Our "pillow top" mattress was never quite right for us and after a handful of years I noticed that it is even more uncomfortable. Not ready to replace it just yet, I ordered this mattress topper to see if we could get some needed relief and get a full night's sleep. And...it helps. Granted, the mattress is still the same mattress - but with the topper added it helps relieve issues from pressure points and reduce our pain and stiffness as we wake in the morning. I really like the cover/protector and think if you're ordering the topper you should add this too. If you're looking for some added support while you sleep, I recommend you give this a try. You'll find yourself looking forward to snuggling right in each night!