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How Long to Let Your Memory Foam Mattress Expand?

The general rule is to give your new memory foam mattress 48 hours to expand and inflate to its proper size.

The real answer is not that simple. Every memory foam mattress has its unique requirements.

The following chart shows what each manufacturer recommends. Below that we go over where the 48 hours comes from and if you can immediately sleep on your new mattress.

Mattress Expansion Times For Each Manufacturer

ManufacturerTime
amerisleepCan lay on it right away but could take 8 hours for the corners to expand fully and you should wait 2 hours before putting sheets on.
BEDBOSSShould decompress in 24 hours, but let it sit for 2 hours before moving it to the bedroom.
Bedinabox“It expands in about 3 minutes” is what I got when I emailed them. This seems too fast; I would still give it a few hours to be on the safe side.
CasperCan expand and be ready to sleep on in a few minutes but keep in mind that some will take longer.
Classic BrandsAllow 24 to 72 hours for the mattress to regain its full shape. If the mattress gets to its full height, it’s ready to use.
Dreamfoam Bedding6 to 7 hours from opening.
HelixGive it 2 hours to regain its shape, and you’re done.
LaylaWill take its full shape within minutes, and you can sleep on it right away. If you’re sensitive to smell give it a few hours to air out.
LeesaMay take up to an hour to expand but give it 24 hours to fully expand and be at its best
LinenspaUp to 48 hours but they do say you can jump on it as soon as you like. If anything they say your body heat can help speed up the expansion process.
LUCIDUp to 48 hours, but if it’s fully expanded after 24 hours you can go ahead and sleep on it.
LullWill do most of the expanding in 2 to 5 hours and fully expand in 24 to 48 hours.
MLILYShould be ready in 24 hours. Walking on it while it’s on the floor can help speed up the process.
NectarBetween 24 to 72 hours to expand.
Nest BeddingYou can sleep on it right when you open it, but it can take up to 24 to 48 hours for it to fully expand.
Olee Sleeplet it expand up to 72 hours
PuffyAllow it to expand and breathe for a few hours before putting bedding on it.
Purest Of AmericaAllow 24 to 72 hours to fully recover.
Signature SleepWait at least 48 hours.
Tuft & NeedleOnly takes several hours to reach the proper specifications, but in some cases, it may take up to 5 days.
TuloAllow it to sit for an hour before using it.
Zinus48 to 72 hours to fully decompress. Zinus recommends you sleep on the mattress during this time as it helps to full up the mattress. If after a week it hasn’t expanded, please contact them.

Don’t see your mattress? Go ahead and give it a couple of hours to expand, but let me explain why.

Can You Sleep on a New Memory Foam Mattress Straight Away?

The reason why you wait 24 hours, 48 hours or 72 hours is an old saying that people keep repeating.

As shown from the chart a significant number of manufacturers report shorter times and a good bit suggest sleeping on the mattress the first night. The reason is for your constant movements, and body heat loosens the foam. The more lose the foam, the better it expands.

Where The 48 Hour Memory Foam Expansion Time Came From

The first generation of memory foam mattresses is where this wait time wives tale came from. More time was needed for older memory foam mattresses to air out there odors.

The mattresses today don’t smell as bad; I would still recommend letting them air out for a few hours to absorb the smells of its surroundings. I know it sounds odd, but it’s well worth doing.

What if my mattress says to wait a few hours? – Well, it’s better to play it safe than sorry. The people that best understand your mattress are the ones who made it.

What If Your Memory Foam Mattress Is Not Inflating?

No need to worry if your memory foam mattress is not expanding; here is what you do.

Get the mattress flat as possible on the floor. Wearing clean socks walk on the mattress. The constant moving around combined with your body heat expands the mattress. I like to think of it as a mattress massage.

After massaging the mattress place it back on the bed frame and sleep for a few nights.

Keep in mind:New mattresses are like new shoes; they need to be broken in. Over the years you have gotten used to your old mattress, so the new one is going to feel different. We tend to forget this because we only buy mattresses every decade or so.

What To Do After Your Memory Foam Mattress Has Expanded?

