9. Best Mattress gel-memory foam swirl topper available in three thicknesses as a breathable option that’ll cradle your sore spots.
Made of open-cell memory foam with gel infusions.
Promising review: “We put this on top of our (very uncomfortable) camper mattress (short queen size). It was easy to trim to length with a utility knife. The mattress fluffed up to full size in less than 24 hours, but definitely had a unique smell to it during this time. We simply opened a few windows to the camper the first full day with it, and the smell went away. The RV mattress is now so comfortable. The topper did not make me hot at all. I slept great each night and didn’t wake up sore at any point in time! Normally after a few nights on the RV mattress, I dread sleeping. No so anymore! It was definitely worth it!” —Shaun S.
10. A foam topper with a removable cover you can wash, in case you’re one of those people who washes your bedding as often as you should. (And good for you!)
Made of 2-inch gel memory foam and a machine-washable bamboo cover.
Promising review: “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, 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 degrees in the house, I think that’s where the gel part comes in. I personally like the 2-inch best. Much thicker and I kinda get stuck in the bed and my feet and hands are too high compared to the rest of me. 1-inch pads don’t do much comforting for me. This is the Goldilocks of mattress pads. Just right.” —debs
11. A 2-inch down alternative mattress pad to give you the feel of a featherbed for significantly less dough.
Made of a premium microfiber shell with down alternative polyfill.
Promising review: “This is the BEST mattress pad I have ever bought. PERIOD. I have paid up to $180 for mattress toppers that aren’t this good. One reviewer commented about the fact that it didn’t have the stretchy fabric that hold the mattress pad onto the mattress. You don’t need it with this, and you don’t want it with this. When you change sheets, just shake this and fluff it, turn it over if you want, and you’re good to go. The other type pads that have the elastic polyester sides only compress the pads, trust me, I have half a dozen. This does not sleep hot at all. The loft is close to 3 inches. And there is no feather fill sticking to you either like from a feather bed topper. I’ve been waking up for quite a long time with my hips killing me, turning side to side all night long. Not anymore. If you want a good mattress topper, you really should try this one. It is very comfortable. Sleeping is a pleasure again.” —MRH
12. Best Mattress Pad for order odor-eliminating option — you won’t have to worry about it smelling funny because your dog *has* to sleep with you.
Made of cool gel memory foam with green tea extract and castor natural seed oil for odor elimination, and comes with a 5-year warranty.
Promising review: “Was actually quite surprised by the comfort this brought. I do not sleep well at all and do not sleep solidly, or reach REM usually. Since getting it I’ve slept on it three times and each time I quickly fall asleep, I am extremely comfortable, and I sleep very deeply. I have had a 2-inch memory foam pad and it didn’t offer the support this does because it didn’t have the high-density crap. Seriously happy and seriously recommend it if you don’t sleep well at night” —Patrick H.