I know you're going to be shopping around for the best memory foam topper. Maybe I can save you some time and money with the short memory foam mattress topper reviews below.
First though, let's finish up one very important health question. It's left over from my part one article on bed toppers.
(You can read the part one article here. If you haven't read it, you should because it will help you pick out the best memory foam topper for you.)
Anyway, here's a question people sometimes ask...
To me, the biggest factor in choosing a memory foam topper or mattress is to make sure it is not toxic.
Many memory foam products put off a chemical odor (called off gassing or out gassing). This is because the foam contains chemicals, including petroleum. For several days after you get it, you may not even be able to use the memory foam topper.
It may take a week to air out the topper. In the meantime, it's stinking up your home unless you put it outside in the garage.
For a lot people, this smell is no big deal. For those people...and perhaps you...the top consideration for the best memory foam topper is that it gives you the most comfort.
Also keep in mind that a new natural topper may smell just because it's new and not because it has toxic chemicals.
One such company is called CertiPUR-US®.
If a mattress company using memory foam in their products has the CertiPUR-US seal of approval, it has gone through rigorous testing for safety.
That means their products have no harmful chemicals. It means their product is not putting out emissions into the air that can ruin indoor air quality.
Here's the CertiPUR-US web address so you can see what I'm talking about: http:certipur.us Please note they do not sell anything.
Nature's Sleep specializes in memory foam products.
They have been certified by CertiPUR-US.
And they have four memory foam toppers at just the right memory foam density...and for a reasonable price.They even have a memory foam sleeper sofa mattress.
Please note this company only ships to the lower 48 states in the United States. If you want them to ship to Alaska, Hawaii, and some international areas, you'll have to send them an email.
Nature's Sleep sells memory foam mattresses, toppers, slippers, dog beds, and even pillows. They also have a huge following on Facebook (over 100,000 people like Nature's Sleep) because of the quality of their products.
Based on the people who visit my website, it’s clear a lot of people want to know if they can get a good memory foam topper at Amazon.
The answer is sort of, although I do not think the quality is as good as what I have just given you from Nature’s Sleep above.
However, if you are determined to buy at Amazon or feel more comfortable there, here is what I suggest.
First, never buy a topper that is not certified to be free of toxins. That means look for the CertiPUR-US certification, as I mentioned above. Internationally, look for the Oeko-Tex certification.
By the way, you may also see memory foam that says PurGreen certified and think that is okay. Not!
I think a PurGreen certification is about as valuable as an expired gift certificate. Almost all the big players in the memory foam game get certified by Oeko-Tex or CertiPUR. That should tell you something about PurGreen.
Second, as a general guideline, you are best off getting a topper that is three inches thick or less and with a density of at least four pounds. However, someone over 250 pounds may want to go for a 4 inch topper.
The difficulty with shopping for toppers at Amazon is that the companies that advertise there are terrible at telling you about their foam. They rarely mention CertiPUR-US. This is ridiculous!
Fortunately for you, I have done your homework for you.
Lucid is a memory foam company that has been certified by CertiPUR. And they do have a three inch topper that is a good size for most people.
The problem with the Lucid on Amazon is, they do not tell you what the density is. Higher density means you have a memory foam that will be more durable over the long run. Higher density also means you’ll typically have to spend a bit more for better quality.
With that said, a high-quality 3-inch 4lb density queen topper at Nature’s Sleep will cost you $380. A Lucid queen will cost you about $130, although I do not know the density and how long it will last you.
My feeling has always been you get what you pay for and I’m sure you know that already. To get the best memory foam topper, you have to pay the price. Anyway, here’s the link to the Lucid at Amazon.
I was just surfing around Amazon checking out their memory foam products and lo and behold, Nature’s Sleep pops up!
They must be doing some sort of special promotion or something because they’ve put two new toppers on Amazon they don’t sell on their own website.
Even so, if you can afford it, I would buy from the Nature’s Sleep website. They have a best-selling 3-inch 4- pound density topper there. That size seems to be the sweet spot and best memory foam topper for most people.
However, if funds are tight for you right now, click on the links below and grab one of these new Nature’s Sleep toppers at Amazon. They’re a terrific value and you’ll get your money’s worth.
If after shopping around, you decide a topper is not for you, here's a great suggestion.
You can get huge savings on an ultra luxury mattress, the kind in the world's finest hotels. And you won't pay a whole lot more than you would pay for a quality topper.
These mattresses have a memory foam layer underneath a deluxe euro pillow top. That way, you never sleep hot. By the way, the foam in these mattresses also has the CertiPUR-US seal of approval.
To check out these awesome mattresses, click here to see my article, What is the Best Mattress for You?
Trying to pick the best memory foam topper is not easy because we are all different. Hopefully I have saved you some time and made your decision a little easier.