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Mattress Toppers Buying Guide: Making Your Bed More Comfortable - PlushBeds

If you're feeling like your mattress is becoming worn out, and just isn't providing you the comfort your body requires for a good night's sleep, or if you're simply not ready to make the costly investment for a mattress replacement, you may want to consider a quality mattress topper. By adding a comfortable mattress topper on your mattress, you can turn your average mattress into a truly amazing nighttime experience.

Not to mention, it will protect your mattress from any additional wear and tear. This guide will provide you with an in-depth look at the various types of PlushBeds' mattress toppers and the different benefits each provides. It will help you choose the best mattress topper for your needs.

What are Mattress Toppers?

Mattress toppers are removable layers that you place on top of your existing mattress to offer extra support and cushioning. PlushBeds mattress toppers come in various thicknesses, materials, and sizes. Identifying the ideal mattress topper depends on your particular needs and sleeping habits. And, the more knowledge you have about the various types of bed toppers there are, the better off you are when it comes to choosing the right one for you.

Why Should I Want a Mattress Topper?

Mattress toppers serve two general purposes:

  • They help transform a sagging old mattress
  • They make a firmer mattress softer

When it comes to comfort, it's hard to beat a mattress topper for extending the lifespan of your mattress and relieving pain. A mattress topper can even help extend the life of a really old mattress that's way overdue for a replacement by several years. It will provide you with the support and comfort in all the areas you need.

But, you'll want to choose a mattress topper that will address the problem areas of your existing mattress. For example, you may require a firm mattress topper that can provide you with extra support. Or, you might require a mattress topper that provides extra cushioning to help relieve your pressure points and aching joints. The mattress topper's materials impact the support, firmness, or cushioning you will receive.

What are the Different Types of Mattress Toppers?

Mattress Topper Types Include:

  1. Natural Latex Toppers
  2. Cooling Gel Memory Foam Toppers
  3. Memory Foam Toppers
  4. Handmade Wool Toppers
  5. Alternative Down Toppers

How to Choose the Right Mattress Topper

Here you'll learn more in-depth information about each topper, to help you with your buying decision.

  1. Natural Latex Toppers

A natural latex topper allows you to indulge in natural latex at a price you can afford. Night after night, you'll enjoy:

  • Luxurious comfort
  • Outstanding support
  • Amazing pressure point relief

PlushBeds comfortable, cushioned natural latex mattress topper is optimized to help provide you with pressure point relief. It offers you luxurious comfort and superior support for your:

  • Hips
  • Shoulders
  • Knees
  • Back

It has an open-cell airflow design that distributes heat better while it also absorbs the shock of your sleeping partner's body motion. Plus, you'll stay comfortable and cool throughout the night.

Benefits of Natural Latex Toppers

Some benefits you’ll experience with the natural latex topper is:

  • Outstanding pressure relief. You experience better body weight distribution because the latex topper decreases your pressure points, and offers support for your back, knees, hips, and shoulders.
  • Great value. The natural latex topper allows you to transform your existing mattress into a more comfortable mattress in a cost-effective manner. You can experience the pressure-relieving qualities of latex, before you actually purchase an entire latex mattress.
  • You won't breathe in volatile organic compounds (VOCs) each night like you would with a memory foam mattress topper. The natural latex toppers from PlushBeds are GreenGuard Gold certified, and have been through stringent chemical emissions standard third-party testing.
  • All natural. There are no petroleum based products, synthetics or fillers in PlushBeds' natural latex toppers.


PlushBeds natural latex mattress topper is made of natural talalay latex. The natural latex foam is pure, and harvested from sustainable sources. There are no:

  • Toxic additives
  • Fillers
  • Harmful odors or gases

Many latex topper brands add chemicals to their toppers, such as:

  • Pesticides
  • Chemical dyes
  • Chemical flame retardants
  • Carcinogenic adhesives
  • Bleach

Not PlushBeds. You won't find any fillers like petrochemical or clay products in their latex, which are used typically for making the latex go further. All you'll find is pure certified latex.

Firmness Levels

PlushBeds natural latex toppers have a variety of firmness levels, which include:

  • Soft: Great if you sleep on your side and/or like to "sink" into the bed.
  • Medium: Ideal if you tend to sleep on your side, back or stomach as it provides the optimal balance of support and comfort.
  • Medium-Firm: Perfect if you sleep on your back or stomach. It's a bit firmer than the medium.
  • Extra-Firm: Great if you're over 250 lbs, or if you simply like extremely firm surfaces.


PlushBeds natural latex toppers come in various sizes, which include:

  • Twin
  • Twin XL
  • Full
  • Queen
  • King
  • Cal King


With PlushBeds natural latex toppers, you can choose between:

  • 2" of thickness that provides you with a supportive layer, but still allows you to feel your mattress under it slightly.
  • 3" of thickness that gives you a little more support and cushion. This is ideal if you like a more "plush" feel, or if you'd like more mattress insulation.

Why Buy a Natural Latex Topper?

PlushBeds natural latex toppers are made in the U.S. They're proud of their GreenGuard Gold and OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certifications, which shows you their toppers go through the most stringent high-quality product standards testing for the distribution and manufacturing process.

