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Super comfortable but very hot -- and smelly
on August 7, 2012
My mattress was too hard and needed a soft topper, so I got this one, hoping for a layer of forgiveness. From a comfort standpoint this is outstanding -- love it -- but I had to take it off the bed after a week or so of trying to sleep on it. It's way too hot. Despite being ventilated (meaning there are channels punched straight through from bottom to top), I still got way too hot on it. It holds way too much heat. I replaced it with a gel memory foam model from serta, which is WAY cooler... but that one is also less comfortable. This one wins for comfort but not for temperature. Also, the smell stayed very strong for the week I slept on it. I moved it into the guest room and it's now sitting on top of the guest bed while I decide what to do with it, and the room stinks. Few weeks in now, and it's still a very, very strong chemical smell.