Best Mattress Topper for Side Sleepers – Our top 10 picks

Say Goodbye to Achy Hips and shoulders!

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All too common, aching hips and shoulders are the result of constantly sleeping on your side, especially if you are using the wrong bed or mattress. A bed that is too soft or too firm can be a nightmare for side sleepers. You need to deal with this right away or end up losing sleep. A good suggestion is to use a mattress topper.

A mattress topper is the more economical way to make your bed more comfortable. You don’t need to outright buy a new mattress if your current one is not making you go to dreamland. 

And we’ve picked the most stable ones if you tend to lie on your side. 

We picked our mattress toppers based on these

What do side sleepers require in a mattress so that they can sleep well? 

We based our choice on these. Making sure that a topper has all of these can instantly transport your too-soft or too-firm bed into a haven for relaxation. 

Option between soft, medium firm, and firm mattress toppers

This depends on the current condition of your mattresses. If you have a too-soft bed, then you have to get a topper that’s either medium firm to firm. And if you need to soften your firm bed, then it makes sense to buy a plush mattress topper. And we have options for both needs. 

But aside from this, other factors need to be considered.

Pressure relief and contouring

When you sleep on your side, you tend to develop a lot of pressure points on the hips, shoulders, and lower back. Regardless of your preferred comfort level, be it soft or firm, you have to ensure that you get the needed support. This also helps keep your spine aligned even if you are lying on the bed.  

We have several options on this. Memory foam cradles and molds the body to the foam better than any material. But we did pick several mattress toppers that are made of different materials such as latex. Not everyone wants a slow-moving memory foam feel. So for those who want a subtle contouring with a nice bounce, then latex is the ideal option. 

We made sure to choose toppers that can satisfy your preferred comfort. And at the same time, it can give sufficient support to your aching shoulders and hips.

Our top 10 picks for best Mattress Toppers

If you are constantly sleeping on your side. These mattress toppers can transform your so-so bed into a more therapeutic nook. 

TEMPUR-Adapt Mattress Topper

It has that sublime blend of support and plush comfort at the same time. The first time you lie on it you can feel that dense material of 3-inch Tempur foam. This lends you a very even and supportive surface. Then gradually, you can feel that significant wrapping around cuddle memory foam is known for. It has that cradling feeling that is full of contouring. 

This is heaven for your shoulders and hips if you tend to lie on your side. We also experienced great pressure relief and spinal alignment.

The high cost of this topper is indeed tantamount to the level of luxuriousness that you will experience. This is a plusher choice so if you are on the heavy side, this might be too soft for you. 

DreamFoam Gel Swirl Mattress Topper

This can impressively provide contouring and pressure point relief for your shoulders and hips. It is also infused with cooling gel beads so even if you sleep hot, this will make you comfortable all year round. 

This is also one of the more budget-friendly options. So if you can’t splurge but need to add more support and pressure relief to your existing bed, this will not disappoint you. Keep in mind, however, that the level of comfort is basic and it will not be akin to a Tempur Pedic or a bed in the hotel. 

This can change the comfort of your bed in such a way that if your mattress feels too firm it can add a bit of softness to it. If it is too soft and lacks support, it can add a layer of contouring and support your shoulders and hips badly.

Saatva Natural Latex Mattress Topper

Made from latex, this is a supportive and durable topper. Ti is 1.5” thick so it may not give you that lush surface, but in terms of contouring and support, this will please you rather well.

This is also a great option if you want something that is more responsive and can add a wee bit more bounce to your editing mattress.

Not too plush, this is perfect for those who don’t want to be hugged in too tight, it can give you that subtle contouring and relief for pressure points. This can also keep your spine aligned without the all-too-plush dreamy experience. 

This is also a more breathable option once it is made from organic Talalay latex. It can wick away moisture better than any other materials used in mattress toppers. 

This is not for you if you long for a softer surface and if you are sharing the bed. Motion isolation is not the best.

Lucid Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper

This is a sublime gel-infused memory foam topper that can make your firm bed dreamy, plush yet supportive for the shoulders and hips at the same time. You also have the option to get it in three thickened levels, should you want a denser or a softer topper. 

