What’s the best mattress topper for improved comfort

May 2020
best mattress topper

Many don’t get the 8 hours of sleep each night they need to fully recharge. Often it’s down to the mattress. Night after night, you spend hours fidgeting while trying to get comfortable.

 

Before you start shopping for a new mattress, let us reveal a secret.

 

You can improve pretty much any decent mattress with a mattress topper. That said, they won’t save your 20 year old mattress which has large lumps and bumps or loose spring.

 

As a thick layer of material, a topper sits on top of your current mattress and offer more comfort. Finding the best mattress topper for you can have the same impact as changing your mattress. Albeit without the cost!

 

If you’re don’t know your memory foam from your Pocket sprung mattress, then start with our Mattress Buying Guide.

 

Having researched the market in search of the best mattress topper, we’ve found 10 worth considering. All come are available in various sizes, cover a wide price range, and each offers something different.

 

 

Item

Photo

Our rating

Price*

Purchase

Inofia Mattress LATEXPUR Topper

9/10

£190.00

RECCI Memory Foam Mattress Topper

9/10

£95.00

Panda The Topper Memory Foam Mattress Topper

8/10

£130.00

Silentnight Airmax Mattress Topper

8/10

£37.00

GREHOME Memory Foam Mattress Topper

8/10

£104.00

Bedsure Memory Foam Mattress Topper

8/10

£60.00

BedStory Microfibre Mattress Topper

7/10

£47.00

BeddingHome Super Soft Micro Fibre Mattress Topper

7/10

£25.00

HIGH LIVING® Microfibre Mattress Topper

7/10

£36.00

MASVIS Quilted Deep Pocket Mattress Topper

7/10

£34.00

* Prices correct at time of publishing

 

 

Inofia Mattress LATEXPUR Topper

Inofia Mattress LATEXPUR Topper

photo by Inofia

 

Description

The Inofia Mattress LATEXPUR Topper is designed using a honeycomb structure and made from latex. This allows air to continuously circulate while providing good support to the user ensuring a better night’s sleep.

 

Certified by certifipur US, the Inofia Mattress LATEXPUR Topper is both hypoallergenic and antibacterial. It also meets the highest safety standards.

 

Under the breathable linen, cover sits two layers, which work in harmony with your body to best support it. The top layer is 2cm LATEXPUR foam, while a 6 cm thick Charcoal RELIEFORM sits on the bottom. This thicker layer creates a healthy and odourless sleep environment that also gives you a pressure-relief point.

 

4 elastic straps snuggly hold the Inofia Mattress LATEXPUR Topper in place. Easy to move, this topper can be rolled up with ease and stored or moved in the included carry bag.

 

You can trial this mattress topper for up to 100 nights and if you’re not 100% satisfied, Inofia will refund you.

 

Pros

  • Dual layer (LATEXPUR and RELIEFORM)
  • 100 nights trial
  • Hypoallergenic and antibacterial

Cons

  • Expensive

 

Conclusion

Available in a range of sizes including Single, Double, King and Super King, the Inofia Mattress LATEXPUR Topper is suitable for any mattress.

 

They are fairly expensive. however, at 9cm thick, the Inofia LATEXPUR Topper provides excellent support and comfort. It’s ideal if your current mattress is very firm causing back problems or a lack of sleep. 9/10

 

 

 

RECCI Memory Foam Mattress Topper

RECCI Memory Foam Mattress Topper

photo by RECCI

 

Description

RECCI Memory Foam Mattress Topper is manufactured from 100% pure and original body-contouring memory foam. This topper doesn’t use gel, aloe or some other infusion as they still trap heat.

 

By using only memory foam, the 5 cm thick topper moulds itself to the natural curve of your body. This provides extra support and alleviates pressure point. You’ll sleep well and wake up fully recharged!

 

The cover features a unique weaving method that encourages airflow and keeps your body cool. It will enable you to avoid overheating and sweating even in hot weather.

 

The cover is made from 100% viscose-rayon which is made from bamboo. It is hypoallergenic, fully removable and machine washable for easy cleaning care.

 

This memory foam topper is certified by ISPA (International Sleep Products Association), CertiPUR-EU and OEKO-TEX for durability, performance and content.

 

Try this RECCI topper for 30-nights, completely risk-free. Not happy after this period, you can return for a full refund. Plus it comes with a 10-year warranty.