I mean, you spent all this money you probably want it to last as long as possible?

If you want your mattress to last, you need a mattress protector.

Your mattress is a giant sponge, and it will soak up all the sweat, soda, dead skin and other nasty stuff you do in bed. Those liquids sit there not only making the mattress dirtier but destroying the function of the structure. It’s hard to work correctly when “waterlogged” with juices.

Plus, modern-day mattress protectors feel and look like regular bed sheets. I even have a review on the very one I use on my mattress. They’re not even that expensive either; I consider it crazy when people don’t use something so practical and affordable.

How Long Should You Leave a Memory Foam Mattress Before Sleeping on It?

It’s best to let your memory foam mattress expand for 48 hours. If you can’t give 48 hours then allow the mattress to expand for 6 hours before sleeping on it.

What Happens If You Sleep On Your Mattress Too Soon?

If you sleep on your mattress before it’s expanded it’s not the end of the world. In fact, many mattress manufacturers recommended you sleep on it the first night because your body heat helps to expand the foam.

I would not worry about it too much. The goal is to give the mattress a few hours before you sleep on it. It can take some mattress a whole week to reach its correct size and sleeping on it won’t hurt.

It’s Been A Week And The Mattress Has Not Expanded.

If it’s been a week and the mattress has not expanded correctly then, unfortunately, you have a defective mattress.

The good news is that this is usually rare. If it’s been a week no need to keep fighting it, contact the company you bought it from to check out the return policy. If you’re curious about returns and what they do with the old mattress check this out.

If you have to return the mattress and want a new one I’ve had good luck with Zinus Green Tea Mattress.

Unwrapping your new mattress

There has recently been a massive influx of boxed mattresses to the market. The reason why has been to reduce the delivery costs, logistics and manufacturing to maximise profits. We are yet to be convinced of the benefits to you the customer with these models. Most of which are cheaper layers of foam and have been created by venture capitalists rather than mattress experts.

Can a quality mattress really be easily rolled?

The reason we have created this detailed guide is due to the number of enquiries we have about opening mattresses such as Eve, Simba, Casper, Herdy and Emma mattresses. We know opening these boxed mattresses can be tricky and if you damage the beds you will void your guarantee. We also provide advice on what to do if you need to send your boxed mattress back under their 30-100 day returns process if you’re not getting on with your new boxed mattress.

We would advise caution with buying a boxed mattress, as rolling and storing them for long periods of time can damage their flimsy foam layers. However, if you’ve recently bought a boxed mattress this guide will give you all the details you need to know.

What is a boxed mattress?

A boxed mattress is usually a foam mattress that has been vacuum packed and rolled to save on storage and delivery space. They have been marketed as NextGen and given different fancy covers. However, in reality, all of these mattresses are variations of the basic memory foam layered mattress. There are a few exceptions such as Herdy but in effect, they are layers of foam, glued together then crushed & rolled to fit into a box. At John Ryan, we don’t sell any rolled mattresses. Our mattresses wouldn’t fit and we wouldn’t subject them to the damages of being rolled and crushed. We did some tests when rolled mattresses entered the market, more on that later.

Boxed mattress brands you may see online:

  • Eve mattresses
  • Casper Beds
  • Leesa mattress
  • The One by Made (Memory Foam Bed)
  • Herdy – Wool and synthetic pocket springs

The mattress enters a big roller which crushes the air out of the foam reducing its size drastically, putting it under stress it is then sealed in a bag, usually heat sealed, and then boxed. It means that a normally large sized mattress can be reduced to fit more on a lorry and make delivery easier for the customer.

However, these mattresses are under great stress when in this position. They want to return to their regular shape and are constrained. Foam can tear, springs can deform and fabric can become stretched and rippled when you unroll them.

We recommend avoiding boxed mattresses if possible, your money is better spent on a Quality upholstered pocket sprung mattress instead like our Handmade Mattresses.

Does rolling a mattress damage it?

