I bought this as an addition or replacement to my memory foam topper. I'm so tired of waking up all hot and sweaty with the memory foam, even though it's comfy with my back and arthritis. My original mattress is horrible. The first night I was hot again, but I had seen a suggestion somewhere that it helps if you put a flannel sheet on top of the memory foam under the featherbed. Ding! Ding! We have a winner! I'm a nurse and I work 12-15 hours a few days a week and when I come home and see that fluffy bed waiting for me, I just immediately relax. (I'm not going to say it's like sleeping on a cloud. I've never slept on one, so I wouldn't know.) I put a flannel blanket in between and haven't had any problems, I fluff it every day or every other day as needed. The cover is high quality and feels as though it will last a long time. I haven't had any issues with feathers poking out. The big test will be this summer. If I get hot again, I may have another opinion about it, but so far this spring, I'm really happy with it.