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Starting to Regret this Purchase. Mushy top layer
 from Orange County, CA,  Mar 14, 2013

I finally decided to pull the trigger to purchase one of these based on the glowing reviews. I did all the research possible before making my decision and I thought it would be very unlikely I would be totally dissatisfied. One concern I read again and again is regarding the firmness of these mattresses so I was very cautious. The problem with this bed is that the top gel layer of foam is too mushy and too thin that and you will quickly sink down into the firmer base layer (at least if you are 175 pounds or more). I know I have been waking up with a sore back each day and am not sleeping through the night. These are typically symptoms of a bed that is too firm, but I believe it's because the memory foam layer is inadequate and unable to do its job as intended. I have slept on high-end memory foam mattresses and I know they work well and I really like them (heat issues aside). Everyone has seen the image a hand making an imprint on a memory foam mattress that slowly recovers back to its original foam...well, this mattress does not do that. It behaves very similar to regular ordinary foam. For those of you wondering, I am a 5' 10' male, weigh 175 pounds and a side sleeper. It's been over a week now and I seem to be bottoming out at all the pressure points. Now I think I will need to add another topper to the mattress to make it bearable...defeating the purpose for purchasing this is the first place. I had been previously using a 4 inch 5lb density topper on top of an older traditional spring mattress and that combo has worked wonders for me for over the past 10 years. I think people are looking for huge bargains convincing themselves they are getting the equivalent of a high-end memory foam. I'm also starting to think other reviewers have never actually slept on a quality memory foam mattress. I know there are others with different experiences with this product, but I thought I would share mine so potential buyers can evaluate all testimonials fairly. After all, I ultimately purchased this based on the positive reviews. Maybe I got a dud.

  • How did the color on site compare with the actual product? color is fine
  • Please tell us about the quality of the product. The density of gel foam does not seem adequate to produce the desired memory foam effect
  • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Calling this gel foam actual memory foam is questionable
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