What every best Mattress Toppers has:
- Combines cushioning with support.
- Has a smooth surface.
- Regulates body heat.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.