 

Pros

  • 100% memory foam
  • Machine washable hypoallergenic cover
  • 10-year warranty

Cons

  • No elastic straps, only non-slip backing

 

Conclusion

Don’t be fooled by the RECCI Memory Foam Mattress Topper simple design. It may be a single 5 cm thick piece of memory foam, but it does a fantastic job of improving comfort with sleep. Plus this topper available in several sizes including Single, Double and King.

 

You might notice an odour to start with, however, unlike some memory foam toppers, this isn’t that strong and passes within a few days. That said, RECCI maintains the highest manufacturing standards.

 

If your current mattress isn’t comfortable or doesn’t provide enough support then it’s worth considering the RECCI Memory Foam Mattress Topper. 9/10

 

 

 

Panda The Topper Memory Foam Mattress Topper

Panda The Topper Memory Foam Mattress Topper

photo by Panda

 

Description

The original Panda The Topper Memory Foam Mattress Topper is an extremely effective way to help relieve neck and back pain. Different by design, it’s a unique mattress topper, unlike others on the market.

 

Made from Panda’s 3rd generation memory foam, this topper regulates temperature by incorporating minute capsules of cooling gel. This helps to prevent overheating during sleeping.

 

The bamboo cover is removable, machine washable and naturally hypoallergenic bamboo cover. It’s also dust mite free and antibacterial yet is silky smooth to touch.

 

Using both elastic straps and an anti-slip layer, this topper moves with the mattress, enhancing comfort and support. The anti-slip layer uses micro-silicone grips on the entire base to prevent any unwanted movement between the topper and mattress.

 

Buy with peace of mind as the Panda Topper comes with both a 10-year manufacturer guarantee and 100% money-back or free replacement if you’re not completely satisfied.

 

Pros

  • 5 cm thick
  • Made from 3rd generation memory foam
  • 10-year manufacturer guarantee

Cons

  • Expensive

 

Conclusion

Available in a range of EU and UK size, The Topper by Panda offers good support thanks in part to its memory foam construction. It alleviates pressure point pains caused by the mattress by providing sufficient cushioning and support.

 

At 5 cm thick, it’s sizeable yet it grips to the mattress thanks to the straps and anti-slip layer. The removable and washable bamboo cover does retain moisture which is disappointing and means it requires regular washing.

 

If you suffer from back problems or find your mattress is too soft, then this Panda mattress topper is ideal. 8/10

 

 

 

Silentnight Airmax Mattress Topper

Silentnight Airmax Mattress Topper

photo by Silentnight

 

Description

Designed to increase airflow and circulation, The Silentnight Airmax Mattress Topper provides superb breathability and comfort for night’s sleep. Constructed from a 5cm thick dual-layer of hollow fibre, the design allows air to freely move in-between the layers.

 

As air can freely move around, your body is better supported and comfort is improved. As a hypoallergenic mattress topper, the Silentnight Airmax does not contain any materials that are likely to cause allergies.

 

Elasticated corner straps secure the topper in place on your mattress and make fitting one easy. Simply stretch the long straps over each corner of your mattress and adjust so that it sits centrally on.

 

Caring for your Silentnight Airmax topper is simple as it’s machine washable at 40 degrees. Just like with bedding, washing your topper keeps it feeling fresh and cleaner.

 

Pros

  • Made from hypoallergenic materials
  • 3 cm thick
  • Machine washable

Cons

  • Not designed for bad backs

 

Conclusion

The Silentnight Airmax Mattress Topper is available in Single, Double, King and Super King sizes. All are well-designed and adds more cushioning to your mattress. It offers little additional support and so isn’t ideal if you have back problems.

 

That said, if you have a firm mattress with good support and want to add some softness to it, then this is an excellent option. 8/10

 

 

 

GREHOME Memory Foam Mattress Topper

GREHOME Memory Foam Mattress Topper

photo by GREHOME

 

Description

Specially designed to add extra comfort to the bed or mattress, the GREHOME Memory Foam Mattress Topper is affordable and machine washable.

 

Measuring 7.5 cm thick and constructed from 2 layers of high-density memory foam, this topper responds to how you sleep ensuring comfort while alleviating pressure points. The special support system with memory foam layer distributes weight evenly and conforms to body curves.

 

Made from hypoallergenic materials, this topper is anti-bacterial, anti-allergy, and free of any mites. The foam sits beneath a removable and machine cover, made from polyester. The cover is breathable and ultra-soft and so improves sleep further.

