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    17 Mattress Pads And Toppers That'll Help You Sleep So Much Better

    Get ready for some Rip Van Winkle–like sleep... without the devastating news when you wake.

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    1. A 3-inch dense memory foam pad for a conforming hug meant to relieve pressure points.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought this for my wife. She's pregnant and her hips had been aching sleeping on our mattress. Guess what? She says the pain is gone since we've been sleeping on this topper. The topper arrived quickly. I unpacked it and laid it on our floor so it could expand and air out. It didn't take long at all for it to expand. We put it on our bed the same evening it arrived at our house. I personally didn't find the smell to be too strong or offensive. I noticed it for 2–3 days, but that's about it. I've been sleeping better since getting the topper. It's prevented my shoulders from falling asleep when I sleep on my sides. I weigh about 200 lbs, my wife weighs about 150 lbs. (five months pregnant). I'm glad I didn't buy the 2-inch topper because I don't think that would have been thick enough." —Ryan M. Healy

    Price: $129.79+ (sizes thick twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, and California king)

    2. A gel-infused memory foam number to help you find the perfect position for sleeping — even if you're nine months pregnant.

    Amazon

    Made of a ventilated design infused with gel and comes with a 3-year warranty.

    Promising review: "So we've now had this for roughly a few months now and it's the best sleep I've gotten in a long time. I'm currently in my ninth month of pregnancy so finding a comfortable sleeping position without a pillow is nearly impossible, but I'm able to sleep a bit better with this on our bed. The only downside is it tears fairly easily, so if you have dogs like us (or even cats) I would be extra careful with having them on the bed due to nails. Highly recommend purchasing!" —Michaela

    Price: $44.99+ (thicknesses 2- and 3-inch, and sizes twin, twin XL, full, full XL, queen, king, and California king)

    3. A ~cooling~ bamboo topper with a fitted skirt to keep everything in place and cool — even if you're a restless sleeper and constantly wake up in a sweat. (It me.)

    Amazon

    Made of hypoallergenic down alternative RevoLoft Cluster Fiber and fits mattresses up to 18" deep.

    Promising review: "We went from a traditional mattress to a Tempurpedic memory foam mattress (with a cooling gel layer) and we NEVER would have bought it if we realized it retains your body heat and holds it against you. It was too hot even in the winter and I'm always cold. I trusted the reviews of the this bamboo mattress topper and am SO happy I did. It made such a huge difference... I've been using it for over a month now and I haven't sweated once!!! We bought a split king so our mattress covers are twin XL." —Michelle

    Price: $89.99+ (sizes twin, twin XL, full, full XL, queen, Olympic queen, king, and California king)

    4. A ventilated memory foam layer in three thicknesses for finding the perfect fit for your bed because one size most certainly doesn't fit all!.

    Amazon

    Made with open-cell technology to prevent lasting body impressions and comes with a 3-year warranty.

    Promising review: "I am staying in my room at my grandma's for the next year or two while I finish school. I decided while I am here I only will need the twin size bed that was already in the room since I stay overnight at my boyfriend's house a lot as well. Buying a new mattress or bed seemed like a waste of money since I already have a very nice queen bed in storage. This pad has been a great alternative option and has made the older mattress on the bed like a brand new one!" —Cassandra

    Price: $64.99+ (thicknesses 2-, 3-, and 4-inch, and sizes twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, and California king)

    5. A Visco elastic foam topper that'll easily fit underneath your fitted sheet because it's an inch shorter on the sides.

    Amazon

    Made of a polymer design to keep cool air in and hot air out.

    Promising review: "I purchased this topper for my 26-year-old daughter's queen size bed. Since getting her new mattress, she would often wake up with an aching or stiff back. She is on her feet for 8–10 hours a day at her job. We went on Amazon and found this one. The topper is very thick and like the description said, it does not stay flattened down when she gets out of bed. It was very easy to put on her bed and just as easy to make the bed. She told me that she was 'ready for a struggle with it!' But the edges are tapered and a little thinner so it was very easy to put the fitted sheet on. And one of the biggest pluses is that it does not retain heat or make her hot at night. We were concerned about that because she lives in Florida. She loves it and it has really helped her back. This topper is well worth the price, which was a steal in my opinion." —pms531

    Price: $64.99+ (thicknesses 2-, 3-, and 4-inch, and sizes twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, and California king)

    6. A cushy topper duo because you can and should have it all when it comes to your bedding sitch.

    Amazon

    Includes 2 inches of quilted fiber fill with 2 inches of memory foam, and comes with a 10-year limited warranty.

