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11 Best Mattress Toppers of 2021

A simple way to add an extra layer of cushioning and support to your sleeping surface, a mattress topper also helps extend the life of your mattress.

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Choosing a Mattress Topper

Is your mattress showing some age these days, yet not quite enough where it needs to be replaced? A mattress topper can give your bed a new lease on life, saving you the cost of a new mattress.

A mattress topper is a terrific option to rejuvenate an older mattress, but it’s also great to add softness to an overly firm one. In colder climates, a feather topper provides natural warmth and insulation, while allergy suffers will appreciate the hypoallergenic properties of synthetic-filled toppers. For people with back issues, we recommend an extra-thick mattress topper with at least five inches of support.

We’ve rounded up the top 10 mattress toppers in multiple categories to help you find the one that’s right for you. Note: All prices are for a full-size mattress topper.

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Chilisleep Ooler Sleep System With Chilipad Cool Meshvia

Best All-Around Sleep System

The Ooler Sleep System With ChiliPad Cool System ($800) has perfected the ideal sleep situation. This all-in-one sleep system can be dialed in to keep two sleepers resting perfectly. The hydro-powereed optimization system can be controlled via a smartphone app that adjusts comfort ranges from 55 – 115 degrees, ensuring you rest in complete comfort.

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Best Feather

Lightweight and breathable, you’ll have no trouble falling asleep on the Company Store Pillowtop Featherbed Mattress Topper ($359). This topper is made of white duck down encased in a plush, 200-thread count, 100-percent cotton shell. There’s a one-inch top layer, then a four-inch gusseted bottom layer stuffed with a blend of 95 percent feathers and five percent TCS, a down-free synthetic fill. It’s like a full-body down pillow.

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Best Budget

No need to scrimp on quality to save a few bucks. The Zoned Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper by Linenspa Essentials ($75) is a terrific three-inch mattress topper that turns a hard bed into a soft bed while prolonging the life of your mattress. That’s two great features in one that will keep you under budget and well-rested.

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Best Splurge

Understated bedroom luxury that leaves you with less joint and back pain makes the higher price of the Japanese-made Airweave Top Mattress‘ ($760) much easier to swallow. The topper features firm support to maintain the body’s natural posture, a breathable mesh cover that keeps air flowing (thereby controlling body temperature) and Airfiber technology that distributes your weight evenly. You can’t put a price on deeper, more restful sleep and lots of pain-free days.

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Best Memory Foam

We spend one-third of our lives in bed, so why not make that time count? The Charcoal Hybrid Sensorwell Foam Mattress Topper ($85) by SensorPEDIC delivers a memory foam sleep surface that conforms and envelopes your body, while the superior support relieves pressure and pain. Sandwiched between the two is a charcoal-infused layer that absorbs and neutralizes mattress odors to keep you fresh all night long.

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Best for Those Who Run Hot

The Sealy Chill Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper ($150) will delight hot sleepers everywhere. Constructed of curve-hugging, gel-infused memory foam, it comes with a machine washable, antimicrobial cover to regulate your body’s temperature by wicking away moisture. Lay down and chill out for a comfortable sleep no matter the season.

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Best Down Alternative

The Exceptional Sheets Bamboo Mattress Pad ($105) feels and acts like authentic goose or duck down. It’s made of plush RevoLoft Cluster Fiber, a state-of-the-art fiberfill and down alternative derived from natural bamboo. This topper fits most innerspring, latex or memory foam mattresses up to 18 inches deep.

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Best Hypoallergenic

Breathe deep throughout the night atop the Home Sweet Home Dreams Hypoallergenic Down Alternative Bed Mattress Topper ($60). The gusset-baffle-box construction maintains its softness and support. The anti-bacterial protection keeps your mattress fresh, while the hypoallergenic microfiber cover prevents common allergens from disrupting an otherwise good night’s slumber.

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Best Ultra-Thick

Luxurious doesn’t begin to describe the sensation when you sink into the pillow-top fluffiness of this SOPAT Extra-Thick Mattress Topper ($85). Stuffed to the hilt with 50 percent more filling than other pads, the uber-soft “Double Border Pillow Top Construction” and breathable HTMicrofiber keeps its shape so you’ll always feel like you’re floating on air. Treat yourself to plush bedding to match.

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Best Organic

Handcrafted from the finest natural cotton and wool, the Avocado Green Organic Latex Mattress Topper ($349) is the bee’s knees of sleep surfaces. Endorsed by the USDA’s National Organic Program, it features Global Organic Standard latex, wool and cotton. The wool in this topper does what other materials cannot — create a natural flame barrier so no chemical retardants are needed.

This topper is also available in a no-wool vegan version.

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Best Aromatherapy

The Comfort Revolution Aromatherapy Lavender Essential Oil-Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper ($243) promises the ultimate rejuvenation of mind and body. It boasts a pressure-relieving memory foam pad wrapped in a cooling lavender essential oil-infused cover to help you relax and drift off to sleep. With every gentle toss and turn, essential oil fragrance is released for a spa-like experience every night.

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Toni DeBella
Toni DeBella is a freelance travel, lifestyle and digital content writer based in a medieval hill town in central Italy. Her work has been featured in such publications as Fodor's, The Telegraph, Walks of Italy, Italy Magazine,, Touring Bird (via [email protected]) and more. Most recently she authored the 2020 edition of DK Eyewitness Sicily travel guide. When Toni is not roaming around Europe, you'll find her tending her alley-side container garden or honing her clay-court tennis game.

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