Excellent Night's Sleep, Save a Couple Negatives
I originally got this mattress to replace a traditional 10-year-old pillow-top that my 10yo sleeps on, which happens to also be our guest room. As far as I'm concerned, anything would be better than that one since it's always hot to sleep on, even in winter, and it just sort of swallows me when I'm on it (occasionally my daughter wants me to sleep with her). Been looking for something cooler for sleeping and a little more firm. When this Serta arrived, my daughter pleaded with me not to change it, and so my 11yo son chimed in saying he'd love to get rid of his full-over-full futon bunk for something larger and more comfortable. So I made that happen. Got a cheap metal platform bed frame from Amazon, threw this sucker on it, and OMG -- I made my son's day. He and I slept on it the first night, and I am impressed to say that I don't remember waking up at all that night despite sleeping next to a leggy child. It was VERY comfortable, supportive, and, best of all, cool to sleep on. I'm now considering making his room the guest room since that bed is SO much better. I would like to note that I am a landscaper and regular tennis player, and my body gets all the aches and pains associated with this active lifestyle. When I'm sleeping on my own [king] memory foam mattress that we got for my husband's taste, I often wake up stiff and nearly unable to turn over due to pain in my lower back. This bed actually seems to help me avoid this discomfort. When my son went to visit grandparents for a week recently, I decided to try sleeping in it every night for that week to see how it felt for the long-term, and it absolutely did not disappoint. I would definitely recommend this mattress for anyone looking for supportive sleeping. When I can afford it, I'd like to buy the king version of this. The negatives? No handles for carrying the mattress, and it is particularly awkward since it likes to flop a bit as a foam mattress and is very heavy. It also had a funky smell when I first opened the box, so I let it air out for a week in another room before using it.