Mattress Topper Reviews, Ratings and Comparisons

Why do you need a topper?

Just like pillows and mattress, quality toppers can also help to improve your sleeping comfort at night. A quality topper should breathe well, enhance sleeping comfort, and improve the overall performance of your mattress.

1. Prolong the service life of old mattresses

Our mattresses tend to lose much of its firmness, support and comfort with every day use.

Instead of shopping for a new mattress which can be very pricy, a perfect mattress topper can largely revitalize your aging mattress at a comparatively small cost.

2. Improve comfort of a new mattress

Apart from old mattresses, if you happen to buy a new mattress that does not have the ideal firmness, a topper can alter the comfort to suit your personal need.

3. Provide different firmness for each side

If you sleep with a partner who happens to have a very different comfort or support need from you, a mattress topper might be added to one side of the bed to provide different firmness levels for two sides.

Possible downsides

1. Not always a "mattress saver"

Although a topper can revitalize a aging mattress by improving cushioning, problems like poping springs, serious sagging cannot be fixed by simplt adding a topper.

2. Lumpy edges

Most memory foam and latex toppers are a little smaller than the mattress, so it's uncomfortable to sit or sleeo near the edges especially when the topper is thick.

Overview of different types of toppers

Memory Foam Topper

Pros: widely available in many varieties • significantly improve comfort

Cos: initial odor • sleeping hot especially for thicher models

Price Range: $40 to $270

Read detailed Memory Foam Topper Review.

Latex Topper

Pros: many varieties available • can make a mattress softer or firmer

Cos: often expensive • initial odor possible

Price Range: $130 to $700

Feather Topper

Pros: significantly soften a firm mattress • light weight

Cos: feathers poking through the cover may cause pain • can not be washed with water

Price Range: $50 to $400

Fiber Topper

Pros: inadequate thickness for some people • limited durability

Cos: initial odor • sleeping hot especially for thicher models

Price Range: $40 to $120

Wool Pad-Topper

Pros: long lifespan • warm in winter and cool in summer

Cos: initial odor • need to be fluffed regularly

Price Range: $120 to $360

Ratings
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Memory Foam Latex Feather Fiber Wool Pad
Price
4
1
8
8
1
Conforming ability
9
7
2
2
3
Durability
6
8
5
2
8
Thickness Options
9
7
4
1
4
Motion Isolation
8
4
1
1
1
Easy To Move On
1
4
7
8
8
No Noise
9
9
2
4
8
No Sleeping Hot
2
3
8
4
6
No Initial Odor
1
6
4
8
4
No Lumpy
9
8
2
3
6
Sex Friendly
4
7
7
8
7
Washable
1
1
6
3
7
Appearance On Bed
8
8
4
4
6
Easy To Maintain
9
8
1
2
2
Availability
9
1
3
8
2
Easy To Lift, Handle
2
1
4
4
8

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