I wasn't expecting much since it was so cheap. I actually got it to use like a topper on my current mattress, bc it was as cheap as a topper and I didn't think it could hold it's own as a mattress since it was thin. I did not have the usual back pain after the first night using it. I love it! I sleep hot and this one doesn't make me hot. Not sure about the aloe part, but love the mattress.