We recently purchased a solid memory foam mattress, which is HEAVENLY to sleep on. But, one night a week its necessary for me to sleep in our guest room. The mattress was "ok" but, couldn't be compared to our mattress! I bought this topper, out of desperation ( and the price was right), and it made all the difference. No, it's not like sleeping on our solid memory foam mattress, but it's still very comfortable.