The 5 Best Mattress Toppers: 

  • Editor’s Choice: ViscoSoft Serene Hybrid Mattress Topper
  • Best for College: Tuft and Needle Mattress Topper
  • Best Gel Memory Foam Topper: LUCID Ventilated Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper
  • Best Luxury Topper: Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR Supreme Mattress Topper
  • Most Affordable: Linenspa Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper

ViscoSoft Serene Hybrid Mattress Topper

Why ViscoSoft wins as editor’s choice

The Serene Hybrid Mattress Topper from ViscoSoft is 4″ thick and has a two-part construction. The base layer which provides support and pressure relief is a thick slab of gel-infused memory foam, while the top layer is a 1.5″ quilted pillow top cover stuffed with down-alternative material for an extra-plush feel. We think it neutralizes that memory foam feel, so it isn’t viscous or slow responding like the Allswell or Layla toppers on our list.

ViscoSoft’s most notable features

  • We think the foam is around a medium or a five on the scale, as it is both supportive and pressure relieving on those pressure points.
  • The pillow top doesn’t make it an ultra-soft topper, meaning most petite to average folks won’t sink into the foam, but it adds a nice fluffy touch to make it that much more comfortable. 
  • The cover is removable, machine washable, and made with stretchy elastic straps to secure the topper to your bed. It effortlessly wraps around the slab of memory foam and your mattress like a fitted sheet and is easily removable when you want to throw it in the washing machine for a good cleaning.

Why we picked this mattress topper

While it doesn’t sleep cool to the touch, it will help regulate temperature better than your average memory foam. We think it has a great design, as the pillow top just fits over the memory foam layer and your mattress like a fitted sheet. This is something that differentiates itself from the other premium toppers on our list.

Tuft and Needle Mattress Topper

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Why Tuft & Needle Mattress Topper wins as best for college

We were pleasantly surprised by how nice, and comfortable the Tuft & Needle mattress topper is. We like how it feels, we like the cover, and we love the price point. There are a couple of unknown brands selling neutral-foam toppers on Amazon, but no big brand names other than Tuft & Needle, which really sets them apart. If you’re looking for a way to change up your bed without getting a whole new mattress, this could be just what you’re looking for.

Tuft & Needle’s most notable features

  • This topper has the same neutral-foam feel that the Tuft & Needle mattress is famous for (along with its great price).
  • It’s about medium-soft in firmness, but keep in mind that this can change depending on the firmness level of the mattress underneath it.
  • We really like the cover of this topper. It’s light grey, thick, and soft. It’s made of a polyester blend. Unfortunately, this topper isn’t machine washable. If you have any spills or accidents, just spot clean with some mild detergent and water like you would the Tuft & Needle mattress.

Why we picked this mattress topper

We’re big fans of the Tuft & Needle mattress topper here at My Slumber Yard, so we weren’t too surprised when we ended up crowning the Tuft & Needle topper as “editor’s choice.” One major reason is that it’s one of the only soft foam mattress toppers we’ve seen out there. In our experience, they’re usually manufactured with memory foam or plush foam that feels like a pillow-top. Another reason why the Tuft & Needle topper is our editor’s pick? The attractive price tag.

LUCID Ventilated Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper

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Why Lucid wins as best gel foam topper

If you feel like your mattress is a little too dense, this is a great option to soften it up a bit. While the lavender option is pretty unique, Lucid’s most popular mattress topper is a 2-3” cooling gel memory foam topper. It’s infused with a cooling gel that captures and distributes heat, so you don’t get too hot when sleeping. 

Lucid’s most notable features

  • It’s made from therapeutic memory foam that slowly conforms around your body when you play down on it. 
  • The Lucid gel-infused mattress topper has a ventilated design that helps with airflow and temperature regulation. 

Why we picked this mattress topper

We picked the Lucid ventilated gel memory foam mattress topper for our best gel memory foam pick because of its temperature regulation and comfort. Memory foam is known for its tendency to trap heat, so the ventilated design helps with that.

Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR Supreme Mattress Topper

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Why TempurPedic wins as best luxury mattress topper

When you lay down on this topper, you’ll find yourself slowly sinking into it. Keep in mind that it can give you that “stuck” feeling because this is thick memory foam. Some people love this, while others, such as combo sleepers who switch positions through the night, might feel stuck.

That said, the luxury TempurPedic offers is unparalleled. The mattress topper offers people on a budget the option of getting a piece of that TempurPedic sparkle without breaking the bank. 

TempurPedic’s most notable features

  • The Topper Supreme has a removable, machine-washable cover.
  • The mattress topper features a proprietary memory foam called TEMPUR material. It’s made of millions of moveable cells, which are designed to cushion and support your body by evenly distributing your body weight.
  • The Topper Supreme is available in all sizes, including twin, twin XL, full, queen, king and Cal king. They do not offer custom sizing. 

Why we picked this mattress topper

To sum up our TempurPedic mattress topper review: We think this mattress topper is great for anyone who wants a memory foam feel but can’t get their hands on an entire memory foam mattress. If you’ve been yearning to try out TempurPedic memory foam, this is your chance.

We wish that this topper had a form of attachment to the mattress and was a bit easier to unbox, but besides that, we think memory foam lovers will really enjoy this product.

Linenspa Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper

Why Linenspa wins as best budget mattress topper 

The Gel Memory Foam topper has a thick and soft memory foam feel. Upon laying down on the topper, you’ll find that you slowly sink into the material as it surrounds you in a light hug. This feeling is more intense with the 3” option and slightly less intense with the 2” option.

Because of the topper’s prominent memory foam feel, it will change the feel of your bed to memory foam. If you have a bouncy innerspring mattress, it will no longer feel like that once you put this topper on it. If you currently have a mattress that you don’t find comfortable and you like memory foam, a topper is a great way to change your bed’s feel.

Linenspa’s most notable features

  • The topper from Linenspa is made of gel-infused memory foam and thousands of polyurethane gel beads meant to distribute heat to help maintain a cool and comfortable sleep temperature.
  • We think that this topper will most likely make your mattress feel softer, especially if you get the 3” version.
  • The 3” topper is a little more expensive than the 2” version, but if you want a soft bed that makes you feel like you’re getting a hug while you sleep, it’s worth the extra money.

Why we picked this mattress topper

We think the Linenspa Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper is a pretty good memory foam topper for the price. We love how it’s super affordable. If you’re a big memory foam lover who is looking to extend the shelf-life of your bed by adding thickness or soften up the feel of your bed, we recommend you go for it. Though, keep in mind it does provide some resistance to position-switching because of its conforming memory foam feel.

How We Test Products

The Slumber Yard team personally tests and assesses each sleep product we review through a series of practical, hands-on inspections and assessments, with utmost commitment to honesty and authenticity. We have personally hand-tested over 175 mattresses. Our reviews, comparisons, and buyer guides go beyond product descriptions so you can get a real-person perspective of each bed’s feel, look, and value. From our sleep science certified editors and writers to our production and business teams, everyone’s committed to helping you find the mattress of your dreams and (hopefully) the best sleep of your life.