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Sleepyhead® Gel Topper with CoolTech Classic Cover

Top-Rated College Mattress Topper

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Select size 2-inch Twin XL (college size)

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#1 College Dorm Room Essential

The Sleepyhead Gel Topper is designed to ensure a cooler and more rejuvenating night's sleep. Our 100% Gel-infused memory foam is engineered with advanced cooling technology by integrating gel particles to enhance its thermal conductivity. The 3-inch topper offers a medium-soft feel, whereas the 2-inch topper provides a medium-firm sleep experience.

  • It absorbs excess body heat and promotes a consistent distribution of temperature, leading to a noticeably cooler sleeping surface.
  • The open-cell structure of our foam enhances airflow, further aiding in temperature regulation while conforming precisely to your body.
  • Gel Topper helps alleviate pressure points, supports optimal spinal alignment, and transforms your sleep into an all-around more comfortable sleeping experience. 

The Gel-infused foam is encased in the CoolTech Classic Washable Cover featuring a convenient zipper for easy removal. It is equipped with an anti-slip bottom and straps for secure attachment to the mattress, and is OEKO-TEX® certified to ensure it meets high safety and environmental standards. 


  • Topper: 38” x 75”
  • Box: 10.5 x 10.5 x 23 (18lbs)

Twin XL

  • Topper: 38” x 80”
  • 2 inch Box: 8.5 x 8.5 x 23 in (12lbs)
  • 3 inch Box: 10.5 x 10.5 x 23 in (18lbs)


  • Topper: 53” x 75”
  • Box: 10.5 x 10.5 x 31 in (24lbs)

Full XL

  • Topper: 53” x 80”
  • Box: 10.5 x 10.5 x 31 in (24lbs)


  • Topper: 60” x 80”
  • Box: 10.5 x 10.5 x 34 in (26lbs)


  • Topper: 76” x 80”
  • Box: 10.5 x 10.5 x 42 in (33lbs)

1. Risk of Loss During Shipping: The reason the buyer bears the risk of loss or damage during shipping is due to our limited control over the package once it leaves our warehouse. This is common among all businesses, including Sleepyhead. We provide tracking information and documentation to ensure transparency.

All items purchased from www.sleepyheadusa.com are made pursuant to a shipment contract. This means that the risk of loss and title for such items pass to you upon our delivery to the carrier.

2. Shipping Insurance: Just like travel insurance for trips, we offer optional shipping insurance through Route. Route is used by over 11,000 online merchants, covering items from $100 to $15,000, and handles 175 million shipments per year.

3. Return Policies and Redo: Our partnership with Redo allows for unlimited returns within the return policy timeframe for a small fee, covering the cost of return shipping.

We have a very low return rate and have very few issues with delivery, but things can happen, which is why we offer these third-party options. If you choose not to opt for them, the risk remains with you once the item leaves our warehouse.

At Sleepyhead, we ensure your order reaches you in a timely and secure manner. However, we cannot be responsible for deliveries made to universities or hotels.

Important Information:

  1. University and Hotel Deliveries: Deliveries to universities and hotels come with inherent risks. We cannot be held liable for any issues such as lost, stolen, or misdelivered packages.
  2. Risk Acknowledgment: By selecting a university or hotel as your delivery address, you acknowledge and accept the risks associated with these locations.
  3. Verification: To ensure successful delivery, please verify the delivery address and provide additional details (e.g., room number, specific drop-off instructions).
  4. Home Address Delivery: For guaranteed delivery, we recommend using a home address where someone can receive the package.

We recommend confirming with the university or hotel that your item arrived for additional proof of delivery. Review our shipping disclaimer for more information. By placing an order with Sleepyhead, you agree to these terms and acknowledge the associated risks.

Product FeaturesJump to legal disclaimer*

  • CoolTech Classic cover
  • Cooling foam
  • Enhanced support
  • Pressure relief
  • Promotes spinal alignment
  • Rejuvenates your mattress

Meet Gel

The coolest infusion around

Advanced Cooling

Experience cooling comfort with our Gel Memory Foam. Engineered gel-infused technology enhances airflow, keeping you cool and refreshed all night long.

CoolTech Classic Cover

Our CoolTech Classic cooling fabric cover is breathable and washable, ensuring cleanliness for every student.

Spinal Alignment & Support

Crafted with precision, molding to your body, easing pressure points and ensuring a rejuvenating night's sleep. Wake up feeling energized for the day ahead.


Why choose Sleepyhead

Your bed deserves a cherry on top

60-night trial

Good till graduation warranty

CertiPUR‑US® foam

OEKO-TEX® washable cover & straps

Free U.S. shipping

Climate pledge friendly

Meets CA & U.S. flammability standards

Made for college students

Frequently asked questions

Dorm beds typically measure 6-8 inches in thickness. For these beds, 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 2-3 inch mattress toppers. We recommend sheets that are 10-12 inches deep.

For off-campus beds we suggest using deep sheets, 12-15 inches, if the bed is thicker than 10-inches without the topper.

Our topper cover is not waterproof because it would compromise breathability of the cover and overall benefits of the foam. The covers are machine washable and can be dried on low heat. However, please note that the foam cannot be machine washed.

While some individuals may be more sensitive to smells than others, we take pride in the minimal scent of our toppers. If you do detect a slight odor, we recommend airing out the topper for 24-72 hours before use. Our customer reviews serve as additional assurance that Sleepyhead's products do not have any lingering odors.

For more information, you can read our blog post: How Long Does It Take for the Smell of a Mattress to Go Away?

Our 3-inch toppers are an excellent choice for side sleepers seeking additional comfort and protection on a dorm mattress, making them a popular option among students. Alternatively, our 2-inch topper is ideal for individuals who prefer a medium-firm sleep experience or for those with height restrictions on top bunks.

Mattress pads and protectors have the potential to trap heat and moisture, creating an environment conducive to mold and mildew growth. If you choose to use a mattress pad or protector, you'll need to clean your topper cover twice as often as you would without the protector. Our topper covers are designed to provide both protection and comfort independently. However, combining either item with our topper can hinder the benefits of the topper itself.

If cleanliness or spill prevention is a concern, regular cleaning of a protector will be necessary.

The expansion time of Sleepyhead Mattress Toppers can range from 30 minutes to 12 hours. However, you can sleep on it right away without harming the material.

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