How to “Break In” Your New Mattress

After a stressful shopping spree trying to find the best mattress, you’d think that your worry has ended. You’d soon realize that the mattress you purchased at the store is not the same mattress you climbed into for the first time!

What It’s Like To Sleep in a New Mattress

A new Orange County mattress is like a pair of new shoes, and it takes about 30 to 90 days for it to properly “break-in.” There will still be stiffness because it’s new and because of its newness, your body becomes uncomfortable too.

The mattresses are also subject to different shipping. Some mattresses are compressed in a box during delivery, so they are already “broken in” and arrives similar to how it felt when you tested it in the showroom. However, there are mattresses which are made of layers of foam and will only soften with continued use.

It doesn’t mean you should give up, not yet! There are things you can do to speed up the “break in” process so that your body can adjust to the new support system and for you to get restful sleep at night.

Tips to Properly Break In the New Mattress

1. Let it breathe. Don’t dress up your mattress with beddings as soon as it arrives. Allow oxygen to seep through it for a few hours.

2. Add some weight. For the mattress to conform to your body and for its materials to be flexible quickly, try to walk on it a few minutes each day. If yours is a memory foam, step on it several times. If you got an innerspring mattress, make sure to use both hands and feet to prevent damaging or shifting the springs.

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