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How to Choose the Best Organic Mattress Topper (2021)

 

Find out how to pick the best organic mattress topper or mattress pad for the best night’s sleep in 2021. Sleep 365 can help.

 

Choosing the best mattress topper can be a real challenge. There are so many mattress topper materials, brands, and other options on shelves and websites that it can leave customers wondering where to even start:


  • What is the best organic mattress topper?
  • What’s the healthiest mattress topper?
  • Which one is better, a thicker or thinner mattress topper?
  • Do mattress toppers really work?
  • What are the best eco-friendly, non-toxic mattress topper materials?
  • Do I need a GOLS certified organic cotton topper?

Every single one of these questions is important to ask when shopping for mattress toppers. Whether you’re primarily concerned with health, the environment, or price, there’s a lot to take into consideration.


Generally speaking, the most notable features for the best organic mattress topper will vary by person. But there’s a lot to factor into your decision, including the type and quality of the materials used to manufacture the mattress topper.


Everybody wants to have the confidence that the mattress topper they choose will be good for them and their own unique circumstances. For some, it’s a matter of back pain issues. For others, they just want to make sure they can get the high quality sleep they need in order to perform every single day.


Thankfully, there are answers to all your mattress topper questions. Read on to find out how to choose the best organic mattress topper for your body type, sleeping position, and eco-conscious needs in 2021 and beyond.

 

Everybody wants to have the confidence that the mattress topper they choose will be good for them and their own unique circumstances. For some, it’s a matter of back pain issues. For others, they just want to make sure they can get the high quality sleep they need in order to perform every single day.

 

 

Mattress Toppers vs. Mattress Pads

Before we dive into how to choose the best organic mattress topper, let’s cover a few of the basics. For instance, you might be asking yourself, “What is a mattress topper?”

 

In short, a mattress topper is basically an extra layer you can put on top of your mattress to give you extra cushion or support. All toppers are designed to give your mattress a softer feel. Latex and memory foam are cushioning materials intended to alleviate pressure along the body, while fiber-filled toppers will add a level of plushness, or “fluff”, to give it that cloud-like feeling without necessarily mitigating pressure.


However, keep in mind that these are quite different from mattress pads. Mattress pads have a different function for your sleeping surface.


What is a mattress pad? A mattress pad is typically just a thin layer of extra material that’s intended to provide a little extra protection for your mattress.


Mattress pads can help prevent moisture, bacteria, dust mites, and other things from affecting your mattress. As opposed to mattress toppers, mattress pads aren’t usually intended to add extra comfort; they’re mainly a protective feature.


You might wonder, “Which one is better, a mattress pad or a mattress topper?” A mattress pad will provide some protection, but a mattress topper provides both extra protection and added comfort. In other words, a mattress topper basically has a mattress pad built right in!

 

 

5 Main Mattress Topper Types

Now you know what a mattress topper is and how they’re different from mattress pads. Next, let’s take a look at the 5 main types of mattress toppers that are most popular in the world today:

 

1. Latex

2. Memory Foam

3. Polyester

4. Feathers

5. Wool

 

We’ll break down each one so that you have a good idea of the pros of cons. This way, you can make an informed decision for yourself about which organic mattress topper is right for you.

 

Latex Mattress Toppers

The first type is a latex mattress topper. In general, latex as a substance is sourced and made from rubber trees and a liquid that they produce. For mattress toppers, there are actually two different kinds of latex versions: synthetic latex and natural latex.

 

While some outlets may offer the synthetic version, we only sell the natural variety at Sleep 365. Ours are made of micro-crafted, GOLS Certified Organic Latex and GOTS Certified Organic Cotton+Lycra Stretch Knit Fabric.

 

Benefits

  • Soft and cushy
  • Excellent pressure relief
  • Resilient and durable
  • Certified Organic
  • Free of harmful chemicals
  • Non-toxic

Downside

  • Can be expensive to produce
  • Although soft and cushy, it is NOT fluffy

Memory Foam Mattress Toppers

The second type of mattress topper is memory foam. You may be familiar with this material from TV commercials or magazine ads that tout its benefits for a comfy sleeping alternative.

