The mattress is very comfortable and cool; the infusion of gel really does absorb the body's heat. Although it is firm, I do not have pressure point pain when I awake in the morning. The mattress arrived in perfect condition and was easy to remove from the impressive rolled-up packaging. We placed it on top of the guest room bed for airing. We found the odor to be strong and left it to air for two weeks. Now the fumes have diminished and we are not having a problem with the odor when we sleep. We are very happy with this purchase.