MyPillow Mattress Topper Review

If you haven’t hopped on the bandwagon already, mattress toppers are becoming more prominent in the market and are quite popular these days. This begs the questions, what is a mattress topper, and is it a bedroom essential?

Overall, My Pillow mattress topper is great in terms of quality, comfort, and support. Also, it’s a very established brand in the bedding industry. However, with the rapid advancement of technology and development, it’s now possible to get high-quality mattress toppers for a fraction of the price you would normally have paid in the past. Unfortunately, My Pillow pricing is slightly on the higher end.

Important: Due to increasing numbers of customer complaints and a lawsuit related to false advertising that resulted in a $1 Million settlement, we can no longer recommend My Pillow products at this time.

Please check out the Layla memory foam mattress topper instead. It’s made in the USA, has a 5 year warranty, and is an all-around better product in our opinion.

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What Is A Mattress Topper?

Basically, a mattress topper is a soft pillow-like layer of cushion about two to three-inches thick that goes on top of your normal mattress.  The appeal is that it gives you more support and extra cushioning as you sleep. It can be used to up the comfort level of your normal or firm mattress and also to remedy issues with an older saggy mattress. These products can be made with several different types of materials that are popular such as memory foam, cotton and polyester blends, latex, wool, and feathers.

Materials

These various materials cater to different consumer preferences as they all have separate attributes. As with most products, it helps to know what you are looking for in a mattress topper before shopping for one. Whether you require a cooling gel for temperature regulation, extra firmness for back support, or just something that is easy to clean, it’s good to go shopping with an idea of what will better suit your needs.

For example, wool mattress toppers are the most expensive to buy as the material is harder to source and has a wider range of benefits like being hypoallergenic and keeping your body cool, just to name a few.  Latex toppers are comparable in comfort and features but are more accessible compared to wool ones.

Cotton and polyester blends are the most common type of mattress topper you’ll find on the market which is why it’s the cheapest of the options out there. The blended material tends to imitate the feel of the higher end products with wool or latex. However, they wear out fairly fast and lack firmness.

So, if you are looking for something that lasts, it’s better to avoid cotton and polyester blends. The feather topper is not so far off from the cotton and polyester blend too, with a tendency to be clumpy over long use and a good deal of feather loss over time as well.

Memory foam is by far the most popular material chosen by customers, and quite understandably so. Memory foam is a synthetic open-cell foam that retains its shape well when compressed for long periods of time. Commonly used in mattresses and pillows for the past few decades, memory foam has quickly become a favorite for consumers.

The foam is sensitive to pressure and temperature which makes it ideal to be in mattresses and pillows because it supports your body weight and helps with cooling as you sleep. With the rise in popularity of memory foam mattresses, memory foam toppers have made their way into the market as well.

With the rise in popularity of mattress toppers, almost every mattress or pillow related company has hopped on the chance to market their own versions of the product to the masses. This is when MyPillow® decided to create their own version of the coveted mattress topper.

MyPillow®

MyPillow® is a company founded in Minnesota, U.S.A., by Mike J Lindell. Lindell is the creator of the famous MyPillow® pillows that are engineered to cater to almost anyone regardless of their preferred sleeping positions. What set the MyPillow® pillows apart from the rest was the four patented fill level options that Lindell created. In fact, we did a complete my pillow review about it.

You have the option to choose from four categories of fill to find what suits you best for a good night’s sleep. If you are not so sure what would suit you, the MyPillow® website has a fitting guide that matches your gender and shirt size to the recommended fill level. With positive feedback from costumers since 2005 and over 40 million pillows sold, MyPillow® has expanded its product range from pillows to mattresses, pillowcases, and now the mattress topper.

MyPillow was involved in a lawsuit, which resulted in them paying $1 million just to settle the lawsuit. You can check out the lawsuit to understand further background information about MyPillow before deciding whether to purchase from the company.

The Topper

The MyPillow® mattress topper is proudly made in the U.S.A. It has a 3” thickness consisting of three unique layers. Each layer is engineered to cater to the specific requirements of a topper for your mattress which are supporting your weight, regulating temperature, and adding more comfort to your night’s sleep.

The extra cushioning you get with the MyPillow® mattress topper further supports you as the pressure is evenly distributed across the memory foam. You can feel that your back is fully supported no matter what the sleeping position.

MyPillow® mattress topper’s layers work cohesively to provide a supportive and comfortable memory foam base over your mattress. Each layer is crafted with different materials that help to ensure you have everything you need for a good night’s sleep:

  • Layer 1 – This layer is a solid piece of MyPillow® patented memory foam that provides superior support and durability that lasts over time. It is medium-firm so there is no immediate degrading.
  • Layer 2 – The next layer is a transitional foam that provides optimal comfort, helps evenly distribute body weight in an almost cradling effect, and helps relieve any pressure points from causing any discomfort.
  • Layer 3 – The outer layer is a cover made from Phase Change Material designed to cool the body throughout the night as you sleep which means no heat is retained by the surface of the cover.

The MyPillow® mattress topper cover is easily removable with the zipper attachment. This makes cleaning a breeze. The cover is machine washable and dryable. There are no special washing instructions other than to machine wash and tumble dry on high heat.

MyPillow Three-inch Mattress Bed Topper (Twin XL)
1,606 Reviews
MyPillow Three-inch Mattress Bed Topper (Twin XL)
  • Zippered Removable Cover is washable and dryable
  • Four corner straps to hold your topper in place, Works with Any Bed!
  • Portable! Take it with you Hunting, Camping, Dorms, RV’s, Trucks
  • No wires, remotes or moving parts
  • MyPillow Promotions Not Valid Through Amazon.

