I aired out the mattress for 24 hours before use. This replaced another mattress that I had purchased from Overstock in 2007. That mattress had the name "Back Supporter" on it; and it was anything but. The smell of the foam wasn't too bad. It goes away after a few days. Not too strong. Have awaken with back pain since 2007 because of the mattress I was sleeping on. I really needed a change. So after a little research, I settled on this mattress. You do sink into it; it does cradle your body. However, I still toss and turn every night, so this still is not the perfect mattress for me. But I do toss and turn less with this one. I also wake up without back pain, which is a plus. One thing about this mattress: because it is foam, you can sweat. I wake up with my face sweating on the pillow. I have to flip the pillow over as well as my body. Next time I will try a foam mattress with gel. (The gel is supposed to regulate the body heat). All in all, this is not my dream mattress, but it will do for now. It has solved my back pain issues from too soft a mattress, but it hasn't kept me from tossing and turning all night.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Yes
- Would you recommend this to a friend? No