Best Mattress Topper UK – Our 20 Top Mattress Toppers For 2021

Last Updated on 8 Jan. 2020 comments (64)

Long, long ago, there was the search for the greatest mattress. We searched high and low for the perfect night’s sleep, bouncing on bed after bed. Eventually, we found that mattress. But now… there is a new quest.

Finding the perfect mattress topper.

As dramatic as I made that sound (you don’t have to tell me I should have been a playwright, I already know), finding your perfect mattress topper is well worth the time.

It can really improve your sleep, without the expense of shelling out for a new mattress. Even though it’s recommended we change our mattress every five to ten years, that just isn’t a reality for most of us.

In this article, I’m going to explain why mattress toppers are so great and I’ve put together a list of the best mattress toppers on the market, as well as links to where you can buy them online.

Grab your armour and let’s go questing for your perfect mattress topper!

Oh! And to find out more and order yours just click on the name in the list below. My current favotrite is the Panda, that’s the topper I use. I’ve started with the top 6 and have the other 14 reviews further down.

6 BEST MATTRESS TOPPERS

1. Top Choice – Panda Memory Foam Bamboo Mattress topper

Panda Topper Review
  • 10-Year Guarantee
  • Cooling Memory Foam
  • Washable Bamboo Cover
  • 5 cm Thickness

PRICE & REVIEWS

This is my favourite mattress topper on the list. It’s the one I have on my own bed!

This topper is made with memory foam, which makes it really comfortable and provides a lot of support.

One of the downsides about memory foam is that it can cause overheating but this mattress topper is different. Panda have created a Hydro Foam layer – memory foam mixed with a cooling gel – which will ensure you get a sweat-free sleep. Gel memory foam is the best of the best and a great thing to look out for in a topper.

This topper also has a bamboo cover. It’s breathable and soft, with the added plus of being made from a sustainable source. And it’s a removable cover so you can put it in the wash to keep it fresh.

On top of all of that, this topper comes with a 10-year guarantee. 10 years! What could be bad about a decade of excellent sleep?

2. Best Memory Foam Mattress Topper – Eve Mattress Topper

Eve Mattress Topper
  • 5cm Thick
  • Cooling Layer
  • Superb Comfort
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Great For A Bad Back
  • 30-Day Free Trial

PRICE & REVIEWS

Similarly to the Panda topper, this is a memory foam mattress topper that’s designed to stop you from overheating. It’s also very comfy and provides support for your back and joints.

While it doesn’t have straps to hold it in place on the mattress, it does have a layer of anti-slip material on it to stop the topper from slipping off the bed. Once you have your sheet on you should be alright but making your bed around this mattress topper can be a bit of a pain.

The Eve topper also comes with a 30-day trial, so you can properly test it out before committing to it. If you don’t like it, you can return it for a full refund. It also comes with a three-year guarantee but with the quality of it, this topper should last you much longer than that.

You can read more memory foam mattress topper reviews here.

3. Best Mattress Topper For Bad Back – Yanis Plus Dunlop Latex Topper

 latex plus natural mattress topper
  • Made of Latex
  • Hypoallergenic
  • 8cm Thick
  • Great for Dealing wit a moving partner
  • Temperature Controlled

PRICE & REVIEWS

Natural latex is a brilliant material for sleeping on since it has so many benefits. It helps relieve back and joint pain; it’s naturally microbial; and it’s dust-mite resistant. Plus it’s Eco-friendly with latex being sustainably made from rubber trees

This topper is 8cm thick, which is perfect for disguising any imperfections in your mattress. It will have a bit of resistance until you settle into a comfy position but then it will get softer. Once you wake up, the topper will bounce back into shape.

Yanis’ topper is also a great option if you share a bed with someone who tosses around a lot while they sleep. With this on your bed, you won’t even know they’re there!

The only downside to this one, really, is that it doesn’t fix to the mattress. Although it’s quite heavy, so it shouldn’t move around too much.

4. Best Cooling Mattress Topper – Silentnight Airmax Polyester Topper

Silentnight Airmax Mattress Topper Review
  • Cooling And Breathable
  • 3 cm Deep
  • elasticated Corner Straps
  • Machine Washable

PRICE & REVIEWS

The Silentnight Airmax cooling mattress pad is absolutely tried and tested. It’s a great price, easy care, no fuss topper.

Nice and breathable thanks to the air mesh sides so you get kept at a comfortable body temperature all year round.

And it has corner straps to keep it in place so it won’t just disappear from under you while you sleep. Nothing worse than having your topper walk down the mattress then your pillows sliding off the top.

It’s machine washable so you can keep it clean and is available in single, double and king size. A nice alternative to a memory foam topper.

Click here to read my full review of the Silentnight Airmax Mattress Topper

5. Best Mattress Topper For Side Sleepers – John Lewis Soft Touch Synthetic Mattress pad

john lewis soft touch mattress topper
  • Polyester Filling
  • 6cm Deep
  • Machine Washable
  • 2 Year Guarantee
  • Superb Comfort

PRICE AND REVIEWS

This topper feels very luxurious – 6cm deep and covered in a 100% cotton cover. The box stitch lining keeps all the filling in place, ensuring an excellent sleep.

