Much like shopping for a new mattress or a new set of sheets, finding the best mattress topper or mattress pad can be a serious challenge. Materials and firmness levels vary. Do you want a cooling gel mattress topper, a memory foam mattress topper, a latex mattress topper, or a down-alternative filled? Does it add a medium-firm feel for a stomach sleeper? Does it offer some other kind of support to make a mattress more firm for larger bodies? Are you looking for a hypoallergenic option?
A high-quality mattress topper can help with pressure relief, too, like back pain. Your sleeping position should be taken into account as well, especially if you’re waking up with joint pain. If you’re a side sleeper a mattress topper can add the extra-plush feel you need, if you’re a hot sleeper it can wick away body heat. Some mattress toppers even come ventilated for airflow and breathability, while others are scented.
Sifting through all these contouring, and cushioning options might have you so overwhelmed and losing sleep at night—which is precisely the thing a mattress topper is supposed to prevent. Well, stress not. We’ve compiled a shopping guide for the best mattress toppers according to thousands of raving reviews. Simply throw it atop any sagging mattress—you know, the cheap one you bought when you first moved to a new city—and voilà, you basically have a new mattress.
Below you’ll see popular sleep brands like Tempur-Pedic, Tuft & Needle, Avocado. You’ll also notice Lucid and Linenspa pop up again, and again, and again. (Apparently, they know how to make an excellent mattress topper.) Most of these best-selling toppers come in multiple sizes, from twin XL to California king, and come at affordable prices.
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