after sleeping on my husbands old foam mattress pad for 5 years I finally said enough is enough. he thought the mattress was too hard but I thought the foam was too soft. We looked at a lot of toppers before deciding to try this one. I am not a memory foam fan but WOW--this feels great ! It bounces back fast, has a luxurious feel with the down alternative layer. Made the bed feel new. We got one for my inlaws for Christmas too--they LOVE it !