It’s really comfortable but it is on the softer side, which means there isn’t a lot of support. If you suffer from back or joint pain, this might not be the one for you. But it’s great for softening up a hard mattress.

Another good thing about this topper is that it’s machine washable – easy.

It can be unzipped to create two pieces, which means you can have one in the wash and one on your bed. You never have to be without it! It can also be tumble dried on a low heat, so you can get it back on the bed ASAP.

The only bad thing is that John Lewis tend to sell out of this topper quite regularly, so it can be difficult to get. This says a lot for the quality of it but does mean you might need to be patient!

6. Best Wool Mattress Topper – John Lewis Devon Wool Mattress Pad

Devon Duvets British Wool Mattress Topper
  • Wool Filling
  • 5 Year Guarantee
  • Made in Britain
  • Sustainable
  • Doesn’t require washing
  • Naturally Hypoallergenic
  • Firm Feel

PRICE & REVIEWS

This natural mattress topper is quite a bit thinner than the others on this list – 1.5 inches. However, this can firm up whatever mattress you pop it on, which would be brilliant for aching joints. And firm doesn’t mean uncomfortable!

What I love in particular about this one, though, is that it’s completely sustainable and humane. These toppers are made in Devon (as the name suggests) and when the sheep are sheared for the wool, they’re sent straight back out into the fields.

Wool is a great material for a mattress topper, since it’s naturally hypoallergenic. It’s also breathable but will keep you nice and cosy.

Another great plus: this topper doesn’t need to go in the washing machine. Just air it out once or twice a year and it’ll be grand.

You’ll get a five-year guarantee when you go for this topper too, so you know that you’re getting a great product.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A MATTRESS TOPPER?

1. THEY’RE MORE HYGIENIC.

Firstly, a mattress topper can help prevent dust mites from making a home in your mattress. There are specific types of mattress topper you can buy that are made of dust mite-resistant material. Even if you don’t have an allergy, this is a great benefit.

Nobody wants dust mites!

Secondly, mattress toppers prevent damp from settling into your mattress. If you are prone to night sweats or your home gets quite damp generally, then this can create mould or mildew inside your mattress. Once this happens, it’s extremely difficult to get rid of.

A mattress topper stops this process before it starts, preventing moisture from reaching your mattress at all. Much cleaner!

2. THEY HELP KEEP YOU COOL.

We’ve all been there – tossing and turning, pyjamas clinging to your sweaty back as you desperately try to get off to sleep.

Overheating can make it impossible to sleep deeply and if it continues for a long time, can lead to bigger health issues related to a lack of sleep.

There are lots of mattress toppers available that have been designed to control your temperature and can even retain heat when you need them to, without making you sweat.

3. THEY CAN REDUCE BACK PAIN.

I’ve said it countless times that back pain is one of the worst things in the world. It makes it impossible to get comfortable and drift off.

A mattress topper – specifically a memory foam or latex one, which I’ll get into later – is perfect for helping reduce back pain.

These types of topper allow you to settle into a natural position but keep the pressure off your back at the same time. They vary in thickness too, so you can get the perfect one for you.

I’ve written a few other posts about getting the right bed set-up for dealing with back pain if you want to read more:

If back pain is the big thing stopping you from sleeping, then I would always recommend going to see your doctor about it. I can’t advise you on what might be causing it and the best option is always to see an expert.

4. THEY STOP YOUR MATTRESS FROM SAGGING.

Have you ever stayed in a hotel or at someone else’s house, rolled over, and felt as if you were falling down a hill?

This is what happens when your mattress sags.

Some will sag faster than others depending on the quality and material of the mattress. Being overweight or tossing a lot at night can sometimes hasten it.

As with most things, it is better to prevent a problem before it gets too bad to fix!

It’s best to get yourself a mattress topper to prevent your mattress from resembling a hammock before it is too late.

5. THEY’RE EASY TO CLEAN.

A mattress that’s in need of a wash is a nightmare. An absolute nightmare.

Most mattress-cleaning recipes need a lot of scrubbing, vacuuming, crossed fingers, elbow grease and good luck.

Now look at a mattress topper: spinning round in the washing machine while you sit with a cuppa.

This is kind of a no-brainer.

A mattress topper is much easier to clean than a mattress and can keep your mattress fresh for longer, depending on the type of topper you go for.

6. THEY REDUCE NOISE AND MOVEMENT.

Having your own side of the bed is pointless if the person you’re sharing with shakes the whole thing when they roll over.

This can be a real pain and can lead to a lot of sleepless nights!

There are lots of toppers available, particularly those made of memory foam, that can reduce the noise and movements you make as you sleep – great for when you’re at the end of your tether!

7. THEY ARE INCREDIBLY COMFY!

This is the most obvious benefit and the nicest one!

Regardless of whether the other benefits on this list apply to you, a mattress topper will always make your bed more comfortable.

You can get yourself the perfect material and thickness and you’ll never want to leave your bed again…

Other Mattress Toppers Review

There are so many great mattress toppers to choose from, it can be hard to narrow it down to just 5 or 6, so I’ve included some other great mattress toppers organised by different categories of material, firmness and price. Price because it can be cheap to get an extra layer of comfort on your mattress, you don’t have to break the bank to get something half way decent.

