The 10 best mattress toppers under $250, according to reviewers

Kayla Kuefler
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Layla Memory Foam Topper (Photo via Layla Sleep)
Layla Memory Foam Topper (Photo via Layla Sleep)

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Whether you're working from bed, binging a TV series, or merely trying to get a good night's sleep, there's never been a more important time to invest in a quality mattress.

Nevertheless, good mattresses can be expensive, so if your sleep situation can be solved with a mattress topper, you could save hundreds of dollars and hours of tossing and turning.

As unique as there are sleepers, there are mattress toppers for every type of person. Whether you're after temperature regulation, hypoallergenic materials, or plain old comfort, thousands of reviewers swear by these seriously-cozy styles.

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For that “I could stay in bed all day” feeling, check out these ten highly-rated mattress toppers available online, all for less than $250.

Serta Air Dry Extra Comfort Mattress Pad

Serta Air Dry Extra Comfort Mattress Pad (Photo via Bed Bath & Beyond)
Serta Air Dry Extra Comfort Mattress Pad (Photo via Bed Bath & Beyond)

Keep your mattress protected and enjoy a great night's sleep with this mattress topper by one of Canada's most trusted sleep brands. The mattress pad features 3M Scotchguard stain release technology that wicks moisture away from the body while sleeping. "[It's a] great mattress pad," said one reviewer. "[It] fits my double pillow top mattress perfectly. Good quality product. I would buy again."

SHOP IT: Bed Bath & Beyond, starting at $125

BaliChun Cooling Mattress Topper

BaliChun Cooling Mattress Topper (Photo via Amazon)
BaliChun Cooling Mattress Topper (Photo via Amazon)

Designed with cooling technology and a cloud-like surface, BaliChun's mattress topper has garnered an impressive 2,000 five-star reviews on Amazon. Shoppers rave that the mattress cover stays cool for even the hottest of sleepers. "I absolutely love this mattress cover," one reviewer gushed. "I really love the material. It's soft and stays very cool to the touch, so it does not get hot at night."

SHOP IT: Amazon, $60 (originally $70)

Layla Memory Foam Topper

Layla Memory Foam Topper (Photo via Layla Sleep)
Layla Memory Foam Topper (Photo via Layla Sleep)

Layla's fan-favourite mattress topper is a cozy, 2"-thick memory foam pad. Copper gel beads in the foam work to keep you cool all night long, and its plush memory foam condenses under deep compression points like your hips and shoulders for a night of supportive sleep. "[It's the] best sleep since I've had responsibilities," wrote one happy reviewer. "This topper has been amazing. Sleeping the best I have in 15+ years."

SHOP IT: Layla Sleep, $249 (originally $299)

Lucid 3-Inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper

Lucid 3-Inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper (Photo via Amazon)
Lucid 3-Inch Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper (Photo via Amazon)

Three inches of ventilated gel memory foam adds luxurious softness and pressure-relieving comfort to Lucid's plush mattress topper. The Amazon's Choice mattress pad uses gel infused foam to control body temperature and capture heat while sleeping. "Perfect for side sleepers," explained one of the mattress pad's 23,000 five-star reviews. "Firm support, but soft enough that it removes pain on your pressure points, like hips. I bought it for my mother, who has back pain and recovering from a broken hip. She is comfortable, less pain when waking up, and less tossing and turning!"

SHOP IT: Amazon, $130

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Superior All-Season Down Alternative Hypoallergenic Mattress Topper

Superior All-Season Down Alternative Hypoallergenic Mattress Topper (Photo via Overstock)
Superior All-Season Down Alternative Hypoallergenic Mattress Topper (Photo via Overstock)

Get the eight-hour sleep of your dreams with this durable and hypoallergenic mattress topper. Made with 100-per cent microfibre and polyester, the two-inch-thick mattress pad is the perfect companion for fussy sleepers. "I have allergies and cannot use the down filling, so the down alternative is a perfect match for me," reads one of the mattress topper's 2,000 five-star reviews. "It fluffs right back up after sleeping on it overnight and is so comfortable I don't want to get up in the morning,” said one reviewer. “I say - go for it! You won't be sorry!"

SHOP IT: Overstock, $106

All Season Cloud Comfort Box Quilt Mattress Pad

All Season Cloud Comfort Box Quilt Mattress Pad (Photo via Wayfair)
All Season Cloud Comfort Box Quilt Mattress Pad (Photo via Wayfair)

Alwyn Home's 12" box-quilt mattress pad is generously over-filled so users can fall asleep atop its cloud-like cover. The mattress pad is hypoallergenic and machine-washable for easy care and has a soft microfibre top. Shoppers say it “makes a big difference for a comfortable night’s sleep.”

SHOP IT: Wayfair, $42

Linenspa 2-Inch Gel-Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper

Linenspa 2-Inch Gel-Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper (Photo via Amazon)
Linenspa 2-Inch Gel-Infused Memory Foam Mattress Topper (Photo via Amazon)

Garnering a staggering 31,000 five-star reviews, Amazon shoppers can't get enough of Linenspa's gel-infused mattress topper. The mattress pad is available in a depth of two or three inches and is infused with temperature-regulating gel to prevent overheating while sleeping. "[It's the] best thing I've bought for myself in a long time," wrote one satisfied reviewer. "I could go on forever how good this memory foam is. [... It] feels like I'm sleeping on a brand new mattress! No backaches anymore. Friends and family who come over and sit on my bed are amazed at how comfy my bed is."

SHOP IT: Amazon, $134

Cozy Classics Billowy Clouds Mattress Pad

Cozy Classics Billowy Clouds Mattress Pad (Photo via Overstock)
Cozy Classics Billowy Clouds Mattress Pad (Photo via Overstock)

Enjoy a fantastic night's sleep on this two-inch pillowy mattress pad from Overstock. The thick 300-count cotton cover offers plush support, and its hypoallergenic polyester fill makes it an ideal mattress pad for allergy sufferers. "I'm very impressed with this purchase," raved a five-star reviewer. "It's plush and very comfortable. It fit the king bed well, and the elastic binding secured it firmly. It doesn't slip and has retained every bit of its cushion, in spite of my 6'5" 280 lb. husband! I'm happy!"

SHOP IT: Overstock, $79

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Zinus Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress Topper

Zinus Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress Topper (Photo via Amazon)
Zinus Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress Topper (Photo via Amazon)

Uniquely infused with green tea and castor seed oil, this 1.5" memory foam mattress topper naturally eliminates odour-causing bacteria. Created with body-responsive memory foam, the topper turns any mattress into a comfortable and cozy place to rest. "I slept so well," explained one of the mattress topper's nearly 10,000 reviewers. "Hardly moved at night. Didn't wake up many times through the night, and I normally wake up a million times.”

SHOP IT: Amazon, $53

4" SealyChill Gel + Comfort Memory Foam Mattress Topper

4" SealyChill Gel + Comfort Memory Foam Mattress Topper (Photo via Overstock)
4" SealyChill Gel + Comfort Memory Foam Mattress Topper (Photo via Overstock)

Transform your humdrum sleep situation into an adaptive and supportive dream with this 4" SealyChill Gel and memory foam mattress topper. The pillowtop cover and gel-infused memory foam will ease pressure points and lull you into a comfortable all-night sleep. "I love it! Before, I was literally waking up every morning in pain from my mattress. Now with my mattress topper, it supports all my pressure points," raved a shopper. "I also could never find a comfortable pillow, and with this mattress topper, I don't even use a pillow because it's soft enough to rest my head on.

SHOP IT: Overstock, $225

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