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Best mattress topper 2022 that will revive your bed⁠, according to our experts

The best mattress toppers can make your bed feel like new again, bring pressure relief, alter the firmness of your mattress, and help you sleep cooler

Best Mattress Topper
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The best mattress toppers can revolutionize night-time comfort, whether you're dealing with a mattress that has gone too soft or you're looking for added cushion and support. The right mattress topper can also improve your sleep quality, offering increased pressure relief, cooling benefits, and making your bed firmer or softer, according to your preference. 

Simply place it on top of your existing mattress, and you'll begin reaping the benefits. Curious about where to begin figuring out which will be the best mattress topper for you? We've spent considerable time researching (and even trying out) the best mattress toppers, and took into account all their features, so you can find the right design that feels like it was tailor-made to your specifications. 

Mattress toppers are great for adding increased support or cushion to your mattress, but if your bed has started to permanently sag, you should head straight to our guide to the best mattress, featuring the full-size editions of several of the toppers on this list. 

Along with the best pillows and best bed sheets, it is certainly worth making sure your mattress topper is right for you.

Best mattress toppers 2022

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Tempur- Adapt Mattress TopperH&G gold badge

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Best mattress topper overall: achieves high marks across the board for its comfort, cooling, and pressure-relieving properties

Specifications

Best for: support and pressure-relief
Type: Tempur-material
Thickness: 3"
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King

Reasons to buy

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Get Tempur-Pedic support without having to buy a full mattress
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Removable and washable moisture-wicking cover
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Medium-firm comfort level
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Hypoallergenic and breathable
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Works with adjustable bases
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10-year warranty

Reasons to avoid

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Not returnable when purchased directly from Tempur-Pedic

Say goodbye to any aches and pains, and more importantly, make your mattress feel like new again with one of the most popular and trusted mattress names on the market. 

What we like
There are a number of factors that make this mattress topper a top pick. Apart from ultimate comfort and pressure support, it's also hypoallergenic, breathable, and offers minimal motion transfer. It's like a traditional Tempur-Pedic mattress, but on a smaller scale, using the proprietary Tempur material that uniquely responds to your weight, shape, and temperature, adapting to your body for truly personalized support. The medium-firmness is comfortable for all sleepers, making it excellent for couples with different sleeping styles, and of course, who don't want to be interrupted by each other's movements.

Things to note
If you choose to purchase directly from Tempur-Pedic, the mattress topper is not returnable. That is why we've shown you above the many retailers that do carry the Tempur-topper but may not be subject to the same promotions that buying direct from Tempur-Pedic offers, like a frequent 40 percent off promotion. 

Additionally, if you seek a mattress topper that offers all the above, plus exceptional cooling, the Tempur-Adapt + Cooling (opens in new tab) includes all the features of the Adapt, plus a high-performance cool-to-the-touch cover. 

Editor's note: We've tested and reviewed the Tempur-Topper Supreme, a predecessor to the Tempur-Topper Adapt. The new upgrades include straps, something our reviewer lamented about missing, and a new performance cover that is both breathable and moisture-wicking. Other than that, all specs remain the same.

ViscoSoft 4-Inch Active Cooling Memory Foam Mattress Topper - best mattress topperH&G silver badge

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Best cooling mattress topper: copper is both cooling and antimicrobial

Specifications

Best for: sleeping cool
Type: Memory Foam
Thickness: 4"
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King

Reasons to buy

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Uses copper, which is known for cooling and anti-microbial properties
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Washable cover

Reasons to avoid

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Straps struggle over thick mattresses

Forget tossing and turning from night sweats or mattresses that seem to retain too much body heat. ViscoSoft's Active Cooling Memory Foam Mattress Topper offers four inches of very important temperature and pressure point relief. Our reviewer said it offered pressure-point relief when sleeping on her side, while not sucking her into the foam when sleeping on her stomach. 

What we like
This supportive mattress topper is all about keeping you cool and comfortable. The unique Drift cooling cover helps moderate heat and deflects moisture while the copper-infused memory foam also works to transfer heat from the body to keep you cool. Another 2-inch layer of ventilated memory foam increases breathability and provides contouring support. In addition to cooling, copper is also preferred for its antimicrobial properties. The design itself is also extremely motion isolating, essentially minimizing any potential disruptions to your sleep. 

Things to note
The cover is washable, and the topper utilizes a breathable mesh anti-slip backing and elastic straps that conveniently connect it to the bed. Some have noted that they've struggled with the straps on already thick mattresses, or that the bands snapped. 