WOOL MATTRESS TOPPER

Merino Reversible Mattress Topper Merino Wool King Size

 merino reversible mattress topper
  • Made of Merino Wool
  • Temperature controlled
  • Reversible for different seasons
  • Hypoallergenic

PRICE & REVIEWS

Merino know that pure wool makes for a great mattress topper: it helps to keep you dry at night as it wicks away moisture and is dust mite-resistant. Two in one!

It’s also a great material because it will keep you warm during the colder months as it retains heat but helps to keep you cool in summer, so there’s no need to change your bed around.

This wool topper is also reversible. One side is corded, which makes it better for drawing away body heat and is very soft. The other side is fluffy, which feels more luxurious and also keeps you a lot cosier at night.

The disadvantage to a topper like this is that it’s big and heavy. It also doesn’t wash very easily, which is something to consider.

However, if you’re prone to conditions like arthritis, the moisture-wicking capabilities of this topper would make it a great choice for you.

Devon Duvets UK – British Handcrafted Natural Woollen (Wool) Mattress Topper Double

Devon Duvets UK British Handcrafted Natural woolen wool Mattress Topper Double
  • Made in England
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Sustainable
  • 5 cm deep

Price & Reviews

Looking to soften up a firm bed? This topper is nice and soft and will add a really nice comfort layer to the top of your mattress. It’s available on Amazon and the topper I linked to is double size but if you search you can find the other sizes available.

The filling is packed into sections which is good because it limits how much the topper can bunch up which is good. Devon Duvets have been making good quality sleep materials for a long time, they feature in my post on the best duvets and do fantastic wool products.

Made in England it’s sustainable and responsibly sourced to the highest quality, no need to fly in materials, no need to hurt any of the animals, only well kept British animals.

A fantastic layer for cushioning your mattress and giving you a comfortable sleep surface.

Caro 100% Australian Merino Wool Reversible Mattress Topper Cashmere Wool Underblanket

 Caro 100% Australian Merino Wool Reversible Mattress Topper Cashmere Wool Underblanket
  • King Size
  • Cotton Underside
  • Washable

Price & Reviews

Made from Australian wool so not quite as Green since it’s had to be shipped in from there, but it is a fantastic wool mattress topper so I wanted to include it.

This is a dual-layer underblanket (not to be confused with a weighted blanket), so it’s got the wool side which is good for regulating temperature and keeping you warm in winter. But if it gets too hot you can flip it and you have a cotton side which is cooler while still having the spongy wool underneath.

It’s got corner straps which are always a winner with me to keep it in place and the wool inside is 100% Merino.

Down & Feather Mattress Toppers

John Lewis Hungarian Goose Down Feather 5 cm Deep Topper

 John Lewis Hungarian Goose Down 5 cm Deep Topper
  • Luxury high-quality filling
  • Dual-Layer
  • Cruelty-Free
  • Cotton Cover

Price & Reviews

This is the best down and feather mattress topper available, mainly because it’s made in the UK using cruelty-free methods, which is what we want and why you should never go budget if feathers are involved.

More than that, Hungarian goose feathers are amongst the highest-quality available, warm, durable, and comfortable. The top layer is 90% down which you’ll be able to feel the comfort of and the bottom layer is goose feathers which are firmer giving great support across the topper.

You need to leave this topper to air for about 24 hours so that it fully inflates since it arrives vacuum packed. After that, you’re good to go!

It’s washable and has a cotton cover which adds that extra layer of nice softness and it’s a little more breathable than a polyester cover so you don’t get too hot.

John Lewis Natural Goose Down Mattress Topper

John Lewis Natural Goose Down Mattress Topper
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Dual-Layer
  • Washable
  • Cotton Cover

Price & Reviews

This goose down topper offers a dual-layer system to provide you a soft comfortable layer of goose down and fine feather with a firmer layer of feathers underneath as a base layer.

They’re removable so you can take off the top layer and wash it while leaving the bottom layer in place.

It’s not quite as high quality as the above topper because the feathers are not goose and it’s made in China, but it’s a little cheaper. Of course, this means there is no guarantee of cruelty-free methods.

Apart from that it’s been treated to be hypoallergenic and has deep fit straps that fit up to a 35 cm mattress. An excellent choice of feather mattress pad.

John Lewis Duck Down Supportive Feather Topper

 John Lewis Duck Down Supportive Feather Topper
  • More support for a bad back
  • Feathers are a by-product
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Cotton Cover

Price & Reviews

This is another dual-layer topper, but this is a little firmer and has more support in it with the duck feathers, the top layer is 50% duck down and 50% fine feather with a bottom layer of feathers. Still soft and comfortable but firmer than the other two mentioned above.

It’s assured that these feathers are by-products, so they will be harvested alongside ducks that are used for meat. I’m happy with that.

Also, it’s hypoallergenic and the top layer can be removed and washed, all three of these follow the same basic style, it’s the filling that varies and so changed how the feel is.

Latex Mattress Toppers

Primo Line Natural Latex Mattress Topper Without Cover

Primo Line Natural Latex Mattress Topper Without Cover
  • Single, double, king size and super king size
  • 7 comfort zones
  • Breathable
  • Naturally Hypoallergenic

Price & Reviews

the stranges thing about this topper is it doesn’t have a cover, so I definitely recommend you get a mattress protector, that way it will stay fresh and protected allowing it to last longer.

