Backache, stiff neck and bleary eyes are all symptoms of a poor night’s sleep. And all of these issues can potentially come from one unnoticeable source: hard mattress. While I am sure there are many other things that you can attribute to sleeplessness, I can think of nothing more uncomfortable than a hard mattress surface.

Inadvertently, the hard mattress can cause various conditions such as the following:

  •    A weakened immunity
  •    Obesity (poor quality sleep leads to weight gain)
  •    A susceptibility to heart disease
  •    Memory Lapses
  •    Reduction in libido
  •    Premature aging

 

These consequences are dire. Now, you may not be able to do anything about a new mattress’s firmness level. But you can mitigate it for more comfortable nights. This article will review the best mattress topper of 2017.

 

What Is A Mattress Topper Exactly?

It is none of the above. A mattress topper is a thick, removable padding that is placed on top of your mattress in order to provide cushioning. It has a two prong use: it acts as a barrier between you and the mattress and it provides a softer and more comfortable surface for your body without compromising the support of your mattress.

A mattress pad, on the other hand, is a much thinner version of the topper while an encasement is a covering used to protect the mattress form bedbugs, mites, and other parasitic bugs.

 

Types Of Materials For Mattress Toppers

Memory Foam

It conforms to your body and provides adequate support if you have pressure pain. This is the most popular choice of mattress toppers in the market because it provides the most restive and relaxing experience.

Latex

It offers excellent support as well as comfort while remaining durable. Latex is hypoallergenic and doesn’t keep dust mite and other foreign bodies. However, it is important to note that latex toppers are an expensive option.

 

Goose Down or Feathers

This option is the leader in comfort and luxury with impeccable temperature regulation. It may, however, not be ideal for you if you have allergies.

 

Wool

Naturally fluffy and soft, wool is another favorite with luxury lovers. It is a great option for people who are allergic to synthetic materials. It keeps you warm during winter and cool in the summer, while also repelling bedbugs and mites.

 

Egg Crate

It is generally a thinner, lightweight topper which unfortunately won’t last a long time. It is, however, cheaper than all the other options. You may be able to squeeze a little more life from it by combining two of them making the padding thicker.

 

Cotton

This is a commonly used material because of its availability. It is mostly combined with polyester and you can find one of very high quality with a high thread count.

 

The Best Mattress Topper Review of 2017

Finding just the right topper takes having the right information. Let us review the best mattress toppers on the market. Our review will focus on some 6 key points of consideration you should pay attention to when shopping.

 

1) Ventilated Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper by Isolus  

 

 

Isolus will help you find what you are looking for regarding comfort and support without spending big bucks when you purchase their 2.5 ventilated gel memory foam mattress topper.

 

Our Findings

The topper is infused with Isolus Gel which disperses your body heat leaving you cool. The foam has been analyzed by accredited laboratories for durability.

The foam in this topper is CertiPURUS certified. This means that it has been tested for low VOC emissions for indoor air quality as well as for ozone depleters among various other chemicals regulated by the consumer product safety commission.

 

Points of Consideration

Pain Relief

The 2.5” gel infused memory foam helps in alleviating pain as the topper conforms to your body and supports the pressure points.

 

Comfort and Softness

The cover is made of 40% rayon from bamboo and 60% polyester. Bamboo is a very soft and comfortable textile with durable properties.

 

Cleaning and Removing

The bamboo cover is easily removable and can be machine washed. However, you must not use bleaching products on it, iron it or dry clean it. A low tumble dry will suffice.

 

Density and Thickness

The memory foam is 2.5” thick. This is sufficient to offer adequate cushioning while allowing the mattress support qualities to be felt as well.  

 

Body Heat

The combination of the Isolus gel formula and the triple cooling effect allow the topper to retain just the right amount of heat for a well-balanced sleep environment.

 

Our Thoughts

If you are looking to take your sleep to its zenith, the 2.5 ventilated Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper by Isolus is a great investment.  It meets the criteria of a long lasting and value added product.

 

2) Sleep Innovations 4″ Dual Layer Mattress Topper

 

 

Aptly described as a heavenly, puffy cloud by the manufacturer, the sleep innovation 4-inch dual layer topper is made up of two layers: 2 inches of fluffy fiberfill and 2 inches of cooling gel infused memory foam.

 

Our Findings

The fluffy fiberfill is stuffed into a soft quilted cover. Combined with the memory foam, the topper forms a soft, comfortable and pressure relieving barrier between your body and the mattress.

It comes in a wide range of choices that take into account your sleeping style and body. So to a large extent, the support is personalized. It also retains its shape no matter how long you use it for.

 

Points of Consideration

Pain Relief

The combination of the fiberfill and the memory foam form a thick enough barrier that still remains comfortably soft. Your body is buffered from the hard mattress surface preventing pain, as the memory foam offers support to your pressure points.

