Sleeping Organic’s Latex Topper; The #1 Value for Naturally Improving Your Bed
You don’t need a completely new latex mattress to enjoy the benefits of sleeping on a latex bed…
Latex toppers are the most affordable way to make your nightly sleep healthier and more comfortable.
Why start Sleeping Organic with a new topper?
Sleeping Organic’s mission is to provide you premium, 100% natural bedding without the retail price tag.
And our latex toppers are no different!
All toppers are completely non-toxic and free of harmful chemicals.
Sourced from the finest latex plantations on Earth, we never settle for low-grade latex foam.
Our high quality latex foam means these toppers will stand the test of time.
A durable option that you can count on sleeping on for years.
When we first began manufacturing latex toppers, one of our goals was to have an option for every budget.
That’s why we offer you 100% natural talalay toppers and 100% natural dunlop toppers, as well as the more premium organic dunlop topper (which is GOLS-certified).
Sleep Should Feel Personalized
That’s why we’ve organized ordering your new latex topper into four simple steps.
Below is a detailed outline for how you can choose the perfect topper for you!
Here’s how it works:
- Choose your latex type
- Choose your topper’s height
- Choose your perfect firmness level (based on how you sleep)
- Choose your size
- Bonus round: select covers and any extras that suit your needs
Now, it’s time to begin creating the perfect latex topper for you…
Step #1: Which premium latex type suits you best?
If you’re okay with sacrificing the fair trade guarantee of GOLS, then we suggest going with an 100% natural dunlop or 100% talalay mattress topper…
You’ll save money and likely never notice any big difference in feel.
100% Natural Dunlop Latex
You want a 100% natural, non-toxic mattress topper that’s on the extra supportive side of comfort. Dunlop toppers have more firmness than talalay, making them a popular choice amongst back sleepers and those with recurring back pain. A firmer bed means more support for your back!
GOLS-Certified Organic Dunlop
GOLS-certified dunlop latex has the same feel and firmness as 100% dunlop that isn’t certified. The difference is in production practices. GOLS-certified dunlop is guaranteed to be 100% fair trade and is considered by many to be more eco-friendly than latex foam that isn’t certified. If either of these are a requirement for you, then go with GOLS.
100% Natural Talalay Latex
Like the 100% dunlop toppers, our 100% natural latex toppers are completely natural, pure, and non-toxic. If sleeping on a cloud is your idea of a great night’s sleep, then you’ll love our talalay toppers. The soft and medium options are a popular choice for side sleepers and well as for folks needing extra padding for their shoulders or hips.
Step #2: Select Your Topper’s Height (2 or 3 inch)
We don’t offer 1 inch toppers because one inch of latex foam doesn’t give you enough comfort or support for your money. Instead, we exclusively sell premium 2 inch and 3 inch toppers. This way, your comfort (and happiness) is guaranteed.
Two Inch Height
Two inch toppers are perfect for beds that are close to how you want your sleep to feel, but still in need of a little extra love. Or, if you want to add a healthy layer of bedding between you and your synthetic mattress. If you currently have an inner spring mattress, we recommend opting for a three layer topper instead of a two inch, for comfort.
Three Inch Height
Buying a three inch latex topper means your bed (and your sleep) will enjoy a dramatic makeover. You’ll feel like you’re sleeping on a completely new bed (that just happens to be 100% natural) at less than half the cost of a new latex mattress.
Step #3: Match How You Sleep With One of Five Firmness Levels
Out of all your personalization choices, firmness its the most personal. That’s why most of the information on this page talks about how to choose the best mattress topper for you based on firmness.
Why is selecting the correct firmness so important?
What helps you wake up feeling rejuvenated every morning is much different than what makes one of family members feel well rested. So, why feel satisfied with only three firmness options when shopping for a latex mattress?
Our commitment to helping you discover the perfect sleep for YOUR needs means industry-best mattress topper personalization. And this doesn’t stop with the choice between two and three inch thickness layers.
You get to choose from not one or three, but FIVE layers of firmness.
So no matter what comfort means to you, you’re just one step closer from experiencing it every single night!
Your firmness options:
Our extra soft latex mattress toppers are only available in talalay because it’s the only way we can give you a pure, cloud-like feel. If you want an extra soft topper, dunlop latex won’t provide the plushness you’re looking for.
Available in talalay and dunlop, however, if you’re leaning towards a softer feel for your topper, then we suggest going with a talalay topper.
Medium Sleeping Organic toppers give you the best of both worlds, not too soft but not too firm. Available in talalay and dunlop, we suggest choosing a natural talalay topper if you’re leaning towards wanting a softer bed.