Latex is great for back support allowing you to look after your pressure points and spine. It’s also naturally hypoallergenic, so if you’re an allergy sufferer or you’re asthmatic then you’re going to love it.

It’s also made with an open-cell structure which gives it breathability and lets the hot air circulate underneath you. The result is that it can help you if you’re a hot sleeper or if you’re prone to night sweats.

This is also great regardless of your sleeping position, it’s good for side sleepers, back sleepers and even front sleepers will get on fine.

Finally, the 7 support zones allow your body to lie exactly where it should, your hips and shoulders can sink deeper while your feet and head remain in place on a firmer section and your spine gets kept aligned and you get a comfortable night’s sleep.

Cheap Mattress Toppers

Silentnight Deep Sleep Mattress Topper

 Silentnight Deep Sleep Mattress Topper
  • 2.5 cm deep
  • Hollowfibre filling
  • Washable
  • Corner Straps

Price & Reviews

This is a classic budget topper, it’s available as a double, king size and super king size currently. It’s a good cheap way to upgrade an old mattress and provides a nice comfort layer to your mattress.

The straps fit up to a 30 cm mattress and the 2.5 cm won’t affect the depth of your mattress too much and your sheets will still fit nicely.

The hollowfibre filling is spongy and adds some nice cushioning, it’s not made of natural materials so is a little warmer but if you balance it with the right duvet you’ll be sleeping comfortably without emptying your wallet.

Highliving Quilted Mattress Protector Cover

 Highliving Quilted Mattress Protector Cover
  • Fitted to your mattress
  • Hollowfiber filling
  • Triple Filled
  • Cotton & microfiber cover

Price & Reviews

When does a mattress protector become a mattress topper? It’s hard to say but toppers generally aren’t fitted like a fitted sheet. Which is why this is a mattress protector, but I like it, it’s cheap, triple filled, and washable.

It has a 40 cm deep fit size which makes it the deepest fit topper on the list and it’s available as single, double, king size and super king sizes.

Finally, it’s treated to be hypoallergenic and is of course it’s a great price which is why it’s in this budget section.

GMtextiles Hotel Quality Microfiber Mattress Topper

 GMtextiles Hotel Quality Microfiber Mattress Topper
  • Corner straps
  • 5 cm deep
  • Hypoallergenic

Price & Reviews

At the time of writing this is one of the bestsellers in Mattress overlays in Amazon. A common occurrence in hotels as an easy affordable way to upgrade the beds and has a full set of sizes available.

The sizes are: cot bed, small single, single, small double, double, king and super king size.

It’s 5 cm deep and 100% polyester which keeps the cost down while being a durable and comfortable material. It’s box stitched to stop the filling bunching up at any place and getting lumpy.

Overall a really nice affordable mattress topper.

Firm Mattress Topper

John Lewis & Partners Specialist Synthetic 5-Zone Support Memory Foam 5cm Deep Mattress Topper

John Lewis & Partners Specialist Memory Foam 5 Zone Support Memory Foam 5cm Deep Mattress Topper
  • 5 zones of comfort
  • corner straps
  • Memory foam
  • Vacuum packed

Price & Reviews

This isn’t firm from top to bottom but it’s firm where you need it which is under your lower back and your hips, with medium support under your shoulders and upper back with light support under your head and feet.

The result is that your spine gets kept aligned and your back pain will ease with the pressure off your joints.

The image is miss-leading as to the actual thickness of the mattress topper, 2 inches is not that thick but the photo makes it look bigger. But as long as you know that you’ll get on just fine.

The other thing to know is it’s vacuum sealed so will have a smell when it’s first opened but give it 24 hours and the worst will go away with it fully disappearing in about a week.

Bed Centre 2 inch Orthopaedic Fam Mattress Topper

Bed Centre 2 inch Orthopaedic Foam Mattress Topper
  • Firm Support
  • Vacuum Packed
  • No cover

Price & Reviews

First things first, this doesn’t have a cover so you’ll need a mattress protector over the top so that it lasts. Apart from that it’s made of orthopaedic foam that helps ease back pain and provides firm support which can help firm up a soft mattress.

It’s avaialble in all the main sizes from single through to king size and super king size. It’s got a strange colour becasue it’s baked in an industrial oven but don’t worry it’s not harmful, and once it’s on the bed you won’t notice it anyway!

Soft Mattress Toppers

John Lewis & Partners Synthetic Soft Mattress Topper

 John Lewis & Partners Synthetic Soft and Light Mattress Topper
  • Budget Price
  • Corner straps
  • Washable

Price & Reviews

Nice and soft, lightweight and washable. What’s not to like? If you’ve got a firm mattress then this can be a great way to soften it up.

It’s synthetic filling which keeps the price down making it nice and affordable while still being comfortable. And it’s got a 2-year guarantee to keep you sleeping soundly for a long time.

Available as single, double king size and super king size. An excellent choice of soft mattress topper.

