A well-fitted sheet goes over both the topper and mattress.

For dorm beds typically measuring 6-8 inches in thickness, we recommend using standard-sized fitted sheets. These sheets are designed to match the size of the mattress and can comfortably accommodate both the mattress and our Sleepyhead mattress topper.

When an individual is off campus and using a thicker mattress, we encourage using deep sheets. Deep sheets are designed with extra fabric depth to accommodate thicker mattresses. This ensures a snug and secure fit, allowing the person to enjoy a comfortable night's sleep.

Our 3-inch topper is a great choice for side sleepers who are looking for an extra inch of plush comfort and protection from dorm mattresses, making it a popular choice among customers. On the other hand, our 2-inch topper is a great option for those who prefer a medium-firm sleep experience and for those who have height restrictions on top bunks.

We would recommend the 3-inch topper for extra support from a dorm mattress. However, both our 2-inch and 3-inch toppers have received positive feedback from customers and it ultimately depends on your personal preference.

Any sheets 10" or deeper will fit over the topper and mattress.

We recommend measuring your mattress and adding 2-3" to know what size depth of sheets you will need.

As of June 1, 2023 our college toppers are designed with adjustable straps and a non-slip bottom cover. This is to help prevent the topper from sliding around on your mattress, providing you with a stable and comfortable sleep surface. Make sure to pair with well-fitted sheets.

While some people may be more sensitive to smells than others, we take pride in the fact that our toppers have little to no scent. If you do notice a slight smell, we recommend allowing the topper to air out for 24-72 hours before use. Our customer reviews can assure you that Sleepyhead's products do not have any lingering odors.

Our topper cover is not waterproof, if you’re concerned about any spillage occurring, we recommend getting a waterproof mattress protector to place over the topper.

Our toppers come with a cover, but if you're someone who likes to use a mattress pad for extra protection, that's totally up to you. However, we don't recommend using a mattress pad or protector.

Mattress pads and protectors can trap heat and create moisture, which can lead to mold and mildew growth. If you do use a mattress pad or protector, you will need to clean your topper cover twice as much as you would need to without the protector. Our topper covers are designed to be protective and comfortable on their own.

Our covers are OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified. This means our products guarantee that all components have undergone rigorous testing against up to 350 toxic chemicals, ensuring they are free from harmful substances and safe for human health.

We are committed to using only high-quality materials in our products to deliver a superior sleep experience.

The expansion time of our product can be influenced by a variety of factors, such as its thickness, density, and other unique characteristics. As a result, the time required for our product to fully expand can vary from 30 minutes to 12 hours.

As soon as we receive your order, it takes 1-2 business days to process for shipping. Once Sleepyhead gets a tracking number, we will update your order to reflect that information so you can track your shipment. It can take 2-6 business days to receive shipments. Shipping is set automatically to free ground shipping. If your order says delivered and cannot locate it, please call the carrier for more information. The option for expedited shipping is available at checkout.

The topper can stay in the box for 6-12 months without affecting its quality. However, we recommend keeping it out of a hot garage and stored at room temperature.

We recommend rolling up the mattress topper like a sleeping bag and then using a vacuum-sealed bag to compress the topper and storing it at room temperature.

We have a detailed blog on how to store/ re-package your topper you may find helpful here.

Please review our return policy found on our returns page:

The impact we have on our environment, and the planet is incredibly important to us. Everything not used in the manufacturing of our mattress toppers is recycled or repurposed into other products. The Sleepyhead mattress topper is CertiPUR‑US® Certified, which means that our foams meet rigorous standards for minimizing off-gassing. Our mattress toppers are made without harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde, ozone depleters, heavy metals & flame retardants. 

Each mattress meets the standard of fewer than 0.5 parts per million VOC (volatile organic compounds). Premium quality textiles and higher density foams mean that Sleepyhead stays in your bedrooms and out of landfills.

Because we use high-quality, high-density, and resilient foams, we’re able to compress the Sleepyhead mattress topper without undermining its integrity. Using a unique compression machine, we ensure that no undue pressure is put on any part of the sleep surface.

Yes, our toppers meet and passed CA TB117-2013 (California) and 16 CFR 1632 federal flammability standards.

Sleepyhead warrants any damages due to defects in materials and craftsmanship when used for five years from the date of original purchase. 

Please note that Sleepyhead's warranty does not cover accessories, commercial/rental use, failures stemming from use, abuse, or excessive wear or cover damage due to pet damage, color fading, failure to follow washing instructions, or damage due to burns, odors, mold, ink stains, water/fire, natural disaster, or bodily fluids. 

If you discover a defect in your Sleepyhead mattress topper, send us an email: to let us know what's going on. Please be sure to include a video, 4 pictures of the damage, a picture of the products batch number and date of purchase or order number.

Our Sleepyhead mattress toppers are currently imported from a reputable factory in Asia. We are planning to expand our operations to the US soon. Our toppers are CertiPUR‑US® certified and made without harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, ozone depleters, heavy metals, and flame retardants. This ensures they meet high safety and sustainability standards. Our information can be found on their partner website.

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Warranty and Returns: When you purchase from a third-party seller, you may not have the same warranty or return policy as you would if you bought directly from the consumer website. Many consumer websites have their own policies that may be more favorable to you as a customer.

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Better Customer Service: When you purchase directly from a consumer website, you may be able to get better customer service because you are dealing directly with the company that produces or sells the product. They may have more knowledge about their products and be better equipped to help you with any issues you may have.

Sales tax laws require us to pay sales tax on purchases made within states we do business. 

We accept the following forms of payments:

Apple Pay, Amazon Pay, PayPal, ShopPay, Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover, and more.

Introducing Re:do, our new hassle-free returns software. For just $3.99, you can purchase insurance that grants you unlimited returns for store credit, exchanges, or a full refund. Say goodbye to the worries and costs of returning items that don't meet your expectations. With Re:do, you have the flexibility to choose between store credit, exchanging for a different product, or receiving a full refund for your returned items.

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Yes, our customers are able to purchase Route Package Protection and Carbon Neutral Shipping. Route provides the following services:

  • Coverage against loss, theft or damage of your package in transit.
  • Instant resolution of shipping issues in just a few clicks.
  • Item refund or replacement, depending on availability.
  • 24/7 claim support
  • Neutralize 100% of carbon emitted from shipping your package.

If you download the Route App, you will receive tracking updates every step of the way.

To clean your Sleepyhead mattress topper, follow these steps: Remove all bedding including the topper cover, vacuum to remove debris, spot clean stains with mild detergent or water and vinegar, air dry, sprinkle with baking soda for freshness, and regularly rotate it for even wear. For a detailed guide, refer to the original blog post on Sleepyhead's website here.

Ground shipping is complimentary to the destination. However, it's important to note that shipping for extra topper covers purchased is not covered. Please refer to our returns page for return shipping details. For more information on shipping costs for extra topper covers and other shipping-related details, feel free to contact our customer support.

While we do manage to ship out an order within one business day, no specific timeframe is stipulated for order processing, we make every effort to accommodate requests promptly, taking into account the shipping status. For urgent inquiries, we strongly recommend reaching out to our support email for the most efficient and timely response.

Our system is designed to accept only a single discount per order.

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