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Best Mattress Toppers 2020

What is the best mattress topper? 

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

You can read more below about each of these, 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 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 mattress that is firm. 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 the lifespan of your mattress 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.  4" and 5" toppers are considered the maximum thickness for mattress toppers and on top of providing comfort, they are ideal for covering the deficiencies of an older mattress.

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 provide 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 and 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 both sustainable for the planet and a healthy option for humans to sleep on every night. Organic latex is a naturally sourced material from rubber trees which is much safer for both the planet and humans. 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 the life of your mattress, 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 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.

Royal Pedic Latex Mattress Topper
Royal Pedic Latex Mattress Topper

Best Wool Topper: Holy Lamb Ultimate Wool Topper. Grown and produced with care, this wool batting is chemical-free from sheep to finish. The finished product is made 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.  The wool used in Obasan’s topper is shorn from Corriedale sheep. These sheep graze in pastures that have not been treated with 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.  When processing, 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.

Obasan Wool Topper, HM of Best Mattress Topper
Obasan Wool Topper

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

Vispring Heavenly Topper

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 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 it can make in your sleep!

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