    Promising review: "WOW! I was skeptical on this, but I pulled the trigger and I'm so glad i did. I bought the Sleep Number Bed...returned it, bought the Purple bed, returned it. Bought another few mattress toppers and hated them. This one does the trick. I had back surgery a few years ago, so pain never really goes away, but I must say that I have not had any back pain from sleeping, like I've had in the past. It's so very comfortable, and my wife loves it to." —Pete Bronkie

    Price: $121.99+ (sizes twin, full, queen, king, and California king)

    7. A 2-inch memory foam topper to make a too-firm mattress so much easier to sleep on through the night.

    Amazon

    Comes with a 5-year warranty.

    Promising review: "This was a LIFE SAVER. My husband and I bought a mattress on clearance. It was extra firm and on clearance for a reason (we learned after one night of sleeping on it). It was like a brick. We both have back problems and knew we wanted firm, but this made my limbs go numb if I slept on my side. It is still firm but seriously turned my bed into something perfect. I will never hesitate to buy a cheap clearance mattress again because I know there is a quick fix and this is it." —Claire S.

    Price: $59.99+ (sizes twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, and California king)

    8. A gel-memory foam swirl topper available in three thicknesses as a breathable option that'll cradle your sore spots.

    Amazon

    Made of open-cell memory foam with gel infusions.

    Promising review: "We put this on top of our (very uncomfortable) camper mattress (short queen size). It was easy to trim to length with a utility knife. The mattress fluffed up to full size in less than 24 hours, but definitely had a unique smell to it during this time. We simply opened a few windows to the camper the first full day with it, and the smell went away. The RV mattress is now so comfortable. The topper did not make me hot at all. I slept great each night and didn't wake up sore at any point in time! Normally after a few nights on the RV mattress, I dread sleeping. No so anymore! It was definitely worth it!" —Shaun S.

    Price: $39.99+ (thicknesses 2- and 3-inch, and sizes twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, and California king)

    9. A foam topper with a removable cover you can wash, in case you're one of those people who washes your bedding as often as you should. (And good for you!)

    Amazon

    Made of 2-inch gel memory foam and a machine-washable bamboo cover.

    Promising review: "One of the best purchases I've made in my life. It's so comfy I often giggle when I get into bed. I've had memory foam pads before, this is SO much better. The thick smooth cover helps immensely, my sheets can move with me instead of getting stuck on the pad. The cover has stay-put dots on the underside so it won't roam around the bed. The bed hasn't felt hot, even when it was over 80 degrees in the house, I think that's where the gel part comes in. I personally like the 2-inch best. Much thicker and I kinda get stuck in the bed and my feet and hands are too high compared to the rest of me. 1-inch pads don't do much comforting for me. This is the Goldilocks of mattress pads. Just right." —debs

    Price: $59.99+ (sizes twin, full, queen, and king)

    10. A 2-inch down alternative mattress pad to give you the feel of a featherbed for significantly less dough.

    Amazon

    Made of a premium microfiber shell with down alternative polyfill.

    Promising review: "This is the BEST mattress pad I have ever bought. PERIOD. I have paid up to $180 for mattress toppers that aren't this good. One reviewer commented about the fact that it didn't have the stretchy fabric that holds the mattress pad onto the mattress. You don't need it with this, and you don't want it with this. When you change sheets, just shake this and fluff it, turn it over if you want, and you're good to go. The other type pads that have the elastic polyester sides only compress the pads, trust me, I have half a dozen. This does not sleep hot at all. The loft is close to 3 inches. And there is no feather fill sticking to you either like from a feather bed topper. I've been waking up for quite a long time with my hips killing me, turning side to side all night long. Not anymore. If you want a good mattress topper, you really should try this one. It is very comfortable. Sleeping is a pleasure again." —MRH

    Price: $38.75+ (sizes twin, full, queen, and king)

    11. An odor-eliminating option — you won't have to worry about it smelling funny because your dog *has* to sleep with you.

    Amazon

    Made of cool gel memory foam with green tea extract and castor natural seed oil for odor elimination, and comes with a 5-year warranty.

    Promising review: "Was actually quite surprised by the comfort this brought. I do not sleep well at all and do not sleep solidly, or reach REM usually. Since getting it I've slept on it three times and each time I quickly fall asleep, am extremely comfortable, and sleep very deeply. I have had a 2-inch memory foam pad and it didn't offer the support this does because it didn't have the high density crap. Seriously happy and seriously recommend it if you don't sleep well at night" —Patrick H.

    Price: $45.99+ (thicknesses 1.5-, 2-, 3-, and 4-inch, and sizes twin, full, queen, and king)

    12. A charcoal bamboo foam topper to help regulate moisture, temperature, and odor.

    Amazon

    Hypoallergenic, and infused with bamboo and charcoal.