Our ViscoSoft Active Cooling Memory Foam Mattress Topper review has more details. 

Saatva mattress topper - best mattress topperH&G gold badge

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Best mattress topper for pressure-relief: conforms to your body

Specifications

Best for: maintaining proper spinal alignment
Type: High-Density Foam
Thickness: 3"
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King

Reasons to buy

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Evenly distributes weight for pressure relief
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Body contouring 
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Secures to bed with elastic band

Reasons to avoid

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Thinner than other toppers
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Might sleep warm for some

Looking to combat aches and pains without drastically changing your bedding setup? It's a wonder what 1.5-inches can do with Saatva's high-density foam mattress topper.

What we like
The 1.5" medium-firm design appeals to all sleep types, offering body-contouring support, and evenly distributing weight for pressure point relief. It also features secure elastic anchor bands that keep the mattress topper in place. The organic cotton cover promotes breathability.  

Things to note
The 1.5" is thinner than most of the mattress toppers on our list. If you're looking for a subtle change this will be perfect, but if you're expecting large comfort changes or hoping to fix larger durability issues with your mattress, you may need to consider alternatives. For instance, in addition to the foam mattress topper, Saatva also offers a 3" graphite cooling topper and a 1.5" buoyant latex design. Options are important. 

Our Saatva Graphite Mattress Topper review has more details.

Avocado Organic Latex Mattress Topper - best mattress topperH&G gold badge

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Best organic mattress topper: a hand-crafted latex topper available in plush and firm

Specifications

Best for: indulging in eco-luxury
Type: Latex
Thickness: 2.75"
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King

Reasons to buy

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Two firmness levels (plush and firm)
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Breathable wool cover
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Canvas bottom reduces slipping
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Meets several environmental certifications including GOTS, GOLS, Made Safe
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Carbon Negative Production & Shipping

Reasons to avoid

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No straps to secure to the bed
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Slightly smaller than mattress
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Faint odor from wool 

If you're looking to avoid any polyurethane foams, memory foams, latex blends, or chemical adhesives, Avocado is about as pure as it gets. You'll sleep soundly knowing that Avocado's Organic Latex Mattress Topper makes use of only a few organic materials. Our reviewer Antonia thought it completely enhanced her sleep set up as 'a more cushioning layer to relieve pressure points and support my body's natural curves.'

What we like
The list of clean materials and certifications that went into the creation of Avocado's latex topper, like two inches of GOLS organic certified Dunlop latex, a layer of organic certified wool for moisture-wicking, bounce, and as a natural flame retardant and a quilted ticking made with GOTS organic certified cotton. Essentially, these high-quality toppers mimic the exact same quality and cushioning of their mattresses, to add tailored comfort to a mattress that is either too hard or too soft...

That's right, you have the option to choose from plush or firm options depending on your preferences. The firm topper uses D75 medium-firm natural latex to add gentle support and resilience, while the Plush Topper uses D65 soft natural latex to provide a more cloud-like, luxury-plush feel. 

The Avocado mattress topper also meets a whole host of environmental certifications to make you feel safe in your purchase including Made Safe Certification, GreenGuard Gold, STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX, eco-INSTITUT certified. It also employs carbon-negative practices and partnerships to offset the impact of its production and shipping on the climate and greenhouse emissions.

Things to note
The latex topper does not use any straps to secure itself to the bed, rather an organic cotton canvas on the bottom of the topper will keep the mattress from slipping.

A few reviewers note that the toppers were slightly smaller than their existing mattress, which is most likely the result of the topper's handmade nature and thus decreased the sleeping surface just a smidge. Others mentioned a faint "barn house" smell that is a result of the wool and will fade with time. 

Avocado also offers the same 365 trial period on its toppers as its mattresses and a lengthy 10-year warranty.

Our Avocado Organic Latex Mattress Topper review has more details.

Birch plush organic mattress topperH&G gold badge

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Best mattress topper for couples: pleases both stomach, back, and side sleepers

Specifications

Best for: all sleep types, who are looking for a breathable and organic topper
Type: Latex
Thickness: 3"
Sizes: Twin, Full, Queen, King, Cal King

Reasons to buy

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All-natural, organic, eco-friendly materials
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Plush, but supportive
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High-quality construction

Reasons to avoid

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No way to secure the topper to the mattress
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Crease in the mattress topper doesn't go away

Deciding on a bed can be quite a heated conversation between couples with varying sleep needs. We've found that the Birch Plush Organic Mattress Topper bridges the gap between too plush and firm, suits stomach, back, and side sleepers, sleeps cool, and is organic. 

