7 Best Latex Mattress Toppers of 2022

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Whether you’re a long-time fan of latex mattresses or just looking to add some extra support to your existing mattress, latex mattress toppers offer great durability and resiliency with more bounce than your traditional memory foam topper or fluffy featherbed. With a contouring feel that offers comfort that lasts over time and more breathability than memory foam, latex mattress toppers are a great way to upgrade your sleep and a perfect way to dip your toe in if you’re unsure on whether or not a latex mattress is right for you.

The Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles Lab evaluates all kinds of bedding, from the best mattresses and mattress toppers to the best pillows and sheets. To determine the best latex mattress toppers, our analysts looked at top brands, materials and features before working with product experts and consumer testers to test them at home for firsthand feedback. Our recommendations below include options for all sorts of sleepers based on our extensive testing process.

Our top picks:

You can learn more about how we test mattress toppers, along with tips on how to shop for one, at the end of this article, but first, you can read more about the best latex mattress toppers you can buy (with prices listed in queen sizes).

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Best Overall Latex Mattress Topper

Avocado Green Organic Latex Mattress Topper

  • High scores for support and longevity from testers
  • GOTS and GOLS certified
  • Year-long trial period

When it comes to mattresses, Avocado is brand that’s known for its quality materials and excellent craftsmanship and its mattress toppers are no different. This latex option has the same organic certifications by the Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS) and Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), because of the strict standards the brand follows during the entire manufacturing process, and our mattress experts named it one of the best mattress toppers available. Our consumer tester panel gave the brand top scores for support and maintaining shape over time, with one tester noting that her topper has held up perfectly over years of use with the same level of comfort and support.

This topper features two inches of durable, resilient Dunlop latex with a layer of temperature-regulating wool all encased in a soft cotton outer cover. It’s available in two firmness levels: firm for additional support and plush for extra cushioning. And if you’re not a fan of wool, the brand also offers a a vegan version which uses cotton fill in place of wool.

Height: 2.75″
Firmness levels: Plush or Firm
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
Trial Period: 365 nights
Delivery: Free shipping within the continental U.S.

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Best Value Latex Mattress Topper

Turmerry Latex Mattress Topper

  • Supportive and pressure-relieving feel
  • GOTS and GOLS certified
  • 3 Firmness levels
  • Some testers reported that the topper was heavy to transport

While organic and latex materials usually come with a steeper price tag, this mattress topper from Turmerry delivers the same quality and comfort at a lower price than many of our other picks, with certifications from GOTS and GOLS. Our testers gave this topper high scores across the board for its pressure-relieving and supportive feel. One tester also commented that while the topper contoured nicely to her body, the latex foam didn’t compress under her body weight, making it easy for her to comfortably change sleeping positions throughout the night.

This topper comes in two heights and three firmness levels for the option of a softer or firmer bed with an organic Dunlop latex fill and the option of an organic cotton cover.

Height: 2″ or 3″
Firmness levels: Soft, Medium or Firm
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
Trial Period: 60 nights
Delivery: Free shipping within the continental U.S.

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Best Stay-in-Place Latex Mattress Topper

Saatva Mattress Topper

  • Pressure-relieving feel
  • Stay-in-place straps at each corner
  • Extra ventilation throughout

Known for its high-quality mattresses, Saatva is one of our favorite mattress brands because of its excellent materials that offer long-term comfort and support. This mattress topper is no exception, offering a light and plush latex option for the ultimate floating, cloud-like feel. It also features four elastic bands to attach the topper to your mattress in order to prevent any shifting. Plus, the durable 1.5-inch latex layer is built to last, with ventilation throughout for added breathability, and is encased in an organic cotton cover.

Height: 2″
Firmness levels: Not listed
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, Split King, California King
Trial Period: 180 nights
Delivery: Free shipping within the continental U.S.

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Best Latex Mattress Topper for Back Pain

My Green Mattress Organic Latex Topper

  • High scores for comfort and support
  • GOTS and GOLS certified
  • Testers reported no latex odor
  • Mattress topper weight ranges from 20 to 40 pounds

If you struggle with back and hip pain, medical experts often recommend looking for a mattress with medium firmness with foam for pressure relief. For those who aren’t ready to buy a new mattress but still want to add a bit more cushioning or support to their beds, a latex mattress topper is a great choice.

