It's been 3 weeks now since I received my Slumber Solutions Gel 3" Mattress Topper. I will agree with some of the others about the smell. It will go away with time, but it does seem a bit overpowering at first. I changed the sheets regularly and that helped. I also turned it and left it uncovered for awhile. The smell will go away and you "can" live with it. My only complaint with the topper was that I had a few missing pieces at the very foot of the topper. We later discovered some other small tears and minor holes. We waited to see what was going to happen...ie; if they would get worse or larger? To date they seem the same and do not seem to be hindering the performance of the mattress topper. This was my concern that they would get larger and eventually be regarded as "defective". I guess time will tell, but you have a 5 yr. warranty. I also noticed that it will break in. A bit firm at the beginning, but it is very comfortable and soft now. I have found it to be a relief for back and circulatory problems. The price is not so high, really...compared to an entire new mattress. This could be what you are looking for. I would recommend it. You will sleep like a baby and I do not wake up with a terrible sore back in the a.m., but rather a good and satisfying night's sleep. Yes, I think everyone should try it.