We wanted a temperpedic bed, but the cost was a factor, so we opted to purchase this bed. I have to say since I have been sleeping on it, my lower back pain is gone. The bed is firmer then expected, ( we got the medium firmness) hopfeully it will soften up in time. My husbands only complaint about the mattress is that it is hot for him. We are still considering the rhapsody bed by temperpedic, we both agreed that the foam was not as conforming as the temperpedic bed, but for now this will do. Can't beat the price.