The natural latex in PlushBeds natural latex mattress toppers are:

  • Mildew resistant
  • Dust mite resistant
  • Hypo-allergenic
  • Odor free
  • Anti-microbial

They are basically perfect for allergy sufferers.

You'll also enjoy free shipping and a 5-year warranty.

  1. Cooling Gel Memory Foam Toppers

If you're a fan of the "coolness" of a latex mattress, you may notice memory foam seems to sleep a little hotter than natural latex. If so, you might want to look into buying a cool gel memory foam topper. With this, you'll get the same level of comfort memory foam offers you, but won't get the heat that often comes with it.

So, if you're looking to sleep cooler, but don't want to sacrifice memory foam's soft comfort you enjoy so much, and you're in the market for a mattress topper, PlushBeds Cool Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper just may be your answer.

Benefits of Cooling Gel Memory Foam Toppers

The Cooling Gel Memory Foam Topper by PlushBeds offers many benefits, including:

  • Eco-friendly. PlushBeds Cooling Gel Memory Foam topper is eco-friendly due to the CO2 blowing agent they use during the manufacturing stage, and also because the foam they use has soy based polyols in it.
  • Hypo-Allergenic. They're hypo-allergenic, mildew resistant, dust mite resistant, and anti-microbial - perfect if you struggle with allergies.
  • No harmful odors. This topper doesn't emit any harmful odors because of its Fresh Foam Technology.
  • Sleeps cooler. It's cooler due to the open cell visco elastic structure that instead of working like an insulator like a lot of conventional memory foams do, channels heat away.


The patented open-cell structure of PlushBeds topper can dissipate body heat up to three times quicker than the gel memory foam used by competitors. You'll sleep like a baby during the night in comfort while staying dry and cool. The Cooling Gel Memory Foam topper by PlushBeds is:

  • 30% cooler than standard memory foam
  • Gently and naturally wicks moisture away
  • Dissipates body heat about three times quicker than foam by competitors
  • Improved and enhanced cooling air flow
  • Relieves heat as you're sleeping more soundly

Heat goes away and moisture evaporates, providing you with deeper sleep so you'll wake feeling completely refreshed and rested.

Density Levels

The closely knit and dense cell structure guarantees the topper doesn't sag, and will always go back to its original shape.


The PlushBeds Cooling Gel Memory Foam Topper comes in a variety of sizes which are:

  • Twin
  • Twin XL
  • Full
  • Queen
  • King
  • California King


You can choose between two thickness options: 2" and 3".

Why Buy a Cooling Gel Memory Foam Topper?

This PlushBeds topper is tested by independent labs, and is certified to meet some of the most rigorous requirements for chemical emissions worldwide. PlushBeds Cooling Gel Memory Foam Toppers, at a Gold level certification, benefit those who are most sensitive, like the elderly or children.

This topper by PlushBeds is certified for:

  • Lead, mercury, and heavy metals
  • PBDE flame retardants
  • 2-Methoxyethanol
  • Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)
  • Methylene Chloride
  • Formaldehyde
  • Prohibited Phthalates
  • Chloroform
  • 10,000 other harsh chemicals

Not to mention, every 90 days they're tested and recertified.

You can improve your present sleep environment greatly by using a Cooling Gel Memory Foam topper, and you don't have to spend a whole lot of money either. Similar to PlushBeds luxury mattresses, this mattress topper adjusts to help equalize weight distribution, and is sensitive to the pressure points of your body.

You'll also enjoy free shipping, and a 5-year warranty.

  1. Memory Foam Toppers

PlushBeds memory foam mattress topper offers outstanding support and comfort for a great night of sleeping. This is because it responds to temperature, pressure, and movement. If you're searching for warmth and extra cushioning, this memory foam topper may be your answer.

Benefits of Memory Foam Toppers

Some benefits you'll experience with PlushBeds memory foam toppers are:

  • No harsh odors. This memory foam topper doesn't emit harsh odors because of PlushBeds Fresh Foam Technology.
  • Outstanding pressure relief. Plushfoam offers better body weight distribution by offering forgiving support for your hips, back, shoulders, and knees, and by decreasing pressure points.
  • Resilient construction. The closely knit and dense cell structure will guarantee this topper won't sag, and will always go back to its original shape
  • Sleeps cooler. This topper is cooler due to its open cell visco elastic structure that doesn't act like an insulator, which is how many conventional memory foams do, but rather channels heat away.


You get more body contact with the closely knit structure which helps provide amazing support and comfort, and relieve pressure points, while absorbing the body movement shock at the same time. This allows you to freely move without the unpleasant reminder you're sleeping on a standard mattress. The memory foam topper by PlushBeds also offers ultimate comfort and support to provide you with a better night's sleep.

Density Levels

You're provided with two density levels:  4.0 lb Plushfoam and 5.34 lb Plushfoam.


The PlushBeds memory foam topper comes in various sizes as well, which include:

  • Twin
  • Twin XL
  • Full
  • Queen
  • King
  • California King


There are two levels of thickness with the memory foam topper: 2" and 3".

