The 3 Best Down-Alternative Mattress Toppers

There's no better way to say yes to self-care than with a luxurious mattress topper — and down-alternative is a great budget option. But before you start shopping, there are some factors to consider that will help ensure you get the best down-alternative mattress topper for your particular bedroom setup.

One of the biggest factors is thickness. Most mattress toppers come in 2-, 3-, or 4-inch options. In terms of softness and fluffiness, thicker is usually better. However, you'll want to keep in mind that if you purchase a thicker topper, you may need special "deep-pocket" sheets, depending on the height of your mattress.

Before you make a decision, measure your mattress. Standard sheets fit mattresses up to 14 inches thick. That means the combination of your mattress and its topper can't exceed 14 inches if you want to avoid buying special sheets. Of course, sleeping on an extra-thick mattress is truly a treat, so it may be worth investing in the best deep-pocket sheets.

To help you out, I've done some research and organized the best down-alternative mattress toppers below according to their thickness. As you scroll through, think also about the cover material (cotton and polyester are ideal) and durability (grams per square meter is a great measure of this — the higher the better). All of these things will help make sure you get the best fit for your bed, so you can be on your way to more blissful sleep.