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My bed now hugs me
on February 2, 2012
And who doesn't like to fall asleep in another's arms.
I bought this topper to replace an inexpensive ____ Mart egg crate bed topper that I had used for the last eight years. Recently, I found that I couldn't really feel the egg crate, and I would wake with shoulders that hurt.
Shopping for a new topper is a lot of work. I read a lot of reviews, poked at some possibilities at the ____ Mart .... Read some more reviews. It seemed that this product had the fewest complaints for the price point and size I wanted, and especially it seemed to have few complaints about being too soft. So I took a leap of faith, and got a box 18" cubed, which seemed impossibly small for the matress. See the picture of my son who is behind the expanded topper in front of the box I received it in.
Cutting to the end, before addressing complaints, about three days after I received my product, I put it on the bed, and have slept better than I have for a couple of years. I can feel the mattress pad when I sit on the bed, and when I lie down it hugs me. I am very comfortable.
Some of the reviewers have commented on an odor from the topper. I noticed an odor when I opened the box, and I was concerned because I am very sensitive to odors. However, an enclosure in the box said that I should leave the topper off the bed for at least 24 hours to allow the natural odor of the foam to dissipate. Other reviewers commented that the pad was smaller than the mattress. That is also true, but again, the insert in the packaging said they did that on purpose, because if they are cut exactly to fit, they tend to shift and bunch a bit. I have not been bothered by the size, or bunching.
I was somewhat concerned about being able to get the topper into it's cover, something that was not included in any of the other toppers I considered, but the manufacturer really thought this out. The cover has a single zipper that goes around three sides of the cover. They recommend that you put the cover on your bed, and add the topper. You can then zip all the way around. This worked well. I was a bit concerned about the zipper, because the head was set in the middle with both sides zipped, but I quickly figured out what direction it went, and it unzipped and zipped easily.
I would recommend this bed topper for those who would like to make their mattress more comfortable.