air extracted quickly and easily with the help of the pod, which can be lifted away.  

Step 3 Mattress toppers can be rolled up and stored in a simple storage bag.

The larger the mattress topper, the more assistance you'll need to roll it up, so if you have a queen or king size, you might want to enlist a friend's help. The largest available sizes for this mattress bag are Queen and King.  

Simply roll the mattress topper up inside its storage bag, pressing down on one end to make it as compact as possible, and you're good to go. The mattress topper should be rolled up, secured with straps or ropes, and then kept in a dry, cool place where mildew is unlikely to grow. Read "Sensitization to Domestic Mites in a Cold Temperate Region" from ATS Journals to learn more about the impact of cold temperature on dust mite development.   

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Mattress Pad Vacuum Storage Bags

In recent years, the use of vacuum storage bags or compression bags to store mattress toppers and mattresses has exploded in popularity.  

Vacuum storage bags are ideal for storing mattress toppers because they protect the topper from dust and dirt and can be compressed to take up less room. The added convenience of mattress toppers stored in vacuum bags facilitates their portability.  

Some mattress toppers need air to retain their shape, while others may develop deep folds from being compressed in a vacuum bag for an extended period of time (say, six months to a year). We recommend reading our article on mattress toppers for more information on the various options available and how to determine which one is best for your needs. If you're interested, you can also read our article that provides a comprehensive breakdown of the various mattress topper options available.

Here are three instances of mattress toppers that can be stored in vacuum bags:

Is There a Roll-Up Mattress Protector Available?  

Whether or not a mattress topper can be rolled up without getting damaged depends heavily on the material used to make it.

Some mattress toppers, especially those that are too thick or heavy or are not intended to be rolled, should not be compressed. In contrast to an innerspring mattress topper, which can only be bent to an angle of 45 degrees, a memory foam mattress topper can be safely compressed and rolled up due to its soft structure.

As the thickness of the topping increases, rolling it becomes more labor intensive. Special caution must be exercised when rolling up a magnetic mattress pad to ensure that its integrity is not compromised. Learn from our in-depth guide on how to maintain your magnetic mattress pad. Knowing how much a mattress topper weighs before you try to roll it up and transport it is also crucial. Read that article if you want to learn more about this.

The Case for Rolling Up Your Mattress Pad

This convenient mattress pad can be rolled up and stored away in a jiffy thanks to its vacuum-sealed bag. MemoryFoamTalk image

When not in use, a mattress topper should be rolled up and stored. The topper is made out of some fragile materials, so please refrain from folding it. After you have rolled up the mattress pad completely, you should store it in a plastic bag.  

A mattress topper can be rolled up without creasing and transferred to a different bed with ease. It protects the mattress pad while in storage or transit.  

When rolled up, a mattress topper's fabric and filling are safeguarded from harm, while folds can damage the topper's coils, edges, and foam encasing. The Amazon Tri-Fold Mattress Topper is an unusual product because it can be folded into three separate pieces. Except for these limited exceptions, it is always advised that a mattress topper be rolled up before storage.

If you do a lot of traveling, you might also want to take your mattress topper along. For more details, read our article on how to soften a hotel bed, as well as our 10 suggestions for making a hotel bed firmer and more comfortable.

Is There a Special Way to Roll Up a Latex Mattress Pad?

Due to the wide variety of materials used, storing or rolling a mattress topper will vary slightly from one topper to the next. It is easy to roll up and store a latex mattress topper. In this article, we'll discuss the pros and cons of both latex and memory foam mattress toppers, so you can make an informed decision based on your personal sleeping preferences and needs.  

Lay a large plastic sheet on the floor, place the latex mattress topper on the plastic, and then carefully roll up the plastic and the topper while applying pressure.  

Always keep the latex side of a hybrid mattress topper in contact with the plastic bag as you roll it up. Apply force as you roll to ensure a tight cylinder. While rolling, the topper is subject to pressure that causes air to escape.

Please refer to the ResearchGate article "Novel Natural Rubber Latex Memory Foam" for further details on the composition and properties of latex. More details on preserving your latex mattress topper are included in our connected piece.

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Tips for Unrolling a Memory Foam Mattress Pad

Before using, unroll the memory foam mattress pad and allow it to expand to its full size. This picture was purchased from Amazon.com.

A mattress topper needs time to "fluff" itself back into shape, a process known as "decompression." It is important to decompress a mattress topper before using it to get the most out of its comfort and support features while you sleep. If you want to know how to make a mattress topper expand faster, specifically a memory foam one, then you should read the article we wrote on the subject.  

When using a memory foam mattress topper, it is important to allow it to fully expand for the recommended 72 hours after unpacking and rolling it out on the bed.  

Step 1 Set out the rolled-up mattress pad.

Deliver the package to its final destination first. The next step is to carefully remove the memory foam mattress topper from its storage bag and place it on the mattress.  

Step 2 Spread the Mattress Protector

Put the rolled-up mattress protector on the bed first. Next, gently unroll the memory foam mattress pad. To reposition the topper after it has been unrolled requires more effort.  

Step 3 Relax and let the Mattress Pad Swell

Allow the mattress pad 24-72 hours to fully expand before using it. Because the topper expands while you sleep, you may experience some discomfort if you try to sleep on it before it has fully inflated. Check out our article on mattress toppers for some helpful advice on how to find the right one for your needs and preferences in terms of comfort and support.

How Long Does It Take for Memory Foam to Expand in a Mattress Topper?

The thickness and density of the topper, the ambient temperature of the room where the topper will be placed, and the length of time the topper remains rolled up inside its storage bag all play a role in how quickly it will expand. When compared to thicker mattress toppers, a 2-inch gel-infused mattress topper would be more manageable to roll.

For maximum comfort, allow a memory foam mattress topper at least 24 hours to fully expand before using.  

It's true that a thin memory foam mattress topper in a hot room will expand at a quicker rate than a thick one. Keep in mind that a topper's internal structure can be damaged and its expansion process slowed if it is stored for too long.     

To Sum Up

In order to transport and store a memory foam mattress topper without damaging it, it should be tightly rolled up and placed in a storage bag made for such items. A memory foam mattress topper can be kept in pristine condition for as long as possible if it is rolled and compressed properly before being stored or transported. When unexpected guests show up and more comfortable beds are required, read our article on using a mattress topper on an air mattress. Our article on how to fix a mattress topper that is too warm may also be of use if you have noticed that your mattress topper seems to retain heat, or if you are too warm when you sleep.

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