If you're looking to upgrade your sleep experience, consider a mattress topper. As the name suggests, a mattress topper sits atop your regular mattress to provide an extra layer of cushion. They can help prolong the life of your mattress and reduce motion transfer. They also come in all sorts of materials, like latex, memory foam, wool, and down, each with their own pros and cons.
"The choice to add a mattress topper is entirely up to you and how you prefer to sleep," said Ariel Kaye, founder and CEO of Parachute. "A topper adds a cloud-like softness to your mattress, so you'll still get the benefit of support from your mattress without sacrificing comfort."
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The Best Mattress Toppers You Can Buy
To help you find the right variety, we've gathered the best mattress toppers on the market for you to peruse. Get ready for some quality zzz's.
Choose from two firmness options with Avocado Green's organic latex and organic wool mattress topper. Each one includes 2 inches of latex rubber foam, sustainably created from the company's own rubber tree orchards, as well as moisture-wicking, antimicrobial, fire-retardant wool from their own sheep farms.
For Casper's mattress topper, two layers of premium latex foam and a plush top layer are combined for 3 inches of buoyant comfort. The foams are particularly breathable, thanks to tiny pores that allow hot air to escape throughout the night. A luxurious add-on, it's especially useful for pain-ridden sleepers and those who are easily awakened by movement.
Crafted with Climate Beneficial wool sourced from Northern California, Coyuchi's mattress topper is perfect for both cold and hot sleepers looking for temperature control. While wool naturally wicks away moisture to keep you dry and cool, it also warms up quickly and insulates the heat. On top of that, wool is hypoallergenic, antimicrobial, and resistant to dust mites.
A hotel-level bed is within reach with Helix's plush mattress topper. It's filled with Revoloft Cluster fiber, a material the brand developed to feel luxurious, deliver a high-loft balance, and remain resilient over time. Plus, breathable bamboo fabric reduces hot spots and keeps you cool throughout your sleep.
If the idea of sleeping on a fluffy cloud sounds appealing to you, look to Parachute's 550 fill power feather topper that adds 3 inches to your bed. Its dual-chamber design ensures a snug, enveloping effect, while three-dimensional baffle box stitching maintains an even distribution of fill.
Parachute's down alternative topper is equally attractive and similarly made, but instead of feathers, it's filled with plush microfiber that's entirely hypoallergenic. The superfine material is engineered to mimic the warmth and fluffiness of natural down, so it's a worthy option for those looking for the same sensation for a lower price and without allergens.
Ideal for those who suffer back, neck, or shoulder pain, PlushBeds' natural Talalay latex topper is optimized for pressure point relief. The cushiony, elastic material is harvested from pure, sustainable sources, so it's free from all toxins and the open-cell airflow design provides even heat distribution to keep you cool. Plus, it's available as a 2-inch or 3-inch topper and in several firmness levels.
Saatva offers its organic cotton-wrapped mattress topper in three distinct materials: graphite, latex, and foam. Graphite is a 3-inch, cooling memory foam that contours to the body and limits motion transfer. All-natural Talalay latex is durable, hypoallergenic, and buoyant for total pressure point relief. High-density foam is supportive, medium-firm, and effective at evenly distributing body weight.
With Tempur-Pedic's 3-inch mattress topper, revolutionary memory foam material will completely cradle your body, guaranteeing excellent pressure point relief and cushy comfort. The company's proprietary formulation adapts to your weight, shape, and temperature for a personalized result that is truly unmatched.
This mattress topper — which somehow manages to be both soft and supportive — will make you hate getting out of bed in the morning. You sink right into the duck down and feather combo (which has a 600 fill power for ultimate comfortability), and your body feels at ease immediately. It will transform the way you sleep. And as an added bonus, you never have to worry about those miscellaneous feathers getting loose and poking you when you're trying to get cozy.
Brooklinen's down alternative topper doesn't attempt to replicate the duck feather filling of its counterpart. Instead, it has a microgel fill that creates a smooth and silky sensation that helps you feel cool all night long. Sleepers who run hot: this one is for you. We like that this version has a generously stretchy skirt, so the topper won't slip around during the night. Plus, there's a waterproof barrier at the bottom.
This 3-inch mattress topper from Allswell is the most popular of the brand's collection. It has a single layer of open-cell memory foam combined with graphite to keep you cool while you sleep.
If you need a thicker mattress topper for extra comfort and support, try this 4-inch option from Amazon. It has a dual-layer design made from gel memory foam and a pillow top cover, which is machine washable and stretches to fit your bed like a sheet.