I purchased this mattress and box spring set for my husband who suffers from chronic back pain. He said his back pain was a little better and after a week he said he felt like he actually got a good nights sleep. I absolutely love this mattress. I like that it has a comfortable cushion padding on top and good support. I would say that it is firm, but soft and well cushioned. I suffer from occasional back pain and my pain has been minimal sleeping on this wonderful bed. If asked I would definitely recommend this bed too anyone who is looking to purchase a mattress and box spring set. The color of the mattress is beautify as well and looks well made. I love this new mattress and I look forward to going to bed at night knowing how wonderful this bed is. I love it!