What Should I Expect When Getting Used to a New Mattress?
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. The cause of this is the gradual decomposition of the mattress's internal components. Many factors can contribute to the length of time it takes to feel comfortable on a new mattress.
Setting aside some "break-in" time for your new bed.
Because of the wear and tear experienced by one's mattress over time, it can be difficult for some people to find a suitable replacement. 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 mattress to feel awkward for the first few weeks. This is because the materials need time to break in and become more pliable. 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 mattresses sold at The Bedding Mart come with a full year of trial from the date of purchase.
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. Like breaking in a new pair of shoes, your new mattress will feel most comfortable after some time has passed.
The amount of time a mattress needs to adjust varies with the materials used to make it, but most experts agree that 30 days is generally sufficient. 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.
If waiting 30 days seems like an eternity, 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. You can roll around on it, too, but 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.
Though it may feel like there's no point in giving your mattress any extra time, doing so will ensure that it has had adequate time to soften and become more comfortable for you in the long run. This period of time, which is typically set at 30 days but can vary depending on the mattress, is not a guarantee. 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.
However, some high-density memory foam mattresses can take up to 60 days to fully 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.
The Bedding Mart gives you a full year to try out a new mattress and an easy return policy if you buy a protector for it at the same time. 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. Check us out, either in person or online.
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