ELUXURYSUPPLY – REVOLOFT FIBERFILL

 ELUXURY SUPPLY REVOLOFT FIBERFILL
  • Extra Plush
  • Fitted Skirt
  • Hypoallergenic

PRICE & REVIEWS

The Revoloft is in this is pretty cool, it’s a synthetic feeling that’s made to have the same plump feeling you get from feather and down. And it’s individually sewn pockets of filling so you get a really plump feel.

And it has a fitted skirt around it so it fits on to the bed like a fitted sheet would. It’s a pain when your mattress topper slides down and you’re having to heave it up again everytime you change the sheets, but not with this topper!

The only downside is the filling is very soft so if you have a very firm mattress you’re trying to soften you won’t have much luck with this topper but if you’re looking for a nice soft topper that adds a more subtle layer of comfort then this is the one for you.

RELATED READING

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Best Soft Mattresses

FAQS

CAN I USE AN ELECTRIC BLANKET WITH MY MATTRESS TOPPER?

Generally no, especially if you’ve got a memory foam mattress topper. But what you can do is get an electric throw which goes on top of the bed to keep you warm.

HOW THICK SHOULD MY MATTRESS TOPPER BE?

Three to six inches is usually enough.

With materials other than memory foam, you may need a thicker topper than that but it just comes down to your preference.

WILL A COOLING MATTRESS TOPPER MAKE ME FEEL COLD AT NIGHT?

Nope.

These toppers redistribute your body heat to stop you overheating. If you’re cold, you’ll still warm up when you get into bed.

CAN A MATTRESS TOPPER MAKE A SOFT BED FIRMER?

Sometimes, yes.

It depends on the material they’re made from.

Some of these toppers are made from horsehair and stay firm when you lie on them, which’ll fix a bed that’s too soft.

I’M A BIT STUCK, I DON’T KNOW WHICH MATTRESS TOPPER I SHOULD GET. WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Never fear! The Dozy Owl is here!

If you still have some questions or want some more advice that’s specific to you, leave a comment in the box below. I’ll be able to get back to you about what mattress topper would be your perfect fit.

HAPPY SLEEPING!

Comments (64)

  • Jean Fagg
    June 6, 2017 at 7:59 am

    I really could do with advice . I overheat on memory foam that I bought as I have bad joints and need that softness . What would you recommend . Yours Jean

    • thedozyowl
      June 7, 2017 at 11:40 am

      Hi Jean, If you mean you own a memory foam mattress but are overheating then I definitely recommend the Extra Plush Quilted Bamboo Mattress Topper. It’s got great climate control and works great on top of a memory foam mattress. So it’ll still ease your joints but keep you cool all night long.

  • Caroline
    July 23, 2017 at 7:10 am

    Hi
    We have bought medium mattress, but my husband cannot sleep on it – he needs a softer mattress. Can we buy a mattress topper for just one side ?
    best
    C

    • thedozyowl
      July 23, 2017 at 5:37 pm

      Hi Caroline thanks for commenting,

      You could try a single mattress topper but it’s a little tricky to fit on the bed because it will slide about more than usual compared to a double topper for a double bed. If you have a tightly fitted sheet it should be ok but you also get the edge running down the middle of the bed so that’s something else to bear in mind. Basically, you can get a single sized one and lay it on half the bed but it might move around.

  • Maureen Norton
    September 4, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    My mattress is too firm and as an arthritis sufferer I am in some considerable discomfort and having sleepless nights. What type of topper would you recommend to help solve this problem. If it makes any difference I am 82 years old

    • thedozyowl
      September 4, 2017 at 3:21 pm

      Hi Maureen thanks for commenting!

      I’d have a talk with your doctor and see if they have any medical recommendations for you first. But in my opinion, you’d be best getting a memory foam topper so the Eve mattress topper I recommend above would be ideal. Memory foam helps take pressure off your joints by giving you more support where you need it so it should help ease the pain somewhat if you find your mattress is too firm.

  • Abdul
    September 22, 2017 at 9:33 am

    Hi,

    We recently got a new firm luxury mattress with natural filling. Now find it bit too firm and are looking for something soft. I overheat so cannot go for Memory foam. Can you suggest something that is comfortable, soft and same time support back.

    • thedozyowl
      September 22, 2017 at 12:19 pm

      Hi Abdul thanks for commenting!

      It’s always hard to find the balance, you want enough firmness to support your back but soft enough to be comfortable. Now if you don’t want memory foam but want to keep that back supoprt then best go for a thinner topper, maybe 2-4cm deep. That’ll soften up the top but still give you all the support from the firm mattress underneath, so I’d go for either the “Extra Plush Quilted Bamboo Mattress Topper Mattress Pad” or the “Devon Duvets British Wool Mattress Topper”. Hope that helps!

  • Faisal
    September 28, 2017 at 7:30 am

    Hey, I am a student and renting for the next few years. This means I am stuck with whatever mattress the landlord provides. I have had the Seafoam mattress topper last year, it was alright but it got quite warm leaving me waking up sweating half the time I used it.

    I am torn between the Panda Memory Foam Mattress Topper (£125) and the Eve Memory Foam Mattress topper (£180). If you were to give them both a rating out of 10, What would you give them? How do the two compare? Is the Eve topper really worth the extra £55?

