How to Choose a Mattress Pad

Mattress pads are all the same, right? They protect your bed and give you extra comfort and that’s about it. This, my friends, couldn’t be further from the truth. Finding the best mattress pad for you can mean the difference between waking up with a sore back and waking up refreshed and ready to take on the day. How you wake up sets the tone for your entire day, so make sure you make it good by outfitting your bed with the right stuff!

I want more comfort. Look for a mattress pad that is overfilled with down-alternative fiber or memory fiber. Down alternative fibers are made from polyester and will give you the loft and supple support of down. Memory fiber gives you the feel of a memory foam, but is made from polyester and has improved air circulation, so it stays cooler. Mattresses are a hefty investment; when you want to extend the life of your mattress without sacrificing your sleep, reach for one of these bad boys and your comfort problems are solved!

I like my mattress, but I need to protect it. If you have a memory foam mattress— or another mattress that gives you exactly what you need—you don’t want to alter its feel or comfort level. For this, I recommend getting a mattress pad with little to no fill. This will protect your mattress from everyday wear and tear and extend its life. Pro tip: If you have a foam mattress, go for the waterproof protection. Foam tends to absorb and retain moisture, so prevent unwanted spills from seeping into your mattress by investing in a waterproof mattress pad.

You now have the tools to pick the mattress pad that is best for you. Bottom line: think about what you want in a mattress and pick the pad to make that happen! We’re sure to have the best fit for you.