Best Mattress Toppers 2023: How to Choose

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What is the best mattress topper?

When purchasing a mattress topper, it depends on what materials you would like, the thickness you need, and your price range. Here are our picks, and below that, some considerations for you.  

Below you’ll find out the reasons why these toppers made the grade, but first – a few general questions:

What is a mattress topper?

A mattress topper is a layer of cushioning that is placed on top of your mattress. It can be made of cotton, wool, latex, or down, among other things.  It is held in place by a fitted sheet or mattress pad/protector. A mattress topper is removable and can be transferred to another bed or go with you when you stay away from home.

Why buy a mattress topper?

While there are many reasons people buy mattress toppers, the main reason is they add a nice comfort layer to a firm mattress. If you are looking for an additional layer of comfort to achieve a beautiful night’s rest, then a mattress topper is for you. Additionally, they can increase your mattress’s lifespan, and they are much easier to remove and clean than the mattress itself. Finally, moving a mattress and a topper is much easier than moving a bulky mattress.

Which thickness is best for a mattress topper?

At The Clean Bedroom, mattress toppers range from 1.5" to 5" in depth. It really depends on your mattress and the comfort level you are seeking. Thinner toppers can help prolong the life of your mattress while still providing an extra layer of comfort. Once you get up to 3" you’re looking at a mattress topper that will provide greater comfort and support. You can make your mattress feel either firmer or softer depending on the mattress topper you choose. Choose a 4" and 5" topper if you would like the maximum thickness for mattress toppers. On top of providing comfort, they are ideal for covering the deficiencies of an older mattress.

Wool mattress toppers provide an extra comfort layer on top of your mattress, a super cozy and enveloping feel, and excellent temperature control.

Is latex or wool better?

It ultimately depends on your preference, but there are some distinct differences between the two. Wool mattress toppers provide you with an extra comfort layer on top of your mattress. They have a super cozy and enveloping feel. They also provide excellent temperature control. Latex mattress toppers will increase the softness of your mattress and provide pressure relief and additional support. Latex comes in a variety of thicknesses and firmness levels. Overall, wool can be described as "fluffier" and latex "spongier," but it is based on your preference.

Do I need to worry about VOCs with a latex topper?

Not at The Clean Bedroom. For latex mattresses and toppers, the Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS) ensures that the latex used is at least 95 percent organic. No chemical retardants or polyurethane were used in manufacturing. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about harmful off-gassing of volatile organic compounds since The Clean Bedroom’s latex toppers are nontoxic and many are GOLS-certified.

Are latex toppers good for the environment?

Organic latex is sustainable for the planet and a healthy option for humans to sleep on every night. Organic latex is sourced naturally from rubber trees. This is much safer for both the planet and humans. It is sustainable, as farmers can tap the tree multiple times over multiple years. The Clean Bedroom offers only all-natural and organic latex mattress toppers, so you can rest assured they meet your standards for healthy living. Since they extend your mattress’s life, they also reduce waste as you will not need to put your mattress in the landfill as soon.

How do I know how thick the topper should be?

For adding additional comfort to your current mattress, we recommend at least a 3" mattress topper. This ensures an extra cushion for those parts of your body that need it.

What is the best mattress topper?

Depending on the material and overall value of the topper you’re looking for, these are our picks:

Best Latex Topper:

Royal Pedic Mattress Toppers. Made of high-quality latex and wrapped in luxurious, soft cotton, these toppers are a great addition to any mattress. They come in a variety of thicknesses and materials so that you can complement your mattress perfectly.

Best Wool Topper:

Holy Lamb Ultimate Wool Topper. Grown and produced with care, this wool batting is chemical-free from sheep to finish. They make all of their products in a scent-free and chemical-free facility. Handmade and covered in 300-thread count organic cotton, it is available in two thicknesses. Honorable mention: Obasan Wool Topper.  Obasan’s topper uses wool shorn from Corriedale sheep. These sheep graze in pastures free from pesticides or herbicides. Because of this, their wool is extremely resilient, dense, and fluffy, with an extremely comfortable feel that keeps its bounce and cloud-like feel for years. The wool is washed with hot water and organic soap. This process allows the wool fiber to retain two to four percent of its lanolin oil – a natural dust mite repellant.

Best Luxury Topper:

Vispring Heaven Luxury Supreme Topper & Vispring Heaven Luxury Topper These mattress toppers are luxurious and soft. Vispring handmakes these to order in any size.  They fill them generously with the finest of natural fibers: British fleece wool, South American horsetail, and cotton.

Best Value Topper:

Naturally Organic Hudson Topper (Latex and Wool) The Naturally Organic Hudson Topper is a 2″- thick topper made using soft organic rubber sandwiched between organic wool. Organic wool assists with temperature regulation and is hypoallergenic. Finished with a luxurious organic cotton sateen fabric and quilted together with the wool to reduce packing and shifting, it can be flipped to be used on both sides and rotated for a longer lifespan. It’s a lot of comfort at a great value!

For additional assistance, call one of our consultants at 212-764-3232 or stop by one of our showrooms and try out a mattress topper! You could be surprised at the difference a topper can make in your sleep!