After 17 hours of research evaluating 115 products, we picked HOFISH 3-inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper as our top choice.
The Better Sleep Council found that 85% agreed that a good mattress is key for getting a good night’s sleep.
That said, sometimes the quality of your mattress—be it new or old—just doesn’t live up to expectations.
Here’s the deal:
Rather than lose money on your pricey mattress, you can easily rejuvenate your mattress and improve your sleep with a mattress topper or pad.
We found that both toppers and pads do a great job, it’s simply a matter of finding one that fits your needs. A topper is a thick padded layer that sits atop your mattress, while a pad is a thinner padded layer that comes with a “pocket” that wraps around the underside of your mattress to hold it in place.
We researched the best mattress toppers out there to give you this list. Our favorites include options that will keep you cool, warm you up, add extra support, and even make you feel like you’re sleeping on a cloud.
However, if you need something that offers more therapeutic benefits, be sure to check out our picks for the best memory foam mattress toppers. Now, on to our list of the best mattress toppers.
Candice from The Sleep Judge did a nice review of the eLuxury Bamboo mattress pad in which she explains how the plushness of the topper initially made her nervous, but that the test of it actually proved that the mattress topper did a fantastic job of providing pressure relief.
We also give this bamboo mattress topper high marks for its ability to keep users cool throughout the night.
Be very careful about washing this at home.
Comfort: One of the main complaints about memory foam mattress toppers (and mattresses, in general) is how hot they can get. You can make all that go away with this plushy soft and supportive mattress pad.
Longevity: So long as you’re careful about how you wash this, durability shouldn’t be a problem. This does come with a one-year warranty if you should encounter any issues.
Price: Bamboo fabrics are always a little more expensive, but the quality of the fabric, the softness of the experience, and the cooling properties tend to make it worth it. In the case of this mattress topper, that is all true.
Not everyone desires a cooler sleep, which is why this feather bed topper is the perfect pick for people that want to feel warmer at night. And, not only that, but it will instantly make your mattress feel as soft as a cloud.
The filling has a tendency to flatten down, so be sure to fluff it up from time to time to rejuvenate it to its maximum fullness.
Comfort: When comfort equates to softness and warmth, the Hospitology mattress topper is a great choice. It also stays put on your mattress, so you won’t have to worry about it shifting around underneath you as you move around in the night (if you even move around anymore).
Longevity: This is a well-made hypoallergenic mattress pad; however, because it is a goose down alternative, it requires regular fluffing in order to maintain its full density.
Price: You likely won’t find a goose down or alternative filler (like this) for such a good price.
Not everyone needs a mattress topper that offers firm, therapeutic support; sometimes people just want a softer place to rest their head. That’s what you’ll get with the Jeffries mattress topper.
Because this is a down alternative, you’ll need to fluff it regularly to keep it in good shape.
Comfort: Since it’s not a mattress pad that wraps around the bed, this is a much more substantial layer that sits between you and the mattress. In all honesty, you might not find a traditional mattress topper that provides as much soft comfort as this one does.
Longevity: So long as you fluff the topper, it’ll remain in good shape.
Price: It’s not as expensive as a memory foam mattress, but it will provide a similar level of comfort at a fraction of the price.
Tech geeks and smart home enthusiasts rejoice! Eight Sleep has come up with something pretty cool here: it's basically a mattress pad with sleep-tracking and bed-warming technology built right into it. All you need to do is place it on your bed, connect the cord to your phone, and turn the app on. It will then track your sleep data, warm your bed, and it can even connect to your home's other smart devices if you want to control things like turning on/off lights, starting the morning coffee, and so on.
Unfortunately, this technology is just too brand new and there are many valid complaints about this smart mattress topper. While that doesn't make it unworthy of a purchase, it does mean you should educate yourself on the potential drawbacks before splurging on this smart device. Consider:
Despite these drawbacks, we do endorse this as the best smart mattress topper currently available. The technology is there, it's simply a matter of waiting for the bugs to get worked out.
Comfort: The foam padding of the Eight Sleep tracker is comfortable, especially if placed atop a firm memory foam mattress. However, some customers have complained about being able to feel the sensors beneath their chests when they sleep at night. This is usually if they don't have a thick enough sheet (or any sheet) placed between them and the mattress pad. Also, be careful to watch how you set the warmer. While there are dual functions for both sides of the bed, be mindful of how warm those settings will continue to feel as the night wears on as they don't auto-adjust. You may find that going with a lower setting is ideal.
Longevity: This smart tracker topper is actually still pretty new to the market, so there isn't a lot of data on how long you can expect these to last. While there are some customers who've reported issues with the sensor after only a month or so, the mattress topper itself does appear to hold up after extended use.
Price: This is certainly the most expensive mattress topper featured on our list. However, think of this like purchasing a really nice foam mattress topper along with a FitBit. Not a bad deal, right?
The HOFISH memory foam mattress topper does a fantastic job hitting all the high points: pain-relieving support, soft comfort, and a hypoallergenic cover. If you’ve struggled with sleeping at the expense of your mattress, this is the mattress topper to fix that issue.
If you suffer from overheating or night sweats, you might find this topper to be too much.
Temperature: The makers of the topper actually suggest buying a cooling sheet if you have issues with sleeping hot. The hypoallergenic cover will help, but you may need a little extra help if you’re sensitive to overheating.
Smell: Made with environmentally friendly material and covered with a hypoallergenic sheet, you won’t have to worry about strange or noxious scents coming off this one.
Support: This mattress topper has been known to significantly improve the quality of sleep of its users. Whether you suffer from pain from a too-soft or too-hard mattress, this helps balance out your sleep ecosystem.
Longevity: Not only is the material of this topper extremely durable, but the cover will help make it last longer.
Price: This is a great value for something that will solidly improve your sleep.