January 24, 2023
If you buy a new mattress to finally get some quality Zzzs but still don’t experience the cloudy, cosy sleep that the product description promised, do not fret.
All new mattresses go through the process of breaking in, where your body slowly adjusts to the feel of your new mattress.
Ultimately, your body is used to the saggy feel of your old mattress and needs some time to become familiar with a better sleep surface.
Does this imply that the mattress you try out at the experience store may differ from the new mattress you brought home? The answer is yes. This is because the mattress from the store already went through its breaking-in period, while your new mattress is still firm and new.
Like new moulding clay or stiff new shoes, your mattress needs ample time to soften up and reach the comfort level that you desire.
Breaking in a new mattress typically takes 30 to 90 days, depending on the type of mattress. During this time, the new mattress carefully softens up to reach the most comfortable level to support your night’s rest. This may look a bit long, but it is worth it considering how you can benefit from your mattress for the next 6 to 10 years.
If you recently upgraded to a different type of mattress, your body will sense the different feel of your new sleeping surface. But don’t worry. This is a completely normal process.
Memory foam mattresses and some hybrid options take the longest time to break in since the foam material needs to fully expand to its comfortable shape. Latex and innerspring mattresses break in the quickest, especially those with natural latex layers.
Many mattress retailers offer trial periods for as long as 100 days to test out the quality of your mattress and accommodate the break-in period. If after the mattress trial period, you decide that your mattress isn’t the best fit for your needs, you can return the mattress to the retailer.
We highly recommend making the most of your mattress trial to carefully gauge the comfort of your new bed before deciding to keep or return your mattress.
Some mattress shoppers instantly feel rested when using a new mattress for the first time, but some new mattress users don’t. If you’re part of the latter group, here are some tips for breaking in your new mattress the soonest possible time.
New mattresses, especially foam and mattresses in a box need some time to gain their shape after the delivery.
Mattresses in a box, specifically, take hours to fully expand to a comfortable size and firmness. Some mattress types may also produce a strong off-gassing smell during this period. To make this process go smoother, make sure to open your windows and allow air to circulate within your bedroom before covering it with a mattress protector or linens.
New mattresses are noticeably firmer than older mattresses of the same type. While many sleepers love the comfort of a firm mattress, others prefer a slightly softer feel for their sleep surface.
Break in your mattress foam and coils by exerting some pressure on your mattress by lying down, rolling around, or walking on your mattress barefooted. Another way is to lay out some heavy objects like books or bedroom containers on top of your bed.
Another factor that can soften your mattress is heat. When breaking in your new mattress, you may slightly increase the temperature of your room to soften the foam layers of your bed. This works best for mattresses with memory foam materials. However, make sure to follow this step while still considering your comfort, since you don’t want your bedroom to be too hot and humid.
As we mentioned earlier, good things come to those who wait. If you don’t love the way your new mattress feels on the first night of use, make the most of your mattress trial period to test out the real quality of your mattress.
Think of it as getting used to using a new and unfamiliar phone or walking on a new street.
If you purchased a mattress to upgrade your sleep quality, your body will certainly require some time to get used to the new mattress technology or comfort features of the mattress. The good news is that once your body adjusts to the right mattress, you can finally enjoy a more restful slumber. After the trial period, if your mattress isn’t what you expected it to be, you may connect with your mattress retailer to seek some advice or return the mattress.
The best method to successfully break in your new bed is to sleep it every night. Compared to guest beds, the mattress that you often use can reach its comfortable shape and firmness level faster. This way, you can enjoy the quality of your new mattress sooner.
When buying a new mattress in Singapore, we highly recommend investing in a quality mattress topper. This is to protect the quality of your mattress while you go through the break-in period. A reliable mattress protector can also guard your mattress from spills, stains, and other elements that can affect its lifespan.
The fastest way to break in your new mattress is to use it consistently. So, if your mattress is new, make the most of it by sleeping on it, lying down on it when you need to rest, and sitting on it when watching television or reading a book.
Somnuz highly recommends that our mattress shoppers make the most of their trial period to test out the quality of the mattress. On top of the comfortable quality of our mattress construction, we are committed to helping you throughout your purchasing and aftersales journeys so you can feel more confident about your mattress choice.
Somnuz @ Hillview
34 Hillview Terrace Level 3, Singapore, South West 669254, Singapore
Store Hours: 11 AM - 7 PM (Opens Daily)
61 Ubi Road #01-34
Singapore, North East 408727, Singapore
Store Hours: 11 AM - 7 PM (Opens Daily)
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