I purchased a mattress that was too firm and was looking for a topper to help make it softer and more comfortable. After looking around to see what was available and reading reviews, I decided on this latex topper (less smell, cooler, etc). I was amazed to find that the topper is not much softer than the firm mattress! I didn't get much sleep and got up in the morning aching from head to toe. It may be a great buy, but I wouldn't recommend it unless you are looking for a firm topper.