Sleeping on this memory foam mattress is actually wonderful. Sometimes it is hard to get out of the bed because you are right in the middle... that is if you sleep alone and one has to roll over to get out. Could be because the mattress is so thick. I do love the fact that it does not press into my back or areas of my back when my back is acting up. It helps relieve stress on those points; like hips, or shoulder, or when your legs are hurting. A firm mattress can press on those points and it is hard to get comfortable. I do not toss and turn like when lying on a regular firm mattress. Some say not to use this ontop of a matress, but I have a mattress/boxspring combination that was a specialty order. I use the memory foam ontop of the that and I have a platform bed that only comes up four inches off the floor. I don't have the problems that some have said they have by putting it ontop of a mattress. No sinking, no sagging, no over-lapping. The height is good for me, because I love to sleep on high beds. With the memory foam 8 inch and the mattress/boxspring combo it brings me upward to about 22 inches off the floor. Love it. While others may say this mattress makes them hot, I don't think it does. It does however keep you warm when you get cozy under the goose down comforter. If I get too warm I kick off my goose down, but always had to do that with the regular firm mattress. I use cooler sheeting in the warmer weather and use warmer sheeting in the cooler weather. Also bought a memory foam pillow too and I like it. I need to sleep on higher pillows, but when my neck is acting up I grab this one and it is great. I would recommend it to anyone. Please us a waterproof mattress pad tho, because it is foam and if you get something on it that would stain, it would sink straight through.