This item is very similar to one sold at Costco for twice the price. I slept on it last night for the first time and really liked it! Made a big difference in my plain old mattress that now hurts my back. Don't be fooled though, it does have a strong odor to it when you first take it out of the bag. It even states on the instruction sheet that it does have a strong smell and recommends letting it air out for 24-48 hours. I stretched it out along my bed, put the ceiling fan on and opened the windows. After about 6-7 hours I really couldn't smell it anymore and used it that night. No gel beads mess like the ones at Costco. Simply, easy, well worth the price. Note: It is FLAMMABLE. Because it's polyurethane, it will ignite easily, states that on the packaging as well. Important for some people, especially if this is for a child's bed or people who smoke.
Shipped quickly and received in great shape. I was worried about the smell, but after 24 hours it went away. I love this topper. It completely transformed my bed into a wondrous place. Not that it was that bad before; stop judging me. But I love this product, I'd recommend it to everyone.
It does not feature a cover, which initially made me uneasy. After a night's sleep, I was totally easy. This has proven to be my favorite memory-foam topper yet. The gel has some property that makes it much cooler than regular memory-foam, and I am pleased beyond belief. Get this topper lest you dash your foot against a stone because it is top notch. NO smell was experienced by me, so I have no clue about what the other reviews are mentioning. It laid flat after a very short time, too.
I had been looking for a gel memory foam topper for some time. After reading many reviews on such products I found that a big complaint was the initial odor. This topper did not have any offensive odor right out of the box. I used this topper on an air bed I purchased so I could stay comfortably while I was visiting family in Seattle. One great night sleep after another. Without the topper, I believe I would have struggled to sleep because of my back pain. I just purchased one to replace my own bed topper at home. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone needing a little extra help with falling asleep.
Before buying this topper, I researched many, many types and waited a few weeks before finally biting the bullet and buying it. Well, I honestly don't know why I didn't go with my first instinct and snatch it up sooner! I waited to review this product, as of course the first night will be a better sleep than you've been having. Now, it's been two weeks and I still couldn't be more happier with this purchase. Yes, the smell is terrible. Hubby didn't want to wait to let it air out before sleeping on it, so we only aired it for about two hours and then slept right on it. It is gone now though. The first night it was on, I slept through the night and woke up without back pain! I was able to get right up and move around, not be holding my back for hours! My husband also slept through the night with no uncomfortable waking up during the night cause the bed is bad. The fitted sheet fit fine, as well as the mattress pad, but the top sheet came up a little short, so from now on I'll have to purchase separates so I can get a larger top sheet. All in all, I'm very pleased with this purchase and again, don't know why I waited so long! You won't be sorry.
My main reason for buying was to relieve pressure points, mostly in my heels. I'm not sure people looking for support would benefit from this, as I wake up with a slightly achy back now. Overall, I'd rather have to stretch out the stiff back in exchange for the deeper sleep and no more heel pain. The quality is very good though I wish it came with a cover. The thickness seems perfect, not too thin, not too marshmallow-y. Finding sheets with a deep enough pocket has been a challenge, as my mattress was already a pillow top. The deepest I could find was 18", and that is not enough, so I'm on the lookout for 20".
I bought this for my 10 year old daughter. Her twin bed was not comfortable and she almost always woke up at least once each night. Since we got this topper, she has been sleeping much better! No more getting up in the middle of the night for no reason!
I ordered these for my twin beds to improve them-they are relatively firm back supporter mattresses with no pillow tops or anything extra. These toppers have added a layer of softness that really improves the mattresses and makes them feel quite luxurious.
purchased this for my daughter in hopes of extending the life of her existing mattress - and boy was I surprised! She used to get very hot overnight; this helps keep her body temp even and she sleeps much better; all too often she would wake up from all the tossing & turning! Great alternative to purchasing a brand new mattress (for now)! Arrived in a plastic wrap & within 24hrs of opening assumed its shape/size; there was no funky plastic/latex smell either!
I have extreme pain in my lower back. Since sleeping on this product, my mornings have greatly improved, mostly by being able to actually GET UP with out excrutiating pain. I would recommend this to all my friends and family. Only downside is, my little chihuahua has a hard time jumping on the bed because it raised the top by three inches. Oh well, he will get over it. Maybe I'll order some steps for him, but definitely not giving up my sleep!!
My husband complained that my memory foam topper made him too hot when he slept but I liked the extra comfort that it provided. This gel topper made both of us happy. I get the extra cushion I like and it keeps him cool at night. It does have an initial smell but that goes away quickly and wasn't a big issue. So glad I ordered this!
This is the best thing EVER. There is the new foam smell people talked about, but it was never horribly overpowering, and it was completely gone after about two weeks. I first put it on my bed with the "crate" side up, as shown in the photo. Nice and cozy. Next, I turned it over and have been sleeping on the flat side for the past week. EVEN BETTER. I like both, so will probably go back and forth between the sides. This thing is heavenly. So glad I bought it!
We have a pillow-top mattress that over time developed deep indents on both sides of the bed. It had transformed from the most to the least comfy bed ever. It was time for a new bed, but we weren't prepared to sink a ton of money into a new pillow-top mattress. I was researching options when I read that the pillow-top and memory foam portion of a mattress constitutes only the top 3-6 inches the mattress. So I looked at how I could get those benefits without investing in an entirely new mattress. What I ended up doing was actually cutting off the top of my now-sleep-depriving, once-$*.*** mattress (using fabric scissors and slicing through a seam on the edge that bound a couple layers of foam!), and then replacing the removed bit with this foam topper, followed by a Cozy Clouds Billowy Mattress Pad. We wanted the motion stability of the foam pad, but added the mattress pad to minimize the problem of sleeping "hot" on foam, to add a little feathery, plush feel on top, and, because of the generous mattress pad skirt, tie everthing together. The result: A brand new, pillow-top, king-size bed, for about $***. And when the foam inevitably loses it's spring, we will only ever have to replace that portion (assuming this pad holds up in washing), so that our new bed cost in future will amount to about a hundred bucks. I will never invest in a pillow-top or memory foam mattress set again. A basic, economical, mattress with replaceable, economical toppers is my new way to go. A note about this particular topper. Together with my new mattress pad, the result is heavenly. However, it is NOT 3" thick. I measured after letting it expand for 3-4 days, and it came to just over 2.5 inches. Also, and this may be typical of all "egg-crate" type mattresses, those little spikes compress the moment you put pressure on them, so it seems to me that you're getting maybe an inch and a half of padding. That said, with my mattress pad, I really do feel like I was able to restore my bed to it's once-$*.*** glory. So I am very happy with the combination, but thought I'd throw that out there. Also, I read other reviews before purchasing and was concerned about the reports of unpleasant odors. I opened the packaging and spread the mattress out in an unused room for days and days before getting around to basically destroying my bed in order to rebuild it. The first day or two the mattress did in fact emit a moldy, somewhat chemical odor. I opened a window to allow any chemicals to dissipate, and after a few days, I could no longer detect any odors. I do not see the odor as a drawback at all, since it does go away. New paint, new carpets, even new cars all have initial off-gassing. Just try to ventilate the area for a few days.