A very long time ago now, we trialled rolling a sample Hybrid foam mattress, mainly to see what happened. We were given assurances by suppliers of the machinery that can crush and roll mattresses, that it was fine to do so. There is a time limit of around 6 weeks and after that, the mattress is usually showing some form of stress or damage. However, after 6 weeks we unrolled our two samples. One was Hybrid foam layered up, the other was a FEPS spring unit with a hybrid foam layer.

The Results of Boxed Mattresses:

  • The Layered foam mattress came out with micro tears all across the foam layers when removed the cover off it (Most Eve, Simba, Casper or Leesa mattresses have non-removable covers so you can’t see inside or inspect them)
  • The FEPS spring unit had become stuck to some of the foam and then was slightly distorted once it worked its way loose

The best way to think of it is that the mattress has been suppressed in its packaging, desperately trying to get back to its original shape. Over time cracks and defects can occur in the foam as its stressed beyond its normal tolerances.

Foam can show micro tears and stress cracks once unrolled

Having a rolled mattress means you have to wait hours for it to come back to its original shape which can be frustrating for you the customer.

Are boxed mattresses like Eve and Simba any good?

We have extensively written about some of the newer boxed mattress brands such as Eve, Simba, Casper etc. The issue with these models is they try to be a one size fits everyone, which we disagree with completely.

They also don’t always give you the full breakdown of what exactly is in the mattresses. We have talked at length about the differences between 100% natural latex and synthetic, and why you need to know the blend and density of hybrid foams to truly know what you are getting. Then there is the issue with the One-sided mattresses. So there is plenty to consider and we would rather you read the articles to make your own mind up on these models.

There was a really interesting article in the Telegraph on Eve mattresses posting a record loss in 2018 whilst simultaneously spending an eye-watering £17.2m o advertising. What’s baffling is they only have one product, a basic foam layered mattress. These manufacture methods have been around for 20 years. So why are they spending so much on marketing and not developing the product? Eve doesn’t give the exacting details for us to be able to compare their mattresses. It does beg the question is this more marketing over quality?

If you want to read some more detailed discussions on boxed mattresses, such as Eve, then please start with this comment here.

What is the best alternative to an Eve, Simba or Casper Boxed Mattress?

We would always recommend a two-sided pocket sprung well-upholstered mattress over a one-sided foam bed. If the price is your deciding factor, then we would ask you to look at our Origins 1500 which is at a similar price point to Eve, Simba and Casper as a basis for comparison to a non-rolled mattress. However, the upholstery and spring unit far exceeds the quantities and GSM of the boxed mattresses available. This mattress cannot be boxed, there are simply too many fibres inside it to be easily crushed.

Origins 1500 Mattress By John Ryan By Design

We understand it can be convenient to have your mattress arrive in a box, even though you need to wait around 6 hours for it to fully ‘inflate’ again and return to its original shape. We would also suggest that having two men deliver it to a room of choice with it fully assembled is a far more convenient option!

If you have bought a Simba, Eve, Emma or Casper mattress the rest of this guide will show you how to unwrap it correctly.

How to unwrap your new mattress

So your new boxed mattress has arrived but before you start, we’ve provided this handy guide to show you the easiest and most effective way to unwrap your bed. It may sound simple, but it will save you any damage or scratching your heads! We’ve provided a step by step instruction guide to show you how a Casper, Eve or Simba mattress may arrive.

1. When your new boxed mattress arrives it will be sent out rolled and in a tall box.

We advise that you remove the old mattress and make sure you have some room ready to unwrap the new one. We recommend that you move the boxed mattress to the room of choice before unwrapping it. This is because once unwrapped the mattress will quadruple in size and start to expand. This means handling it becomes somewhat harder and it can be a right fuss if you’re not careful. Once in the room please take the mattress out of the box. It could look similar to the image above.

3. Once out please use a pair of scissors and not a knife. Whilst knives can be used, we warn against it as it’s far easier to slice and damage your mattress with a knife than it is with scissors. Also, we find scissors easier to put down and less dangerous if you stand on them! Turn the mattress until you can see the start of the roll, a bit like looking at the end of the sticky tape. Once you have found it using scissors carefully cut the first piece of tape and wrapping.

