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Everyone Needs a Mattress Topper, and These Are the 3 Best to Buy

Upgrade to a mattress topper and get hotel-quality bed comfort. 

By Patricia Cunningham
Feather Topper

There are so many reasons to invest in a mattress topper. One: You practically get an entirely new bed for a fraction of the cost. Most mattress toppers are priced roughly between $70 to under $400 dollars — that's considerably less than the cost of a new mattress (though if you do need a new mattress stat, find our list of the very best options here!). 

Two: They let you strategically hone in on your exact sleep style and comfort needs. Say you’re a hot sleeper but want the pressure-relieving benefits of memory foam. There's an exact mattress topper for you: a gel-infused memory foam topper that addresses both issues. Or say you and your partner differ on sleeping styles — you can personalize each side of the bed with individual toppers.

Lastly, a mattress topper quickly turns any ordinary old bed into a hotel-quality cloud that you can’t wait to get into at the end of the day. Best of all, when you do decide it’s time to swap out your mattress, you can still hang onto your topper and continue to use it. It’s pretty much a win-win. 

We scoured the topper market and found that three rose above the rest. Check out our favorites below. 

TEMPUR-Topper Supreme


The TEMPUR-Topper Supreme gives you all the benefits of TEMPUR-pedic’s exclusive foam technology, but at a fraction of what you would pay for one of the company’s mattresses.

This topper provides three inches of ooze-in comfort. The proprietary TEMPUR material was developed by scientists to absorb the G-force bearing down on astronauts hurtling into space, so it's got you covered. Lie down on it, and it gently molds to your shape, but it's strong enough to absorb weight and leave you feeling supported overnight.

 Because it conforms to your body, it also helps to relieve discomfort from pressure points. The TEMPUR-Topper Supreme comes with a 25-year warranty. It is not machine washable, but the cover can be removed and washed in cold water. 

Lucid 4-Inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper


The Lucid 4-Inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper has all the benefits of memory foam — even weight distribution and sink-in comfort — and includes the added power of gel to control heat distribution. The gel-infused foam works to capture heat and move it away from the body, which helps to regulate temperature overnight and keep you from overheating.

The four-inch thick topper is decadently comfortable and provides a feeling of weightlessness, plus the deeper sink helps with discomfort at pressure points. And the Lucid comes at an unbeatable price point.  

Parachute Down Feather Bed

Down Feather Bed

For some, only down will do. This Down Feather Bed Topper from Parachute ticks all the right boxes. This 550-fill power feather topper adds three inches of cloud-like loft to your mattress — it literally turns your bed into a five-star hotel bed.

Why it's so great: It features a chambered design that allows for support to multiple areas of the body. The top chamber is filled with 85 percent white down and 15 percent feathers, and the bottom chamber comes with 95 percent feather and 5 percent white down, which makes it a bit firmer. The baffle box stitching ensures that everything stays evenly distributed to maintain support and comfort all night long.

Made in Cincinnati, the topper comes with a 100 percent cotton shell. The down is responsibly sourced and OEKO-TEX–certified, and there is a three-year warranty.  

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