What we like
Beyond the high quality, organic materials and certifications, the latex topper is naturally breathable. Its simple, but impactful materials include an organic cotton cover, a hypoallergenic wool layer, and a Talalay latex base layer to offer cushioning for your pressure points. The handmade nature gives it a luxury appeal, and three inches is an ideal depth to transform the depth of your bed. Plus, despite its name featuring the moniker plush, it definitely is, our testers included stomach and back sleepers who felt comfortable and supportive, making it a fabulous choice for any combination of sleepers. 

Things to note
Our tester mentioned that after almost a year of sleeping on the Birch topper, there is still a slight crease down the middle from the way to the mattress topper was folded and packed in the box. It doesn't affect those who perhaps stay on their side of the bed, but could be a bit cumbersome when you cross over. Our tester described the sensation as like a blanket or sheet bunched up underneath. It does come with a 10-year warranty, and a 101-night sleep trial, which is atypical of most toppers, too. 

Our Birch Plush Organic Mattress Topper review has more details.

Sleep Innovations Ultra Soft Support Gel Memory Dual Layer Foam Mattress Topper - best mattress topper

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6. Sleep Innovations Ultra Soft Support Gel Memory Foam Dual Layer Mattress Topper

Best plush mattress topper: a hybrid design that combines cooling gel-memory foam and a quilted cover to make your bed extra-soft

Specifications

Best for: an ultra-soft surface that doesn't sacrifice support
Type: Gel-memory foam, and a quilted-plush cover
Thickness: 4"
Sizes: Twin, Full, Queen, King, Cal King

Reasons to buy

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Washable Quilted topper secures entire topper by stretching to fit bed like a fitted sheet
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Contouring comfort
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CertiPUR-US certified foam

Reasons to avoid

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Not recommended for those who sleep hot

If turning your mattress into the equivalent of a cloud is your mission for a better night's sleep, the Sleep Innovations Ultra Soft Support Gel Memory Foam Dual Layer Mattress Topper offers four inches of plush, contouring support. 

What we like
The Ultra-Soft design employs a three-inch cooling gel memory foam layer with a one-inch washable quilted fiberfill topper that stretches over the memory foam and mattress to secure itself to the bed like a fitted sheet. The soft topper contours to your body with just the right amount of sink. It's really like sleeping on a cloud, that also has the ability to reduce pain caused by pressure points. 

Things to note
Those who have tried this mattress topper found it extremely comfortable but mentioned if you already do tend to sleep hot, this won't exactly make you sleep cooler. 

PlushBeds Extra Firm Natural Latex Topper - best mattress topper

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7. PlushBeds Extra Firm Natural Latex Topper

Best firm mattress topper: one of the most supportive toppers available for excellent pressure point and back pain relief

Specifications

Best for: those who enjoy very firm surfaces
Type: Talalay Latex
Thickness: 2" or 3"
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King

Reasons to buy

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Great support
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Odor-free, hypo-allergenic, anti-microbial, dust mite resistant, and mildew resistant 
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Customizable thickness and firmness options

Reasons to avoid

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Extra-firm is not as forgiving to your shoulders, hips, and knees
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Cotton cover extra

If you're on a bed that lost its support, or on a mission to make a soft bed, well, firm,  PlushBeds Extra-Firm Natural Latex Topper comes out top for offering one of the firmest, most supportive latex toppers on the market, reaching a 7 on the firmness scale. While the name does sound like an oxymoron coming from PlushBeds, the company actually makes a variety of Latex toppers in differing depths and firmness levels to suit your sleep preferences. 

What we like
PlushBed's all-natural Talalay latex topper offers superior support and pressure point relief for increased comfort through the night. The Extra-Firm is recommended for those who enjoy very firm surfaces, stomach or back sleepers, and those over 250lbs. 

Beyond being able to choose from four different firmness levels, you can also choose between two and three inches depths, the former which adds a supportive layer while still allowing you to slightly feel your mattress underneath, and the latter for additional cushion and insulation from your existing mattress. 

The latex also has an open-cell airflow design that offers heat distribution to keep you cool and also isolates motion from your partner.

Things to note
PlushBeds notes that its extra-firm design may not be as forgiving to your shoulders, hips, and knees, but provides excellent support. If any of those areas are problem areas for you, we suggest trying the medium-firm topper to not create any further potential pain points. 

For an additional cost, you can also add on an organic cotton cover. Latex is not washable, so it could be useful to have an extra cover to protect it. 