This option from My Green Mattress features 2 inches of GOLS-certified Dunlop latex with a GOTS-certified cotton cover and received high praise for its easy setup, comfortable sleeping temperature and overall comfort. Testers who suffer from back pain called this topper “comfortable yet supportive” and raved about the pressure-relieving “ahhhhh feeling.”

Height: 2″
Firmness levels: Plush
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Full XL, Queen, King, California King
Trial Period: 120 nights
Delivery: Free shipping within the continental U.S.

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Most Supportive Latex Mattress Topper

Silk & Snow Organic Mattress Topper

  • High scores for comfort from real users
  • Machine-washable outer cover
  • Durable and resilient latex material
  • Testers reported this topper shifted occasionally with use

Available in both Medium and Firm, this GOTS and GOLS-certified topper from Silk & Snow was another favorite among our consumer testers for its supportive feel. Several testers also reported improved sleep quality with one tester remarking that it “felt comfortable from the start.” Made with Dunlop latex for durability and resilience, this topper provides more bounce while maintaining a soft feel for top-notch comfort. Plus, our analysts appreciate that the removable cotton cover is machine-washable and that the brand lets you purchase an extra cover in case of any damages. Just note that some testers noted the topper had a tendency to shift and needed to be adjusted a few times.

Height: Not listed
Firmness levels: Medium, Firm
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
Trial Period: 100 nights
Delivery: Free shipping within the continental U.S. and Canadian Provinces.

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Best Luxury Latex Mattress Topper

PlushBeds 100% Natural Latex Topper

  • 5 firmness levels and 2 heights
  • GOTS and GOLS certified
  • Cloud-like, pressure-relieving feel
  • No trial period or returns

If you’re searching for a cloud-like feel and the ultimate, luxurious sleep, take a look at this latex topper from PlushBeds. Available in 5 firmness levels and both 2 and 3-inches with the option to add an organic cotton cover, this cushiony topper provides pressure-relieving comfort for a great night’s rest. Our testing panel gave the brand high praise for the soft and comfortable feel of their high-quality Talaylay latex, calling it supportive and luxe. Consumer testers agreed, appreciating how the topper contours to their bodies without sinking under their weight. One tester even raved that he “didn’t wake up sore like [he] used to” thanks to how it promotes spinal alignment.

Height: 2″ to 3″
Firmness levels: Soft, Medium Soft, Medium, Medium Firm, Extra Firm
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
Trial Period: Not offered
Delivery: Free shipping within the continental U.S.

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Best Latex Mattress Topper for Side Sleepers

Happsy Organic Mattress Topper

  • Plush, contouring latex feel
  • GOTS and GOLS certified
  • Pressure-relieving and supportive

Experts often recommend pressure-relieving mattresses to provide cushioning for side sleepers. If a mattress feels too firm, side sleepers can wake up with pain from excessive pressure on their hips and shoulders. But if a mattress is too soft, there may not be sufficient support for spinal alignment. If you’re looking for a latex topper for a side sleeper-friendly bed, this pick from Happsy is the perfect option. It’s made with 2 inches of GOLS-certified latex and a GOTS-certified outer cotton cover and has received praise from consumer testers. One noted that the topper made her bed feel cloud-like and appreciated the plush, contouring, pressure-relieving feel when sleeping on her side.

Height: 2″
Firmness levels: Not listed
Sizes: Twin, Twin XL, Full, Queen, King, California King
Trial Period: 120 nights
Delivery: Free shipping within the continental U.S.

How we test latex mattress toppers

Our analysts in the Good Housekeeping Institute Textiles Lab begin the testing process by researching the materials, specifications, features and claims of popular mattress toppers. Then, product experts and consumer testers evaluate the mattress toppers at home for setup and through sleep testing before providing firsthand feedback, once after several weeks and again after longer periods of time. Here’s a few factors we consider when evaluating the best latex mattress toppers:

✔️ Ease of use: Our testers give scores for how easy (or difficult) it is to set up the topper on their beds.

✔️ Overall Comfort: Testers rate the mattress topper on how comfortable it feels to lie on at night.

✔️ Comfortable Body Temperature: Users share whether they maintained a comfortable sleeping temperature at night when using the topper.

✔️ Stay-in-place capabilities: Each topper is given a score for how much it shifts around on the beds during use.

