Of all the toppers we've tested, this topper from Inofia was the best. And that's due to how this topper was constructed. It has four separate layers and each one is rather excellent in its own way.
The TAMI fabric cover is very breathable and soft to the touch. The latex has pinholes in order to further boost the breathability and cooling of the topper. Plus, latex offers great motion isolation and pressure relief.
And even the memory foam layer offers an open cell structure in order to stop your body heat from getting trapped within the topper. Lastly, the anti-slip base just makes sleeping on the topper more convenient as it won't fall off once you start tossing and turning.
Overall, not only will this topper keep you cool during even the hottest of nights but it's also just comfortable and can lead to much higher-quality sleep.
Memory foam can be very expensive. And breathable/cooling memory foam can be even more expensive. However, this mattress topper from Recci manages to keep the price down by strictly focusing on the end result.
What do we mean by this? Well, as you'll see, quite a few mattress toppers utilise multiple layers of different materials in order to make their toppers well-rounded. Recci on the other hand, put all of their chips into a single, comfortable, and cooling memory foam layer and called it a day.
This mattress topper is a 5 cm memory foam layer that has been tempered with thermoregulating gel in order to keep the heat away from your body. And that's all there is to it! There's no second layer, no straps, and no cover. And this in turn has allowed Recci to keep the price of the topper rather low considering what you're getting!
While all of the toppers on our list can cool you down at night, some can do it more quickly and consistently than others. And we think that if you're looking for the most consistantly good cooling topper, it would have to be the Emma Premium.
The construction of the topper is simple but effective. It has graphite-infused memory foam that does most of the cooling, a denser support foam, and a breathable, soft mattress to wrap it all up.
And it's important not to underestimate how much a graphite coating can add to temperature regulation! This is because it not only draws away heat but also moisture from your body. And with the cover adding a bit more breathability and comfort, it makes for some intense cooling.
While it's definitely on the pricier side, the Octasmart Deluxe mattress topper offers features that are very difficult to refuse. For one, the Octasprings Dormeo uses in their toppers and mattresses are amazing at temperature regulation.
This is because they're like memory foam springs. So, unlike regula memory foam, it's not just one slab that can trap your body heat and cause overheating. Plus, making them into springs, adds quite a bit of support as well!
However, with the Deluxe mattress topper in particular, Dormeo has gone one step further and introduced the Octavent Air system. This system takes advantage of the shape of the springs as well as the smart cover in order to boost breathability and cooling to an entirely new level!
In the bedding industry, bamboo is a triple threat, as it boost breathability, makes your sleeping surface hypoallergenic, and makes the manufacturing more sustainable! And Panda utilises these three benefits to the fullest.
The removable and machine-washable cover is made with bamboo while the Hydro foam adds further breathability and comfort to the topper. And Hydro foam isn't just a fancy name for standard memory foam, as it has also been gel-infused in order to keep hot air moving far away from you!
So, the combination of the Hydro foam and the cover already ensure a pretty chill sleeping experience. However, it's worth mentioning that this cooling topper does also have a removable cover that you can easily clean – meaning that you can easily keep things fresh as well.
If you want a more detailed overlook, we suggest reading our review of the Panda Bamboo mattress topper.
With an alternative down filling, this mattress topper doesn’t leave much to be desired when it comes to breathability. The polyester filling does a pretty good job at dissipating body heat and keeping you cool during the night.
Plus, while it's not real down, you do get a nice bouncy feeling while in bed. And since it's a pillow-top topper, you can also feel like you're sinking into a cloud at night!
The outer cover is made from 100%, 300 thread cotton and is treated with a fabric protector that repels liquids, which makes this one waterproof. This also means that aside from added breathability, this topper also protects your mattress! So, it's like you're getting the best cooling mattress pad and topper combo.
When we thought about a mattress topper for couples, we thought to ourselves – we need something that's motion-isolating and great at keeping things cool. And that's exactly what the Simba Hybrid mattress topper brings to the table!
The Aerocoil spring-comfort layer brings forth great comfort, support and motion isolation and the cooling open-cell Simba-Pure Layer delivers some great breathability. Plus, it's important to note that hybrid toppers aren't all that common! So, you're getting your hands on quite the illusive catch.
But it's hard to see why there aren't more models like this one. After all, the combination of springs, multiple foam layers, and some airmesh sides leads to a mattress that's extremely cool, can support your joints, and keep things stable!
To read our full review of the Simba Hybrid mattress topper, click here.
The first thing you should know – not all cooling mattress toppers are the same. In fact, cooling mattress toppers can differ in a variety of ways. From the number of layers, to the type of cover, and the thickness. But the most important difference is which material was used.
For our purposes, we're going to focus on 4 main categories of cooling mattress toppers – memory foam, latex, synthetics, and hybrids. Each type comes with its own pros and cons and will largely determine whether a certain mattress toppers is right for you or not. And, while each one can be good, the material does also impact the cooling and breathability of the mattress topper!
