Top 10 Best Mattress Pads (Toppers) for Back Pain Reviewed (2020)
Do you want to get a peaceful night’s sleep free from back pain? I do, and now we can! Mattress toppers are a viable solution for beds that have become uncomfortable or have lost their support over time. Most are 1 to 3 inches thick, there are a few that have 4 inches to cradle your body for increased quality of sleep. They add firmness and/or cushion for increased comfort and support while you sleep.
Designed to lie on the top of your existing mattress toppers are made from several different materials. The most common ones are made of memory foam either by itself or in layers with gel. Memory foam conforms to your body becoming more compliant with your body heat to adjust to your specific needs to relieve pressure point pain. The gel is touted to let you sleep cool and is often used in the top layer of the topper.
Toppers that help the most are the ones that offer good support and still cradle your body to promote the best sleep environment. Some of the really good toppers still sleep too hot which is why the ones that have a layer of gel are rising in popularity. Personal preference will determine the best combination for you.
The following list will discuss what amenities will suit you. We will consider if you have pressure point pain to alleviate, or if you need something a bit cozier. Often a sleeper’s weight and choice of sleeping position play a major factor in sleep quality. You will find our top ten toppers for back pain relief below.
1. ViscoSoft 4 Inch Pillow Top Memory Foam Mattress Pad
This topper has 2.5 inches of memory foam and 1.5 inches of fluffy down alternative material. The combination of these two materials in this bed supports and cushions the sleeper who experiences back pain. It has been specifically designed to relieve back pain and spinal irritation from pressure point pain that can accompany many beds. This pad isolates motion to prevent sleep disruption when someone else disturbs the bed. This topper expands into a firm surface.
It is made with very good quality materials. I think it will last a long time.
It is washable, but be careful to follow the washing instructions.
CertiPur certification means that this topper will leave less of a carbon footprint than other toppers that are not CertiPur certified.
The smell takes about a week to go away.
This topper is a bit pricey, but it feels like it is going to be worth it.
2. Linenspa 3 Inch Gel Swirl Memory Foam Topper
This topper has 3 inches of light, breathable memory foam. This filling along with the gel it is infused with insures a cool sleep environment. This combination aligns your spine easing back pain, and preventing Pressure point pain. CertiPur certification means there are no toxic materials in this topper. While it may have a “new car” smell, this dissipates in about a week. The 3-year warranty indicated to me that the company has a lot of faith in this topper.
It is made with high-quality material ensuring long term satisfaction.
CertiPur certification lets me relax in the knowledge that no harmful materials were used in its manufacture.
3 inches of gel-infused memory foam relieves back pain and prevents pain from pressure points.
My spouse thought it slept too hot.
This topper is very dense which can lead to being too hot during the night.
3. LUCID 3 Inch Ventilated Memory Foam Mattress Topper 3-Year Warranty
This topper is made with an “open-cell technology” that is supposed to keep the ventilated, more resilient memory foam from forming a memory of your body. This means that the mattress will resume its original shape and be ready to cradle your body every night. That way you get that new bed feeling every night. This topper is designed to assist the correct alignment of the spine easing back pain. The formula with which the bed was constructed is resistant to dust mites and allergens.
Foam is resistant to dust mites, allergens, and bed bugs.
It has evenly spaced ventilation holes to help keep you from sweating all night
Designed to soften a mattress that is too hard.
The topper was too soft.
Topper moved too much, it was less than restful.
This topper didn’t sleep cool enough.
4. Tempur-Pedic TEMPUR-ProForm Supreme 3-Inch Mattress Topper – Premium
This 3-inch mattress topper is made with the same material as in the original TEMPUR bed. It conforms to each sleeper the best sleep experience possible. Pressure point pain can become a thing of the past with the support and comfort with this topper that molds itself to each individual with the precision associated with these toppers.
This topper is made of a proprietary fill ensuring good durability.
The material used conforms to you. It responds to your weight, shape, and temperature for the perfect fit.
The topper is hypoallergenic while remaining the breathability to compensate for body heat.
Strong fumes have been reported with this topper.
This topper moves around on the bed making for a less than restful sleep.
The topper doesn’t quite fit the regular mattress it 3” The topper doesn’t quite fit the regular mattress it measures 2 3/4” x 80” x 60”.
5. AVOCADO GREEN NATURAL LATEX MATTRESS TOPPER
This topper is made of certified organic latex and certified organic wool. All of which are sustainably harvested. This material is eco-friendly and offers endurance and temperature control. It is resistant to dust mites and it is naturally anti-microbial. It exceeds the performance of other toppers made with synthetic or polyurethane foams. This topper was made in the United States of America. I like that we are keeping American jobs in the hands of Americans.
