people's choice

The Best Mattress Toppers on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

Photo: Courtesy of the retailer

Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy (like pillows), but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve already tested out our favorite plush topper and covered the best sheets in all categories, here’s we’re zeroing in on the best mattress toppers, as reviewed on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best memory foam mattress toppers

Red Nomad Full Size 3 Inch Thick, Ultra Premium Visco Elastic Memory Foam Mattress Pad Bed Topper
$120 at Amazon

“They must have invented a machine that makes really dense, concentrated clouds. My personal experience has been amazing. This is the best memory-foam product ever. Not only is it really high quality, it’s crazy inexpensive compared to other toppers of similar quality. I’m super pain-free. It’s a miracle. Red Nomad offers a 90-day money-back guarantee, so you have nothing to lose; but I bet after you use it, you won’t wanna return it. I really love this. I have to buy more for my friends and family.”

LANGRIA 3-Inch Memory Foam Mattress Topper with Removable Hypoallergenic Bamboo Cover and Non-Slip Bottom
$150 at Amazon

“I looked at well over 100 mattress toppers online before buying this one. I’m SOOO glad I went with this one. I was waking up everyday with severe back pain. Every. Single. Day. The first night of sleeping on this, I woke up and felt like a million bucks and had NO back pain! Literally none!! I almost cried! It’s not too soft, it has a firmness to it, but it still conforms to your body and you feel 100 percent supported with no pressure points! Our mattress underneath is a “memory” foam, so we are used to the heat that can accumulate from not moving for a long period of time while sleeping, and I feel like this topper is actually way cooler than our mattress! I don’t wake up at all once I’ve fallen asleep!”

Best gel-infused memory foam mattress toppers

Milliard 2-Inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper With Removable Cover
$114 at Amazon

“One of the best purchases I’ve made in my life. It’s so comfy I often giggle when I get into bed. I’ve had memory foam pads before but this is SO much better. The thick, smooth cover helps immensely — my sheets can move with me instead of getting stuck on the pad. The cover has stay-put dots on the underside so it won’t roam around the bed. The bed hasn’t felt hot even when it was over 80 in the house. I just love this pad. This is the Goldilocks of mattress pads. Just right.”

ViscoSoft 4-Inch Queen Luxury Dual Layer Gel-Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper With Quilted, Down-Alternative Pillow Top Cover
$175 at Amazon

“I’ve been having horrible neck pain for months now. I’ve been seeing a chiropractor which helped short term. I’ve bought pillow after pillow trying anything to stop my neck from waking me up after a few hours of sleep. The pain was so bad that it’d turn in to a full-blown migraine! Horrible! So I decide to approach the problem from a different angle. I’ve had the bed for a few years now, its quite firm and while its been okay up to this point I thought I’d try a topper, cheaper than a new mattress. OMG!! This topper is awesome! Not too soft, very well made, and the two-part topper is perfect. The uppermost part is made of nice quality material, washable and soft. The lower foam portion is a nice, dense pad, also good quality.”

Linenspa 2-inch Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper
$57 at Amazon

“Oh my gosh … is this thing heavenly. As many others were, I was hesitant to buy this mattress topper. I was scared it was going to be too thin, or not comfortable enough because of the price. But not at all — it is the perfect amount of thickness, any thicker would be too much — and it is seriously like sleeping on a heavenly cloud. I purchased a very cheap mattress and after a week, I had unbearable neck and back pain, so I thought maybe a topper could help. And oh yes it did. It was absolutely worth it to buy a dirt-cheap mattress, just to top it with an equally cheap mattress topper. I feel like I have totally cheated the expensive mattress system and am sleeping like a queen! Buy this topper!”

Best down-alternative mattress toppers

Duck & Goose Co Plush Durable Premium Hotel Quality Mattress Topper
$78 at Amazon

“Okay, so here’s the deal. It IS like sleeping on a cloud and it IS fluffy as crap. I love it. When I got it out, I was like, ‘Ugghhh … it is flat … but I’ll wash and dry it and give it a try.’ Sooooo after you wash and dry it, it gives it the fluffy shape back and you’re good to go. This gets five stars because it’s a good product, comfortable, and I have nice cushion and support on my firm bed. Sleeping like a baby tonight.”

