[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I’ve been using this mattress for about a month, so I feel like I’ve put together a solid list of thoughts. I broke these up into sections.
First impressions: The mattress came well-packaged, fully sealed in heavy plastic. After unwrapping it, I didn’t notice any sort of strong scent, or off-gassing, for anyone who might be sensitive. The texture of the mattress is interesting. It reminds me of a thermal undergarment, sort of a waffle pattern.
Does it match its description? Yes, in many ways, I think it does. I would agree that this mattress has a medium firmness. It was very warm in the house the day it was delivered, but when I slept, it didn’t retain body heat and make me sweat.
Side sleeping and back sleeping: I quite like this mattress for side sleeping. I have inflamed joints from arthritis, but this mattress does not cause me to develop pressure points during the night. I like that it supports the contours of the body, and keeps my back in alignment. I have slept on it less often on my back, but it is comfortable as well. I feel supported, with just enough give to keep my back comfortable.
Other thoughts: I do have one small complaint — there are no handles or grippers on the sides to easily maneuver the mattress. That would have been helpful when setting the bed up, or for rotating the mattress on the frame from time to time. This is also my first queen mattress, and it appears to be standard size. No need to purchase deep sheets, as there is no pronounced pillow topper present. I will say that I don’t think this mattress needs a topper, either.