I initially bought the 4" memory foam for my queen sized bed at home after a car accident almost 2 years ago. It took a bit to get used to sleeping on it (I felt like I was sinking into a giant marshmallow) but now, I hate leaving home because I sleep terribly without it!! When I was scheduled for back surgery, my family and I made plans for me to recover at home with my folks. I ordered the twin sized pad for my bed there and it made recovery so much more bearable. It allowed for me to sleep on my icepacks with ease and gave me both much needed support and cushion. My dad opened it up and left it to air out a couple days before I was released to go home. There was NO CHEMICAL SMELL (unlike my queen sized Serta pad - which still smelled for 2 weeks after I opened it up). I do have a tendency to sweat on the pads if they are only covered by a sheet but I cover them with a cotton mattress pad and it remedies the problem. I LOVE THESE. My massage therapist suggested the pad to me and said 4" was best, 3" would suffice, but nothing less as it would just be a waste. I'm so glad I listened to her!!! It was the best money I've spent!!
First off, I think the "rate the comfort of this product" slider is a bit inaccurate. My rating is "average comfort" because it is right in the middle of softness and firmness, yet I find the rating language to be deceptive. Memory foam is a firm material that cushions your body's contours, and it feels like sinking into a dense yet fluffy marshmallow- it's soft enough to sink into but firm enough that it takes a while for the material to spring back. The comfort is DEFINITELY above average, and the memory foam yields an equal mixture of firmness and softness. Overstock.com, if you're reading this, perhaps you could consider changing the language to say "very comfortable or very uncomfortable", or else make your question about the density of the material so "very soft" and "very firm" make more sense? Anyway, I bought this to extend the life of my almost-10YO Ikea mattress rather than invest in a brand new bed altogether. This morning, it was SO hard to get out of bed. Boyfriend also remarked at the huge difference he felt immediately after lying down. When I woke up, I had no stiffness or soreness in my shoulders and neck. Felt totally rested. The product has a slight chemical smell upon opening it, but airing it out makes the scent dissipate, and I let it sit on top of my bed to aerate and reform itself (it comes rolled tight in a box so it needs time to shape itself) for about 4 hours. After that time, the scent was 90% gone and it had retained its original shape. Some reviewers have told about the intense smell or long time they had to wait, but perhaps this period is dictated by the sensitivity level of your sense of smell. I didn't have to wait long at all, and only smelled trace chemical scent when I hit the sheets. This morning, the smell was entirely gone. Also, this product is 100% memory foam/polyurethane, whereas some mattress toppers are only 2" of the material on top of cheaper foam. Folks, this is the real deal and I must say, it is a god-send. Also, it took about a week to come in, which was neither too long or short a waiting period. If you need a mattress topper, this is the one. Today (1/16) is the last day to get it at sale price, so act fast! I am beyond happy I invested in this and I look forward to staving off bed shopping for another few years. Can't wait to get back to bed tonight!
This is the second "topper" that we have purchased and are very satisfied. The first one lasted over three years, so it was about $50 a year. Very comfortable, and it makes your old mattress new again. We just put a board or cardboard under the topper, and it smoothes out the lumps and the topper is perfect. Much better and cheaper than a new mattress. Comes in big box and unfolds.
I already enjoy memory foam on my beds at home and in my RV. My outdoor furniture cushions needed to be repleced, and they are pricey to buy. Instead, I bought this pad, cut it up, and voila - I now have better cushions and a much better price.
We bought this mattress pad for my mother. She wanted it as a Christmas gift. She absolutely loves it. Her bed was getting old and very uncomfortable, it was making her back hurt all the time and she couldn't sleep. Now she sleeps through the night and gets a full nights rest. I would totally recommend this product to anyone else looking for a more comfortable nights rest.
This is my first memory foam purchase and it is comfortable, however, the smell is quite strong. I have been airing mine out for 2 days, now. To me, it seems like it is going to take a few more days, before the smell subsides. After the first night, I had to wash all of my blankets and pillows, the smell penetrated through the plastic fitted sheet, that I had over the foam, plus, I had a thin blanket over top of the foam/sheet for added protection and still, the smell came through. And yes, I had let the foam air out before using. It had seemed to subsided, until I got the bed made and it started to permeate through the covers. If you don''t mind to wait a few days to use this, it is worth it. Other than that, I have no other complaints about this product.
It arrived....opened the box...which was very ill fitted...but yes there was an odor...I want to say like an oil based smell...it didn't last long...couple hours...the only complaint I have is it is about 3 inched short on all sides for my queen bed...they say its for expansion when you lie on it...but it doesn't flatten out that much...anyway...comfort is wonderful...no more back aches for this family. I don't find it to be "hot" but this is Florida and the air runs constantly...along with the ceiling fans. I would buy this again.
Added this topper to firm mattress and now have a plush bed with good support. Had a little odor when first opened that quickly aired out. Topper opened fully in just a few hours. I use a waterproof mattress topper from Target, the Threshold brand, that as soft fabric layer on top so mattress and topper are protected and I don't get hot. I will be adding one to my guest rooms!
Well, I ordered a queen and received a full. Because of the bulk and weight of product, I don't really want to return it. I had to wrestle with the thing to even get it out of the package only to find out that its the wrong size! Totally aggrevated.
This is my second purchase of this item. I still have one more bedroom to finish and I can say I will purchase one more for the guest bedroom. On second thought it is so comfortable I may have to think about how long I want my guest to stay. If you buy this you will love it.
I had back surgery years ago and have been having some issues again, one of them being that I wake up in pain every morning. My mattress isn't that old so spending **** on a new one wasn't exciting to me. I tried this and LOVE it! I have a pillow top mattress so I am having a little issue with sheets fitting but it is amazingly comfortable. It did smell when I took it out of the packaging but that went away in the first 30-40 mins. I am ordering 2 more for my boy's beds. Great purchase!
a few years ago i bought a 4 inch memory foam topper of a different brand for about $140.i was amazed that i received the same quality topper for a MUCH lower price.it did have an odd smell to it but it was gone within a few hours.they could have probably left an inch on either side because it doesnt expand as much as they think but thats ok. i am very satisfied with my purchase and would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a good topper at a good price.
I purchased this topper for my husband to place on top of a really uncomfortable bed he sleeps on when he goes to visit his mother. She is 87 yrs old & not about to purchase a new bed for her spare bedroom. The bed always screws his back up really bad & this visit was no exception. So I ordered him this topper since he will be staying with her for a while this visit, and it made all the difference in the world. He said it has made the bed so comfortable. He's been using it for about a month now & his back problems are gone!! This was a great value & could not be happier with this purchase.