    • thedozyowl
      September 28, 2017 at 8:40 am

      Hi Faisal, Always a tense moment wondering what sort of mattress you’re landlord going to leave you. Good idea buying a mattress topper for that comfort upgrade!

      As for a rating of each it’s a really tough call, you can need a mattress topper for so many different reasons and I don’t like giving a sweeping generalisation of the quality. So I’m not going to rate them but I will say they would be very close together. Now as for which ones better for you I would recommend the Panda Memory Foam Mattress Topper, great for cooling if you’ve overheated in the past and as a student, an extra £55 can go a long way. (I remember the days)

      That doesn’t mean the Eve topper isn’t worth it for anyone else reading this. If you have any issues with your back and are looking for the best topper for back pain then the eve mattress topper is the way to go. It’ll give you the best support along your spine.

      Thanks for the comment Faisal I’ll make this all a bit more clear in the body of the content! Let me know how you get on with whichever one you decide on.

  • penny
    October 1, 2017 at 10:57 am

    I need to soften my medium support mattress as I sleep on my side and suffer from shoulder pain, however I overheat at night, so I need something soft, but cooling…what would you recommend?

    • thedozyowl
      October 1, 2017 at 2:36 pm

      Hi Penny,

      Softening a medium mattress is a bit tricky, but I’d say a great choice would be either the Bamboo Mattress Pad for cooling and a little softness, or the John Lewis Soft Touch Topper for more softness but not much cooling compared to your normal mattress.

      • penny
        October 1, 2017 at 5:36 pm

        Thank you – the John Lewis has got poor reviews about cooling, so I’ll look closer at the Bamboo. Much appreciated

  • Leigh Booker
    November 3, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Hi Penny
    I recently bought the Eve mattress topper but I’m having to return it as it’s much too firm, not at all like memory foam and I’m getting shoulder pains. Which one would you suggest? Thanks, Leigh

  • charles smedley
    November 9, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    hi .. recently paid £500 for a ortho pocket sprung mattress.. after 3 weeks it has sagged in the middle.. the only comfort areas are on each edge of the mattress.. I was going to ask the distributers to change it but I have lost paper work.. I have since purchased a duck and goose down topper to see if it would help but I still have difficulty with any comfort in centre of the mattress..have been looking at this eve mattress topper to see if this would be the answer or any of the other alternatives .. Charles

    • thedozyowl
      November 10, 2017 at 7:08 am

      Hi Charles,

      That’s such a shame! It sounds like the Eve topper could be the right choice for you, that’ll definitely help out against any sag in the mattress. Good luck!

  • karen
    December 22, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    i bought a Hilary Devey Diamond king mattress about 8 mths ago and im finding it way too firm and its sloping slightly as im alone in a king bed, im having to keep turning it round every few days and keep sleeping on different sizes on the bed, its driving me mad as im not getting a good nights sleep and after spending around £1000 i expected a good mattress, so im thinking maybe a bed topper would help and soften it a bit , i do have a bad back and also get hot at night so dont want memory foam or feather, what other options would be best without spending huge amounts of money

  • Rogger James
    December 23, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Hello,
    Can you please suggest me which is this better from merino reversible mattress topper and latex plus natural mattress topper…Can you please suggest me as my priority is back pain..
    Thank you in advance.

    • thedozyowl
      January 8, 2018 at 12:17 pm

      I would go with the Latex Plus if your priority is back pain!

  • Tom
    January 1, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    Thanks to your recommendations I have ordered the Eve mattress topper and after 5 days I returned it..
    it was way too firm and got me very hot during the night.

    I ordered the Panda mattress topper 2 weeks ago for a trial (they both ofer 30 days) and I’m in love with it!
    It has great support (not too firm but still very supportive) and the bamboo material is amazing!
    I feel like my topper is literally breathing throughout the night.

    Both comes in nice packaging, the Panda topper comes in a kraft paper box which is very eco friendly. (It’s like their message)

    Anyway, both are good, I got connected more with the Panda topper as it’s more breathable and I feel like the actual memory foam is better quality than Eve.

    Thanks for the recommendations and reviews, you can get lost with all the verity these days.

    • thedozyowl
      January 8, 2018 at 12:18 pm

      Thanks very much for the comment tom! Sorry you didn’t get on well with the Eve topper but super pleased you loved the Panda topper!

  • Lee-Anne
    April 1, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    Hi. My husband suffers from bad back pain and wants to get a matress topper which will firm up our current matress and provide him pain relief for his back ache. He gets very hot at night so I have been told to avoid memory foam. What matress topper would you recommend please?

    • Kieran
      April 16, 2018 at 8:31 am

      Hi!
      Either Panda topper which has cooling properties despite being memory foam or the Yanis latex topper would be just fine.

  • Jose
    July 8, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    Hello
    I recently bought a fairly expensive mattress. I went for the medium firmness as I couldn’t feel much difference with the firm option in the shop. However, after a couple of months, I feel it is softer than what I was expecting and sagging a bit in the middle. I am a side sleeper and suffer from osteoarthritis and get up with some pain in the mornings. What type of topper (material, firmness, etc.) would you recommend? Thank you.

