Review – Luxury Memory Foam Mattress Topper from Zen Bedrooms

We all know how important sleep is, but not every one of us gets a good night sleep. We all have a bad night every now and then. Sometimes we blame it on being too tired, or the room being too hot or too cold, when most of the time the fault unfortunately lies with our bed and mattress. We need to have a comfortable environment to get a good night sleep.

Mark was a lucky winner of Zen Bedrooms Twitter competition just before Fathers Day. He won a Luxury Memory Foam Mattress Topper.

We both suffer from back pain and our current mattress has seen better days so we were really looking forward to trying our new topper in hope that it will help us to achieve a good night sleep.

A few days after the winning tweet arrived, Mark received an email containing a magical code, which would allow him to purchase a correct size Luxury Memory Foam Mattress Topper. As it was my Birthday I decided to take matters into my own hands. I measured our current mattress and placed an order. There is a choice of 7 sizes to chose from, our current bed/mattress ended up being a UK King :-). The process was really quick and easy. The Zen Bedrooms website is very user friendly and there is no confusion about what to do next or how to do it. We received a confirmation email that our topper will be delivered within 14 days. To our surprise it arrived within a few days, I believe it was Thursday.

Oh, I was so eager to try it right away, but we had to wait a few days, so I could have time to sort out our bed. On Saturday I stripped the bed “naked”. I stood the mattress by the open window so it could breathe a little, I washed the blanket which goes over it, hoovered and dusted the room, making sure that the whole bedroom was clean and fresh and ready for its new arrival.

Our Luxury Memory Foam Mattress Topper arrived in a tall cardboard box. It was quite heavy and not easy to handle but I don’t think there is a better way of packing it. Inside the box was our topper. Neatly folded in half and rolled.

This is how your topper arrives -  folded and rolled making a neat package
This is how your topper arrives –
folded and rolled making a neat package

Once our bedroom was all clean, blanket washed and dried and our bed was put back together, it was time to unpack the topper. It was an easy task. I did it all on my own so there was no help required. Due to the fact that the topper was folded in half before being rolled you will find that once you place it on your mattress you get a small hill effect where the crease was. This worried me. As it ended up my worries were unnecessary as by the time we were ready to go to sleep the whole “hill structure” had melted away. The topper itself comes in a lovely white zip cover, so if needed it can be removed and wash. It is extremely soft to the touch and feels very luxurious.

Topper down
Topper down

We did not have any experience with memory foam before. We have a very hard orthopedic mattress, so our first impression when getting into bed this night was “Wow, this is soft!” Mark immediately found a new name for our topper. He said “I imagine it is like sleeping on a bed made from marshmallows”. So now every time we talk about the topper we refer to it as the marshmallow. I think that this is a really good comparison and reflects well the memory foam properties (minus the fact that it doesn’t taste as good as marshmallow, I assume).

A few key facts about the Luxury Memory Foam Mattress Topper from Zen Bedrooms website:

luxury-topperKey Specifications

3 cm advanced visco-elastic foam, soft quilted, zip off cover.

Key Benefits

Moulds to your body, increasing comfort and improving quality of sleep.

Guaranteed Delivery

Delivery within 2-4 weeks plus a 7 day money back guarantee.


Our luxury memory foam topper uses 3cm of optimum density visco-elastic (memory) foam surrounded in a soft cooling cover.

Perfect for injecting new life into your mattress,experience increased comfort and improved quality of sleep.

Made in UK

This topper is manufactured in the UK using the highest quality materials and the most advanced technology in visco-elasic foam. We are proud of this fact and hope it gives you the piece of mind that your are buying a top quality product.

Health Benefits

Originally developed by NASA, visco-elastic (or ‘memory’) foam technology helps to ensure an undisturbed nights sleep by:

  • Adapting to your body shape by reacting to temperature and pressure;
  • Eliminating neck and back pain
  • Reducing tossing and turning; and
  • Naturally aligning your neck and spine.

Health benefits

Since we have used and slept on our Luxury Memory Foam Mattress Topper our sleep is deeper, less interrupted and we wake up much more rested. The few first nights were quite bizarre for us. Normally we go to sleep in a nicely made bed, but when we woke up it would look like a small tornado went through it in the night. The first few nights with our new topper, we woke up to an almost ready made bed. We could just get up and put the cover back on and you would never know that we ever slept in it. It shows that we really slept like a baby, with no tossing or turning or kicking the quilt around. So now we are both getting some well deserved good night sleep and we can really feel the difference. We wake up more rested and with much more energy than before.

I would never have thought that just 3 cm of foam can make such a huge difference… but it really does.

Sneak peak under the sheets
Sneak peak under the sheets

The Luxury Memory Foam Mattress Topper price starts from £129.99, which at first glance doesn’t seem so cheap, but consider this… when you compare it to the price of a good quality mattress and all its benefits you will get from it, this price starts to look much more friendlier.

We had never considered getting a topper before; maybe because we did not know about them or did not have knowledge of how well they really work. Now we converted we will for sure be saving our money to get toppers for all our other mattresses in the house, so everyone can enjoy a good night sleep.

We are really grateful to Zen Bedrooms for the gift of a good night sleep.

Thank you guys! Your “marshmallow” really works and we love it. It is a high quality product, well worth recommending to others.

The only comment that we can add to “improve” the topper would be the addition of some hooks at the corners to aid the clipping of the foam to the underlying mattress. We have found that the foam can travel after a few nights use and requires a reset to get it back in place.


Disclaimer: This was Mark’s competition win and I was under no obligation to write this review.


7 thoughts on “Review – Luxury Memory Foam Mattress Topper from Zen Bedrooms

  1. Did you find that it had a weird smell? I have always wanted to use one of these but heard they gas off and I have chemical sensitivities. Always wanted to sleep on a marshmallow or a cloud!

    1. I’ve read few reviews and people mention weird smell, but our doesn’t have any…
      You can smell something new in the room but it is not unpleasant, maybe cotton protecting cover is helping out… unsure…

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