This topper is soft and you sink in so it took a week to get used to it. The "cool" layer helps but the topper still holds some heat which is why I didn't give it 5 stars. You will need deep pocket sheets so if you don't already have some, this is the perfect time to order some with the topper. I have bought toppers in the past for every bed in the house, for our motorhome, and even for my daughter's home as a house warming gift. This is the first one that came as 2 separate toppers with a cover. Years ago I bought the warehouse one - after more than a half dozen toppers over the years, Overstock still has superior products. Worth the money!