I am now a "Firm" believer in a firm mattress.!
For the majority of my life I have slept on a medium to soft mattress. Being a larger male I contributed my aches and pains every morning to a lifetime of playing sports and let's face it, my age. Until now. This mattress was a shock to me. The first night I slept on it my immediate reaction getting into bed was how it didn't dip or depress from the weight of my body. While feeling soft it gave me tremendous support. That support didn't feel "hard" or "stiff" as I expected. I still felt the softness of the mattress but with the added support to keep my body from sinking into the mattress. I woke up with no discomfort. No aches or little pains in my back as I have had for years. The real test was my wife. Her first reaction was to consider a mattress topper as she felt this would be too "hard" for her. But she gave it a few days and she reluctantly admits she too feels so much better in the mornings. She didn't buy the topper and feels no need for it now. The mattress is well made with tight stitching. Even though this mattress is firm it has the softness of a luxury mattress. I'm a firm believer in you get what you pay for and can honestly say you will appreciate the quality of this Serta mattress. The mattress has a depth of approximately 13.5". Combined with the boxspring height of 9" you have a total height of 22.5". Keep this in mind as my wife immediately noticed the height difference from our old mattress. Overall the quality and value are spot on with this set. I have had more expensive and less expensive sets over the years but this one tops the charts for me and happily my wife as well.