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last updated 9 Oct 2020

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GoodHousekeeping.com best-mattress-toppers/

- Thickness: A good topper should be at least two inches, but a thicker option will offer more support, especially when it comes to foam toppers. If you're just looking for a small upgrade, opt for a thinner model.

- Softness: If your mattress is too firm, adding a down or fiberfill topper can give you plush comfort so it won't feel as hard.
  Back Pain - Firm mattresses used to be recommended to avoid pain. New mattresses do not sag so the support guidelines below would apply.

- Support: If you're feeling pain when you wake up, adding a foam topper can increase firmness or give you you pressure relief around your joints.
  Side sleepers need a softer mattress so their hips and sholders can sink in, back sleepers need a firmer one.

- Temperature regulation: Some mattresses can cause night sweats because they trap heat around your body, so you can opt for a topper with cooling features.

- Care: Many mattress toppers aren't washable, especially ones made of foam. If this matters to you, check for one that you can launder in a washing machine.

- Certifications: To make sure there are no harmful levels of chemicals in the materials, look for labels like CertiPUR-US on foam toppers. For down toppers, check for the Responsible Down Standard (RDS), which ensures the ducks and geese receive humane treatment.
At - Consumer Report's Organic Mattress Labels You Can Trust they say,
  "The term "natural" on a mattress. It's meaningless, with no standards behind it. Even a mattress labeled "organic" may have only some materials that are actually certified organic.
  For a mattress to qualify for the USDA Organic seal, it needs at least 95 percent certified organic materials and to be processed without potentially harmful chemicals.
  Only two mattress labels precisely meet the most stringent qualifications: the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and, for mattresses that contain latex, the Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS).
They do not include polyurethane foam.
  CertiPUR-US applies only to the polyurethane foam in a mattress. While other standards, such as GOLS, bar this foam altogether, CertiPUR-US prohibits certain substances that are in many foams (such as polybrominated diphenyl ether, or PDBE, flame retardants) and requires testing for formaldehyde and other chemicals.
  Greenguard Gold has more stringent emission limits on the above VOCs.

Products listed in 3 or more recommendations

Manufacturer -model
Price King
Overall Rating *
Plush Beds $849 2 or 3" 9.6 9.6 9.0 9.3 9.6 1. Latex; firmness 3-8
2. Gel Memory FOam
Nest Alexander
Signature Cooling
$299 2" 9.5 9.5 9.4 9.6 9.4 Energex™ , which has a breathability and feel similar to latex.; firmness 4
Avocado $799 2.75 9.5 9.5 9.6 9.3 9.5 Dunlop Latex, Organic cotton, Joma® wool
Tempur-pedic $499 3" 9.4 9.5 9.2 8.7 9.5 Tempur® Memory foam; firmness 5
Most recommended
Saatva * 195 -
1.5-3" 9.4 9.5 9.3 9.4 9.3 1. 3" graphite infused memory foam $275
2. 1.5" high density foam $195
3. 1.5" Talalay Latex $375
Layla $399 2" 9.3 9.2 9.0 9.5 9.2 copper-gel infused foam
Lucid $245 2-4 8.5 8.4 8.1 8.3 8.6 Gel memory foam
Ikea $349 2 - 3" 8.5 8.4 8.5 8.3 8.4memory foam
Target * $349 2 - 4" 8.3 8.3 8.1 8.1 8.21. 5-Zone Foam
2. Shredded memory foam top layer
3. egg-crate foam
4. gel memory foam
Polar Nights
$399 8.4 8.3 8.2 8.7 8.2Foam cubes- polyester fiberfill; firmness 3-4
Costco *‡ $130-$200 3" 8.6 8.3 8.4 8.3 8.5
CostcoSlumber Search had the following general comment: When it comes to quality, most customers like the way they feel, but some customers have comfort and durability issues with some products.
See SlumberSearchs reviews of individual models and reviews at Costco by clicking on the models below.
Costco Novaform
LURAcor ComfortPlus
$200 3" 4.3 (1164) ‡ LURAcor(TM) Support Foam
Costco Novaform
$160 3" 4.6 (264) EVENcor GelPlus Gel Memory Foam
temperature regulating washable cover
Costco Novaform
EVENcore GelPlus
$160 3" 4.3 (3550) EVENcor GelPlus Gel Memory Foam
washable cover
Costco Serenity
by Tempur-Pedic
$190 3" 4.4 (2190) Memory Foam
* SlumberSearch Only give 1 score for brands with multiple models, Saatva, Target and Costo ??
‡ Costco Ratings are on a 1-5 score from their web site (##) = Number of reviews.

Other frequent recommendations not on SlumberSearch
Manufacturer-Model Price
Review Score Comments
Pure Green Latex $249 3" Wirecutter 4.4 (2979) Latex
Linenspa $110 3" Sleepopolis 4.4 (9500)Gel
Parachute Down $399 3" GoodHouseKeeping 4.4 Down
Amerisleep Lift $349 3" Simply Rest
4.3 (160), (4.7 187) Plant Based Memory Foam

Good Housekeeping recommendations
GoodHousekeeping.com best-mattress-toppers/
Prices are queen
- Best Overall Mattress Topper: Tempur-Pedic Tempur Supreme Mattress Topper

- Best Value Mattress Topper: Linenspa Gel-Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper

- Most Popular Mattress Topper on Amazon: Lucid Down Alternative & Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper

- Best Mattress Topper for Firm Mattress: Parachute Down Mattress Topper
Parachute feather-bed-with-down-top

- Best Mattress Topper for Back Pain: Saatva Graphite Mattress Topper

- Best Cooling Mattress Topper: Therapedic Polar Nights Cooling Ice Cube Mattress Topper.
Blend of memory foam cubes mixed with polyester fiberfill.
This didn't sound good with foam cubes. They are sold by Bed Bath & Beyond, but the stores I called didn't have any samples. $399

- Best Organic Mattress Topper: Avocado Green Organic Latex Mattress Topper

- Best Machine-Washable Mattress Topper: SOPAT Extra Thick Mattress Topper

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Best Cooling Mattress Toppers (2020) - Mattress Nerd