Why Buy a Memory Foam Topper?

Breathe with confidence when sleeping on PlushBeds' memory foam topper. It's GreenGuard Gold certified to meet even the most stringent, third-party chemical emissions standards. It's ideal for children, the elderly, and other sensitive people.

When you purchase a PlushBeds memory foam topper, you're buying a product that doesn't produce any off-gassing you'll find so often with memory foam mattresses. Also, this topper is CertiPUR certified (a rigorous third party certification for materials and chemical emissions), and made in the U.S.

What you will not find with PlushBeds' memory foam mattress toppers are:

  • Mercury
  • VOCs
  • CFCs
  • Lead
  • Methylene chloride
  • Formaldehyde
  • Heavy metals
  • Prohibited phthalates
  • PBDEs

You can feel confident knowing PlushBeds' memory foam mattress topper won't keep you up during the night. Plus, it's so affordable, you can splurge on the entire family.

You'll also enjoy free shipping, and a 5-year warranty.

  1. Handmade Wool Toppers

PlushBeds handmade wool mattress toppers provide you with plush comfort, so you can experience a restful, deep sleep you can only obtain from natural wool. It's hand-crafted in the U.S., non-toxic, and hypoallergenic. It's cruelty-free, and chemical-free. Plus, the wool fibers will keep you warm in the wintertime and cool in the summertime because they're natural temperature regulators.

The Natural Wool Topper by PlushBeds wicks moisture away, and offers you the right amount of insulation. It offers outstanding comfort for all mattress types, but are particularly well-suited for PlushBeds organic mattress options.

Benefits of Handmade Wool Toppers

Some benefits you'll experience with PlushBeds' handmade wool toppers are:

  • More restful, deeper sleep. All-natural wood offers superior temperature regulation that will help to maximize your REM sleep, leaving you feeling refreshed in the morning. This wool topper keeps you from becoming overheated, and leaves you comfortably cushioned during the night.
  • Free of harsh chemicals and toxins. PlushBeds only uses the purest wool right from the beginning, and we don't treat our wool toppers chemically. You can feel confident your topper is made with no irritating detergents or harsh chemicals, and uses only natural materials.


PlushBeds' Handmade Natural Wool toppers are crafted with premium eco-wool filling. The topper's wool fibers provide you with comfort all year long as well as cooling effects in the summertime and warmth that comforts you during the winter months.


PlushBeds Natural Wool Toppers are ideal for your whole family, and come in standard bedding sizes, which include:

  • Twin
  • Twin XL
  • Full
  • Queen
  • King
  • California King

Why Buy a Handmade Natural Wool Topper?

PlushBeds places a lot of value on sustainability and stewardship. We not only commit to the finest natural materials, but we also stick with a very stringent wool assurance policy, encouraging all of our wool growers to always treat their flocks at all times humanely at all points of the process (growing the wool and gathering it).

Other wool toppers often consist of harmful dyes, scouring agents, and chemicals that cause reactions in people who are sensitive. You'll find none of these things in PlushBeds' Natural Wool Topper, so even the most sensitive individuals can sleep on this topper in comfort without any reactions.

You'll also enjoy free shipping, and a 3-year warranty.

  1. Alternative Down Bed Toppers

PlushBeds' Alternative Down Mattress Topper create comfort, maximize loft, and minimize cold spots. They are filled with premium down alternative fiber.

Benefits of Alternative Down Bed Toppers

Some benefits you might experience with PlushBeds Alternative Down Mattress Toppers are:

  • cotton shell
  • Baffle box stitching
  • Hypoallergenic down alternative fill

Add a plush layer to any type of mattress with a 3" thick PlushBeds' Alternative Down bed topper. You can feel the down without the allergens or odors. Secure fiberbed to your mattress with corner anchor elastic bands.


This topper is filled with down alternative fill. You can cozy up with the breathable, soft filling that provides support and comfort without the odors, allergens, or poky quills you tend to experience with down.


The PlushBeds' Alternative Down Bed Toppers come in a variety of sizes, which are:

  • Full
  • Queen
  • King

Why Buy an Alternative Down Bed Topper?

PlushBeds' Alternative Down Bed Topper provides fill that doesn't shift, and there is even loft because of the baffle-box construction. The thick elastic anchor bands help to keep the bed secured to the mattress at the corners. PlushBeds' Alternative Down Bed Topper is designed to minimize cold spots.

You'll also enjoy free shipping, and a 2-year warranty.  Due to sanitary and safety regulations, you can't return this product.

Select Your Mattress Topper Today

PlushBeds provides various high-quality mattress toppers to suit all your requirements. Whether you require cushioning comfort, extra support, or you're simply searching for ways of extending your existing mattress's life, PlushBeds' mattress toppers provide you with high-quality, luxurious, eco-friendly comfort at appealing prices. Try one of PlushBeds' Latex Toppers, Cooling Gel Toppers, Memory Foam Toppers, Wool Mattress Toppers, or Alternative Down Mattress Toppers yourself to see for yourself the difference that it makes.

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