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    This Cheap Mattress Topper Will Have You Snoring In No Time

    Stop counting sheep, start getting sleep.

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    My future mattress will be made from magical feathers that produce no back pain. However, the one I currently have is terrible — and I needed an inexpensive solution.


    Sadly, I live in a small dungeon that can comfortably fit a twin. BUT! This year, I decided to invest in a new mattress because the one I currently have is lumpy, hard, and I can just feel the springs. Smart, right?

    WRONG. My research revealed that mattresses are very expensive — who knew? While I’m willing to invest in quality products, I also realize that I won’t be sleeping in a twin bed forever. Buying an expensive mattress seemed like a waste of money considering that, in my near future, I would like a bed that could comfortably fit me and a couple of dogs. Perhaps my boyfriend, too.

    Luckily, I found this budget-friendly memory foam mattress topper ($36.89) that provides the perfect amount of cushiony support and has me snoring in no time.

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    This 1½" Memory Foam Mattress Topper by Threshold promises to "relieve pressure points and sore muscles" while providing "body-cradling support and comfort," and BOY DOES IT DELIVER.

    How do you use this thing? First, I let this giant pillow "air out" for about an hour so it could settle into its original form, since it had to be rolled up to fit inside the box. I placed the topper directly on top of my mattress and put a fitted bed sheet over: it's thick enough to really feel like you’re sleeping on a cloud (about the width of six issues of Nylon, for reference), but not too thick that your sheets won’t be able to cover it. Plus, there's a subtle minty scent intended to neutralize odors.

    Conclusion: Overall, this is probably the best $40 I’ve ever spent. The first night I slept on this bad boy, I woke up feeling like a new woman; it's now been three months and I continue to fall asleep 10x faster, wake up feeling refreshed, and I don't look like the Hunchback of Notre Dame due to back pain. Hooray!

    And apparently, I am NOT the only life affected by this amazing cloud cushion.

    Promising review: "After reading all the reviews, I decided to give this mattress topper a try. I'm so glad I did!! This has made my bed so comfortable and I've had zero mornings with any back pain at all. My husband has also stopped having back pain after sleeping on this. This was a great buy, and it's saved me a ton of money since I no longer feel the need to buy a new mattress. For reference, my current mattress is about 14 years old and not very comfortable." —Amy

    Get it from Target for $36.89 (available in sizes Twin, Full, Queen, King, California King, and Twin Extra Long).

    💤 Let's put sheep out of business, once and for all 💤

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    Get it? Because you won't have to count them in order to fall asleep?

    I'm done.

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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