The 6 Best Mattress Toppers to Buy in 2017

Shop for the best mattress toppers to add an extra layer of comfort

If you have an uncomfortable mattress, but you aren’t quite ready to upgrade yet, a mattress topper is a great alternative. It can add extra comfort and support but costs a fraction of what you’d shell out for a new mattress.

But which kind of mattress topper is right for you? Finding the perfect product is easier once you narrow down what’s missing from your bed. You can get ones that add a bit of cushion or provide a memory foam layer that will form to your body for the perfect night’s sleep....MORE And if you want to go really high end, you can always opt for a down (or down alternative) topper for a cloud-like feeling every time you crawl into bed. No matter what you decide you need, there’s a topper for you in this collection of the six best on the market now.

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    DreamFoam 2
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    A number one bestseller in its category, this 2-inch gel swirl memory foam topper from DreamFoam is available in every mattress size from twin to California King. If you’ve got a super firm mattress but want to add a little softness without losing the support, this is a great choice. It’s made with CertiPUR-US foam, meaning you won’t find any flame retardants, mercury, lead, formaldehyde, or phthalates. This product also comes backed with a three-year warranty.

    Customers who have purchased this...MORE mattress topper have been mostly happy with it. One even called it “life-altering,” saying that it helps them sleep better through the night and has helped reduce back pain. Another said this one is not too hard and not too soft, adding that it’s easy to roll over on. In terms of critical reviews, some have said the topper is too soft for their preferences, and the product has a chemical smell when taken out of the box. But the majority of those who purchased it said they were satisfied with it and would recommend it to others.

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    SleepBetter 1-Inch Slab Memory Foam Mattress Topper
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    If you’re looking for a little extra cushion but don’t want to spend a lot of money on a mattress topper, this one is a great choice. Featuring 1-inch thick viscoelastic memory foam, this product comes in sizes from twin through California King. It’s made from temperature-sensitive memory foam that adjusts to your body's shape and position allowing the body to rest more comfortably. And you can spot clean it with warm water and mild soap.

    Most customers who have purchased it say it’s a good...MORE mattress topper for the low price. While it’s not going to transform your bed into one that feels like you’re sleeping in a fancy hotel bed, it will add a bit more cushion to your mattress. One person said this is more of a mattress topper for a guest air mattress, rather than one you’ll use every night. Some have had issues with the chemical odor so they recommend airing it out before use. Others were not happy with the comfort of the foam, however many said it’s a good buy considering the price.

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    Serta Ultimate 4-inch Visco Memory Foam Mattress Topper
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    If you’re looking for a seriously luxe mattress topper and you’re willing to shell out a bit more money, this one from Serta is a great choice. It features 4-inch viscoelastic memory foam. And if you suffer from allergies, you’ll love that it’s hypoallergenic and resistant to dust mites. The foam is also naturally antimicrobial, and it’s temperature sensitive, so you won’t have to worry about over-heating while you sleep. The product description says this mattress topper simulates a floatation...MORE effect when sleeping on it.

    The majority of customers who purchased this topper have been extremely satisfied with it, with most giving it a five-star review. Many have compared it to sleeping on a cloud and reported that it helped lessen back pain. Those who gave it negative reviews had issues with it being too soft or sinking down the middle. But most people were happy with it and would recommend it to others.

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    Milliard 2-Inch Egg Crate Ventilated Memory Foam
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    Featuring Milliard memory foam, this egg crate topper helps relieve neck, back and shoulder pain by reducing pressure points while you sleep. It also uses “open cell technology” to help increase airflow and regulate sleep temperature. It’s available in twin, full, queen, and king sizes. When the topper arrives and you remove it from the box, you’ll need to let it decompress for up to 96 hours before putting it on your bed. There might also be a smell for a few days up to a few weeks, so it's...MORE best to let it air out sufficiently.

    Those who have purchased this product were mostly happy with it. One said it can transform a firm mattress into a heavenly soft one. Another said it has helped with back pain. Some critical reviews have mentioned that the product has not held up well over time and that the chemical smell is bad at the beginning. But most who have purchased had positive experiences with it and would recommend it.

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    Daniadown White Goose Pillow Top Feather Bed
    Courtesy of Amazon.com.

    If you enjoy the luxe feeling of a down feather-top bed, this is a great mattress topper for you. Featuring white goose down fill with duck feather underlay, its cover is made with 100 percent woven cotton and a 230 thread count. It’s available in twin, full, queen, and king sizes. The quilted construction also helps the feathers stay evenly distributed. You won't have to worry about ending up with an uneven bed.

    Those who have purchased it have been mostly satisfied with its quality. One...MORE said it’s the thickest feather bed they've ever had and another said that it’s improved the way they sleep. Many described it as sleeping on a cloud. Some have had issues with it sinking and having to be fluffed and turned from time to time, but most were extremely happy with this mattress topper.

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    All Season Down Alternative Queen Mattress Topper
    Courtesy of Amazon.com.

    If you like the comfy and plush feeling of a down mattress topper but suffer from allergies or just want a down alternative, this one is a good option. Featuring memory foam, microfiber fill, and a microfiber cover, this mattress topper is machine washable and comes in twin, full, queen, and king sizes.

    Customers who bought this topper have been mostly happy with their purchase. One said it adds extra cushion to their firm mattress but doesn’t sink like other soft toppers do. Another said it gave...MORE them the best night’s sleep they’ve had in a long time. In terms of negative experiences with it, a few reviewers said that after they washed it, the topper got lumpy. But most customers would recommend it to others.

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