The Best Mattress Toppers and Bedding for Back to School

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The Best Mattress Toppers and Bedding for Back to School
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Starting college or heading back to campus is a super important period in life, filled with plenty of changes and challenges. That’s why guaranteeing yourself a good night’s sleep is imperative during this phase of life. One of the easiest ways to make sure you’re getting some quality sleep before school is by laying a good foundation with a mattress topper that’s just right for you. 

From thinner down alternative or gel toppers to thickly cushioned memory foam, every student will want something different for their perfect night’s rest. Plus, with plenty of options in duvets, duvet covers, sheets and pillows, you can easily custom design the perfect bedding set up for you. 

So whether you’re headed back to school and just dreading dealing with that ancient mattress that comes with your dorm room, or you’re gearing up for another semester of remote learning and want to craft your sleeping sanctuary, the Goldilocks of mattress toppers-- plus the perfect sheets, duvets and pillows-- is out there for you. 

Here are 15 of the best mattress toppers and other sleep essentials for back to school!

The ViscoSoft mattress topper is lightweight enough for easy transport and constructed with eco-friendly materials. The foam is ventilated to avoid unwanted heat retention and also has an odor neutralizer. 
$125 AND UP AT AMAZON

The Subrtex mattress topper is gel infused to provide a cooler nighttime experience for those who run hot. It also has a removable and washable cover to help you keep your sleeping space as clean as possible. 
$80 AND UP AT AMAZON

This mattress topper is infused with lavender to help you get a relaxing night’s sleep. It’s also designed with five textured zones to help relieve the body’s pressure points and improve the breathability of the topper.
$37 AND UP AT AMAZON

If you’re moving into a dorm that restricts foam toppers due to fire hazard, this Cotton Pillow topper is a great and plush alternative. This topper is also machine washable. 
$47 AND UP AT AMAZON

This mattress protector from Casper will protect your mattress from normal wear and tear while still being breathable. 
$107 AND UP AT CASPER

This weighted blanket will hug your body to help you feel relaxed and safe as you drift to sleep. 
$152 AND UP AT CASPER

Crafted with a combination of organic latex rubber, organic certified wool and organic certified cotton, you can rest easy on this mattress topper from Avocado. The wool layer will wick away moisture and help you stay cool and dry as you sleep. This topper comes in two firmness levels.
$349 AND UP AT AVOCADO

This micro-gel mattress topper is extremely soft and has a built-in waterproof layer at the bottom to protect your mattress without all that awkward crinkling. 
$108 AND UP AT BROOKLINEN

This down comforter from Brooklinen comes in three warmth options for customizable comfort. The comforter’s down cluster fill is hypoallergenic and comes encased in a 100% cotton, 400 thread count shell. 
$135 AND UP AT BROOKLINEN

Much like their duvets, Brooklinen’s down pillows come in three different constructions so you can select the firmness level that feels best for you. 
$84 AND UP AT BROOKLINEN

The Classic Pillowcase from Brooklinen is crafted out of the same material as their percale sheets, which are breathable and soft with a 270 thread count and an envelope closure to keep your pillow secured inside.
$39 AND UP AT BROOKLINEN

This silk pillowcase is cool to the touch and gentle on the hair and face for an all-around soothing and rejuvenating sleep experience. 
$50 AND UP AT BROOKLINEN

Botanical print bedding set
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This Botanical print bedding set includes a duvet cover and two pillowcases in a funky banana leaf pattern reminiscent of a tropical getaway. The 100% cotton cover and pillowcases are soft, breathable and machine washable.
$50 AND UP AT AMAZON

The Breeze comforter from Buffy is filled with 100% eucalyptus fiber packed in a eucalyptus fiber shell that is naturally resistant to dust and mold. Perfect for those living in hot and humid climates who still want to cozy up under a comfortable duvet, the eucalyptus filling is naturally breathable and doesn’t trap heat the way polyester and down comforters do.
$161 AND UP (REGULARLY $179 AND UP) AT BUFFY

This wrinkle-free sateen weave duvet cover is made with ultra-soft supima cotton and boasts a thread count of 450. This cover will stay wrinkle-free up to 50 washes, so your bedding can look sleek and put-together regardless of whether or not you slept in late. 
$111 AND UP (REGULARLY $150 AND UP) AT THE COMPANY STORE

Ettitude’s signature sateen weave duvet cover is crafted with their exclusive CleanBamboo™ fabric, which is made with 100% organic bamboo. Perfect for anyone who runs hot and finds themselves kicking off the blankets in the night, this breathable cover is woven to be extra cooling.
$134 AND UP AT ETTITUDE

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