The two layers together are too soft for anyone needing support. We took the bottom layer (beige) off and just used the blue layer, which helped, but it's a pretty big expense just to use one layer. The blue layer seems to be cooler than standard memory foam. If possible, it's better to look at memory foam toppers in a store and try them. Once you unpack it and it has fully expanded, most people don't have the capability to vacuum pack it for return shipping.