Memory foam mattress toppers for a great night’s sleep

These dreamy bedroom additions will instantly upgrade the quality of your sleep
4 big white pillows laying on a memory foam mattress topper
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The average life of a mattress is between seven and ten years—and it will last longer if you turn it 90 degrees every few months (yes, even the ones that say you don’t need to turn them). But to breathe a bit more life into yours, you might want to try a mattress topper.

Here are some of our favorite choices.

Editor’s pick

Zoned For Comfort

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Originally developed in the 1960s by NASA, memory foam is a unique material that molds around your body, making it both supportive and comfortable. The earliest incarnations of it had a tendency to be quite warm to sleep on because, unlike wool or cotton, it retains heat rather than dissipating it. Modern versions are created with an open-celled structure or with a gel incorporated into it, both of which help to regulate body temperature better.

Hypoallergenic design

Open Cell Design for Cooler Sleep

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Unlike feather or polyester mattress toppers, you can’t just pop a memory foam mattress in the washing machine, so make sure that you buy one with a removable cover. That way you can unzip the cover and wash it, and spot treats any grubby areas on the topper with a damp sponge.

Ultimate comfort


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Nobody wants a topper slip-sliding off the bed, so when you’re buying, either look for one with elastic straps that can be fixed around the mattress or for one with a non-slip base. This ensures it will stay in place on top of the mattress and under the bottom sheet, no matter how much tossing and turning is going on.