So, we're going to briefly go over these four main types and see how each one contributes to creating the ultimate cooling mattress topper. Do note that there are other types of toppers as well but these are the main four when it comes to cooling.
Memory foam is one of the most common materials used to manufacture mattress toppers. As you probably know, that’s not by accident. Memory foam is known for its pain and pressure relieving properties, as well as unparalleled comfort and motion isolation. However, memory foam has been known to trap heat, so you might wonder, why does it even appear on the list of cooling mattress toppers?
Well, that's because memory foam can be altered and made to be extremely cooling. In fact, as you might have noticed, a good percentage of our best cooling mattress toppers use memory foam in one way or another. So, while regular memory foam might be a nightmare for hot sleepers, cooling memory foam toppers are very much real and popular!
Modern memory foam toppers are often infused with charcoal, copper or graphite to better dissipate the heat, thus keeping you cool, which then classifies these toppers under “cooling”. Besides just making them more breathable, these materials can also help memory foam mattress toppers whick away moisture, which further adds to the cooling effect.
Besides these infusions, some manufacturers also use gel in order to better the temperature regulation of their cooling mattress toppers. And even smaller allterations like making the foam be open-cell can boost the breathability of the foam and keep you cool that way. So, there are quite a few options when creating the best cooling mattress toppers.
When it comes to cooling mattress toppers with a synthetic filling, it can be a hit-or-miss. This is because it heavily depends on how the mattress itself was constructed and whether things such as airmesh sides were used. However, that doesn't mean you have to shy away from mattress toppers that have a synthetic filling.
For example, with some down alternatives, the topper can be surprisingly breathable and light. Plus, synthetic toppers are among the cheapest. So, if you're unsure whether a cooling mattress topper will help you out, synthetic toppers are the safest way to test one out.
Natural latex is arguably the greatest option for those that sleep hot. It is a durable, sustainable material that is known for its cooling properties. Latex mattress toppers tend to keep the sleepers on the surface, without encompassing them or allowing for too much sinkage, which does wonders when it comes to heat regulation.
To be fair, these can get quite expensive, but when you consider all the benefits, the price rarely seems to matter. Unlike polyfoam and memory foam toppers, these will rarely sink, which makes them a solid option for heavy sleepers.
However, keep in mind, if you’re allergic to latex – these aren’t an option. Also, just like with latex pillows , you have to check which kind of latex you're getting. After all, synthetic latex belongs in the previous category, not here! And even with cooling mattress toppers that use natural latex, the specific subtype does influence both the price and the performance quite a bit.
Although cooling hybrid mattress toppers aren't all that popular, they definitely stand out when it comes to quality. And this is because they tend to have the highest number of layers and are generally made to be extremelly well-rounded. Hybrid toppers, such as the Simba Hybrid mattress topper, also frequently use tempered memory foam in order to boost breathability.
On top of that, since the base of the mattress topper isn't a dense foam but rather a spring layer, your body heat can more easily escape the topper itself. So, they rarely have any overheating issues.
On top of that, getting a cooling hybrid topper comes with certain perks you can't find elsewhere, like added firmness and better edge-support. With all of that being said, they are also rather expensive.
Now that you've gotten familiar with the types, let's take a look at the main, defining features of each mattress topper. It's important that you know of these and that you understand what each one of them means. Without understanding the key features, you won’t be able to make the right decision come shopping time.
Also, these are the features we used to measure, test and compare the products before we delivered the list to you. So, it should give you a good idea of why we prefered certain cooling mattress toppers over others.
Obviously, the most important feature of all would be the cooling properties. These are closely tied with the material we’ve just mentioned. In general, if you want the coolest sleeping experience, choose a naturally breathable material like latex for your mattress topper or a topper infused with charcoal, gel or copper. And if you’re only in need of some minor heat regulation – a breathable cover should do the trick.
However, if you get very, very hot – you could benefit from an actual active cooling mattress topper that regulates heat by moving air or water throughout its body. And we'll get into how a cooling mattress topper can do that here.
The easiest way to boost the breathability of a mattress topper and put a smile on any hot sleeper's face is by adding air vents or mesh sides. After all, this is the most direct way in which you can allow air to escape the topper and get away from your body!
That being said, they're not too popular, so, you might have to do some digging. However, when you do find one, even if its a memory foam mattress topper, you'll surely feel the difference in cooling!
The second way you can turn a regular mattress topper into a cooling mattress topper is by giving your body heat room to dissipate. For example, memory foam can lead to overheating since it's so dense and the heat has nowhere to go. However, if you turn that memory foam into springs instead of a solid slab, there's significantly more airflow.