 

Attaching with elastic straps, the GREHOME mattress topper also has an anti-slip layer which prevents unwanted movements. Your mattress and topper move together as one.

 

Pros

  • 5 cm thick
  • Made from hypoallergenic materials
  • Machine washable cover

Cons

  • Takes 24-72 hours from opening box to recover original shape
  • Some have unwanted odours at the start

 

Conclusion

The GREHOME Memory Foam Mattress Topper is available in 3 sizes (Single, Double and King) and reasonably priced. Arriving rolled in a box, you do need to leave it for a day or two for it to regain its natural shape. It may give off an odour but this passes within a few days.

 

As a memory foam topper, it offers more support than others yet still improves comfort. At 7.5cm thick, it will increase your bed’s temperature, so isn’t ideal if you already sleep hot.

 

The topper is well secured to the mattress and interacts with your movement yet doesn’t detach from the mattress. Finally, the cover is well-designed and easily machine washed. 8/10

 

 

 

Bedsure Memory Foam Mattress Topper

Bedsure Memory Foam Mattress Topper

photo by Bedsure

 

Description

Utilizing 7 distinct sculpted zones for varying cosiness and pressure from your head to your feet, the Bedsure Mattress Topper ensure a fantastic night’s sleep.

 

The 7 cm thick layer of memory foam is uniquely formed into varying hills and valleys. This design minimises motion transfer between you and the mattress, allowing your whole body to relax and providing pressure-point relief.

 

This design combined with the thick memory foam ensures that the BedStory Topper offers better support and comfort than most flat foam toppers. You’ll wake up feeling refreshed!

 

The soft yet durable fabric cover is easily removed and can be machine washed. Using a non-slip backing rather than elastic straps, this topper doesn’t slide around and moves with the mattress. You’ll sleep undisturbed during the night.

 

Bedsure provides a 1-month return and replacement service as well as free lifetime customer service.

 

Pros

  • 7 cm thick
  • Uniquely formed into varying hills and valleys
  • Free lifetime customer service

Cons

  • No elastic straps, only non-slip backing
  • Takes 24 hours from opening box to recover original shape

 

Conclusion

Available in 3 sizes (Single, Double and King), the BedStory Microfibre Mattress Topper is highly unique and very affordable.

 

Arriving curled in a box, it does need at least 24 hours to reshape. After it settles, you feel the extra support and comfort that it provides. The peaks and valley inherent in the design ensure your kept at a sensible temperate and don’t overheat.

 

While some will want elastic straps to secure it in place, the non-slip backing does quite a good job of holding it in place. The cover adds further softness and ensures a seamless look. 8/10

 

 

 

BedStory Microfibre Mattress Topper

BedStory Microfibre Mattress Topper

photo by BedStory

 

Description

If you’ve ever slept in a hotel and wanted the same quality night’s sleep, then consider the BedStory Microfibre Mattress Topper. At 5 cm thick, its a super-soft, anti-allergenic topper which is washable and comes with a 3-Year Warranty.

 

Designed using a unique double-layer, the BedStory topper promotes airflow for optimal breathability and temperature control. Enjoy a superb night’s sleep without waking up hot and sweaty.

 

Measuring 5 cm in height and made from hypoallergenic materials, it’s a fantastic way to add support to an old mattress or improve the comfort of a newer one.

 

The washable cover is soft yet durable and has passed the CertiPUR-US test. This means it reduces the risk of allergies and is ideal for pregnant women and babies.

 

The elastic straps at each corner, securely attach the topper to the mattress. It’s designed to withstand any movement while sleeping. Thankfully, it does not shift randomly.

 

If you’re not happy within the first 30 days, Bedstory will refund you. Plus this topper comes with a 3 -year warranty.

 

Pros

  • 5 cm thick
  • CertiPUR-US certified
  • Made from hypoallergenic materials

Cons

  • Takes a few hours from opening box to recover original shape

 

Conclusion

The BedStory Microfibre Mattress Topper offers fantastic value and is available in 3 sizes (Single, Double, and King). Designed to improve comfort on any mattress, it only slightly increases support.

 

It does need time to settle when removed from the box. As a good mid-priced topper, it performs well. 7/10

 

 

 

BeddingHome Super Soft Micro Fibre Mattress Topper

BeddingHome Super Soft Mattress Topper

photo by BeddingHome

 

Description

Highly affordable, the BeddingHome Super Soft Micro Fibre Mattress Topper adds an additional 5 cm layer of comfort to your mattress. This super-soft topper is non-allergic, anti-dust mite and highly breathable.

