I was having a lot of hip pain and decided to try this mattress topper. It works great! I no longer wake up several times each night to roll over due to hip pain, thank God! It isn't hot and that was a concern for me, I get hot flashes. I would recommend this to anyone with hip or shoulder pain. My mattress was a good one and it's only two years old, but my pressure points were painful, now I'm comfortable again.
I really didn't think it would make that much of a differance. But I'm here to say this is the first morning I got out of bed with no back pain!!! It makes a huge differance...the only thng that would make it perfect would be to round the edges like a real mattress so the sheets fit better otherwise I'm in heaven?
I tried several toppers which just didn't measure up then I discovered that Overstock lists the foam density of it's toppers so I was able to select this higher density topper. I love it! It has eliminated my early morning backaches and is supremely comfortable. I like the gel side, although I've never been bothered by the supposed heat factor in memory foam. Here's a hint, if you have trouble with your topper shifting, buy one of the white felt-like rug pads and put it under the topper. I guarantee it will never move.
This advertised as 3" of 3.8 Lb density, but only top 1" is 3.8 Lb density material. The bottom 2" is regular foam. Careful if you want a full 3.8 or 4 Lbs density, then this is not what you are looking for. This product is ok, but not a full 3.8 Lb density foam.
I thought the gel layer was on top. It's kind of green swirls in the foam. It's really important to read the text very carefully, and not look at the photo. It's ok, but not what I really wanted. Kept it as I can't imagine Being able to compress it to send it back. Made me shop more carefully.
We handed down an old Tempur-Pedic mattress to our son, who prefers a firm mattress. Based on reviews, we ordered this in hopes of making the old mattress more to his taste. It does seem to help. There was a slight odor when we unpacked the topper - my son is picky about that - but it was fine after leaving it to sit unrolled for a few days in the living room. The queen size topper is slightly different in dimensions than the mattress, but he was able to tuck it under the mattress cover without difficulty. (Note: We initially received the wrong item. Overstock handled this well in an online chat, provided a return label for the wrong item, and sent the correct one on an expedited basis.)
This product is wonderful, and as someone with back problems and an old mattress, the comfort level was amazing, BUT for people who are chemically sensitive, buyer beware. I had an asthmatic reaction ( and I don't have asthma ) to this topper and had to remove it after one night. The odor, even after airing out the mattress persisted seemingly forever. But that having been said, I highly recommend this. This item cannot be returned, however Overstock gave me a $XX.XX return credit.
We slept on the foam side for 3 weeks. It provided a firm but cushy pad. We turned it over and have used the gel side for a week. So far the gel side is less "hard". We're satisfied with the quality of the mattress topper. It is easy to turn over and does not slide off the mattress.
LOVE, love, love this product. I was always waking with sore hips, NO more after sleeping on this gel foam. It expanded very quickly, approx. 3 hours. I was sleeping on it the same day of delivery. No odor was present and it was very easy to unpack.
This gel memory foam mattress pad makes our bed feel like we just purchased a new mattress. My husband and I are very different in weight and still it works for us both. I would recommend this product to anybody who likes to feel luxurious without being too warm.
I bought these for my son and daughter for their dorm bed @ college. I had bought a full size one in March for my daughter and she loves it - it really changes the feel of her bed and she sleeps much better now. I would recommend this product to anyone. I'm thinking of getting one for my bed!
i was looking for a long time for a topper for a pillow top mattress that went flat... after months of looking, i decided to try this one... i was pleasantly surprised... it was all it said it was... i had a great nights sleep for the first time in months...
Our old mattress had broken springs, you would never know it now. Far better and cheaper than spending money on a new mattress. Took less than two days to air out and expand to it's correct size. It't extremely comfy like having a brand new bed. My husband likes a firm mattress which it is yet soft. He hasn't complained . I think it is hard for him to admit that it is a great improvement! I know this will last much longer than a new mattress, I suggest anyone looking for an improvement in their old mattress buy this before investing a lot more money into a new mattress. The Gel Memory Foam is Cool and the bottom layer of 2 inch foam is of great quality you can't go wrong. For the money spent I have looked at them all on line and in the stores. Bottom line worth every penny and more for the quality and price of any Topper you would purchase anywhere else.
I was really excited about this foam topper because the reviews were good and most people said it provided firm support. The first two nights I had this gel side up but I sank right into it and couldn't move around comfortably without rolling back into the valley created in the middle- in other words, very soft. So I flipped it over after reading some reviewers did this with success. After a few nights a permanent hole in the middle of the bed made it impossible to sleep without being forced into a V position. This caused shoulder, upper back, lower back, hip and knee pain- instead of the slight hip pain I had with just the mattress. I'm not the thinnest person, but I'm not obese by any means which is why I was really surprised and disappointed that this didn't work for me.
I bought this topper as a cheaper alternative to replacing a standard-style (no pillow top) ten year old mattress and have used it about a month now. My husband says "This thing is "Goldilocks" perfect - not too hard, not too soft." The inch of memory foam on the top is just enough to sink slightly down into, and the thick regular foam layer does an excellent job of providing real support. It definitely has made a difference on how our old bones feel when getting up in the morning! (And, a plus I had not thought of beforehand - I find I am not waking up as often throughout the night when my Hubby moves about, since the foam provides a good amount of "motion isolation". I braced myself for the expected foam smell when first opened. Sure enough, it stank, an acrid vinegary/paint/chemical smell, and was strong enough that after airing it out as recommended for two days and then making up the bed, I took it off, rolled it up back into a big curl, and let it stand upright in a screened in porch for a full week before putting it back on the bed. That did the trick, no further odor issue. One caveat: Although the length was correct, the topper I received measured a full four inches less in width than the size stated in the product description. This would have been a read deal-breaker as it created a "ledge" when the bed was made up, and the sheets and bedspread did not hang at all right. I wrote Overstock about this, and rather than sending me another one (which might have had the same problem), they arranged for the next larger size (that my husband could cut down to fit) at no additional charge as a replacement. KUDOES TO OVERSTOCK for taking responsibility for what was really the manufacturers problem. BTW, since that first off-sized one is not returnable, I'll be donating it to our small town's animal shelter to cut up and cover, it will make four large-dog size beds that they are in real need of. Bottom line: a good product, and a good impression made by Overstock.
I bought this mattress topper for my college apartment because the bed that it came with was somewhat hard (and dirty), and I LOVE IT THIS TOPPER! It is definitely worth the price paid. I laid the topper out for a week before putting it on the bed because it did have an odor, but that went away by the time I put it on my bed. I rated the comfort as average comfort because it is not "too soft" which seems to be the upper side of the scale, but it is a soft top but firm overall which I always prefer.
I needed to switch purchase a new bed or add a topper. Wasnt to sure about toppers since I am very new to memory foam items, but it was more cost effective to just add a topper. Did a little research and found that gel memory foam was the new thing to try and so I did. It greatly improved the old mattress, which was just a standard twin, ie no pillowtop. Now it feels like a new pillowtop bed, exactly what i was hoping it would do. After opening the box there was a chemical odor that was very strong, it took about 5 days to completely dissipate and the mattress quickly expanded to original shape within minutes.