7 twin mattress toppers under $150 that are perfect for back to school

Make a stiff dorm-issued bed feel like home with one of these affordable twin mattress toppers to rejuvenate you in between studying and socializing

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Among the steadily growing list of dorm room must-haves a college student must have packed and ready to go, a comfortable twin mattress topper is at the very top of our list. Considering the stiff or creaky old dorm-issue mattress, do we really need to elaborate?

Sure, it's important to have one of the best single-serve coffee makers on hand, ambitious to bring an air-fryer (if your dorm approves it), or paying attention to the details with some peel and stick wallpaper ( in case you need any dorm room ideas). But when it comes down to it, the best topper will make your room cozy and tailor your dorm-issued bed just to your needs. Even better, you don't need to spend a fortune to find comfort. We rounded up seven mattress toppers under $150 that will suit a range of sleep habits. Don't delay, as school is just around the corner, and stock on some of these are really starting to dwindle.

After that, be sure to pick up one of the best mattress protectors, especially since that dorm-issued bed might just be older than you, and to protect yourself from bed bugs, potential irritants, and more. 

Among the massive back-to-college frenzy, be sure to check out our back to school sales hub for the best discounts on dorm decor and essentials, tech, and supplies. 

1. A thick mattress topper for extra cushion

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2. A firm mattress topper for extra support

subrtex 2 Inch Gel-Infused Memory Foam Bed Mattress Topper

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3. A gel foam topper to keep you cool

best mattress topper LUCID 3 Inch Gel Infused Memory Foam Mattress

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4. An organic mattress topper

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5. An alternative to memory foam

BedStory Bamboo Mattress Topper

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6. A mattress topper that neutralizes odors and keeps you cool

Dream Collection™ by LUCID® 4-Inch Bamboo Charcoal Twin XL Foam Mattress Topper

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7. A mattress topper with anti-microbial properties

nüe by Novaform 3" Cooling Gel Memory Foam Mattress Topper with Cool Touch Antimicrobial Cover | $144.99 at Target

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Jaclyn Turner
Jaclyn Turner

Jaclyn is an eCommerce editor at Future Home Interest, and scouts out the best of the best for buying guides to help you fill your home with housewares you will love. She joined the team in January 2021. She has previously worked with sites like Apartment Therapy, The Kitchn, The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, and MyDomaine, but got her start at the trade mag Home Furnishings News, which fueled her excitement for innovation in the home category and seeing the newest launches.  When Jaclyn's not working, she loves long strolls through HomeGoods, unwinding with a chilled glass of Rosé, and entertaining her Cavapoo puppy, Reese.