Is a Mattress Pad Your Answer to Better Sleep?

Is a Mattress Pad Your Answer to Better Sleep?

Caroline Biggs
Oct 6, 2017
(Image credit: Amazon)

We all know we're supposed to get a solid 8 hours of rest every night, but how much is your mattress getting in the way? While dressing up your bed with comfy pads and coverings might seem insignificant, research shows there's actually a strong link between how well you sleep and how good you feel—suggesting that even a measly mattress pad might actually have the power to improve your life significantly.

And truth be told, a good mattress pad can work wonders for your sleep schedule when you can't afford a new mattress. Back when I was broke grad student struggling to afford NYC (okay I'm still struggling to afford NYC but I digress), investing in a solid mattress topper transformed my pathetic mattress into a plush sanctuary.

We've got good news for anybody looking to up their mattress game without breaking his or her budget. Amazon is currently offering one of their top-selling mattress toppers, for more than half off the SRP.

Made of 100% cotton, this 21-inch deep mattress pad cover is a bestseller on Amazon for a reason. A thread count of 300 means its soft, plus it's totally breathable so it will keep you warm and snug while you sleep all winter long (without making you sweaty).

This top-notch topper is also entirely hypoallergenic and antimicrobial: meaning it will keep free of stains and, perhaps more importantly, dust mites (so you won't have to worry about waking up with a stuffy nose). It's also nice and stretchy, so you can feel free to move it to your uncomfortable futon or air mattress if need be.

As Amazon customer Jieou says in his five-star review of the mattress pad cover:

"We usually slept on a hard bed, but my wife got back pain recently, and couldn't sleep well, so I purchased this mattress pad cover. Now our bed is soft like memory foam and really improved my wife's sleep!"

Available in a range of sizes, this deep-pocketed pad can instantly turn your worn-out mattress into a slumber-filled retreat–at least until you can afford a nicer mattress. And considering a price search on CamelCamelCamel reveals that this very topper was listed at $79.99 two months ago, a nearly $25 markdown is definitely a steal. Act fast, this deal ends at 2:30pm EST.

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