ExceptionalSheets Pillowtop Mattress Pad with Fitted Skirt
$90 at Amazon

“This has impressed me more than I thought was possible. It fit over my mattress just fine. I could feel a difference immediately. It’s like sleeping on clouds. I had the best night’s sleep I’ve had since I slept on a Marriott bed in a Marriott hotel, and started looking for how I could get this at home.”

Best organic latex mattress topper

Sleep on Latex Pure Green 100% Natural Latex Mattress Topper
$149 at Amazon

“Bought this to help soften a new mattress, which ended up being too firm. I called the company directly and spoke to a Mike, who recommended this three-inch soft topper based upon my situation. With the topper on, I am once again getting a good night’s sleep. While lying on my side, my hips, shoulders, etc. do not compress the topper enough to even make contact with the firm mattress. Given this, all morning pain has stopped completely. For anybody not familiar with latex foam, it is nothing like memory foam. The topper moves with you as you move at night — i.e., you don’t really sink into the topper at all, it springs right back as you move.”

Best egg-crate mattress toppers

Milliard 2-Inch Egg Crate Ventilated Memory Foam Mattress Topper
$73 at Amazon

“I bought a new bed from Costco that was WAY too firm. This foam thing literally made it the most comfortable bed I’ve ever lain on in my life. I let it lie out for a day, then threw it on, and have been sleeping better ever since. I’ve had guests stay here and EVERY PERSON has commented on how amazing it is. Worth every penny and more!”

Linenspa 3 inch Convoluted Gel Swirl Egg Crate Memory Foam Mattress Topper
$88 at Amazon

“I Love my new three-inch Linenspa Gel Swirl Memory Foam Topper. I highly recommend adding this to your mattress to add to your comfort and sleep experience positively. The mattress topper is perfect for me. The egg-crate design is perfect for promoting airflow and allows me to just sink into my mattress. This mattress topper is a must for people that experience pain or just want a nice comfortable mattress to sink into. The topper fit my mattress perfectly. This is by far my most treasured purchase this year besides my puppy, which by the way loves my new mattress topper. Love, Love, Love!!!!!”

Best wool mattress topper

Sleep & Beyond Organic Merino Wool Mattress Topper
$319 at Amazon

“I went back and forth between getting a memory foam topper or a down topper for our bed. I was leaning toward memory foam, but then I remembered how much I hated the off-gassing period … months and months of a chemical smell. I love the smell and feel of down, but I wasn’t sure how much padding it would give since down flattens out very fast. In the ‘people who looked at this product also looked at’ bar, I noticed this wool mattress topper. I LOVE wool, so after reading the reviews I figured I would give it a try. I’m so glad that I did — this topper adds just the right amount of padding. It doesn’t lose its shape, and after several weeks I’m so pleased with this purchase.”

Best mattress pads

Hanna Kay Hypoallergenic Quilted Stretch-to-Fit Mattress Pad
$25 at Amazon

“This bed is OMG amazing!!! For the price you just cannot beat it. We purchased our bed about six months ago (I always wait to comment), and I could not have better things to say about a discount mattress topper. I was reluctant to purchase another mattress that was foam, and I opted to get a topper to protect us and it from sweat. My partner does sweat because I pile on the blankets when I get cold and, well … yeah. So, obviously, this sweat is not good for the mattress. The first time we took off the topper to clean it, I realized immediately just how well it worked because the bed looked pristine. I was seriously impressed!!!!!! I would buy this again, I would gift this, and I would recommend it. Very happy with this product.”

Utopia Bedding Quilted Fitted Mattress Pad
$25 at Amazon

“This is really a nice mattress pad. The surface is very soft and there is elastic all around the bottom edge; makes putting it on the bed a breeze. I would say it is very good quality for the price. It is also comfortable on the bed and does not slip around. I have a total of 17 inches worth of mattress and topper to cover and this fits with room to spare. I would recommend this mattress pad.”

The Strategist is designed to surface the most useful, expert recommendations for things to buy across the vast e-commerce landscape. Some of our latest conquests include the best women’s jeans, rolling luggage, pillows for side sleepers, ultra-flattering pants, and bath towels. We update links when possible, but note that deals can expire and all prices are subject to change.

Every editorial product is independently selected. If you buy something through our links, New York may earn an affiliate commission.

The Best Mattress Toppers on Amazon