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It may seem painfully obvious to say that sleep is important, but roughly a third of Americans get less than seven hours of sleep each night. There are a lot of factors that go into this, including overworking, the negative effects of screen time, and other distractions. While it may be hard to reduce distractions, you can at least try to make your bed more comfortable; that way, when it’s finally time to sleep you won’t be tossing and turning. One small way to wake up feeling well-rested is to invest in a comfortable mattress topper.
If you have a subpar mattress or just an old one that’s starting to lose its shape, a mattress topper is one of the most affordable ways to extend the lifespan of your mattress, while also improving your nightly rest. We’ve included both memory foam and down-alternative quilted toppers. Memory foam molds to your body shape to help evenly distribute your weight, and can potentially aid in pain relief, while quilted covers are plush, cooler than memory foam and often machine washable. And, if you can’t choose between the two, consider the options below that combine a memory foam layer with a quilted cover. Each seller offers different mattress sizes, which can be chosen from the product page.
1. Sleep Innovations Gel Memory Foam (King)
Sleep Innovations has been offering great products for over 20 years, and their Gel Memory Foam comes with two layers and a machine washable cover. The top layer is quilted and has a soft fill, while the bottom is a cooling memory gel. The quilted top has a stretchy fabric on the bottom that fits around the bottom of the mattress to keep the whole thing in place. The top is machine washable, and the topper is made in the US.
Pros: Machine washable cover, dual-layer is a good option for those who don’t want to sleep directly on memory foam. Made in the US.
Cons: Runs a bit hot.
2. LUCID 2 Inch Lavender Memory Foam (Queen)
It’s a slightly uncomfortable truth, but people sweat when they sleep. Sometimes a lot. That’s why this memory foam mattress comes with a lavender scent to add a pleasant aroma to the bedroom. The topper has varying texture throughout, which is designed to offer customized support to different parts of the body.
Pros: Varying texture to support different parts of your body and a pleasant lavender scent.
Cons: Lavender scent can be overwhelming to those who are sensitive to smell.
3. LINENSPA 2 Inch Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper (Full)
Linenspa’s memory foam mattress topper is gel-infused to help reduce overheating that is common with memory foam. It comes in two-inch or three-inch varieties, allowing for customized support. It’s also available in a wide variety of mattress sizes, including some of the less common ones like Short Queen and Full XL.
Pros: Luxurious and gel-infused to keep you cool.
Cons: Slight odor that dissipates quickly. As with all memory foam, some heat retention is expected.
4. ViscoSoft 4 Inch Pillow Top Memory Foam Mattress Topper (Queen)
Struggling to choose between memory foam and down? You don’t have to, thanks to ViscoSoft’s innovative mattress topper. It combines a 2.5-inch layer of gel memory foam and 1.5 inches of a quilted cover with a down memory foam fill. The mattress topper also has four elastic straps on the corners to secure it to your mattress. The cotton cover is also removable and machine washable, making maintenance easy. Best of all, this topper is made in the US.
Pros: Combines the softness of quilted cover with the support of memory foam. US-made. Machine washable cover.
Cons: Foam does have some smell, but it should dissipate.
5. LEISURE TOWN Mattress Pad Cover (Queen)
This comfortable mattress topper from the aptly named Leisure Town has a quilted top and a synthetic down fill. It also has fabric sewn onto the bottom, similar to a fitted sheet. This allows you to properly secure it to your mattress without worrying about it sliding around at night. The cover is made from 100% cotton, meaning it’ll be soft and breathable for hot sleepers.
Pros: Soft cotton cover. Fabric on the bottom similar to a fitted sheet, allowing you to tuck it under the bed. Plush quilted top.
Cons: Not as hot as memory foam, but not as cooling as it could be.
6. AmazonBasics Memory Foam Mattress Topper (King)
Amazon’s in house Basics line has tons of affordable home goods, and this topper is a decent option if you’re looking for a memory foam mattress topper. It comes in all of the main mattress sizes, and you can choose between two and three-inch thicknesses (the price shown is for the two-inch King). Since memory foam has a reputation for being heat-retaining, this option is infused with cooling gel.
Pros: Comfortable memory foam option. Centi-Pur certified and hypoallergenic. Airflow channels and cooling gel-infused for breathability.
Cons: Can be too warm for some.
7. EASELAND Mattress Pad Pillow Top Mattress Cover (Queen)
Memory foam is great, but some people prefer a more plush and cool option. This option from Easeland is pillow top mattress topper, and it has quilted cells filled with down alternative. The cover is made from 100% cotton, making this a breathable option for hot sleepers. Plus, the cover has a fitted fabric pocket on the bottom, ensuring that it will sit snugly on the mattress without moving. And the entire thing is machine washable, too.
Pros: Fitted-sheet style cover holds securely. 100% cotton cover is soft and breathable.
Cons: Could be plusher.