5. The Best Mattress Pads ventilated memory foam layer in three thicknesses for finding the perfect fit for your bed.
Made with open-cell technology to prevent lasting body impressions and comes with a 3-year warranty.
Promising review: “Our mattress was a good mattress, at least for me. My husband however has not been able to sleep in our bed without waking up in pain. He travels a lot and when he stays at a hotel, his back is fine. We were looking into replacing the entire mattress but decided to try this first. So glad we did. He has been able to sleep on this and wake up pain-free. It didn’t take long for it to completely fill out, and there is an odor like new carpet or vinyl, but it’s faint. I’m sensitive to smells, but with our mattress cover and sheets covering it, I don’t notice it. Update: We’ve owned this mattress topper for almost a year now and since we’ve owned it my husband has not complained of back pain. It has not compressed or changed shape. The odor is completely gone and did not take long to disappear. We are incredibly happy with the purchase.” —B. Richardson
6. Best Mattress Pads That’ll Fit Easily Underneath Your Fitted Sheet Visco elastic foam topper because it’s an inch shorter on the sides.
Made of a polymer design to keep cool air in and hot air out.
Promising review: “I purchased this topper for my 26-year-old daughter’s queen size bed. Since getting her new mattress, she would often wake up with an aching or stiff back. She is on her feet for 8–10 hours a day at her job. We went on Amazon and found this one. The topper is very thick and like the description said, it does not stay flattened down when she gets out of bed. It was very easy to put on her bed and just as easy to make the bed. She told me that she was ‘ready for a struggle with it!’ But the edges are tapered and a little thinner so it was very easy to put the fitted sheet on. And one of the biggest pluses is that it does not retain heat or make her hot at night. We were concerned about that because she lives in Florida. She loves it and it has really helped her back. This topper is well worth the price, which was a steal in my opinion.” —pms531
7. Mattress Pads cushy topper duo because you can and should have it all when it comes to your bedding sitch.
Includes 2 inches of quilted fiber fill with 2 inches of memory foam, and comes with a 10-year limited warranty.
Promising review: “After undergoing my eighth back surgery in the last nine years, just recently, I purchased this to place on top of my Sleep Number bed. I am thin and HAVE to sleep on my right side in a fetal position every night of my life since being a passenger in an auto accident in 1999. I developed ‘pressure point sores’ (a.k.a. bed sores) on my hip, I am only 47 years old and do NOT lay in bed other than to sleep! THIS PRODUCT HAS CHANGED MY LIFE!!!! I wake up NOT HURTING, and with great care, my pressure point sores are 100% healed! It is no longer uncomfortable to lay down on my side, this 4″ of gentle softness now allows me to actually SLEEP WELL!!! I cannot recommend this to those with arthritis and back pain HIGHLY ENOUGH! I spent HOURS AND HOURS reading every review, comparing, and researching. I wish I had found this MANY YEARS AGO!!!!” —MimiX5boys
8. Best Overall Mattress 2-inch memory foam topper to make a too-firm mattress so much easier to sleep on through the night.
Comes with a 5-year warranty.
Promising review: “This was a LIFE SAVER. My husband and I bought a mattress on clearance. It was extra firm and on clearance for a reason (we learned after one night of sleeping on it). It was like a brick. We both have back problems and knew we wanted firm, but this made my limbs go numb if I slept on my side. It is still firm but seriously turned my bed into something perfect. I will never hesitate to buy a cheap clearance mattress again because I know there is a quick fix and this is it.” —Claire S.