I bought this because of night sweats. I would have to change my gown at least once a night. Since I bought this pad, I've only had night sweats a couple of times. I have a foam mattress, and it might have been some of the problem. Whatever the reason, this mattress pad is well worth the money!
This purchase was a HUGE disappointment. It promises to keep your body temperature regulated and eliminate those night sweats and the fights with the covers off, covers on. I saw absolutely NO difference. I also purchased the Outlast sheets. I feel foolish that I fell for this. I spent a lot of money hoping for a good nights sleep. How silly of me.
We purchased a quality foam mattress with a 20 yr. warranty and were about to dump it because we sweated all night! Then I saw a review for this mattress cover. We've had it a couple weeks now and it works. It has eliminated almost all of the extra heat build up coming from the foam mattress and we are sleeping much better. It's a quality product, very well made, thick, padding. It is worth the expense for those with foam mattresses!
I do think that it helps distribute your body heat, as I don't feel like the sheet is burning my skin during a hot flash at night. I still feel warm but much improved. Night sweats are just that.... and I do not think outside of sleeping on an ice cold water bed will help them. I was hesitant to pay so much for a mattress pad but it has definitely help. Put it on top of a mattress that also has a thin layer of foam in the top pillow part.
We've had this mattress pad for about 6 months and a very pleased with it. It fits our mattress perfectly (not loose) even though we have a 10" depth mattress with no pillow top. It is definitely cool to the touch when first getting into bed but I wouldn't say it regulates temperature. It's not hot though. It is slightly padded but nothing you sink into.
This mattress of is exactly what I needed for my foam mattress. It is very high quality and definitely keeps my mattress cooler. It does heat up over time (like any pad would), but keeps my bed much cooler than it was without this pad.