Take note of your sleep needs.
First and foremost, it’s important to determine what kind of sleeper you are. A mattress topper has the ability to make what you’re sleeping on firmer, cooler, and everything in between, so make sure you understand your needs. “I think they are excellent for people with back issues,” Dr. William C. Winter, M.D., notes. “They can be okay for side sleepers, depending on the firmness level.”
Straps are everything.
At the same time, straps are an important feature if you move around a lot. “The ability to fix the topper in place is important,” Winter adds. “Lots of people complain when the topper moves around or gets bunched up at night.”
Say yes to sleep trials.
With so many companies nowadays being online only, at-home sleep trials even for mattress toppers are becoming more common. Brands such as Saatva, The Coop, and more present customers with the opportunity to test products out for themselves for as long as 180 nights. Take advantage of this perk and ensure the topper is right for you before committing.