Available in talalay and dunlop, but if you want a very firm feeling bed, we recommend you choose dunlop over talalay.
Extra firm latex mattress toppers are only available in dunlop latex because dunlop provides the firmest feel (it’s more durable, too)
If you’re looking to buy an 100% natural latex mattress topper (or even a latex mattress), then you may have heard of the ILD rating. ILD stands for indention load deflection. It’s a technical term that measures how soft or hard a given piece of latex foam is. The higher the rating, the more firm the piece of latex is. Both mattresses and toppers can be classified by their ILD. You’ll notice that the ratings are listed as a range. For example: between 19 and 23 for a soft talalay topper. This is normal across all mattress manufacturers because of the latex machine’s margin for error.
Use ILD Rating as a Rough Calculation for Firmness
D70 Dunlop Soft: ILD 18-22
D80 Dunlop Medium: ILD 26-32
D90 Dunlop Firm: ILD 36-40
D95-100 Dunlop X-Firm ILD 45+
Talalay X-Soft: ILD 14-18
Talalay Soft: ILD 19-23
Talalay Medium: ILD 24-28
Talalay Firm: ILD 32-35
No matter how much room you have to spread out as you sleep, adding a new mattress topper to your bed is sure to make stretching out in the morning much more comfortable. And you’re almost there! Which size topper suits your needs? This is the last bit of information we’ll need from you before packing and shipping your topper!
How To Choose The Best Mattress Topper Firmness for You
What’s the best organic mattress topper configuration for you?
Ultimately, the thickness and firmness you should choose for your new mattress topper depends on the level of support and comfort you need.
How do you sleep?
If you don’t have recurring pain in any specific area while you sleep, then choosing your latex topper based on your sleep position is the best route to go. Select your most common sleep position below to reveal our suggestions for the best latex mattress topper for you:
The Best Mattress Topper by Sleep Position
If you sleep on your side, then it’s important to protect your shoulders and hips!
A firm mattress topper won’t do the trick; it’ll just lead to aches and pains and you’ll be better off having not purchased a new topper at all!
The best mattress topper for side sleepers is certainly a soft topper. If you already experience aches and pains in your shoulders and/or hips during the night or when you wake up in the morning, then we suggest buying an extra soft topper.
Summary: The best topper if you spend the majority of the night sleeping on your side is either a soft or extra soft topper.
The best mattress topper for back sleepers is the opposite of what’s perfect for side sleepers…
Unlike the needs of a side sleeper, people who sleep on their back need structure and extra firmness. There’s no need for coushin to protect your hips and shoulders because, to be direct, your sleep position is more structurally correct! For this reason, choosing a firm or extra firm mattress topper is the best choice if you want to throw your covers off every morning feeling refreshed and well-rested.
Summary: Back sleepers needer firmer surfaces during sleep, so if this is you, then we suggest a firm or extra firm topper.
Latex topper requirements for back sleepers come in at one extreme (firm) while needs for side sleepers come in at the other extreme (soft)…
The best mattress topper for side sleepers falls right between these two extremes; medium firmness. Just enough support without sacrificing the coushin to make it feel like you’re sleeping on a cloud.
But not every stomach sleeper is the same.. Many spend half of night on their stomach and the other half on their back. Others sleep the better part of the night on their stomach but spend the extra time sleeping on their side. If this sounds like you, then take a look at our suggestions above for stomach and back sleepers before choosing ordering your latex topper.
Think of the entire decision as a sliding scale…
The more time you spend on your back or side should correlate towards choosing a topper that’s geared more towards that type of sleeper! And if you find yourself in the middle, don’t be afraid to order a medium bed topper because it’s likely the best decision for you!
Summary: Medium firmness toppers are the best for stomach sleepers. And if you spend part of the night on your side or back, you’ll want to lean in the direction of what we suggest for those types of sleepers! Soft for part-time side sleepers, and firm for part-time back sleepers!
If you do have specific pain while you sleep, then we suggest you first consult a doctor.
And if you’ve done this already, then check out our guidelines below for choosing your new topper if you have specific pain in your neck, your back, your stomach, or your hips:
Best Latex Mattress Topper by Pain Area
The softer the topper, the more your shoulders can sink into your mattress. And if you have shoulder pain, this is how you’ll feel most relief throughout the night. Having more cushion for you shoulders to “sink in” will relieve pressure and give you an easier night’s sleep.