And if you look at most latex cooling mattress toppers, you'll notice small holes throughout the surface. These are strategically placed in order to direct the heat into the bottom of the cooling topper.
If you've gone through our recommendations, you might have noticed that we talk a great deal about the covers for the cooling topper. And the reasoning is quite simple – a cooling cover is essential for a cooling mattress topper! After all, it's the first line of defence as heat travels from your body.
So, making sure to get a breathable cover from cotton, bamboo or silk is essential. Plus, if the cover it cool to the touch and can be easily washed – you can keep things quite fresh.
This might seem like semantics but it's important to keep in note. Namely, even the best cooling mattress pad won't have the same effect as a mattress topper. This is because they're typically a lot thinner and therefore relly on the mattress underneath to a larger degree.
On top of that, although this has nothing to do with cooling, a mattress pad isn't just used to make you mattress more comfortable. Rather, it's something inbetween a mattress protector and a mattress topper. In other words, you can't expect a mattress pad to be as comfortable as their thicker, more specialised counterpart – the topper.
Your sleeping position greatly dictates how hot you sleep and what kind of a cooling mattress topper you need. You see, even though we're looking at a topper that will make you sleep cooler during the night, we also have to make sure you sleep in a proper position.
Therefore, before you decide on a mattress topper, consider that if you sleep on your stomach, you’ll probably need something a little bit firmer. On the other hand, if you’re a side sleeper – a soft mattress topper with some leeway for sinkage should do the trick for you.
The level of firmness is directly connected to your sleeping position and the type of mattress topper you need. In general, memory foam mattress toppers will be a lot softer than the latex ones, but, don't just go off of that.
Mostly, your mattress topper will have a firmness rating on a scale of 1 through 10 and depending on your body weight and sleeping position – you’ll choose. In general, heavier and stomach sleepers could benefit from a firm mattress topper, while the others are good for just about whatever.
This is why in the disadvantages section, we labelled a few of the cooling mattress toppers as too soft for stomach sleepers. It might seem like a minor factor but in the long run it can turn even the best mattress topper into a nightmare!
In general, mattress toppers are between 2 to 4 inches or 5 to 10 centimetres thick. Now, once again, you’ll choose the thickness based on your preferences, sleeping position, body weight and so on.
In theory, a thick mattress topper should be more comfortable and better at what it does, but that isn’t always the case, which is one of the reasons we decided to make this list.
Finally, we’d recommend staying away from the thinner toppers unless they’re really well-made, as they will deteriorate rather quickly. Plus, if you opt for a very thin cooling mattress topper, it will be very limited as to how much it can cool you down as it will depend on the mattress quite a bit.
Before you decide to buy what you feel is the best cooling mattress topper for yourself – read these tips!
Just like when shopping for a mattress, you want to make sure you check whether a topper has a return policy and trial period. After all, not every topper is going to feel good after a few nights. You might have to go through a couple of them before you find the perfect one. And if you end having to pay for each one – you’ll go bankrupt.
Don’t just focus on the price. Inexpensive does not mean cheap, nor does expensive mean high-quality. Keep the budget in mind, but don’t let it sway your decision.
Finally, as objective as we are, we’re limited in number. Our team isn’t made up of thousands of people, so, you’ll want to take a look at what the other people are saying as well, so you can make your decision when the time comes.
Before you buy the best cooling mattress topper, you have to understand what it is that you’re getting from it. What’s the point in having a high-quality topper if you don’t understand the benefits?
Well, first of all, you'll improve your overall quality of sleep. A cooling mattress topper will most definitely help you sleep more soundly. You won't toss and turn during the night, you won't throw your sheets to the ground and you'll wake up feeling happy and rested, which will ultimately improve your quality of life.
On top of that, a mattress topper will do a lot more than just dissipate the heat. A high-quality mattress topper will also deliver some pressure relief in sensitive, core zones. And this could also mean you’ll sleep a lot better.
Finally, a mattress topper is virtually an additional layer to your mattress and considering it’s the top layer – it will greatly increase the lifespan of your mattress. The topper will take most of the heat, both literally and figuratively, giving your mattress at least a few extra years.
In conclusion, if you want to stay sweat-free even during the hottest of nights, getting the best cooling mattress topper (UK) will make that goal a lot easier! Just take into account everything we've said so far, or pick one from our recommendations, and you should be golden. But if you do have any questions about cooling mattress toppers, ask us in the comments!
Finally, we'd like the finish things up by answering several most commonly asked questions that we haven't had the chance to answer in the previous portion of the article. In some instances, straightforward answers to some simple questions could be the difference between a product being bought or not.
The best cooling mattress topper will certainly regulate the temperature better which will keep you cool during the night.
Both mattress pad and mattress topper serve the same purpose, however, a mattress topper is thicker than a pad, meaning it’s more effective.
A mattress topper should be changed every 3 to 5 years, depending on the state of the mattress topper.