Does Your New Memory Foam Mattress Need Breaking In?

When you unwrap your new memory foam mattress and lie on it for the first time, it might feel slightly firmer than you expected/remembered from the showroom. Don’t panic, you haven’t been sent a different model – it just needs a time to settle into its new home.


How Long Will It Take?

You’ll find that your new mattress will soften most noticeably during the first two weeks of use. That’s why we recommend sleeping on it for at least a month before drawing your final conclusions – and give you an extended trial period of 60 or 100 nights.


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How Can I Help?

  • If your mattress is delivered compressed and rolled, you must allow it to expand for a couple of hours. Full expansion of the internal foam could take up to 48 hours. Memory foam is temperature sensitive, so making sure that your bedroom isn’t too chilly will help the process along.
  • New foam mattresses sometimes give off a harmless odour when first opened. This will subside in the first few hours and become undetectable after a few days. However, allowing fresh air to circulate the room via a door or window can help to dissipate the smell.
  • Finally, you should embrace life with your new mattress. Remember that your body needs time to adapt – just like the mattress does. Sometimes people may experience mild aches and pains as their bodies adjust to the new support and feel. Don’t worry – these symptoms will ease quickly and before you know it you’ll be reaping all the health benefits of memory foam

So, does a memory foam mattress need breaking in? Kind of – but it’s just a waiting game. Your main role in the process is to get tucked up and sleep on it … which sounds good to us! Sleep well everybody … 😴


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