The memory foam material cradles your body well and helps relieve soreness from the shoulders and hips. This is a plush choice, so best used in firmer beds. Using it in a medium firm or already lush bed can render it too soft or lacking in support.

Viscosoft Select High-Density

This is a denser and thicker topper that can measure either 3” and 4”. This can significantly add another layer of pressure-relieving surface your shoulders and hips may need. 

It can impressively mold itself to the shape of your body. But this is not a soft topper, so if you need to make your bed more dreamy and creamy, this may not be the best pick. However, if you need to add firmness, contouring, and pressure relief to your soft bed, this is an affordable mattress topper. It has a medium firm to firm comfort.

It’s also budget-friendly and safe for kids and pets. And if you sleep hot, you can get a more airy sleep since it is infused with cooling gel beads. The cover is made of bamboo rayon, it can efficiently wick away moisture and sweat.

Avocado Organic Latex

This gives you the best of both worlds since you have the option to get it in either a firm or plush surface. 

This is also an expensive choice, it is made from organic materials and is best for those sensitive skin. So if you need to keep your allergies at bay, this will serve you rather well.

No matter what your current mattress situation is, you can add either plushness or firmness to your exciting bed. This can make your bed firm or soft.  

What can also set it apart is the temperature regulating features. It can keep you cold when it’s warm and it can make you feel toasty when it’s cold.  

You will not like this, however, if you don’t enjoy the bounce. The main material is latex so it will have that natural give and bounce the material is notorious for. 

Saatva Graphite Memory Foam Mattress Topper

This offers a medium firm comfort and can make your bed plusher. you get that proper cushioning your shoulders and hips need. Sleeping on your side can put tons of pressure on these parts. This topper can give you the extra cushion where it is needed. It is made from memory foam so you get that significant pressure relief.

It’s a rather dense mattress topper that is about 3” thick. So it’s durable and can offer an even surface for the entire body.

And since it is infused with graphite, it can also keep you cool in the hotter seasons.  

Other Mattress Topper we also tested

  • Nolah Mattress Topper

If you need to make your soft bed a bit more firm this is a great choice. Too-soft mattresses can wreak havoc and add pain to your shoulders and hips. This 2” topper can add a layer of softness yet a supportive surface that can render the bed firmer and friendlier for those who sleep on their side.

Nolah mattress topper

Keep in mind though that if you already have a medium firm or firm mattress, this is not the way to go. This can significantly add firmness to your mattress, so best to use it on softer beds. 

Also, this can prevent you from waking up in the middle of the night if your partner tends to toss and turn. 

  • Puffy Deluxe Mattress Topper

This is for you if you are comfortable and dream better in a classic memory foam feel. You get that sublime body cradling that is more needed when you sleep on your back. This is not that thick though and measures 2’5” in depth. So if you are heavy, you might find it lacking in softness. We see it best used by those who are skinny or of average weight.

mattress topper by puffy

You can gradually feel the dense foam molding to the shape of your body, it will have that slow memory foam feel. And when you move, the foam gradually responds to your movement. It’s not a sinking feeling so you can still find it easy to move around the bed. 

  • Silk and Snow Organic

Made of latex and organic cotton, this is a green, airy, and supportive choice for eco-conscious side sleepers. It features a medium firm to firm comfort and has a rather fun buoyancy to it. It’s latex, so you can be assured of that satisfying bounce if that is what you’re looking for in a mattress topper.

Silk and Snow Organic topper-2

It can give you that light contouring your hips and shoulders need but without that significant molding or cradling sensation. It’s for you like the opposite of a slow-moving memory feel, it is quite responsive but can give decent pressure point relief.

Never wake up with an achy shoulder or hips anymore

And that is our goal. 

These mattress peers can take your sleep to a whole new level of comfort. 

Why wait to get a new mattress if you can use a topper to make your bed more comfortable for you?

While a new mattress sounds more than nice, it might not be happening soon for  a lot of people. 

These toppers are the next best solution, you can still make you sleep dreamy and be rid of pressure points on the shoulders and hips.