 

Comfort and Softness

Memory foam is well known for its responsive quality while the fiberfill used is not only fluffy but it comes packaged in a soft quilted cover.

 

Cleaning and Removing

The cover is removable and can be washed and dried in a washing machine without damage.

 

Density and Thickness

With 2 inches of memory foam and 2 inches of fluffy fiberfill combined, this topper definitely has enough thickness to form a comfortable barrier.

 

Body Heat

The memory foam is infused with a cooling gel to ensure an ideal sleep temperature.

 

Our Thoughts

Clearly, this topper hits the mark for many seeking a soft, luxurious experience. The fluffy fiberfill provides quality comfort.

 

 

3) Ultimate Dreams Twin 3″ Talalay Latex Mattress Topper

 

 

With 3 inches of blended latex, the Ultimate dream twin 3” Talalay Latex Medium mattress topper promises the highest level of quality foam found in the mattress industry.

 

Our Findings

This topper offers 3 specific options of firmness each of which come snugly fitted into a bamboo fabric cover. The options include the soft 19ILD latex version, its medium counterpart which is 28 ILD latex, and finally the firm latex layer.

The softer latex adds just that: softness. The medium one gives you a balance of both softness and firmness with emphasis on achieving some pressure point relief. The firm option is aimed at providing a firmer surface for pressure point relief with no softness.

 

Points of Consideration

Pain Relief

Latex is generally well known for conforming to your body contour and providing great support. Talalay latex provides over 33% more pressure relief than both foam and fiber.

 

Comfort and Softness

The bamboo cover delivers on softness and a luxuriant feel while the latex cushions your body eliminating discomfort.

 

Cleaning and Removing

Latex is the perfect choice for people who suffer from allergies (hypoallergenic and dust free). You do not need to wash it in a machine, a wipe will be sufficient.

 

Density and Thickness

Depending on your needs you can choose from the above mentioned soft, medium, or firm latex toppers. Each is tailored to meet a specific need.

 

Body Heat

Talalay latex is up to 4 times more breathable than Dunlop latex and memory foam. This quality allows it to release trapped body heat keeping you cool.

 

Our Thoughts

Considering that latex can be a little too hot for comfort when sleeping we are relieved about the breathability of this topper. It is an agreeable material making it a great option.

 

 

4) Sleep Joy 3″ Memory Foam Mattress Topper

 

 

This offering from Sleep Joy claims that it can improve your overall quality of sleep and comfort levels. It is the first open cell memory foam enhanced with plant-based components.

 

Our Findings

It cradles your body by conforming to it and in the process relieves pressure points. Its breathable quality allows air to flow into it for ventilation and a cooler effect.

Because of the open cell, memory foam is quite durable and holds its shape for a long time.

 

Points of Consideration

 

Pain Relief

It is luxurious but at the same time has a firm support that works to relieve pressure points as you sleep

 

Comfort and Softness

The cradling aspect of it ensures you are comfortable without feeling smothered and the memory foam has a nice sink effect to it.

 

Cleaning and Removing

You can only spot clean it. It must not be machine washed or dried to prevent damage.

 

Density and Thickness

Unfortunately not much has revealed about the density but it is made from memory foam which has the reputation for outstanding density quality.

 

Body Heat

The sleep joy ViscO2 has the first open cell memory foam that is breathable allowing the flow of air. The result is less trapped body heat and an ideal sleeping environment.

 

Our Thoughts

We like the cradle factor in this topper. It gives the impression of comfort and soft cuddles.

 

 

5) 4lb Density Visco-Elastic Memory Foam Topper

 

 

If you want instant results to choose this topper. Because it exclusively uses memory foam, you get to reap the benefits of the responsiveness and comfort of memory foam

 

Our Findings

It has 3” of four-pound density memory foam which provides support to the sagging areas on your old mattress while improving the feel of your new one.

 

The memory foam conforms to your body without feeling repressive. It is safe as it has been PURGreen certified meaning it is free of ozone-depleting components.

 

Points of Consideration

Pain Relief

Memory foam is a master in alleviating pain and relieving pressure points. The fact that this topper is entirely made up of memory foam is a huge plus.

 

Comfort and Softness

The responsiveness of memory foam is one of its most valued qualities. It allows enough sink for comfortable support.

 

Cleaning and Removing

This is a snag for many consumers as there are no cleaning instructions attached to the product.

 

Density and Thickness

Offering 4 pounds of density memory foam, you are guaranteed adequate thickness and density

 

Body Heat

The foam is specially designed to conform to your body providing the optimum restive temperature for sleep.

 

Our Thoughts

Memory foam is always an excellent choice when it comes to bedding. This option makes a great case for it and shows why it is still favored by many.

 

 

Conclusion

We applaud the technology and innovativeness that allow us to keep a good albeit hard mattress and buy a topper to alleviate the discomfort. There was a time we would either have had to bear with it, throw it out or place a bunch of smelly furs on it to soften it a little.