    • Kieran
      July 10, 2018 at 1:34 pm

      Hi Jose,

      I would definitely go and talk to your doctor first if you suffer a medical condition. They’ll be able to give you a good idea of what you might need.

      But I think either latex or memory foam will firm up your sagging bed nicely while still giving you lots of support, so either the Yanis latex topper or the Panda topper could be a good call.

      Sleep tight!

  • Rebecca
    July 23, 2018 at 11:59 am

    Thanks for compiling this helpful article.
    I’m looking for the best option for dealing with a moving partner. I can see you mention the Yanis- Latex is good for that and that memory foam are also a good option (Bamboo and Eve). The memory foam ones are cheaper. Would you say it’s worth forking out for the Yanis because the difference in motion transfer is so much better, or are the cheaper memory foam options just as good in terms of reducing motion transfer?
    Thanks

  • Reuben
    July 25, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    Hi Kieran,
    If we bought the Panda Mattress topper, would we be able to use an electric under sheet between the topper and our mattress?
    The undersheet has quite pronounced cabling running through and makes sleeping directly on it (if it was placed below the sheets) quite uncomfortable.
    Thanks,
    Reuben

    • Kieran
      July 26, 2018 at 7:28 am

      Hi Reuben,

      Afraid not, the heat from the electric blanket underneath the topper would ruin the effect and comfort of it because memory foam changes shape with heat.

      Happy sleeping,

      Kieran

  • Kim von Kanel
    October 2, 2018 at 10:35 am

    Hi, I’m thinking of getting a mattress topper for our sofa bed, as, although it’s a sprung mattress, it’s not very comfortable. it’s quite firm and you can feel the mattress ties on it. Would any of the mattress toppers you recommend be suitable? Cheers, Kim

    • Kieran
      October 2, 2018 at 11:25 am

      Hi Kim,

      Yes of course! I’d recommend the Panda Life Mattress Topper, it’s not the easiest to store but is really comfortable, and you can roll it up and stuff it into two bin bags one for the top and one for the bottom and get it in the cupboard, that’s what I did when I moved with mine. Just click here and you’ll be taken straight to it.

      Hope that helps!

      • Kim von Kanel
        October 2, 2018 at 12:34 pm

        Thanks Kieran, I’ve just realised that mattress toppers don’t come in the right size for sofa beds, ours is a small double, so looks like a replacement mattress, back to the research. Thanks again for getting back to me. Cheers, Kim

        • Kieran
          October 2, 2018 at 2:56 pm

          Not a problem! Good luck with your search

  • Lina
    October 21, 2018 at 7:47 am

    Hi,
    Our mattress is too soft and uncomfortable for our back. Sometimes we feel like we are sinking in our own bed!
    We are looking for a topper that will make it firm and better for for our back.
    What do you recommend?
    Thanks

  • Mich Bennett
    October 29, 2018 at 9:20 am

    Hello Dozy Owl!

    Thanks for your great website and info.

    I’m a side sleeper and get hot in the night which mattress topper would you recommend please?

    Thanks

    Mich

    • Kieran
      November 5, 2018 at 3:45 pm

      Hi Mich!

      I would recommend the Panda Topper if yuor a side sleeper and feeling hot.

  • Tiggy1500
    November 15, 2018 at 11:01 am

    Hi, I’m pregnant and have to sleep on my side, but like many women am getting hip pressure pain that keeps me awake all night
    – terrible for me and baby! I have a medium firm mattress, and have tried the Eve mattress topper on top, but sadly it’s just not soft enough. However, overheating is another pregnancy problem! I need to try another mattress topper, but don’t want to waste more money. Any advice welcome.

    • Kieran
      November 15, 2018 at 8:29 pm

      Hi Tiggy,

      Hmmm that is certainly a tough one, I’d have a look at the John Lewis Soft Touch mattress topper, it’s nice and soft and squidgy, Not sure how it will handle keeping you cool but this should help with softness then have a look at duvets to keep cool 🙂

  • Becky
    February 26, 2019 at 10:21 am

    Hi, we have a very firm mattress, my partner likes firm and I prefer softer but thought I would get used to it over time…I haven’t. Since we got the mattress a few years back I have developed pains in my lower back and ache when I wake up, I really don’t look forward to bed time 😕. Please could you recommend a good matress topper (hypoallergenic please) that can soften up my side of the bed? We were thinking of just having a single topper on my half of our king size bed.

    Many thanks.

    • Kieran
      March 11, 2019 at 6:26 pm

      Hi Becky,

      Great idea, a single topper can work great on a king mattress to soften up one side! I’d try out the Panda Topper if I were you, nice and soft memory foam with plenty of support for your back.

      Hope that helps,

      Kieran

  • Alison Jesson
    March 25, 2019 at 8:15 am

    Hi. Love your clear reviews. I have cancer metastasis in my spine and hips which are painful when I am lying down. I also get quite hot at night with hot flushes. Our king size mattress is great, it has firm support but is also quite soft. It is quite deep so I am not sure how the fitted sheet will tuck in if we had a thick topper. Is there a mattress topper you would recommend? Many thanks.

