However, before it even fixed itself, the bed was still very comfortable to sleep on. I get a sore back from mattresses that are either too firm or too soft because I have a pretty curved back arch. This one is perfect for me, no topper necessary. I'm an older woman, 5'10" tall and 180 lbs, I have back pain and joint pain issues, but I've been sleeping much more comfortably and soundly since I got this mattress. I haven't had any back problems whatsoever and I don't wake up in the middle of the night badgered by heat or discomfort. This bed has been great for me and for the price, I really can't ask for much more. I would compare this to the $500 mattress I bought in years prior, and also the $1,000 mattress my best friend bought...ha. Now if I could just get better pillows for my neck.
I do enjoy it. It is soft enough for me to not hurt my hips like our old pillow top mattress did. The bed had no smell at all. No stains, and it was very clean. I opened the bed, and laid it on top of my box spring. Immediately it started expanding. I left out alone for about 2-3 hours, and by then, it has fully expanded. I slept on it that night, and woke up with some neck pain. Then I had minor back pain a few days later.
It was a little difficult to get out of its packaging, but once it was removed, it "inflated" to full size almost immediately. It had a slight manufacturing smell that tends to come with these types of mattresses, but it dissipated quickly. It got to a point where I would wake up with aches, pains, and sleeping limbs on an almost daily basis. The current mattress was not tenable and I started looking at options.
There was some smell for a week or two, but it didn't really smell like chemicals. It did eventually fade more Casper coupon deals and I don't get up in pain every morning.
However, what I found is that the mattress is actually a soft firm. After the secyday it was firm to the touch, didn't feel cool or wt to the touch like it did when I first opened it. What I mean is that its soft to the touch but no so soft that you sink into the mattress. Now we did feel it was a bit more firm, but I already had a feather mattress topper so I just added it to give is a bit more cushion.