I have chronic back pain. Have had since at least 1996. At least, that’s as far back as I remember it. Because I worked as a nurse, anytime I would go to the doctor over back pain, they would presume that I had pulled something, give me some muscle relaxers and ibuprofen, and send me on my way. Until I moved to Chicago, that is. I knew that it was more than just a pulled muscle. So, when I saw a new physician and demanded answers. After an MRI, it was determined that I have degenerative disc disease, and should be on anti-arthritic medication. I was 24 at the time.
Fast forward ten years, three different anti-arthritic medications, and multiple epidural steroid injections for pain management…
Brian and I invested in a brand new mattress set when we got married, because we knew that having a good mattress would go a long way toward keeping my back healthy. Even still, with chronic back pain, it is often difficult to get comfortable enough to fall asleep, and when I do fall asleep, difficult to stay asleep.
So, when I received an opportunity to review a memory foam mattress topper from SleepJoy, I agreed with hopes that it would help my sleep habits.
We chose the 3” CoolTop because of the added air circulation benefit. During the winter, I freeze but because of all the blankets I pile on, Brian roasts. I’ve used foam mattress toppers in the past, and they were like an OVEN. So, the ventilation factor was key.
For those who tend to overheat at night, The CoolTop is specially designed to add generous amounts of comfort and air circulation to your bed. Features a 3″ layer of memory foam peaks and valleys plus ventilation. Made with a hybrid of ViscoFresh Enhanced Memory Foam and high density latex to disburse pressure points and provide healthy support.
Luxurious 300tc cotton cover is filled with down like gel fiber and comes with a skirt to keep the topper secure.
Our exclusive ViscoFresh Latex Memory Foam offers five times more air circulation than original memory foams to reduce overheating. This revolutionary material is both hypo-allergenic and anti-microbial. It is made with plant based ingredients including green tea which eliminates foam odor and replaces it with a naturally fresh aroma.
Sizes: Twin, Twin Extra-Long, Full, Queen, King, California King
When the mattress topper came in, I unrolled it and placed it on the bed. It definitely had a faint scent of green tea, though it was not overpowering.
Because our current mattress is a pillow-top, I was concerned that the topper skirt would not fit correctly. I had no need to worry, though, because the skirt is deep and fit well over the mattress and could even be stretched to cover the box spring.
The cotton cover is contoured and thick.
It is wonderfully soft to the touch!
Once I got the bed remade with the CoolTop in place, I was excited to try it out.
But, Mister beat me to it.
We’ve been sleeping on the cooling mattress pad for over a month now, and I have to say, it is absolutely wonderful. Because the foam topper relieves pressure points, I find that I can fall asleep much faster. And for the first time in years, I am actually able to sleep ON MY BACK. And whether it is because of the Sleep Joy itself, or a side benefit of improved sleep, my pain levels are improved. Which means I can do more. Which makes me happy.
Brian actually likes it, as well. We have both joked about our bed being the most comfortable place in the house.
I would certainly recommend the SleepJoy products to anyone looking to stretch the life of their mattress or improve their sleep habits.
We’ve both been sleeping like babies.
What sweet sleep!
The marketing team for SleepJoy provided me a complimentary 3” CoolTop mattress topper to facilitate my honest review. No other compensation was received. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and are based on my own experience. Your experience may differ.