    • Carol
      September 17, 2019 at 2:21 pm

      Hi Kieron , we received the panda topper yesterday on your recommendation. But had a big hole in it. They are going to replace. ! Just reading through all your recommendations. You said the panda to me for softening up a hard mattress , which I’m not sleeping on. As too painful. But see you also recommended the John lewes one ? Would that give more softness ? For hips and shoulders ? Thank you again.

    • Kieran
      March 26, 2019 at 1:58 pm

      Hi Alison! I’m sorry to hear that, it sounds very painful! Hmmm that’s a tough one, I think to get the support you need you’d be better going with memory foam, but it won’t help with the hot flushes. I’d give the Panda topper a try and go for layers of a thinner duvet with blankets so you can throw them off if you get hot. As for the sheets you might need to stretch them or you can get deep fit sheets from John Lewis that will fit.

      Hope that helps!

      Kieran

  • Carol
    August 12, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    Hi , can you advise , we have just bought a pocket sprung mattress , with natural toppings , but it’s really hard. Making my hips numb abd painful in the morning , I wake constantly to turn , I side sleep. Can you recommend a topper to help me please. Thank you.

    • Carol
      September 17, 2019 at 2:20 pm

      Hi Kieron , we received the panda topper yesterday on your recommendation. But had a big hole in it. They are going to replace. ! Just reading through all your recommendations. You said the panda to me for softening up a hard mattress , which I’m not sleeping on. As too painful. But see you also recommended the John lewes one ? Would that give more softness ? For hips and shoulders ? Thank you again.

    • Kieran
      August 12, 2019 at 2:54 pm

      Hi Carol, I’d get a Panda mattress topper to try out (click here to see it), it’ll soften up the top of the mattress nicely and is a great choice for side sleepers.

      Hope that helps!
      Kieran

      • Carol
        August 12, 2019 at 3:02 pm

        Thank you Kieron , so that one relive hip pain? . Just had a look also good for keeping cool. ! I do get hot too

        • Kieran
          August 13, 2019 at 3:46 pm

          Yup, it’s good for keeping cool and can certainly help to relieve hip pain!

          • Carol
            September 23, 2019 at 9:11 pm

            Hi Kieran , thank you for your advise. Ive tried 3 nights on the panda , although lovely and soft. I’m waking to turn as sleep light , and feel I have to lift out of it. Also feels very hot.
            Is there anything else you can suggest please. Thank you

          • Carol
            September 17, 2019 at 3:11 pm

            Thanks. Just received our panda topper. But needs to go back as damaged. So not tried it yet. Noticed you also recommend the John Lewis topper for softening up a hard mattress ? Would they help more with hips and shoulders. Also forgot to say my partner and I are very different Weights. He is 20 and in 10stone. Would that make a difference. Thank you

          • Kieran
            September 17, 2019 at 4:21 pm

            Sorry to hear about the hole! That’s no use at all, glad you’ve sent it back, I’m sure it was an honest mistake. the John Lewis will soften up the mattress but the memory foam in the Panda will do more to help with your shoulder and hip pain so I’d stick with that one. And it’s a better choice for the different weights of you and your partner.

  • Carol Wise
    October 1, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    Thank you Kieran. Thank you for the advise. I shall look at the John lewes topper.
    Thank you once again.

  • Jackie Wright
    October 10, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    Bought a flaxby mattress too soft bought an eve topper and I got extreme lower back pain changed mattress to firm one a little too hard put topper back on couldn’t walk next day with back pain. Can u advise a mattress topper to make the firm bed more softer but not memory foam as I believe that not to be suitable.

    • Kieran
      October 11, 2019 at 11:16 am

      Sorry to hear that Jackie, that sounds like a horrible way to start the day! I’d give the

    • Best Mattress Topper For Side Sleepers – John Lewis Soft Touch Synthetic Mattress pad a try, it’ll soft up your bed and has zero foam inside.

      Hope that helps!
      Kieran

  • Karen Boughton
    May 16, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    Hi, I’d really appreciate your advice please. My elderly dad would like a mattress topper but I’m not sure which one to get for him. He has become quite thin in his old age (with not much flesh on his bones) and is looking for something that will give him some soft comfort when he’s in bed. He sleeps on his side by the way. Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.
    Karen

      • Karen Boughton
        May 22, 2020 at 12:34 pm

        Hello again, Kieran. My dad is thinking maybe his money would be better spent on a new mattress, rather than a topper. I would really appreciate your advice on this – here is my original post:

        Hi, I’d really appreciate your advice please. My elderly dad would like a mattress topper but I’m not sure which one to get for him. He has become quite thin in his old age (with not much flesh on his bones) and is looking for something that will give him some soft comfort when he’s in bed. He sleeps on his side by the way. Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

        Thanks again,
        Karen

      • Karen
        May 19, 2020 at 8:55 pm

        Many thanks! 🙂

  • Angus
    August 21, 2020 at 12:31 pm

    Hi there – have just bought a Vi Spring herald superb mattress – medium tension. Unfortunately it’s quite a bit firmer than my previous mattress so am finding that it’s causing a bit of pain in the small of my back and is perhaps a bit too firm all round. Can you recommend a topper to cure the problem that complements the rather hefty price paid for the mattress please?

    • Alexandru Ion
      April 15, 2021 at 7:51 pm

      So sorry to hear you’re having issues. The Panda should be able to fix this for you, I think.

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