First time we have purchased a gel mattress and we are extremely happy. I notice that once you are asleep you really don't move around much at all. I have a very bad back (degenerative disc disease) and the bed has helped me sleep the best I've slept in any bed in the last 14 years. I also noticed an extra bonus ..... my husband doesn't snore hardly at all since we got this bed. My only issue with the gel mattress is the weight. When making the bed and trying to lift up the corners to get the fitted sheet on, it is VERY heavy and difficult to handle.
I have had the mattress for a few weeks now and I love it. I have a lot of aches and pains in my joints because I have osteo arthritis and this mattress has helped relieve some of them. I don't feel the pressure points on my shoulders and hips the way I did with the old coil spring one. It is firm and supportive while conforming to your body. The gel foam layer keeps you cool and comfortable. I highly recommend this mattress - it's great.
Did have a very noticeable chemical smell. Slept on mattress the third night. The odor was still pretty strong but didn't interfere with my sleep. After three weeks there is a slight smell but gradually going away. I'm a heavy person and the mattress is very supportive. I put the mattress on box springs on a metal frame. Makes the bed too high as I'm a short person. Going to change and put on a wire frame or a platform. Definitely sleep better. So far the mattress does not sleep hot.
The odor of the mattress lasted over 2 weeks and it still has a light odor. My sense of smell is not that great and so no so much for me, but my wife could not stand it for the first week. I was not even in our bedroom at that time. We open it upstairs as we did not want to carry a full inflated mattress upstairs. Was left in the hallway and still stinks alot. Mattress is does feel hard but conforms nicely to the body. For the price it was a good value. I have tried some memory foam at the stores and it's not much difference.
First, and foremost, the smell of this mattress is definitely pungent. It is the only issue that I have with the mattress. The odor is nauses and does NOT go away after a day. If you put it outside maybe it would go away. I have heard that if you step on these mattresses everyday for a week you can break up the pockets that house the odor. I probably need to do this because it is a strong smell that gets a bit irritating when you are going to sleep. Comfort wise I can say this is about the most perfect bed for me. I like memory foam because of its resiliency. I like being able to jump on the bed and not have it spring back. It is a nice feeling, and it doesn't feel like it will put bounciness to the frame itself. I sleep very well the whole night through without any issues. I use to wake up in the middle of the night often but no issues at all any more. The other thing I like about this bed is the cover. It is well put together. Nice stitching and good craftsmanship. It would be good if it was easy to take off again for airing, however, overall, I really do enjoy sleeping on this bed. Firmness is absolutely perfect and you do not sink into the mattress completely. It contours naturally.
I'm thrilled with the comfort and the price. I have paid more the double for a less comfortable mattress w/o the gel. I couldn't be more please with this mattress. I will probably get a small stool to get in bed since it's a 14" mattress and I'm short, but, that's not a problem. Like I said, I just love this mattress.
I have been sleeping on this mattress for a week and it is exactly like it looks and is described. This is my first memory foam mattress, but I have tested out Tempupedic, and other name brand memory foam mattresses and this mattress is as comfortable if not better then the other ones. I have several herniated discs, spinal damage, and always in constant pain, but with this mattress I am able to get a good night's sleep and awake feeling better. The mattress was delivered as promised, and was easy to take out of the bag and after putting it on the frame in a few hours the mattress grew to its proper size. After a few days of letting the mattress air out the chemical smell disappeared just as stated. It was a little more firm then I expected, but after using it it softer then when I first got it. Also, as the description, and other reviews, stated not each mattress will be the same firmness I would definitely get another one and recommend it to all my friends and family.
Not sure what style has to do with a mattress. Be prepared for an -initial- high level of 'chemical'? aroma........And have a strong, well coordinated helper/crew to move it about and install it on your platform......it's Heavy! Initially seems a bit firmer than expected, nearly disappointing but quickly mellows to anticipated comfort. Be prepared for compression softening over 6-months + use. If you sleep alone and strongly favor one side of the bed - or if one of you is considerably heavier than the other, regular rotation (spinning 180) will be necessary to maintain some semblance of a level surface as a decided indentation will result from consistent, uneven use Once 'break-in' is achieved you will feel like your sunk in a hole when sitting anywhere but on the very edge..........for that matter, I'm guessing that the edge would feel that way with regular use. For all the niggling quirks it is STILL ONE DARN COMFORTABLE BED. .
I have been sleeping on this mattress for a few weeks now and I can't begin to tell you how much more energy I have. No more back pain, nothing! I love this mattress. There was a slight chemical smell in the beginning but nothing overpowering. MY gf is sensitive to that type of smell and it didn;t bug her in the slightest. AWESOME mattress, I would highly recommend
I cant usually sleep on a new bed. Takes days for me to accustom myself before I can have a deep sleep. I was surprised when I slept on this bed. I slept calmly, deeply and relaxed on my first night!!! So comfy. The only thing is this is so heavy that I have to lift it up all by myself...
I am finally able to sleep through the night without constant tossing and turning, I wake up with no pain at all, and I feel better rested than ever before. I've tired sleep number beds, soft pillow tops and firm mattresses. This is the bed for me! The only thing I have to work out is the minimal warmth generated by the bed, but that is nothing compared to the best nights sleep.