Do you love that slow moving feeling of memory foam you know? The kind of material that lets you just sink into its luxurious layers?
I totally get you!
There are tons of great memory foam mattresses on the market, but if you don’t feel like springing for a brand new bed, a memory foam mattress topper is a great way to go.
Here I’m going to review the seven best memory foam mattress toppers. I’ll go over their firmness, feel and unique features to help you find the right one for you.
Let’s get started.
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Things To Consider
You may be wondering why a memory foam mattress topper?
There are many great things about it.
First of all it’s a fantastic way to adjust the feel of your current bed and add some comfort. If you love the feeling of a memory foam mattress, but don’t want to buy a new bed, this will give you that same feel. Also if you’re sleeping on an especially firm bed, this will soften it up.
Second, it’s an excellent way to add some pressure relief, because the memory foam is slow moving, you’ll really sink into it and feel some nice relief along your shoulders and your hips.
And finally memory foam is fantastic for back and side sleepers. When you’re lying on your back, you’ll notice some good body contouring and when you’re lying on your side, you’ll feel some nice relief.
Saatva Mattress Topper
Starting with the first mattress topper, we’ve got the Saatva Graphite.
This is a three inch memory foam mattress topper that has many unique features.
First it has a thin breathable cover made out of organic cotton and it has graphite infused memory foam and these two things are great because they’ll really help keep sleepers cool.
The graphite pulls heat away from the body so you shouldn’t wake up feeling really hot at night.
This mattress topper provides excellent pressure relief. It should soften your mattress by about two and a half points, which makes it excellent for side sleepers.
And two other great things are the Saatva mattress topper is very durable. It’s made with high quality materials, so it should last you at least five years. Also because of the thick memory foam, it is great at isolating motion, so if you share a bed with a partner, you’re not likely to feel their movements on your side of the bed. It’s a great pick for couples.
Best For Hot Sleepers
Although memory foam has a tendency to trap heat, that won’t be a problem at all with the Layla mattress topper.
This mattress topper has a thin breathable cover with thermo gel inside and this promotes breathability and airflow.
Second it has copper gel beads inside of the foam, which helps draw heat away from the body and it’s anti-microbial.
This mattress topper has a unique feel. It’s a lot more responsive than other memory foam mattress toppers, so you’ll sink in slightly, but you’re not going to trap body heat all around you.
It’ll soften your mattress by one point, so it’s fantastic for side sleepers.
Best For Side Sleepers
If you’re specifically a side sleeper, take a look at the ViscoSoft high density mattress topper.
This one is three inches tall, so it’s a lot thicker than some others that I’ve seen. And when you lie on your side, you really sink into it, so you’ll feel some great pressure relief along your shoulders and your hips.
To make things even better, it has gel inside of the memory foam, so it’ll help promote cooling and won’t trap heat as easily.
As an added bonus, it has adjustable straps on the corners, so it easily secures to the mattress and it has a removable and washable cover.
Best Gel Memory Foam
If you’re on a budget, the Dreamfoam mattress topper is a great affordable pick.
It has a simpler design but it’ll still create some excellent pressure relief.
It should soften your mattress by about two points, so you’ll feel some nice relief on your shoulders. And it’s really great at isolating motion.
Another great thing is that it has a gel infusion running throughout, so it’ll help dissipate heat.
It doesn’t have a cover or straps on the corners or any fancy bells and whistles, but for this price you really can’t beat it.
Most Durable Memory Foam
If you’re looking for a long-term investment, check out the TEMPUR-Topper Supreme.
This mattress topper comes from Tempur-Pedic and it’s made with three inches of their well-known tempur material.
When most people think about memory foam, this is what they imagine.
It’s super slow-moving and luxurious and you’ll really sink into it. This should soften your mattress by two and a half points, so it’s fantastic for side sleepers and especially if you need some pressure relief.
Also it’s a great for a variety of different body types. Whether you’re lighter or heavier, you’ll still get that pressure relief you need.
And last but not least, because it’s made with high quality materials, this mattress topper should last you a long times.
Best For Back Pain
If you suffer from back pain, you’ll want a mattress topper that provides a great balance of comfort and support and that’s exactly what you’ll find in the Casper mattress topper.
Many mattress toppers have one or two comfort layers, but the Casper is unique because it has three.
The first layer is made with an alt-latex foam. which provides excellent body contouring.
The second layer has a graphite infused latex foam, which creates pressure relief and at the bottom there’s a base layer of memory foam.
Altogether this should make your mattress feel two points softer and there are many great things about this mattress topper.
One, it’s cooling. In addition to the graphite, which helps pull heat away from the body, the foams have tiny pores throughout, which promote airflow.
Also this mattress topper is very durable. I expect it to last about five years.
As you can see mattress toppers come in a variety of different thicknesses, but if you need the pressure relief that a 3-inch mattress topper can provide, take a look at the Amerisleep comfort topper.
This one has many unique features.
First, it has hive technology, which means it has zone support. It will feel firmer in some areas and softer in others, so it will provide a great balance of comfort and support.
Because it’s thicker, it’s really great for side sleepers.
And it has micro grip technology on the bottom, which helps it stay secure to the top of the mattress.
Another great feature it’s got a removable and machine washable cover so it’s super easy to maintain.
Before I wrap up, I’m going to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about memory foam mattress toppers.
What Is The Best Memory Foam Mattress Topper?
Well I just did a whole article on it, so you have tons of options, but if you’re looking for something that relieves back pain, take a look at the Casper mattress topper, or if you’re on a budget, take a look at the DreamFoam gel topper.
If you’re looking for something thick and slow moving and luxurious, the Saatva graphite is a great choice.
Do Memory Foam Mattress Toppers Really Work?
The answer is yes, especially if you’re looking for pressure relief, you want to change the feel of your mattress, or you just want to make your mattress feel softer.
Which One is Better? A Gel or a Memory Foam Mattress Topper?
I think they’re both great for many reasons.
Gel mattress toppers are very good at cooling. Some memory foam mattress toppers have a tendency to trap heat, but you really don’t have to choose between the two. If you want that cooling feature that gel can provide and memory foam, check out the Dreamfoam gel topper.
Alex P. Davis has a BA in Interior Design from The New York School of Interior Design and 10 years of experience expertly designing sophisticated interiors.