✔️ Sound: Each topper is also assessed for any noise to ensure the toppers stay quiet and undetectable during use.

✔️ Mattress enhancement: Reviewers tell us if and how the topper changes the feel of their mattresses.

✔️ Overall satisfaction: Finally, our testers share whether they liked sleeping on the mattress topper and whether they plan to continue using it in addition to any other likes, dislikes or comments.

What to look for when shopping for the best latex mattress toppers

With mattress toppers, like mattresses, there isn’t one best option for everyone, so here are some things to keep in mind when searching for the best latex mattress topper for you:

✔️ Thickness: A good mattress topper should be at least two inches, but thicker toppers will offer more support. If you’re only searching for a small upgrade, a thinner model would be the best option. Just keep in mind that a thicker topper will add onto the heigh of your mattress and some bed sheets may not be able to accommodate the total height.

✔️ Softness: If your mattress is too firm, consider looking for a plusher or softer firmness option for your topper. If you’re looking for something with more support to firm up your existing mattress, go with a firmer option.

✔️ Support: If you’re feeling pain when you wake up, adding a latex topper can increase firmness or give you pressure relief around your joints.

✔️ Stay-in-place features: If you’re concerned about the topper shifting at night, look for a topper that has straps to hook onto your mattress or consider adding a mattress protector to help keep everything in place.

✔️ Care: Many mattress toppers aren’t washable, but some may come with a removable cover that can be washed by hand or in a machine.

✔️ Certifications: Here are some of the most common emblems you may see when shopping for latex mattress toppers:

  • OEKO-TEX: The Standard 100 by Oeko-TEX shows whether any fabric (such as the outer cover) has been tested and passed evaluations that ensure there are no unsafe levels of known harmful chemicals.
  • GOTS: The Global Organic Textile Standard confirms that the entire manufacturing process of the product follows strict standards. Note that GOTS only certifies the entire product and not components. This certification is often misused by brands who only use one or two organic components, like an organic cotton cover, so you can always check the GOTS public database to be sure.
  • GOLS: The Global Organic Latex Standard is similar to GOTS, but confirms that any latex used in the product is certified organic. GOTS and GOLS are often used together.
  • GREENGUARD: This certification for indoor air quality ensures that the mattress has met chemical emission standards. The GREENGUARD Gold certification requires lower volatile organic compound (VOC) emission levels.

How do latex mattress toppers compare to other mattress toppers?

Latex is a natural foam derived from rubber trees, making it a more expensive option, with great durability and resiliency. Compared to memory foam mattress toppers, which offer great pressure relief, support and comfort, latex toppers have more bounce and breathability, making them a great option for hot sleepers. When shopping for latex mattress toppers, you may encounter some hybrid options that feature a layer of latex foam with fiber fill. These typically offer a more luxe experience, similar to a pillow-top on a bed with the contouring support of the latex underneath.

What’s the difference between Dunlop and Talalay latex?

You’ll often see both Dunlop and Talalay latex options when shopping for latex mattresses, latex mattress toppers or latex pillows. These terms refer to the two main processes used to create latex foam. While neither process is inherently better than the other, Dunlop tends to be more dense or spongey while Talaylay is often more bouncy. Here’s more information on the two processes and the subsequent differences in their final products:

✔️ How it’s made:

  • Dunlop latex: Liquid latex is poured into a mold until full and placed into a vulcanization oven before being washed and dried at a high temperature.
  • Talalay latex: Liquid latex is poured into a mold until partially full. The mold is sealed, and the latex inside is expanded to completely fill the entire mold before being placed into a vulcanization oven, washed and dried.

✔️ How they differ: Dunlop latex is denser and can feel more springy. Talalay latex is less dense, because of the expansion step, and can feel more bouncy.

Why trust Good Housekeeping?

While working in the GH Institute Textiles Lab, Grace Wu has evaluated many bedding products including sheets, mattresses, mattress toppers and more using specialized laboratory equipment and feedback from hundreds of consumer testers. Prior to joining Good Housekeeping in 2022, Grace earned a Masters of Engineering in Materials Science & Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Fiber Science from Cornell University. With extensive coursework in textile engineering and chemistry, Grace has worked on performance apparel, smart clothing and adaptive wear within various academic laboratories and non-profits.

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