What Should I Expect When Getting Used to a New Mattress?

2023-01-22 02:55:44 - Patrick Gruce Patrick Gruce is a seasoned journalist with over a decade of experience in the tech and media industries, offering unique insights on the intersection of technology, media, and legal/regulatory issues through his background in journalism and law.

The national average for a mattress replacement in the United States is seven years. If you've ever owned a mattress and used it for that long, you know that they eventually wear out from the normal use and stress that comes from sleeping on them night after night. Most people who need a new mattress do so because their current one is making them feel uneasy or painful. This is ultimately due to the decomposition of mattress interior materials. There are many potential causes for the delay in settling in to a new mattress.

Setting aside some "break-in" time for your new bed.

Some people have a hard time finding a suitable replacement mattress because their old one has molded to their body and thus feels more comfortable than it did before it started to wear out. Many people may not realize that a new mattress still needs to be broken in, despite the fact that new mattresses sell more than 39 million units annually in the United States alone. This is true even if they consulted a sleep expert prior to purchasing a new bed.


Some mattress shops may not tell you this, but it's normal for a brand-new bed to make you uncomfortable for a few weeks while it breaks in and softens. Numerous companies, however, will not disclose this information. This is why a lot of mattress stores will let you try out their beds for 30 days for free. Most of our mattresses at Bedding Mart come with a full year of risk-free sleeping to test their quality.

If you've recently purchased a mattress and are still finding it uncomfortable, rest assured that this is probably because it has not had enough time to break in and conform to your body's unique shape. New mattresses are like new shoes; they require some breaking in before they're completely comfortable.

While the exact amount of time required to adjust varies from mattress to mattress, most professionals agree that 30 days is generally sufficient for the materials to become broken in. This may seem like a long time, but there are things you can do to make your mattress more comfortable sooner.

Some advice on how to get used to your new bed:

While it may be tempting to jump right into bed with your new mattress, giving it a chance to "breathe" for a few hours will allow oxygen to penetrate the new materials, making them more flexible. A faster airing-out process can be achieved by opening windows and turning on fans.

Don't worry; we're not referring to the temperature under the sheets (though that is always an option). Instead, we're talking about the temperature outside. In order to make the transition to sleep easier, raising the temperature by a few degrees right before going to bed can help soften the layers of the mattresses. For memory foam mattresses, this is an especially helpful feature.


Third, ensure you're using a solid base for your new mattress. Using improper support can increase discomfort, prevent proper adjustment, and hasten wear and tear. To find out what kind of support is ideal for your mattress, you should consult the manufacturer's recommendations or ask a sales associate.

When the idea of waiting 30 days seems too long, try adding some light pressure to your mattress when you're not sleeping on it. You can help the materials break in by placing boxes or small pieces of furniture on top.

Use Your Own Body To Make The Bed More Comfortable5 Some experts recommend walking around on a latex or memory foam mattress before using it so that the material can better mold to your shape. It is advised that, when using a bed with springs, you do not crawl on the surface of the bed itself. It's also possible to roll around on it, though you shouldn't jump on it.


You can shorten the settling-in period by putting in the time, which is the sixth tip. This might require sleeping on it night after night, despite initial discomfort. Try spending the time in bed that you would normally spend on the couch reading, watching TV, or working. It will break in more quickly the more you lay on it.

The best way to ensure that your mattress has had adequate time to soften after the recommended period of adjustment is to give it the full amount of time to adjust. While 30 days is typically recommended, it can vary widely depending on the mattress style that was purchased. Models with an innerspring, which are known for adjusting quickly, can also take up to four weeks.

The adjustment period for a latex mattress ranges from 2-14 days on average, depending on whether the latex was manufactured synthetically or naturally.

When it comes to memory foam, the denser the material, the longer it takes to adjust; some high density memory foam mattresses can take up to 60 days to break in. Manufacturers typically specify a minimum period of time for use on their mattresses, so it's smart to double-check with them.


It's possible that the mattress will still be too uncomfortable to sleep on even after the allotted time has passed and after these measures have been taken. Maybe you should return it or get your money back if that's the case. The majority of mattress retailers have a trial period where you can give the mattress back or get a different size. If you have given your mattress ample time to break in and have exhausted all other options, it may be time to get in touch with the manufacturer or the store from which you purchased it.

If you buy a mattress protector from The Bedding Mart when shopping for a new bed, you'll have the option to return it for a full year if you aren't satisfied. If you have any questions, we’d be happy to address them. The ideal bedtime for you is out there; all we want is for you to discover it. Do not hesitate to pay us a visit, either in our physical shop or on the web.

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