 

In In fact, the material that’s used in memory foam mattress toppers has actually been used in many other products, such as pillows and even shoes. Unfortunately, it can also contain some harmful and toxic materials, such as formaldehyde.

 

As with any material, there are pros and cons to memory foam. We think it’s important to know all the details before making a purchase that could impact your health.

 

Benefits

  • Soft
  • “Remembers” body shape and size

Downside

  • Can be hot to sleep on
  • Easy to get “stuck” in one position
  • Very expensive
  • May contain toxic chemicals like formaldehyde

 

Polyester Mattress Toppers

Of all the options in mattress toppers, polyester (or “fiberfill”) tends to be the most affordable for those on a budget. The main downside, though, is that it can be much less supportive than other options.

 

The main issue is that polyester mattress toppers tend to wear down very easily over time. While they may look good at first, they can become droopy, saggy, and just all-around not very nice to sleep on.

 

If you need something on a very tight budget, polyester can work, but don’t expect it to last too long. You might just be back at the store buying another one in a couple of months.

 

Benefits

  • Less expensive
  • Good for people with certain allergies

Downside

  • Cheap material
  • Not very supportive
  • Wears down quickly over time
  • Needs to be replaced often

 

Mattress pads can help prevent moisture, bacteria, dust mites, and other things from affecting your mattress. As opposed to mattress toppers, mattress pads aren’t usually intended to add extra comfort; they’re mainly a protective feature.

 

Feather Mattress Toppers

Known for being ultra-soft, feather mattress toppers are associated with a pillowy, cloud-like feel. However, they can be pricey, and they are not vegan or vegetarian friendly.

 

Another issue with using a feather mattress topper is allergies. Some people might not even know they have a bird allergy! That’s a super important thing to know before choosing to buy a feather-filled mattress topper (or any kind of feather bedding).

 

Benefits

  • Incredibly soft
  • Has a cloud-like feel

Downside

  • Can be very expensive
  • Does not provide much support
  • Some people may be allergic
  • Not vegan or animal rights friendly

 

 

Wool Mattress Toppers

The last option for mattress toppers is wool. This is an incredibly popular option for people that want a soft material that also allows for breathability and temperature regulation, regardless of season.

 

Wool mattress toppers can be a bit less common in retail stores than the other varieties, due to the nature of their production.

 

Our deluxe organic wool mattress topper is made of GOTS Certified Organic Wool Filling, with a GOTS Certified Organic Cotton Fabric Cover. In other words: the best of the best.

 

Benefits

  • Plush and fluffy
  • Moisture wicking
  • Temperature Regulating
  • Free of harsh chemicals
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Non-toxic
  • Natural materials

Downside

  • Can be expensive

 

 

How to Choose the Best Organic Mattress Topper (2021)

When you’re looking for the best organic mattress topper this year, there’s a few things to keep an eye out for: support, softness, safe from toxins, eco-friendly or vegan-friendly materials, and more.

 

You also have to decide whether you want a mattress pad or mattress topper. Both have their own advantages, including price and support level.

 

At Sleep 365, we know that organic mattress topper shopping can be tricky to navigate.

 

 

 

We’re here to help.

Try any of our mattress toppers (or other organic accessories) today, with totally free shipping, for a full 90 day sleep trial period. If you don’t like it, just let us know. You can get a full refund or even swap it out for a different Sleep 365 mattress topper option.

 

Still have a few organic mattress topper questions? Get in touch with us today for a free consultation and browsing experience to find out if one of our natural mattress toppers is the right choice for you — and for every good night.

 

 

Richard Prasad

Richard is the Founder and CEO of SLEEP365. He started SLEEP365 because he wanted to offer clients something that he would personally buy and sleep on night after night while authentically reflecting his personal values.