Go for the extra features. If your mattress is not hypoallergenic, a mattress pad that is can make for a simple, affordable add-on. More recently, odor-eliminating mattress pads that act as a protective layer between you and your mattress have also hit the market.
Keep featherbeds in mind. These are extremely soft and great alternatives to mattress pads if you're looking for something that's more lightweight and soft. Filled with down, they're great at regulating body heat when you're sleeping, keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. If you're looking for one, go for one with about 200 thread counts, which makes it more durable but still soft.
With the aim of providing a better night's sleep and still being sustainable and organic, Good Night Naturals has launched an all natural wool mattress pad.
To freshen your Sleep & Beyond natural wool mattress pad you can expose it to sunlight and air. As an alternative, your wool mattress pad may be placed in dryer with a few clean, new tennis balls. Place dryer on air cycle for 10 minutes. Do not use heat.