Best Latex Topper for Side Sleepers

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Best Latex Toppers for Side Sleepers

Are you a side sleeper looking to upgrade your comfort level or to rejuvenate an old mattress? Latex toppers offer a great solution to both of these questions. Latex toppers can be manufacture at different firmness levels so they can naturally provide a solution for softening a mattress or firming it up, so you don’t feel impressions or coils that bother you from an older spring mattress.  In this article, we’ll explore the benefits of a natural latex topper for side sleepers.

Why Choose a Latex Topper?

100% Natural Latex a very luxurious feeling material. We refer to it as the Cadillac of the foams. It is 100% natural and derived from the sap of rubber the tree. This makes it a healthy choice for a mattress topper as it’s not made from synthetic or petroleum-based materials. It is also known for its durability, comfort, breathability, and pressure-relieving properties. Here are some reasons why a latex topper is a great choice for side sleepers:

1. Pressure Relief and Supreme Comfort

Side sleepers often experience pressure points in their hips and shoulders due to the weight distribution of their bodies. A latex topper can provide pressure relief by contouring to the curves of your body, relieving pressure in the shoulder and hip areas.

2. Firm Support

A firmer latex topper makes a more supportive material that can help keep your spine aligned while you sleep. This is great for back sleepers.  A firmer latex topper can provide the necessary support to keep your body in a neutral position, reducing the chance of pain and discomfort.

3. Rejuvenate an Old Mattress

Latex toppers are incredibly beneficial at dramatically improving the feel and comfort of an older mattress that has impressions, is sagging or just doesn’t feel good. A new latex topper won’t completely fix the sag or indentations, but it will make them less apparent.

4. Long Lasting and Good Durability

Latex, especially more firm latex toppers are very durable material and will last much longer than a memory foam or foam topper. This makes latex toppers a great investment for sleepers who want a long-lasting product while at the same time a super comfortable mattress topper.

5. Hypoallergenic and Breathable

100% Natural Latex is naturally hypoallergenic, making it the ideal choice for those with allergies or sensitivities. It is also breathable, inherently anti dust mite and anti-microbial. 100% natural latex is also more breathable than other foams making it better at not trapping heat and sleeping hot.

6. Sustainably Harvested and Natural

Latex is from the rubber tree and the latex plantations implement a sustainable harvesting practice. This makes latex toppers a popular choice for those looking for a healthy, environmentally friendly bedding option.

Tips on How to Choose the Right Latex Topper

1. How and Why to Choose a 2-Inch or 3-Inch Topper

We only time we recommend a 2-inch topper is for when your mattress is almost perfect, but you just want it a touch softer. 2 inches of latex is just not made with enough material to make any other meaningful change except to soften an already almost perfect mattress some.

You could use a 2-inch topper for a camper or RV mattress where you have limited space but for impactful change you need a 3-inch latex topper to do the trick.

2. Choosing a Firmness Level

As a side sleeper, you’ll want to choose a soft latex topper with soft firmness level. The best latex on the market for a soft feel is 100% Natural Talalay Latex. Dunlop latex is a bit to firm unless you really want the 100% natural certified organic latex as that only comes in Dunlop which at that point, we would only recommend a soft organic latex topper for a side sleeper.

A soft latex topper will provide the necessary support and pressure relief for your hips and shoulders. However, if your somewhere in between wanting soft but maybe slightly firmer a medium latex topper is a good choice.

3. A Note on Latex Topper Thickness

The thickness of the topper will also affect its firmness and support. A thicker, soft latex topper will provide more cushioning and support, while a thinner topper will have a firmer feel. Although, the thinner latex toppers like the 2-inch size is better priced you will lose comfort points with a thinner latex topper.

4. Should I Choose Dunlop, Talalay or GOLS Dunlop Latex

It’s important to choose a latex topper made from high-quality and sustainable materials. Look for the GOLS certifications to ensure that the topper is made from 100% organic latex if that’s what you’re looking for. 100% natural latex and 100% GOLS natural latex will feel the same. The only difference is the certification.

Here’s a quick video on Why to Choose Talalay or Dunlop for a mattress topper.

More on Latex Topper Certifications.

5. Cost and Budget

Latex toppers can range in price but are more expensive than memory foam toppers. This is because they are more comfortable, luxurious and longer lasting. They are just a more superior and healthier product that’s more costly to manufacture.

So, if budget is important to you when making a purchase, keep in mind that a high-quality latex topper can last for many years, making it a worthwhile investment for your sleep and overall health. Your budget might also have you interested in a 2-inch topper vs. a 3-inch topper.

6. Starting with a 3-inch Topper to Build a Latex Mattress Overtime

One cool feature of our organic latex mattresses is the ability to slowly build your latex mattress by purchasing 3-inch latex toppers(layers) overtime. Our latex mattresses are made with 3-inch toppers so you can slowly acquire 3-inch toppers overtime and then buy an organic cotton and wool mattress encasement and you’ll have a latex mattress in no time.

Latex Topper Warranty Information

Warranty information is located towards the end of the latex article above.


A latex topper is an excellent choice for side sleepers looking to create a softer sleeping surface or to rejuvenate an old wore out mattress. With its inherent pressure-relieving and supportive properties, a natural latex topper can help alleviate pain and discomfort from shoulder and hip pressure points therefore helping to provide a more restful sleep.