Everybody’s gotta use a mattress. But sometimes, you end up with the most terrible, painful, evil mattress. Why not soften it up with a foam mattress topper?
Now, if your bed is so bad that you related to that evil joke on a spiritual level, maybe you need to skip our look at toppers and jump right into getting a brand new budget-friendly foam mattress. If you just need to freshen up the one you have, however, let’s dig in.
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Foam mattress toppers can come in different thicknesses and densities, but they all aim to make your bed more comfortable by adding some cushion and support. When you’re sick of your uncomfortable mattress, you can save a lot of money by buying a topper instead of a brand new mattress. A topper can even extend the life of your mattress by diffusing bodyweight, a nice bonus that anybody can appreciate.
But it can be difficult to find the mattress topper that’s right for you. Some mattress toppers are incredibly soft and thick, to the point that your entire body can sink deep into their foamy goodness. But if you like to sleep on a surface that’s a bit more supportive, then you’ll want to find a mattress topper that’s on the thin side, or one that’s made with layers of different densities.
Luckily, we’ve done some of the work for you. Here are our favorite mattress toppers, from super-plush to super-supportive. We’ve listed the queen-size price for these mattress toppers, but almost all of them are available in other sizes—you’ll, naturally, pay a bit more for a king size and a good bit less for a twin.
Sleep Innovations 4-Inch Gel Topper With Quilt Cover ($152)
If you have a really terrible mattress, then you may want to get a super deep mattress topper. The Sleep Innovations 4-inch topper is deep enough to completely transform your mattress. And it’s made of a gel memory foam that conforms to the shape of your body, and sucks away your excess body heat. No more waking up in sweats!