Last update on 2020-09-28 from Amazon Product Advertising API

Cleaning

You don’t have to worry about changing your laundry routine. It is recommended that you wash your MyPillow® product every four months, two months if you have allergies. There are straps attached to each corner to ensure it is held in place properly on the mattress.

Sizes

The MyPillow® mattress topper comes in an array of different sizes so you can get one that will be a perfect fit for your mattress. Here are the sizes currently available:

Twin (37.5″ x 74.5″ X 3″)
Twin XL (37.5″ x 79.5″ X 3″)
Full (53.5″ X 74.5″ X 3″)
Queen (59.5″ X 79.5″ X 3″)
RV Queen (59.5″ X 73.5″ X 3″)
King (75.5″ X 79.5″ X 3″)
California King (71.5″ X 83.5″ X 3″)

More size information is available on the MyPillow® website.

Pros

MyPillow® mattress toppers have attributes that may set it apart from its competitors in terms of ingenuity. A fair amount of engineering went into creating mattress toppers that cater to common problems faced by consumers such as heating and poor back support while sleeping. MyPillow® mattress toppers seem to cater to both issues in a balanced way.

The temperature regulating gel is designed to make your mattress more comfortable and cool.  The phase changing gel used to make the cover of the mattress topper does not retain a lot of heat underneath your body as you sleep, and the natural cooling effect from the topper increases the comfort level for many people.

There is also a decent amount of firmness from the MyPillow® mattress topper, which is unexpected when laying down on something so thin. The patented memory foam used in the layers of the mattress topper is the same foam of the famously comfortable MyPillow® pillows. Known for its ability to be shaped and folded without sagging and clumping, the gel-infused memory foam supports pressure points and cradles your spine so your body is relaxed as you are sleeping.

Cons

Despite the generally positive experience we had on our mattress, there are certain issues one might face. Unlike the MyPillow® pillows, the topper is not as customizable. You can’t choose the foam fill levels of the topper as it only comes with a medium firmness that may or may not help your mattress be more comfortable.

The patented foam inside the topper is also not shredded foam either, but is a large single piece of memory foam, like the ones you might find in regular memory foam pillows. This can result in sagging after only a year or less, and this negates the point of having inches of memory foam on top of your mattress in the first place. We also found it to be too firm in some sleep positions and your body type does play a part in the comfort level that you experience.

The MyPillow® mattress topper is not a solution to an old mattress.  It provides a few extra inches of memory foam cushioning on a firmer mattress to make it softer and comfier, but it is only a quick fix on a sagging mattress and will not be of much help after even a few months. If your mattress is 10 years old, this might be a good time to consider buying a new mattress altogether instead. It’s also wise to consider a mattress with a longer lifespan as well.

There have also been customers stating there are minor inconsistencies to the product from what is advertised. Some claim what they purchased for their mattress was sagging too fast and some were simply too firm. This is probably due to quality control issues experienced by the MyPillow® team. If you are a more discerning customer, this might be a turn-off.

Cost And Warranty

The MyPillow® mattress topper is heftily priced at a range of $250 to $425 depending on your bed size. The MyPillow® website runs promotions regularly so you may be able to find a better offer on the mattress pad. You might say the pricing is too high, but when you think about it, you would probably be using this product for maybe 10 years or more.

You could look at it as an investment in your well-being as you get to sleep better every night. A mattress pad can maybe increase the lifespan of your mattress by a few more years too as the pad acts as extra cushioning.

Should you receive a defective MyPillow® topper, or find that it doesn’t fit your mattress, the same 10-year warranty and 60-day Money Back Guarantee is applicable, just like the MyPillow® pillow.  If you found the product to be unsatisfactory, you can return the topper within 60 days and receive a refund. MyPillow® also provides financing if your purchase is over $200.

Should You Buy It?

Overall, the MyPillow® mattress topper is definitely a must-try product.  It may be riding on the mattress topper and memory foam craze that is going around now but it does seem to be beneficial for a wide range of sleepers. If you are a hot sleeper, you have to consider testing this on your bed.

The temperature regulating ability itself is intriguing and can probably solve a very common problem among the masses which is having to toss and turn to avoid hot spots on the bed at night. What’s more, the gel in the memory foam has a cooling effect, so you don’t wake up in a hot sweat at night.

Besides regulating your temperature as you sleep, you can depend on the MyPillow® patented foam will give you better pressure and pain relief and the comfort you need every night to cradle your back no matter the sleep position based off the success of the MyPillow® pillow that carries the same filling.

The topper distributes pressure evenly across the mattress to provide pain relief to your spine. That means you can maintain the best posture as you sleep. You can also rest easy knowing if you don’t like the product, MyPillow®’s 60-Day Money Back Guarantee is there to protect your investment.

MyPillow Three-inch Mattress Bed Topper (Twin)
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MyPillow Three-inch Mattress Bed Topper (Twin)
  • Zippered Removable Cover is washable and dryable
  • Four corner straps to hold your topper in place, Works with Any Bed!
  • Portable! Take it with you Hunting, Camping, Dorms, RV’s, Trucks
  • No wires, remotes or moving parts
  • MyPillow Promotions Not Valid Through Amazon.

Last update on 2020-09-28 from Amazon Product Advertising API

About the Author Jessica Larsen

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