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Mattress Toppers : Ratings of Sources

By: Kelly Burgess on June 20, 2018

Mattress Toppers: Ratings of Sources

Editors of Sleep Like the Dead, May 4, 2018

The editors of Sleep Like the Dead have analyzed 51,737 individual owner reviews for several types of mattress toppers, including memory foam, latex, featherbed, fiberbed and wool; as well as mattress pads. Based on this data, they rate overall consumer satisfaction with this type of mattress, as well as with specific models, giving each a satisfaction rating. However, the mattress toppers are not reviewed in any further detail.

Autumn Whitefield-Madrano and Jackie Reeve, Dec. 4, 2017

Autumn Whitefield-Madrano and Jackie Reeve conduct 32 hours of research and interviews, as well as nine nights of testing six memory foam toppers. She makes the DreamFoam 2" Gel Swirl mattress topper the top choice, with a very similar topper -- the slightly more expensive Red Nomad -- named a runner up. A premium pick and an "Also great" latex topper are also named. Research is thorough and well-explained, and several popular toppers are considered.

Contributors to Amazon, As of June 2018

Memory foam mattress toppers are by far the most popular mattress topper at Amazon, but there are thousands of other types and styles here as well. Dozens of products get thousands of reviews, many others get hundreds, and there are quite a few very well-reviewed toppers and pads. Some of these mattress toppers are exclusive to Amazon.

Contributors to Overstock, As of June 2018

Overstock is the exclusive seller of several popular mattress toppers, including Serta, National Sleep products and Lambswool. Many of these mattress toppers garner hundreds or even thousands of reviews. Ratings tend to be higher here than elsewhere, even for the same mattress toppers and pads.

Contributors to Walmart, As of June 2018

Walmart sells hundreds of mattress pads and toppers, and quite a few get hundreds of reviews. Mattress toppers tend to score more highly than mattress pads, overall. Although we don't include it in this report, the Mainstay brand of value-priced mattress pads is sold exclusively at Walmart.

Contributors to Wayfair, As of June 2018

Some of the mattress pads toppers at Wayfair get thousands of reviews and they are very easy to sort by type, material, and size. As we see elsewhere, memory foam toppers "top" the ratings, but gel-based memory foam toppers also do well.

Editors and Contributors to Allergy Buyers Club, As of June 2018

This retail site sells fewer mattress pads overall than our other retail review sources, focusing on those that are designed for allergy sufferers. When you click on individual products, there is both an expert rating and customer ratings, although far user feedback than elsewhere.

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