I bought this mattress for my Grandmother, who is now 83 spending quite a bit of time in bed. Her old mattress was one of those big pillow tops and the height was becoming difficult for her to get in and out of bed by herself. The sole purpose at the time was to lower the bed height. However, while she didn't complain of it before, my Grandmother now tells me she no longer has any back pain. This mattress was an excellent value, and I would recommend it to any one who wants to reduce pressure points while sleeping. I purchased the firm version, and while It's a little bit softer than my memory foam (purchased in a brick and mortar store for about 4x the price of overstock), it would be good for someone who does not want extremely firm.