Queen Mattress Pads/Topper Reviews:
When you go and buy a new mattress for your bed, that could just be the start of your expenses. Say you go with a queen size mattress, you'll then need a bed bug proof cover, a mattress pad, perhaps a mattress topper or even an electric blanket or warmer. Mattress pads are the most reasonable at around $25 - go with an overfilled queen microplush pad and it shoots up to $65. The beg bug proof queen encasement will run you $100 and a heated warming pad can be similar. What about the new memory foam queen mattress toppers? Anywhere from $75 to $150 depending on the thickness of the foam and what brand you go with. We haven't even gotten to sheets, comforters, or duvet covers. In this article with we will stick with queen size toppers, warming pads, bed bug encasements, and waterproof protectors.
Buying Queen Mattress Pads, Toppers, Warmers, and Protectors
- My search started with local stores like Walmart and Target. I even ventured into Sears and Macy's to see what they offer in terms of bedding for queen size mattresses. Consumer Reports does list some information for certain bedding items, but they lack a good comparison between all the different types. The top brands include Luna, Soft Heat, Allerzip, Sleep Studio, Sleep Better and Sunbeam. Amazon.com was the best source that we came upon for queen heated warming pads and memory foam toppers that were 2 to 4 inches thick. AllerZip gets the best consumer remarks for bed bug proof zippered encasements and Luna comes in a close second. Soft Heat makes the top selling electric mattress pads for queen beds and Sleep Studio leads for queen toppers. You may not need all these items, but certainly a few may be nice. My wife likes the queen warming pad we have while I enjoy the comfort of the mattress topper (3 inch). We have bought dust mite protectors for our kids as they are allergic, but so far we have avoided having to get the bed bug enclosures. You can browse top selling queen mattress pads here
Best Queen Mattress Pads:
Ok, you have the new mattress and now you need the pad to fit on top of it. The Newpoint Queen Mattress Pad
is the #1 seller on Amazon and reviews for the queen pad are nearly perfect. At $25 it's a bargain compared to the overfilled Pike Street mattress pad which sells for $65. Reviews are just a bit less positive for the Pike Street option, but still consumers like the extra thickness. Our suggestion is this, if you plan on getting a mattress topper (see below), don't bother with the thicker mattress pad and save a few bucks. On the other hand, if you are going to forego the topper, then consider the Pike Street queen pad
as the added cushioning will make your bed more comfortable.
Mattress Topper for Queen:
You see these all over the place now. A few years ago mattress toppers were starting to gain in popularity and they were considered a good way to get added comfort in your bed versus having to shell out $1500 or more for a memory foam mattress. Do you really need one? Depends on your sleeping habits and how much 'cushion' you want below you at night. Hotels are beginning to have toppers for mattresses in their rooms and we were able to sleep on one. I still prefer my mattress (it's a pillowtop) so it seems like there is plenty of extra padding with that. A queen mattress topper is not expensive as they only cost $75 (some are more). If you like a little more cushion for your back and neck, get the Sleep Studio 2-Inch ViscO2 Ventilated Memory Foam Mattress Topper
. Sleep Innovations offers a 4 inch option which goes for $125. The Sleep Studio 3-inch ventilated for $120 is a top rated favorite amongst consumers. Some reviews note that the memory foam doesn't do so well in colder rooms. Also, those with moderate to sever back pain had complaints that the memory foam topper didn't alleviate the stress or strain they feel. Overall, these mattress toppers for queen beds are mostly beneficial in adding comfort to sleepers. You can always return any product that doesn't fulfill your needs.
Queen Mattress Warmer:
Electric warming mattress pads are definitely more popular than the traditional electric blankets you used to find in peoples homes. The warming pad sits beneath you while the electric blanket rests on top of you. For the most part, consumers prefer the pad to the blanket. Queen electric blankets
range from $60 to $120. Sunbeam and Biddeford are on the low end and get decent reviews while Soft Heat is the leading brand, but you will pay over $100 for their blankets. It's hard to beat out the Soft Heat Electric Heated Warming Microplush Queen Top Mattress Pad
which sells for $100 and gets perfect 5 out of 5 reviews from over 95% that comment on it. Soft Heat is an industry leader and with customer feedback like that, they have slowly taken market share from the others. No sense in getting into a cold bed at night when you can warm things up with a warming pad or blanket that will keep you warm all through the night.
Waterproof Bed Bug Proof Zippered Bedding Encasement for Queen Mattress:
Bed Bugs are famous these days as hotels and entire cities are infested with these hard to kill insects. Stories of travelers getting them in hotel rooms and inadvertently bringing them home on clothes or in luggage abound. The last thing you want is an infestation in your house. There are ways to make sure your mattresses stay free of bed bugs but that does require some money up front. The AllerZip Waterproof Bed Bug Proof Zippered Bedding Encasement
is the top seller at $100. I guess it's better to be safe than sorry given the hassle we've heard it takes to get rid of these pesky insects once they are in your home. They are much harder to kill than original thought and many pest control companies are being bombarded with calls to eliminate them. Another option are the Luna mattress protectors
which rate nearly as high as AllerZip and they are a bit cheaper in price.