Parachute Down Mattress Topper - best mattress topper

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8. Parachute Down Mattress Topper

Best featherbed: a soft topper made with responsibly sourced down

Specifications

Best for: adding a pillow-top like experience to your mattress
Type: Down
Thickness: 3"
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Cal King

Reasons to buy

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Luxuriously soft and cozy
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Breathable and doesn't trap heat
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Made of RDS down
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Excellent for all sleep types
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Baffle-box construction keeps down from shifting

Reasons to avoid

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Dry Clean
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No straps to connect to the bed
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Not super pressure-relieving 

Traditionalists will gravitate toward the cloud-like nature of Parachute's Down Mattress Topper, which offers all the benefits of a featherbed, without any sharp feathers poking through. 

What we like
The 550-fill power feather bed with a cotton cover feels like pure luxury, using down that is Responsible Down Standard certified. The three-inch topper features a dual-chamber design with two layers of down and feathers for enveloping comfort and uses baffle box stitching to keep the fill evenly distributed and puffy. Your new topper will be like sleeping on a cloud every single night, and it's comfortable for back, side, and even stomach sleepers. 

It's also much more breathable than memory foam or latex and will suit hot sleepers. 

Things to note
The mattress topper has no straps to secure it in place, so you'll want a snug-fitting mattress protector to keep it from slipping around. 

The down topper adds more or less a soft surface, rather than increased pressure relief or additional lumbar support. This is for the person who wants to be surrounded by softness, but not necessarily looking for support. You'll need to look to latex or memory foam for that. 

Down is also not hypoallergenic, so if you are sensitive to allergens or dust, you'll want to consider a down alternative, which Parachute also makes, or one of the other memory foam or latex designs on this list. 

Climate Beneficial Wool Mattress Topper - best mattress topper

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9. Coyuchi Climate Beneficial Wool Mattress Topper

Best wool mattress topper: all-natural wool is temperature regulating, hypoallergenic, and supportive

Specifications

Best for: temperature regulation
Type: Wool
Thickness: 1.5"
Sizes: King

Reasons to buy

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More durable than memory foam, more supportive than down
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Temperature regulating 
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Non-allergenic and dust-mite resistant
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Machine washable

Reasons to avoid

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Should be used underneath the mattress cover and mattress pad, not directly under your sheet. 

Both hypoallergenic and environmentally conscious, Coyuchi's Climate Beneficial Wool Mattress Topper is more durable than foam and more supportive than down. It'll also keep you cool when you want it, and warm when you need it.

What we like
First of all, Coyuchi's extremely transparent production process discusses how the wool is sourced from a ranch in California before being sent to a historic Michigan woolen mill where the wool is washed with biodegradable soap, rinsed, then air-dried. Next, it's transferred to the mill’s original antique carding machines, which use steam and humidity in place of chemicals to finish the topper. Each topper is hand-knotted in 9" squares to hold the wool in place then encased in an organic cotton shell. 

Wool is naturally non-allergenic and dust-mite resistant. It's also beloved as a temperature regulator in both warm and cool weather for true year-round comfort. As a topper, it offers soft support and insulation. While it won't necessarily mold to your body like memory foam, it maintains its shape to offer gentle pressure relief. 

Things to note
The topper is designed to be used underneath the mattress cover and mattress pad, not directly under your sheet. 

Now, what is Climate Beneficial wool exactly? Coyuchi also explains that the ranches they source wool from have a Carbon Farming plan in place and practice land stewardship. These practices help to reduce up the carbon imprint by up to 150 pounds of CO2 per garment.

How we test the best mattress toppers?

The Homes & Gardens' mattress review process is editorially independent and not influenced by any third parties. Our expert mattress testers sleep on each featured mattress topper for at least two weeks. All our reviews are based on the real-life experience of using these products at home. The products are given to us free of charge. Often times we are able to keep our mattress, which gives us the opportunity to return to our reviews for updating, so you can keep up-to-date with how it's fared over a period of time.

All of the mattresses toppers on this best list with rankings have been personally reviewed by members of our team, who take into account value for the money, construction, comfort, and support, and the accuracy of any special features.  Now we understand that mattress topper firmness is subjective, so we also ask each reviewer to be transparent about their sleep habits, as well as invite others to lie on it and share their impressions.

If the mattress topper is unranked, we're still working to get our hands on a sample, or may even be in the midst of testing it out. For these instances, we've researched and, perused through hundreds of reviews, and deep-dived into their construction, special qualities, and who they may suit best. 

For more insight into our hands-on review process, refer to our Homes & Gardens review guidelines

Our testing team includes: