Best Mattress Topper for a Single Bed

In this article we review what we believe to be the best mattress topper for a single bed. Now you can of course buy mattress toppers for the many different bed sizes. However in this article we review just those toppers designed to fit on a standard single bed size.

Always check though before buying the exact size of your single bed. Manufacturers can make single beds in slightly different sizes. 

What Size is a Single Bed?

The UK standard size for a single bed should be 3 feet wide and 6 feet 3 inches long. (90 x 190 cm)

There is also what is called a small single bed and some people buy this when trying to save space in a smaller room. If you own one of these then the size will be 2 feet 6 inches wide and 6 feet 3 inches long (76 x 190 cm)

The majority of mattress toppers for single beds are designed to fit the "standard single bed size."

It is also worth noting that many UK buyers also buy these to place on a sofa, or a sofa bed, as that helps a lot in making the sofa much more comfortable to sleep on. Some buyers also buy one of these to help slightly soften an orthopaedic mattress if they find that just too hard.

Quite a few UK buyers also use these to improve the quality of bunk beds.

Likewise many people who like to camp will use one of these for a camping bed and even inside a sleeping bag.

Top 5 Buyer Rated Single Bed Mattress Toppers

We have listed below the best of the best according to actual real life buyers. We looked at the many of these that were on sale, and picked out those that got the highest reviews. We have then listed the mattress toppers in that order.

The top 5 buyer rated are:

  1. Rejuvopedic Microfibre Mattress Topper
  2. The Bettersleep Company Hotel Quality Pocket Stitched Microfibre Mattress Topper
  3. Memory Foam Mattress Topper by Southern Foam
  4. Silentnight Airmax Mattress Topper
  5. Silentnight Deep Sleep Mattress Topper

Just below you can find a more detailed review on each of these top rated mattress toppers.

No 1 - Rejuvopedic Microfibre Mattress Topper

90%
Buyer Satisfaction
  • Fits standard single 90 x 190 cm
  • Weighs 2.1 Kg
  • Uses 3D bubbles fabric
  • White Colour
  • 5 cm depth
  • Microfibre filled
  • Box stitched to keep the filling in place
  • Elasticated corner straps
  • Comes with a plastic holdall for easy storage when not required
  • A huge best seller

PROS

  • 77% of all buyers gave this topper a full 5 star review
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    Buyers said this topper makes any single bed a great deal more comfortable
  • Buyers said this topper is excellent value for your money
  • Buyers also said these feel very soft and feel like a luxury purchase
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    Buyers said this provided extra comfort and warmth

CONS

  • 4% of all buyers gave this topper a bad review
  • Some buyers said it was too thin and didn't offer enough support

No 2 - The Bettersleep Company Hotel Quality Pocket Stitched Microfibre Mattress Topper

90%
Buyer Satisfaction
  • Fits standard single 90 x 190 cm
  • Weighs 1.38 Kg
  • White Colour
  • 233 thread count microfibre cover
  • Hollow fibre filled
  • Pocket stitched to keep the filling in place
  • Twin piped side wall
  • Elasticated corner straps
  • Sold to many hotel chains
  • A popular choice for UK buyers

PROS

  • 73% of all buyers gave this topper a full 5 star review
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    Buyers said this topper makes any single bed a great deal more comfortable
  • Buyers said this topper is excellent value for your money
  • Buyers also said these feel very soft and feel like a luxury purchase
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    Buyers said this provided extra comfort and warmth

CONS

  • 2% of all buyers gave this topper a bad review

No 3 - Memory Foam Mattress Topper by Southern Foam

88%
Buyer Satisfaction
  • Fits standard single 90 x 190 cm
  • Weighs 3.5 Kg
  • Made from polyurethane foam
  • 5 cm (2 inches) deep
  • UK made memory foam
  • Supplied folded and roll packed - needs to be unpacked and left to recover to full size before being used
  • It can be cut to shape if required
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Does not come with a cover

PROS

  • 70% of all buyers gave this topper a full 5 star review
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    Buyers said this topper makes any single bed a great deal more comfortable
  • Buyers said this topper adds a soft topping to an old mattress
  • Buyers also it looks thin when it arrives but if left for a day expands to the full depth

CONS

  • 5% of all buyers gave this topper a bad review
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    A few buyers said this was more like a sponge than memory foam

No 4 - Silentnight Airmax Mattress Topper

86%
Buyer Satisfaction
  • Fits standard single 90 x 190 cm
  • Weighs 998 grams
  • Polyester
  • White Colour
  • 3 cm deep dual layer
  • Airmesh side walls for increased air circulation
  • Filled with soft and springy hollow fibre
  • 2 year guarantee
  • Machine washable at 40 degrees Celsius
  • It has elasticated corner straps for a secure fit to keep the topper in place on your mattress.
  • The corner straps fit a mattress depth of up to 30 cm.
  • Hypoallergenic

PROS

  • 64% of all buyers gave this topper a full 5 star review
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    Buyers said this was a very good alternative to memory foam and much better priced
  • Buyers said it was very easy to fit on the bed
  • Buyers also said that this was very easy to wash
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    Buyers said this provided extra comfort and warmth

CONS

  • 6% of all buyers gave this topper a bad review
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    Some buyers said it was  more like a summer duvet than a topper
  • Some buyers said it was too thin and didn't offer enough support

No 5 - Silentnight Deep Sleep Mattress Topper

78%
Buyer Satisfaction
  • Fits standard single 90 x 190 cm
  • Weighs 798 grams
  • Polyester/Cotton
  • White Colour
  • Filled with soft and springy hollow fibre
  • 2 year guarantee
  • Machine washable at 40 degrees Celsius
  • It has elasticated corner straps for a secure fit to keep the topper in place on your mattress.
  • The corner straps fit a mattress depth of up to 30 cm.

PROS

  • 56% of all buyers gave this topper a full 5 star review
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    Buyers said this was good quality
  • Buyers said this fitted really well
  • Buyers said this provided extra comfort and warmth

CONS

  • 13% of all buyers gave this topper a bad review
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    Some buyers said it was just too thin
  • Some buyers said this was more like a mattress protector than a topper

Why Buy a Mattress Topper?

People do buy these toppers for a range of reasons. The most common reason is to help soften up a hard mattress, or to help add some comfort to an older mattress. A good quality mattress for a single bed can cost around £100.

Many of these toppers cost between £20-30, so that of course is a more affordable option for most people. They do vary in thickness quite a bit, and it is clear from reading so many reviews, that buyers do prefer those with a deeper thickness.

These are really all about adding some comfort, and to help you get a good night's sleep.

Best Mattress Topper for a Bad Back

This is actually a very difficult question to answer. The reason it is so hard to answer is that there are many different types of bad back problems. There really is no one single answer as it very much depends on the individual's back problem.

To get relief and a good night's sleep, it can often be trial and error until you find something that works for you. When reading through the many reviews, most back pain sufferers tended to like the first one on our list.

About the author

Enda McLarnon