KaylaM23 - 3 years ago
This reviewer received a free sample of this item
I wanted to like the Sealy 4" CoolGel Memory Foam Mattress Topper with the plush cover, but it just wasn't what me and my husband was looking for. First lets talk about the good. It surprisingly had no odor. It was tightly compressed in it's shipping package, but it fluffed up to a perfect rectangle in less than 10 minutes, I was very surprised it happened so quickly! I was also very worried about the cover fitting a deep pocket mattress, but it fit easily with room to spare. (With the topper and cover, our mattress was 19 inches deep from top to bottom) The plush cover sides were actually very stretchy to be accommodating to all thicknesses of mattresses. Unfortunately, we just didn't like how it slept. First of all, it sleeps VERY HOT. I assumed with a name like "coolgel" it would be cooler, but no its just as hot as any foam topper. As a side and stomach sleeper, we sank in too much, and it offered no support, so it was putting our sides and back in an unnatural position because of it- causing pain. I had to end up taking the mattress topper off after 5 hours of sleep, because I was in so much pain. It also took a lot of effort to get out of the bed as well once you got it in, because you were sank in so far. It literally felt like I was trying to get out of a big pool of putty. Also, we noticed in one corner how there was a chunk missing out of the foam. I don't think it was ripped- it looks like there were air bubbles in the manufacturing process. (There is also non-uniform holes throughout the topper, that makes me think it's also a defect in the manufacturing) Lastly, I feel like the name is really misleading, because it's actually a 3 inch memory foam topper, and the cover offers the extra inch to make it 4 inches. All in all, I just couldn't sleep on this. I love a nice soft bed, but this just offered zero support, and was extremely hot sleeping. For those reasons, I wouldn't purchase again, and I can't recommend for anyone.