What every best Mattress Toppers has:
- Combines cushioning with support.
- Has a smooth surface.
- Regulates body heat.
The editors of SleepLiketheDead.com have analyzed more than 62,000 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 conducts 24 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 is also named. Research is thorough and well-explained, and several popular toppers are considered.
Derek Hales and his wife, Samantha, personally test every mattress topper they review here, although there are only a handful. Reviews tend to be thorough and Hales will go back and update the original write-up with his longer-term impressions. He focuses on memory foam and latex, and most are online-only options.
Memory foam mattress toppers are by far the most popular mattress topper at Amazon.com, 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.com; others are sold through third party, marketplace sellers, and can be found less expensively elsewhere, such as at Walmart.com or Overstock.com.
Overstock.com is the exclusive seller of several popular mattress toppers, including Serta, National Sleep products and Lambswool (though we can't determine who manufacturers Lambswool mattress pads). Many of these mattress toppers garner hundreds or even thousands of reviews.
Walmart.com 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. Walmart is the exclusive retailer for the Beautyrest featherbed mattress topper that's a Best Reviewed choice, and the various models and sizes of that mattress pad gets thousands of largely positive reviews.
Some of the mattress pads toppers at Wayfair.com 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.
This retail site sells fewer mattress pads overall than our other retail review sources, focusing on those that are designed for allergy sufferers. On this page, editors list the pros and cons of various mattress toppers along with star ratings. However rating criteria and testing, if any, are not spelled out. Links to pages for specific products include more detailed specs and sometimes customer reviews. Brand names aren't always provided, however.