Eco-friendly. It is becoming more vital that we use items that are sustainably harvested.
Wool stays fresh, is a natural fire retardant, and allows sweat to dissipate.
This topper meets the Global Organic Textile Standards.
The mattress was too firm. The existing mattress was already pretty firm.
Peak formed in the middle. Rotating the mattress may fix this issue.
6. Milemont Gel Memory Foam Mattress Toppers
You can breathe life back into your existing mattress. The Milemont topper is made of 2” Gel Memory Foam. Supportive yet soft, the memory foam used in the manufacture of this topper is of superior quality to ease pressure point pain. Infused with gel, this topper sleeps comfortably cool by evenly distributing your weight. It is also CertiPUR certified. This ensures that you get a high-quality product without all of the toxic chemicals that are commonly used in the manufacture of other toppers.
This topper comes with a 10 year U.S. warranty. This company believes in this product.
It is infused with gel beads that disperse heat.
The memory foam supports the spine alleviating pressure point pain. This important to individuals living with back pain.
The mattress has to be frequently repositioned.
Some heat build-up was experienced by some consumers.
It was heavy to move.
7. Ultimate Dreams Full 3” Talalay Latex Medium Mattress Topper
This product is made of Talalay Latex. This kind of latex is more durable than what is used in other toppers. Your body heat allows the latex to conform to your curves while providing enough support to cushion your pressure points. The latex also allows for immediate body contouring. It takes much less time for latex to contour to you than memory foam or memory foam gel.
Made with bamboo which is a very sustainable material.
Talalay Latex provides 33% more pressure point pain relief than other materials.
The natural materials breathe better for better temperature dispersion.
There was too much motion transference felt when someone else moved the bed.
The topper retained too much heat.
Very well made product, but it was too soft.
8. Red Nomad Gel Infused Visco Elastic Memory Foam Mattress Pad Bed Topper
This topper is CertiPUR-US certified. This means that this topper was made with no ozone depleters, flame retardants, heavy metals or formaldehyde. You want a high-quality mattress topper and this is kept in mind as your mattress topper is made. Cool Cycle Technology allows for better temperature control with better ventilation provided.
True support with better pressure point pain relief.
It has a Cool Cycle Polymer to let cool air in and warm air out that eliminates night sweats.
Made with those who suffer from back pain in mind, this mattress pad offers enough support to reduce back pain as well as the
The topper was too small. It didn’t fit bed right.
It is way too soft.
This topper has a strong chemical smell.
9. Birch by Helix Plush Pillow Top
This topper 3” was made with natural material such as Birch Wool and natural latex. The Plush Cool Comfort Technology paves the way to a natural cushion to provide pressure point pain relief while at the same time making sure you are not exposed to any toxins. The GREENGUARD Gold Certification means that there are no polyurethane-based foams or harsh chemicals. The soft latex gives that comfortable hug as you relax into the bed topper.
GREENGUARD Gold certified.
It uses all-natural and sustainable materials.
The topper has a plush body contour layer that naturally cushions your pressure points to make sure that they do not get triggered.
The topper was too firm. I do have a hard bed, so maybe I just need a softer topper.
It was a bit pricey but worth it.
10. Advanced Sleep Solutions Gel Memory Foam Mattress Pad
This topper ensures a better night’s sleep if you prefer a soft, comforting place to sleep this may be the perfect choice for you. This topper is made with 2” of medium-soft Gel Memory Foam and helps to relieve pressure point pain which in turn gets your muscles to relax for correct spinal alignment. It also helps to limit motion transfer when the bed gets bumped.
This topper is made in the United States from CertiPUR-US certified foam. This certification means there are no harmful toxins in this topper.
This topper promotes pressure point pain elimination by distributing weight evenly across the surface of the bed.
The open-cell foam makes sure that body heat gets drawn away from the sleeper ending the night sweats.
This topper is oversized for a Queen sized bed.
It is more firm than anticipated.
This topper sleeps too hot.
Overall, any of these toppers will provide you with a better night’s sleep than you are currently getting unless your bed is already all that you want. I thought the Tempur-Pedic topper had all of the features that I was looking for at a price that while on the steep side, I still thought it was a quality that made it worth it. It is also hypoallergenic which is important to me because I have allergies and I am assured that this topper won’t be adding to a preexisting issue. I also like that the cover can be cleaned. I will most likely have it dry cleaned, but that’s just because I’d be afraid to mess it up.