Whether you have an old mattress you want to breathe new life into, or a new one you want to make even more fabulous, a mattress topper is a simple way to improve your sleep game. With comfort being the key objective, you'll want the best soft mattress topper out there. There are several things to consider when shopping:
- Firmness: While it may seem like "firm" and soft" are contradictions, it's typically comfier to have a degree of support so you don't sink into your bed too deeply. How firm you like it will depend on personal preference — just make sure it offers some sort of structure.
- Temperature: No one wants to spend all night rolling around in puddles of sweat. To avoid that hot and sticky feeling, your mattress topper should be made with breathable material. This could be gel memory foam, latex, down alternative, or another material that offers sufficient ventilation.
- Secure fit: Few things are more annoying than a mattress topper that slides all over the place. Your topper should conform to your bed with fitted corners or even built-in straps to hold it in place.
Beyond that, it's an added plus if the topper is fully hypoallergenic and machine-washable (even if it's only the cover). To help you find that magic combination, I've done some homework for you and made a list of the best soft mattress toppers available. Check out my picks below.