The best mattress toppers 2017 to transform your sleep

From memory foam to duck or goose down; a mattress topper can really make all the difference to your night’s sleep

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Are you struggling to get comfy on your mattress but don’t want to splash the cash on a new one? Although not a long-term solution for an outdated mattress, they can most certainly help improve the quality of your bed which in turn will help you sleep soundly. Mattress toppers come in especially handy if you’re renting a furnished apartment or house, or if you just want a short term solution before upgrading to a new bed and mattress

Similar to pillows, mattress toppers come with a wide range of fillings to cater to the individual needs of the sleeper. Memory foam toppers are great for those who typically overheat in the night, natural feathers are best for those with joint problems, and synthetic fillings such as polyester, polyurethane and latex are the best option for those with allergies.  

In addition, a good quality mattress topper can really change the entire feel of your bed, with some making it firmer and more supportive for those who sleep on their backs (back sleepers), softer for those who sleep on their front (front sleepers) or somewhere in between for those who sleep on their side (side sleepers). If you find yourself getting especially hot or cold during the night, a mattress topper with breathable memory foam can also help to regulate your temperature so that you get a full night’s sleep without any disturbances. That said, if you are the type of sleeper who is always cold at night, a goose down mattress topper is definitely one to consider for winter months.

So don’t lose another night’s sleep over it; take a look at our top picks for the best mattress toppers to help you drift off peacefully. 

1. Eve The Mattress Topper

A firm but soft, hypoallergenic memory foam topper

Specifications
Best for: Comfort
Thickness: 5cm
Filling: Memory Foam
Size: Sing, Double, King, Super-King
Reasons to buy
+Hypoallergenic+Reduces movement 
Reasons to avoid
-Quite pricey  

For ultimate comfort, the Eve mattress topper will transform your sleeping experience like no other. Already famed for their 'mattress in a box' concept alongside brands such as Simba and Casper, Eve have recently topped up their product offering to include a memory foam mattress topper. For anyone who is looking to increase the life of their current mattress but doesn't want to invest in a brand new one just yet, this the perfect pick. The 5cm thick memory foam filling reduces sensitivity to movement, meaning less partner disturbance, and can also help distribute the weight of your joints for a seriously comfortable nights sleep. The foam also regulates the temperature of the bed so that you stay cool throughout the night. Although expensive compared to other products out there, this topper is as good as a mattress, for a snip of the price.

2. John Lewis Hungarian Goose Down Mattress Topper

An extra cosy mattress topper to keep you warm and snuggly this winter

Specifications
Best for: Winter
Thickness: 5cm
Filling: 90% Hungarian Goose Down 10% Goose Feather
Size: Single, Double, King, Superking
Reasons to buy
+Super comfy+Adjustable
Reasons to avoid
-Not hypoallergenic 

If you want a mattress topper to keep you warm and snuggly when winter rolls around, then go for this Hungarian Goose Down Mattress Topper. It is extremely soft as well as supportive so it will help prolong the life of your mattress whilst bringing the added benefit of a bit of extra comfort. You can tighten or loosen this mattress topper with its adjustable buttons meaning that you can have it nice and taught if you like a firmer mattress or have it looser if you like a softer sleeping foundation, great for anyone worried that adding a mattress topper to your bed can negate the benefits of your carefully selected mattress. The top layer is easily removable and machine washable which is an added bonus if you want to get it washed and store it over summer. When you first get this mattress, give it time to air out and plump it up, as the feathers can become compressed when packaged. 

3. Silent Night Impress Memory Foam Mattress Topper

A super-comfy and supportive mattress for those who suffer from back pain

Specifications
Best for: Bad backs
Thickness: 5cm
Filling: Thick Memory Foam
Size: Single, Double, King
Reasons to buy
+Supportive+Machine-washable
Reasons to avoid
-A bit spongy for some 

If you suffer with occasional back or joint pain, then this mattress topper could really make all the difference, especially if you have a pocket sprung mattress as this Silent Night topper works best with this type of base. The thick memory foam moulds to your shape when sleeping to relieve any pressure on the muscles and allow a soothing night’s sleep. If you’ve never had a memory foam mattress before, this could take a little getting used to as it can feel quite firm compared to a sprung mattress when you first try it. However, if you are looking to invest in a mattress topper because you've heard they can be good for relieving aches and pains; it's true, they can, and this is a very good quality choice.

4. Rejuvopedic Microfibre Mattress Topper

All the comfort of down at a fraction of the cost

Specifications
Best for: Occasional use
Thickness: 5cm
Filling: Polyester
Size: Double
Reasons to buy
+Hypoallergenic+Affordable
Reasons to avoid
-Only one size 

You're typically looking at over £100 for a mattress topper these days which can be quite off-putting if it's something you just want to try out or indeed something you are thinking of using in a guest room. However, with an RRP of £59.99, the Rejuvopedic Microfibre Mattress Topper takes a bit of the risk away. If you like the idea of the Hungarian Goose Down mattress topper further up in our list, but you or your partner suffers from allergies, then this microfiber mattress topper is a great allergy-friendly alternative. It is light and soft but still supportive and it's made with individual pockets meaning it is thick and full and does not require plumping like down does. As the cheapest option on the list, if you just need a short term solution for a guest bed or other less frequently used mattresses, this is the best mattress topper for anyone on a budget.  

5. Mattress Pad with Fitted Skirt

A fitted sheet that is soft, bouncy and hypoallergenic

Specifications
Best for: Allergies
Thickness: 2cm
Filling: Polyester Fibre
Size: Single, Double, King, Super King
Reasons to buy
+Breathable+Hypoallergenic 
Reasons to avoid
-Not very thick 

For those with allergies, getting to sleep at night can be a nightmare, but with this breathable mattress topper you should be able to nod off in no time. Although thinner than others, this mattress pad protects against dust mites, allergens and bacteria making it the best mattress topper for allergies, asthma, kids and families with pets. 2cm may not seem like much, but the added layer can really make all the difference and will prolong the life of your mattress. It's not the fanciest or comfiest option on our list, however, it is most certainly functional and if you are worried about little ones with asthma that tend to get the sniffles in the night, give this a try.

6. Memory Foam Mattress Topper, 3 inch - UK Double

A basic memory foam topper that provides a thick and spongy base

Specifications
Best for: Memory Foam Budget Buy
Thickness: 10cm
Filling: Memory foam
Size: Single, Double, King, Super King
Reasons to buy
+Thick base+Affordable
Reasons to avoid
-Has a smell to it 

If you want to give memory foam a try but don’t want to spend a large amount on getting a new mattress, this topper is a great way to try it out for the first time. Although basic, with only one simple layer of memory foam, it is thick and will transform the feel of your mattress instantly. This is the perfect mattress topper for students who have arrived at their new digs only to find that the mattress in their newly rent room has seen better days. This topper won't last forever but will see you through a fair number of semesters. Some people don’t like the smell of this particular memory foam, and with no cover included, you will need to air this mattress topper out before using it; you should notice the smell begin to disappear after a couple of days.

Still not sure if a mattress topper is what you need? Check out our guide to the best mattresses for 2017 to help you make your decision.