 

Beneath the luxury box-stitched quilted cover with 233 thread count is a high-quality cotton fibre mix. This ensures extra softness even on overly firm mattresses. 4 elastic strap makes it easy to secure the topper in place.

 

Extend the life and comfort by machine washing the BeddingHome Mattress Topper regularly.

 

Pros

  • 5 cm thick
  • 233 thread count cover
  • Machine washable

Cons

  • Provides little additional support

 

Conclusion

Adding an additional level of comfort, the BeddingHome Super Soft Micro Fibre Mattress Topper feels luxurious. As it doesn’t provide much support so isn’t ideal if you have back problems.

 

However, as a highly affordable and thick topper, it will instantly soften any mattress ensuring a good night’s sleep. It’s ideal if your mattress is firm and is available in several sizes including small, small double, double and king. 7/10

 

 

 

HIGH LIVING® Microfibre Mattress Topper

HIGH LIVING Microfibre Mattress Topper

photo by HIGH LIVING®

 

Description

Made from 3D massage bubble fabric, the HIGH LIVING® Microfibre Mattress Topper is super soft for extra comfort. Manufactured to exacting standards, this product is designed for longevity.

 

At 10 cm, it’s one of the thickest mattress toppers available yet it has a super-soft texture ensuring comfortable sleep. Made from hypoallergenic material, it will stay free from bacteria and dust mites. Unlike some Memory foam toppers, the HIGH LIVING® product is odour free.

 

The thickness increases the bed’s temperature and could be used instead of a blanket as it offer more support.

 

It has elasticated corners, which keep the topper in place on the mattress and prevents it from slipping. It provides good support to the body regardless of sleeping position and is ideal for add additional softness to any mattress.

 

Pros

  • 10 cm thick
  • 3D massage bubble fabric
  • Made from hypoallergenic material

Cons

  • Not machine washable
  • Increases body temperature

 

Conclusion

HIGH LIVING® Microfibre Mattress Topper is highly affordable and available in 4 sizes (Single, Double, King and Super King). At 10 cm thick, it’s sizeable but can lead to higher body temperature during sleep.

 

That said, the thickness improves your comfort with added support. If you have a mattress that’s coming towards the end of its life or you always feel cold in bed, this topper is worth considering! 7/10

 

 

 

MASVIS Quilted Deep Pocket Mattress Topper

MASVIS Quilted Deep Pocket Mattress Topper

photo by MASVIS

 

Description

mproving comfort, the MASVIS Mattress Topper is a breathable and high-quality mattress topper. As it protects you from Dust Mites, Allergens And Bacteria, it is superb for those with Kids, Pets, and Asthma.

 

Under the modern high-quality combed cotton cover is thick a polyester filler. The topper is 5 cm tall and is believed to help relieve stress and minor pains. You’ll experience a more comfortable sleep without overheating.

 

The cover is machine washable, meaning you can extend its life and improve its comfort by washing. Designed to be odourless, you’ll enjoy the improvement in sleep quality.

 

It arrives in a vacuum-packed bag and so takes a few hours to adjust and become fully formed. Once it has regained its shape, elastic straps hold the topper in place.

 

Pros

  • 5 cm thick
  • Made from hypoallergenic materials
  • Machine washable

Cons

  • Takes a few hours from opening box to recover original shape

 

Conclusion

With its beautiful Quilt pattern, the MASVIS Mattress Topper is affordable and available in Single, Double and King sizes. It does require settling time as it arrives curled in a box.

 

This topper is ideal if your mattress is firm and need softening. It doesn’t provide much support and isn’t ideal if you have back problems but does improve comfort. 7/10

 

 

 

Which is the best mattress topper?

If you’re looking for the best mattress topper, we hope you’ve found at least one which fits the bill. We’ve tried to include a range of options that provide different levels of comfort and support.

 

As prices cover a wide range, it’s best to avoid the very cheap as they will only last months. See buying a mattress topper as an investment which improves your sleep.

 

While all of our 10 are fantastic options, two stand out.

 

First, the Inofia Mattress LATEXPUR Topper which while expensive comes with a 100-night trial and is made from two layers of foam. It provides excellent comfort and support ensuring a good night’s sleep.

 

Sharing the top space is RECCI Memory Foam Mattress Topper. Designed from 100% memory foam, it’s simple design is deceptive. It moulds to your body allowing you an excellent night’s sleep.