Shoulder pain throughout the night can be a sign of more serious issues, including many types of arthritis. If your shoulders hurt beyond just while you seep, a torn rotator cuff or torn shoulder cartilage could also be the cause. Swelling of the bursa sacs in your shoulder can cause pain throughout the day, too. If you have any of these symptoms, a firm latex topper is likely to help. But we recommend consulting a doctor if pain is severe.
Much like your shoulders, your hips need a soft surface for pressure relief. Especially if your hip pain is severe! The softer the topper, the more cushioned your hips will feel.
Some of the top causes for hip pain at night include:
If you haven’t yet, we suggest consulting with a doctor if your pain is consistent and severe.
Most people with back pain sleep on their back out of necessity. It hurts too much not to!
If this is you, you’ll want a mattress surface that helps support your lower back. A firm topper will do the trick here because it will help fill in your lower back, which receives back pressure and helps you feel more comfortable as you fall asleep. When you wake up, you’ll feel more refreshed because your lumbar muscles have been supported throughout the night.
Step #4: Choose Your Size (Twin through King)
The perfect latex mattress for kids! If your child is prone to an accident every once in a while, add a mattress protector and be worry-free!
Because most dorm rooms feature twin XL sized beds, our twin XL topper is the perfect fit for the new high school graduate. A better night’s sleep means better grades!
Many guest beds are full-sized. And there’s no better way to improve the sleep of your guests than adding a latex topper to the bed. A happy guest means a happy host!
Queen latex toppers are the most common size we sell. Adding a plush latex mattress topper to your aging bed is one of the best ways to wake up feeling more energized.
King and California King Sizes
King mattresses are expensive. That’s why many folks put up with their uncomfortable mattress for a long time instead of getting a new one. Our natural king latex toppers are a great option if you want to upgrade your sleep without spending big on a new mattress or downsizing to a smaller bed just to make things more affordable. Our natural toppers are also available in California King sizes.
Step #5: Add an Organic Removable Mattress Cover for Extra Protection
Though protecting your mattress is one of the more common reasons to buy a mattress cover, it’s not the only reason. Especially with latex toppers, having a mattress cover helps hold the mattress in place. So if you or your partner (or both of you…) tend to move around a lot while you sleep (or before going to bed…), then we suggest adding a mattress cover to your order. It will help prevent your topper from sliding and slipping around when you’re moving on it.
Organic cotton is as pure and eco-friendly as you can get. The cotton is organic and the cover itself is removable by using the easy-zip acrylic zipper.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can spot wash your latex topper with warm water and soap, but you don’t want to completely soak the latex.
As a general rule, dunlop latex lasts longer than talalay latex. Beyond this, the longevity of your topper comes down how it’s treated over time. If your topper is tucked away in a guest bedroom, it’ll likely will last longer than one used in a college dorm room. A few lifespan estimates for Sleeping Organic toppers: 6-10 years for talalay soft or talalay medium, and 8-15 years for dunlop medium, dunlop medium firm, and dunlop firm.
Our showroom and mattress factory are both located in Charleston, SC. Current shipping lead time on latex bed toppers without a cover is 3-4 business days. The average total time between when you order your topper and your first night sleeping on it is 10 business days.
These are national averages and can vary depending upon order volume, production, and where you live. If you sleep in Atlanta, you’ll get your topper earlier than if you live in California. We do our best to ship as quickly as possible. All orders are hand made, assembled and inspected
All shipments to the Contiguous United States (Lower 48) is 100% free.
Additional service is required for Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada. If you’re from any of these places, please contact us directly for a shipping quote.
Because college dorm room beds are often Twin XL in size, our Twin XL toppers are a major upgrade to any dorm room. Choosing a durable Sleeping Organic latex topper over a cotton mattress topper means you’ll save hundreds in the long run because you won’t need to worry about the cotton topper wearing out after only a few semesters of use.
Are you looking for a natural mattress for one of your little ones? Twin-sized latex mattress toppers are a great way to help make your daughter or son’s sleeping environment much cleaner and free of allergens. Cleaner sleep means healthier kids!
And if your a parent, you know that a healthier, happier child means a happier you, too!
Topper care and protection
Topper covers are not able to be machine washed or dry cleaned. They will shrink. You can spot clean with warm soap and water and air dry.
If absolutely necessary, the latex can be spot cleaned with warm soap and water, a white vinegar and water solution, or a mild natural detergent.
Make sure the latex topper dries thoroughly before re-covering.
Do not put the latex in direct sun light as it can cause the latex to prematurely break down at a cellular level.
To better protect your latex topper, we encourage you to use a machine washable mattress protector:
Ready to order your organic or natural latex mattress topper?
Use the form at the top of the page, or call use for a custom quote and personalized topper firmness recommendation