The best mattress toppers
- Although a mattress topper isn't a must-have for your bed, it's one of the easiest ways to up your sleep quality and comfort.
- We researched dozens of mattress toppers and determined that the DreamFoam Bedding Gel Swirl Memory Foam Mattress Topper is the one likeliest to send you off to dreamland with a smile on your face.
A mattress topper has the power to take your night's sleep from, "If only I had another hour," to "Wow, I feel refreshed and ready to rock!" Along with a layer of additional comfort, the right mattress topper also adds extra support, relief from pressure on your joints and spine, a new lease on life for an aging mattress, and customization of a mattress that is too firm or too soft for your liking.
While the terms "mattress topper" and "mattress pad" are often used interchangeably, they are actually slightly different. A mattress topper is purely for comfort, while a mattress protector is a thin covering that protects the mattress from fluids, dust mites, allergens, and other bed grungies. A mattress pad is somewhere between the two. It helps protect your mattress and also adds some comfort to the bed, but generally is not as thick or as dense as a mattress topper.
Because there are so many mattress toppers on the market, we've made buying one easier for you. We visited the top consumer websites, researched sleep and bedding sites, and listened to what actual mattress topper buyers had to say before narrowing down your choices to the four mattress toppers we feel are the best.
Here are the best mattress toppers you can buy:
- Best mattress topper overall: DreamFoam Bedding Gel Swirl Memory Foam Mattress Topper
- Best featherbed mattress topper: Super Snooze Baffled Featherbed Set
- Best wool mattress topper: Denali Home Collection Lambswool Mattress Pad
- Best luxury mattress topper: Sleep Innovations Dual Layer Mattress Topper Set
Updated on 12/19/2019 by Caitlin Petreycik: Updated prices and links.
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