I am a side sleeper and my current mattress is too firm. I did all of the research regarding memory foam vs. latex foam and went with this item because it was a latex topper. I was disappointed with the quality of the product overall. I should have spent the extra money to buy a 4" topper and it seems the product is developing a divet in the middle. The one thing I will say for it is that I put it under my mattress pad, as suggested, and it does not make me hotter during the middle of the night when I am experiencing hot flashes. Memory foam does not dispell the heat. I would save my cash next time and order a thicker topper of higher quality, but it still beats sleeping on a very hard mattress.