    Promising review: "Great Scott! When I get fired for not coming into work, can I sue this company? I ask because man, I do NOT want to get out of bed in the morning. I purchased the queen size, and I am not joking about this; I have slept better since putting this on my bed (and no, I did not wait the suggested 48 hours) than I have in years! I have sleep apnea, and if I lay on my right side, my hip starts to hurt, and if I lay on my left side, my sinuses clog up on that side making breathing difficult. With this mattress topper, I am able to actually lay on my back and fall asleep for the first time in years!" —Danny

    Price: $49.99+ (thicknesses 2-, 3-, and 4-inch, and sizes twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, and California king)

    13. A natural latex topper for soft but supportive firmness, without synthetic fillers.

    Amazon

    Made of 100% natural latex foam.

    Promising review: "Can't recommend this enough. I have this 3" latex soft topper on both of my beds now — bedroom and daybed. I need a firm support mattress, but my joints hate it. With the soft toppers, I get to keep my firm mattress support, but the topper makes it feel like I'm sleeping on a cloud. It's so comfortable I look forward to bedtime or siesta. I put a nice TV in the bedroom a few years ago, but I haven't been able to watch a single thing because I fall asleep within a minute or two of climbing into bed. If you have problems getting comfortable on a firm bed, don't make the mistake of buying a soft mattress that will offer poor support. Just get a soft topper! Your body will thank you. I use a deep mattress cover and BedVoyage bamboo sheets (deep corners), which only add to the comfort level." —M. Spalding

    Price: $69+ (thicknesses 1-, 2-, and 3-inch, and sizes twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, and California king)

    14. A lavender-infused topper for a ~super relaxing~ ventilated design that'll lull you to sleep.

    Amazon

    Made of ventilated memory foam infused with lavender scent.

    Promising review: "After many glorious nights of sleep I consider this mattress topper to be an investment. I don't know how I've lived without it. It perfectly conforms to my shape without making me feel like I'm sinking. I can actually sleep comfortably on my back. And, when I get out of bed, the topper returns back to its original shape just like memory foam is supposed to. Also, the fragrance is heavenly. It was a little strong the first night, but not so strong that I couldn't sleep. I ignored the package instructions that said to unroll the pad and let it lie in a flat place for about 48 hours prior to use so that it could reshape itself and so that the fragrance could die down a little. But, once I received the topper I didn't want to wait two more days to use it! For those of you out there who are considering buying this mattress topper, please be aware it's going to look oddly lumpy when you first unroll it. Be patient and don't try to stretch it to fit your mattress. You might tear it. You can either let it lie flat as the instructions recommend or, if you're as impatient as I am, just put it on your mattress and let it flatten out under you. I loved this topper so much I bought one for my daughter to use on her terrible college dorm mattress." —A B

    Price: $48.39+ (thicknesses 2-, 3-, and 4-inch, and sizes twin, twin XL, full, queen, king, and California king)

    15. And a cooling lavender-infused egg crate pad in case you want a slight change but can't deny the comfort of the classic design.

    Amazon

    Made of body-conforming memory foam.

    Promising review: "I'm really enjoying this mattress topper. It is so squishy and comfy! It's cradles your body no matter what angle your laying in. My boyfriend has trouble sleeping (staying asleep), normally he's turning constantly and he said he slept really well too. There is no chemical smell as mentioned in a couple of the reviews and it smells pleasantly of lavender, which is soothing. I love it =)" —Meryl Montgomery

    Price: $52.99+ (available in sizes twin, twin XL, full, short queen, queen, and king; also in a copper-infused version)

    16. Or a 2-inch egg crate topper in case you don't wanna mess with a good thing and hate aromatherapy. (Y tho?!)

    Amazon

    Made of ventilated memory foam.

    Promising review: "This is a must for extra comfort!!! I can't wait to get into bed. I've used this twice before (two different beds). I even ordered this for my living quarters while stationed in Afghanistan. Seriously a good purchase." —CHRIS P. SCHEMER

    Price: $36.99+ (sizes twin, full, queen, and king)

    17. A cooling down-alternative pad with extra deep pockets for fitting over your mattress covers and staying there.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "We have an old lumpy mattress and buying a new mattress just isn't in our cards right now. We have the legendary body imprints on the parts of the bed we sleep on. The nights were becoming un bearable. We purchased a memory foam topper to go underneath this and it added the perfect amount of comfort for us. My toddler spilled food on this mattress pad and it didn't even soak through to the memory foam. I was able to take it off and wash it. In my opinion that makes it worth the money right there!" —Wes Bolton

    Price: $39.90+ (available in sizes twin, twin XL, full, full XL, queen, Olympic queen, king, and California king)

    Here's to waking up feeling *extra* well rested — even if you're stuck with an ancient mattress.

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