Now that you have bought a new mattress, you should be hoping for a better sleep and night experience. However, it has been three days of sleeping on your bed, and you are still wondering when your body will get used to this mattress. Darn it; you can’t wait to enjoy every second of your sleep!
There are various types of mattresses: latex, airbeds, waterbeds, memory foam and innerspring. And different brands are manufacturing one or more of the mentioned types. Meaning that various models differ regarding skipped threads, upholstery material used, contoured seams and many others. Nonetheless, a mattress is the same.
Regardless of which type you sleep on, your body will use the same muscles, take up the same sleeping style, etc. However, the difference comes in when you switch from an old to a new mattress. Usually, you will use your muscles differently in both instances, and this is what makes the difference.
What do you need to know about a new mattress?
The first thing you will notice when you unwrap your mattress is a faint smell. This is what we refer to as off-gassing. In simpler words, off-gassing is a scent that a new mattress gives off due to its packaging and chemical composition. This odor is as a result of the breakdown of volatile organic compounds, usually common in household products. The smell may last for up to 2 days. Therefore, to get rid of it entirely, you are advised to air your mattress before spreading your bedsheets.
Comfort impressions will certainly happen in new mattresses. Don’t get it wrong; it is by no chance a defect! To even this out, you could try sleeping in areas where the impressions have not been formed yet. Alternatively, you can follow a monthly rotation schedule to ensure that your mattress conforms evenly on all parts.
What is the adjustment period?
When you sleep in a new bed, you will feel a slight discomfort. Nonetheless, this is not to say that your mattress is not of quality. One thing that professionals keep in mind while manufacturing mattresses is your ultimate support and comfort. You may not recognize the full details on the first use of a new mattress but with time, you will appreciate it. It is somewhat ridiculous that you need a month or so to sleep comfortably on a new bed. Well, aren’t you supposed to get cozy from the first night?
Don’t worry, though, here is some news to console your thoughts. It all depends on each person’s body. There are some who will take one month while others up to 2 months. You could consider a new mattress like buying a pair of shoe. The first day you wear your newly bought shoes you are likely to get blisters. It will take a few times of wearing for your feet to feel comfortable in them.
In a nutshell, it will take a minimum of 30 days for your body to adapt. Therefore, don’t give up on your mattress too early. It will do you more harm than good. People who rush into discarding their new beds often make a big mistake. They spend much on buying a mattress after another and end up settling on one of the mattresses bought just because they couldn’t get a better one.
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Thanks for this mattress guide, was very helpful read for me.