I purchased this bed after hearing wonderful things about memory foam mattresses and how they help back pain. While this bed did help to alleviate much of my back pain, it made it very difficult to sleep on in the summer due to the heat. If the heat does not bother you, this mattress may be a great investment. The memory foam contours to your spine giving you support where you need it. It is a fraction of the cost of a Tempur-Pedic and still does a great job as a memory foam mattress. This particular one has a bit firmer of a feel so you don't feel like you are sinking. It can however be still too soft if you are a stomach sleeper which is why I eventually went back to a traditional innerspring mattress and prefer to use it as a guest bed. For the price, this mattress is a great deal. It has sturdy construction and should last a long time.