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Serta Ultimate 4-inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper Review

Est. $200
Reviewed
July 2015
by ConsumerSearch
Serta Ultimate 4-inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper Review

Best memory foam mattress topper

Pros
  • Comfortable
  • Good for pain relief
  • Durable
  • Three-year warranty
Cons
  • Too soft for some
  • May retain heat
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Bottom line

The Serta Ultimate 4-inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper is a good choice for those who prefer a very soft bed. Many users like the way they sink into the thick, dense foam, and say it's great for relieving pain in their back and joints. However, others complain that the topper is too soft to provide good support and makes it hard to move around. It comes in twin, full, queen, king and California king.

Breaking it down

Comfort

Very soft, but not supportive. Owners agree that Serta Ultimate 4-inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper is very soft; many reviews compare it to sleeping on a cloud. That's great for some, but not everyone. Some say they sank too far into this 4-inch memory topper, and felt as if they were sleeping on a giant sponge. However; the vast majority of users say it has transformed their old mattress and great improved their sleep and is soft yet supportive. It seems to be most popular with side sleepers, less so with stomach sleepers. Very few co-sleepers report "rolling" into each other due to dips in the middle. Like most memory foam mattress toppers, the Serta retains body heat to some degree, but most users don't find it bothersome and some say they appreciate the added warmth.

Ease of use

Odor disappears quickly. Like all memory foam mattress toppers, the Serta Ultimate 4-inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper has a chemical odor when new, but most reviewers find that the smell is minimal and disappears if the topper is aired for a couple of days before use. The manufacturer suggests taking it out of the box and allowing it to unroll itself for 48 ours; this also gives any odors time to dissipate. However, many owners say the mattress pad was completely expanded and the odor gone in just a few hours. This Serta mattress pad doesn't include a cover, but an optional cover is available for about $60. Some reviewers also say it tends to run a bit small; although few report that as a problem, merely an observation.

Durability

Longer-than-customary warranty. Many owners who purchased the Serta Ultimate 4-inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper as a temporary solution for a sagging mattress report being very pleased at how long it kept its shape and support. We found very few complaints of compression, tearing, or other durability issues, although there were a few owners who said they accidentally tore chunks out of the mattress, or that it came with a chunk torn out; however, these are generally corner pieces which don't affect the performance of the memory foam topper. The Serta Ultimate is made from viscoelastic memory foam which is hypoallergenic and antibacterial. It comes with a long, three-year warranty.

Where To Buy
Serta Ultimate 4-inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper - King

 (18 reviews)
5 New from $195.00

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Our Sources

1. SleepLikeTheDead.com

The Serta Memory Foam Mattress Topper is second on this list of seven top memory foam mattress toppers, with an owner satisfaction rating of 91 percent based on the input of more than 23,000 owners.

Review: Memory Foam Topper Reviews, Ratings and Comparisons, Editors of SleepLikeTheDead.com, March 2, 2015

2. Overstock.com

The various sizes of the Serta Ultimate 4-inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper earn an overall rating of 4.5 stars out of 5 in more than 5,650 reviews. User say it's extremely comfortable, yet surprisingly supportive. There are many raves from those who suffer from back pain, fibromyalgia, and arthritis who say they wake up pain free every morning now.

Review: Serta Ultimate 4-inch Visco Memory Foam Mattress Topper, Contributors to Overstock.com, As of June 2015

3. Amazon.com

Amazon.com sells the Serta Ultimate 4-inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper only through marketplace sellers, so it has fewer reviews than other memory foam mattress pads here. However, in the more than two dozen reviews for the king size, it earns a score of 4.3 stars out of 5. Other sizes are available elsewhere on the site, and the queen size scores 4.5 stars, though that's based on fewer reviews. Most agree that it's very comfortable, a few say it's a bit too soft.

Review: Serta Ultimate 4-inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper - King, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of June 2015

4. Viewpoints.com

The Serta Ultimate 4-inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper earns an overall rating of 4.4 stars out of 5 in about 70 reviews at Viewpoints.com; 93 percent would recommend it to a friend. Owners say it's comfortable, supportive and good for pain relief; most agree it's a great fix for an old mattress -- at a much lower price than buying a new mattress.

Review: Serta Ultimate 4-inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper Reviews, Contributors to Viewpoints.com, As of June 2015

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