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There are all sorts of variables that need to fall into place in order for us to get a good night’s sleep.
We’ve tried putting our phones away, getting black-out blinds and even played whale music (yes, whale music) before getting under the covers, yet good-quality shut-eye can still evade us.
But sometimes, the key to a seamless slumber might lie in simply upgrading your bedding to aid more comfort, with one bed accessory in particular: a new mattress topper.
The Natural Cotton Quilted Mattress Protector from John Lewis & Partners is not only an affordable option retailing for £25-£45 depending on size, but also has almost 700 five star reviews, which is quite a feat.
It's therefore no surprise that John Lewis struggle to keep the top-rated item in stock, but luckily, there has just been a restock if you want to pop it in your basket now.
Why we rate it:
Available in six sizes – from a small single to a super king – this naturally breathable protector has a pure cotton filling and quilted outer layer for ultimate comfort and super-softness.
Plus, it uses micro-fresh technology to prevent the growth of odour-causing bacteria, so your mattress topper stays fresher for longer as it reduces bacteria growth to keep fabrics up to 99.9% germ-free.
And if you thought that mattress toppers were for old or second-hand mattresses, then think again. The soft cotton adds depth, warmth and a deeper feeling of indulgence to any bed – new or old.
It's also machine washable so it's easy to clean.
What the reviews say:
The mattress-topper has received over 900 reviews, with over 500 five-star reviews on the high street retailer’s site, with well-slept shoppers calling it “high quality”, “perfect” and “great value for money”.
"The new quilted mattress cover has improved the comfort of the bed and aids a good night's sleep."
"I am so glad I found this product, it is so comfy and keeps me cool through the night whilst protecting my mattress."
"Excellent fit ,good quality and well made. Much better than the more expensive one it replaced. Would definitely buy again, if needed."
“Needed something to make a secondhand mattress more comfortable. This topper proved excellent value – good quality, snug fit and most importantly, it’s very comfortable.”
"Today I received my gorgeous pure cotton mattress protector and I have to say I am over the moon with it. I brought King Size for my King Size bed and it fits perfectly. The whole product is 100% cotton where I have brought others in the past and this hasn't been the case."
“This mattress is perfect for our daughters’ bunk beds. The girls have been sleeping really well on them and it’s comfortable for those nights where we have been called through for sleepy cuddles! Great price as well!”
Buy it: Natural Cotton Quilted Mattress Protector | from £25- £45 from John Lewis & Partners
The Investment Purchase
Or, if you're looking to invest a bit more in a new mattress topper, John Lewis' deep soft touch topper, which starts at £75, has over 800 five-star reviews.
Buy it: Synthetic Soft Touch Washable Dual Layer 6cm Deep Mattress Topper | £75 - £110 from John Lewis & Partners
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