Need a New Mattress for a Fraction of the Cost? This “Best of Both Worlds” Alternative Won’t Break the Bank

published Dec 20, 2022
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If you’re a returning Apartment Therapy reader, you already know that there is more than one solution to upgrading the quality or feel of your mattress. If you’re not getting the sleep you need and you know it’s due to the too-firm, too-soft, or too-much-of-anything mattress you’re currently working with, it’s time to change things up. But, that doesn’t mean you have to spring (pun intended) for a new mattress entirely. AT contributor Stella found herself on the brink of ordering a new mattress herself, when she got the chance to try a quick-fix solution. “I was able to test Avocado Green’s firm latex topper… and it has completely transformed my mattress into a comfortable, sleep-able surface,” Stella says.

Think of Avocado’s Organic Latex Mattress Topper as a thinner second mattress that uses your current mattress for height and gives you a boost of either plushness or firmness, (as well as some protection) depending on your needs. Rather than spending upwards of $1,500 on a brand new mattress altogether, you can spend less than half that and still get your sleep needs met. Stella specifically loves that the firm version of the Avocado Green topper “absorbs my movements and simultaneously supports my body,” checking off two of her needs that her mattress wasn’t delivering on its own.

“Unlike other toppers,” Stella continues, “it isn’t too soft and still retains my firm mattress below, as I like a firm bed.” By layering a firm topper on her firm mattress, she was able to keep the feel she wants while adding the body-contouring, moisture-wicking buoyancy Avocado Green’s topper is designed for. According to her, it “truly offers the best of both worlds…and saves me a whole lot of $$$.”

Avocado has won a spot on our Best Mattresses list and our Best Mattress Pads and Protectors list, so it’s not a surprise that their mattress topper is also a hit. And for a limited time, you can get it 10 percent off with the code SAVE10.

Buy: Avocado Green Organic Latex Mattress Topper, $584.10 (normally $649)