I often get night sweats and this thing really does keep you cool at night. Which is great because now I don't have to do the " I'm hot but cold so let's throw one leg out of the blankets and keep one leg in" and I'm not too hot to snuggle with my hubby and that's on top of the fact its like sleeping on a cloud. It's like I have a whole new bed. This will definitely be a Christmas gift for some family members. It was worth every penny!
So in love with this mattress topper. When it arrived it had a very strong plasticky odor, but after it airs out for a day or two it's ready to sleep on. It definitely changed the way our bed feels, and it's much more cost efficient than buying a new mattress. Only down side is you don't want to get up in the morning. I am currently 8 & 1/2 months pregnant and was having such a difficult time sleeping and constant back pain all day, and this mattress topper saved the day for me. I am getting more sleep each night, and my back pain was drastically reduced. Wish I had purchased it months ago!!
Works well and am sleeping better than ever. Tend to sleep very warm so as long as there's good cool air flow in my bedroom, the gel topper seems to make the most of this. The big bumps feel pretty good - like having a mini-massage during sleep, and it seems that the airspace in between the bumps does help with the topper's overall coolness, although the gel absorb some of your body heat. Solution, just move over a few inches, you'll feel the coolness again. Not sure if this is how gel toppers are supposed to work but I'm pretty happy with this product.
my 11 year old daughter wouldn't sleep in her room because he mattress was horrible, i myself even slept a night on it, and i had to do something so she would sleep in her room.. the mattress topper was better than i expected. she loves it and now sleeps in her room everynight, and sleeps through the night.. the only thing i recommend is if you have a plastic mattress cover putting something between the topper and the mattess cover because it may slide, my daughter is all over the bed when she sleeps so the topper shifted until i put a gripper matt from the cabinet between them.. i bought one similiar last year for my b/f for his sleeper cab in his truck, and they both love it! best topper ever!!!
Bought this for my grandson's college on campus apartment. The bed was in the room and was hard as a rock. Every time I talked to him for a month he told me how wonderful the bed feels now. Says he is afraid to change the sheets for fear something will change with the pad. (excuse not to wash the sheets). He says it is like sleeping on a cloud and nice and cool as he gets hot during the night.
Our gel-top mattress was way too hot. You could feel the temperature difference between the bed and the rest of the room, my husband had night sweats, and it took hours to get to sleep during heat waves (we have window A/C units). I was looking for old-fashioned egg crate mattress toppers when I came across these gel ones. Took a *** gamble, and I am quite pleased. The bed is much cooler, though the softness took a bit of getting used to. We sleep better, I think, and less sweating from my husband. The reason I would not recommend this, and docked a star, is that it is VERY fragile. It smelled very badly of chemicals when it arrived (which I expected) and I had to leave it out in the living room to air out. During that time, we had to gently fold it here and there to get it out of the way. It ripped in 2 places, from gentle folding. Now it's on the bed and I am careful when I pull the sheet taut over it. No new rips so far but it is not the most durable thing in the world. Now that I know it works, next time I'll pay more for something sturdier.
The mattress topper is delightful. So soft and comfortable. I couldn't be happier with it. I have a deep king size mattress so my sheets don't fit as good. You can't beat the feel. You don't need a whole mattress made out of the memory foam. This one is thick enough. And it is a pretty blue ;-)
I bought this mattress topper because my new sleep number bed makes me very hot when I sleep. I put this on top and it certainly does as a nice layer of softness, but I still get hot. Not as hot as just my bed alone, but I had hoped this would really stay cool as the description indicates. If you are buying this for softness, then it'll be great for you. If you want it for the cooling effect, then you might not need to spend the extra money on this particular brand.
I'm rating this good versus excellent since we've only had the product less than a week. Purchased for my 80 year old Mom who has severe back and hip pain. We've set it with the bumpy side up for now. She says she is much comfortable than just sleeping on her pillow top mattress. We may try flipping to the flat side for comparison later. There was very little smell out of the box. I let it air out about 24 hours before we put it on and she has a very sensitive nose and hasn't smelled anything. Will update after she's used for a while.
I now have three of these, one for each of our beds, with the main reason to help cool down our Select Comfort mattress. It does help a bit to do that, but for the other "cooler" beds it adds a nice layer of cushiness to inexpensive mattress'.