I can't exactly remember where I first saw the Pranamat ... I'm thinking here on Facebook and probably related to searching out 'relaxation' methods. I thought about the purchase for a while. It was in a price range, for me, that made it a 'think about' as opposed to a quick buy. I bought it and once it arrived, I lightly touched it and thought 'What have I done?' So, there it sat, in the package, until I worked up the nerve to try it out .... the pain... the fear ... ALL GONE THE FIRST TIME I LAY ON IT!!!! I LOVE my Pranamat ... one of my BEST purchases EVER! So much so, I went back and purchased the smaller one and the pillow (should have gotten the set from the beginning)... It TOTALLY helps me relax and sleep well. Really, it's the BEST!!