My wife was sleeping on a recliner every night to keep her head elevated. This mattress topper has allowed her to go back to bed. When I first opened the package, I thought it might be too soft to be supportive. I was wrong. After letting it set for a couple days, we put it on top of the mattress and put on the fitted sheet which fortunately has very deep pockets. I tried it out and was pleasantly surprised. I am 6'2" and 235 pounds and it was supportive and comfortable. She is now sleeping very well.