We had purchased a few "standard" memory foam mattresses and loved the feel of them. My husband is warm natured, so I thought the gel cooling feature would be a plus. This mattress is listed as a Medium firmness, which is what all the others are that we had previously purchased. However, it is a bit firmer, and ended up being too uncomfortable for my husband. I never really appreciated any "cooling" feature while sleeping on this mattress for over a year. We gave it to some friends who absolutely love it, so I think it has to do with ones own personal preference. It is very well made and we never had any problems with lingering odor upon opening it.
The foam started breaking down in just 7 months and had to be replaced. If your heavy set, this may not be for you! It's difficult to move around on, even if to just get into a sleeping position. I had high hopes for this matress and sadly they were not met.
initially, very comfortable. I waited to do this review for about a year to see how it would be. Its very very nice when you get it. Now one side is sinking in. I weight about 40 lbs less than my husband and when I want to move to his side of the bed I have to go up hill. His side is still firm and fantastic. I bought this mattress because my back hurt and initially it was great, but now Im back in pain because my side is sinking in.
Received it in a big black plastic bag. Heavy, but we still were able to get it to our bedroom and on a flat bed frame. We carefully cut the black plastic back and then another strong, tied bag. The mattress quickly lay flat and started to grow. Did not smell at all. Looked very nice. We let it sit for 48 hrs as recommended and then we tried it. It fell great. When you sit down it fell like you sit in the freshly made mash potatoes, but when you lay down it straighten and felled perfect, may be even a little too firm. We now have it for over two months and love it.
I've had a memory foam mattress for the past 7 years, and bought this to upgrade from queen to king. The mattress is firm, and there is still a slight odor, but overall it is well worth the money saved by not buying it in a big box store. The mattress probably didn't need 2 days to inflate prior to use, but we left it alone for 2 days while waiting for new bed frame. The bed is not much cooler than a normal memory foam mattress, but in Arizona, nothing is very cool in the summer. I would buy this again, and if it lasts like my last memory foam mattress, I will not be buying another one for at least 7 years.
The only complaint is the smell lingers after 7 days? We did sleep on it after 48 hours and it is an AWESOME mattress. I hope it last in this condition for a number of years (it does have a 20 year warranty but you know how those work? LOL!). The GEL top adds significantly to your comfort and support. It is extremely comfortable, the mattress we threw away was a "current" cost of $4275.00 Tempurpedic (sp) Foam that was only 10 years old and should have been replaced 3 years ago (what a waste of $$ and sleep). This mattress is the best I've felt in years and recommend it to everyone (I would suggest the purchase of the 12" at *** and save yourself ** plus). The 14" we purchased never made it to 14"?
Shipped very quickly. I'm a pretty strong 31 year old woman, but It was a pain trying to get this in the house by myself, as it was sleeting outside, it is huge and heavy, even folded the way it is when it first arrives. So that might be something to consider when buying- the time of year/weather, and whether or not you have help. There is a quite toxic smelling odor that comes from the mattress once it's opened. It is noticeable, so don't be fooled by the reviews that say otherwise. The smell will go away, I survived through it, even though we weren't able to open the windows to ventilate, being that it's winter. It's been about a month since we got the mattress and honestly there is still a very slight odor that is lingering in our bedroom. I have a very sensitive sense of smell. My husband can't smell it. The smell is part of getting a foam mattress. You have to expect it and deal with it. It's just the way it is. It's so worth it though. Once you get past that smell, the mattress is incredible. Now some people have put that the mattress is really soft, and some have put that it's really firm. It's very hard to describe exactly what's going on when you lay on a foam mattress. I think the way some view their experience on it has a lot to do with what they were previously sleeping on, and comparing them. This mattress has the firmness to present itself as a boxspring mattress, and you can even sit on the edge and not fall right off. When you lay down it takes a moment for your form to sink in a bit, meanwhile the bed is beginning to hug every angle and curve of your body. It's a very relaxing, safe feel. You don't sink in too much that you can't roll over or get out of bed. It's really the perfect mattress. It does take a couple days for me personally to get used to a new sleeping surface (I never do good at hotels, or sleeping at a friend/family member house). I didn't sleep that great those first few nights with the smell and foreignness of it. Now I'm sleeping wonderfully. My back usually feels good when I wake up, when before it usually ached to some degree. I noticed I don't roll as much. I'm not waking up as much (I'm a light sleeper). My husband is a very obnoxious roller, to the point that his movements always used to wake me up in our old bed. And nowadays the only thing he's done to wake me up is having bad gas lol. His movements have been 100% unnoticeable. That is huge for us!!! Especially since I come to bed several hours after him, and am not waking him by getting into bed and settling in. And his movements no longer wake me up. The gel layer on top is cooler feeling when you have nothing on the mattress. I took a nap on it the first day after I pulled it up the stairs, and unpacked it. Hey, I was tired. So I took a nap on top of the mattress cover it comes in, and I felt chilled laying there, like the mattress never warmed up under me. Now that we have a mattress pad and sheet on it, the gel cool-ness isn't as noticeable, so I'm not sure if it's just a fad right now that we're paying more money for, or if it actually makes a difference, but that's my take on it. This being our first king sized bed, I can't get over the enormity of it! I love it! I really do love everything about the bed and couldn't recommend it enough. It's at a great price $***ish in 2014. You won't regret getting this bed!
Oh my God I HATE this Mattress , it is so hard ! I wish that I have never buy this thing! Will not buy one on Overstock again ,because if you don t like it you can not return so I'm out of Money and very unhappy! The Mattress is very heavy so to change your sheets is HELL.
perhaps could have been a bit more firm, but so comfortable. love the bed. very tall, have to lift the dogs into the bed, make sure you get deep-pocket sheets. stays cooler in summer than regular memory foam, and is considerably more comfortable in my opinion. would never go back to springs, and not likely to plain memory foam either. gel foam is the way to go.
I was a little skeptic about getting a foam mattress but living in condo and I wanting a king size bed made me give this mattress a try. I am glad I did. I found it more comfortable than spring mattresses. Also my husband likes to toss and turn and I didn't even noticed. .
the mattress is firm (good for us) Overstock did not want to honor "first time user 10 % off" due to it being 10% off at the time we order it,, but after emailing Overstock the staff honored the first time users promo, Now we;re very happy to have order on line
We have a $5000 Sleep Comfort bed in our home. I bought this mattress for our second home. I expected the mattress to be functional, but not rival our Sleep Comfort. Well, truth is, it doesn't rival our Sleep Comfort - it beats it - hands down. I wake most morning stiff. I need to warm up before my back starts to relax and the muscle discomfort goes away. I also wake several times each night. I have no back pain or stiffness when I wake up, now. In fact, my spine moves, I have no pain and I don't have that slow morning feeling. It is great to wake up with a flexible spine and neck! I love this mattress!!