4. The mattress will then start to unwrap as seen below. Be careful as sometimes it can start to expand rapidly!

5. Then moving down to the middle tape if present, please carefully cut this.

6. Then moving down to the last piece of tape at the bottom, please again cut through this. This is where the mattress shall be free to unroll and expand, so again just make sure you have some clear space.

7. It will start to unroll fully. You can lay it out on the bed and remove any plastic outer packaging.

8. Once unrolled you will need to leave your mattress and topper for good 6 hours as they start to expand and fill with air. This is because during rolling the air is compressed out of them.

It may be a good idea to open a window and let the mattress ventilate as they offgass. Just like a new sofa or car, there will be some ‘new bed’ smell that comes off the mattress. If your mattress after 6 hours is still not looking fully expanded a quick shake and then another few hours or so should be enough.

Why does my new mattress smell?

Boxed foam mattresses, such as the brands above, are also well known for having a very distinct synthetic plastic or chemical smell when you unwrap them. This is not surprising given they have been off-gassing in their bags for who knows how long. We have a really detailed article on off-gassing which may be of interest. However, with a non-rolled Natural fibre mattress, you don’t get this onslaught of chemical smells when you’re mattress arrives.

How long does it take to get used to a new mattress?

Once you have let your mattress settle for a few hours, we then advise you give it a week or two to sleep on it to properly try it. Lying on it for a night will not give you a true feel for the mattress. If you think of a new mattress like a new pair of shoes you need to let it bed in slightly and allow our self 1-2 weeks to truly get used to it before deciding if it is right for you or not. Especially if you have had your previous bed for a number of years you will have been used to its feel and profile, a new bed will feel different at first.

All of our mattresses are handmade and arrive fully assembled

Our 60 day love it or return it guarantee gives you this peace of mind. If there are any questions once your new John Ryan mattress arrives please don’t hesitate to call us, 0161 437 4419 or email for guidance.

Returning a Boxed Eve, Casper or Simba mattress if you don’t get on with it

Any new mattress will take 2-4 weeks to get used to it. Which is why the decent mattress brands and retailers will give you a no quibble returns policy like our 60 Day love it or return it. Quite often people find foam mattresses incredibly hot during the night or that they get stuck in one position which can aggravate bad backs or aches during the night. Our advice would be to give any new mattress a minimum of 4 weeks and then if not suitable get back in touch with the retailer. The boxed mattress companies are usually really good at collecting your bed. Make sure you’ve saved the box and packaging as some companies will require you to also send this back.

If you really don’t get on with a boxed foam mattress don’t be tempted to just ‘try another one’. Given they all follow the rough construction principle of being one-sided it is highly unlikely based on our experience that you will get on with any foam mattress. It can be really inconvenient having to replace your bed every few weeks so if you don’t get on we would advise you look at a Pocket Sprung 2 -sided mattress instead. Especially one that’s breathable and responsive if you need to turn over during the night. You’ve got a higher chance of sleep success rather than just picking another ‘next day delivery’ mattress.

You’d be surprised at just what you can get for your money when compared to the synthetic boxed foam companies so its best to shop around. Our Origins Pocket 1500 is a great contender to use as a comparison model to the boxed mattress companies based on price. Why settle for a one-sided foam mattress when you can get something much more bespoke and hand made for your money?

Our Origins 1500 shows just how much you can expect for a similar budget compared to the boxed foam beds. Click to view.

Please be aware that after unwrapping any rolled mattress will take anywhere between 4-8 hours to expand to 90% of its full size. It can take further 4-6 hours to reach its maximum. We advise that you don’t sleep or sit on it during this time to ensure it has time to fully expand to its correct size. Always take care when using scissors as not to cut your mattress.

If you’re still scratching your head as to whether to buy into the boxed mattress phenomenon then why not have a look at our Handmade British Mattresses here. All of our mattresses are delivered full size and there are no flimsy glued foam layers to be found!

If you need any specific advice please get in touch.

Bloom Mattress Review (2020)

We are owned and operated by GoodMorning.com. We hire 3rd-party engineers and use public data to rate mattresses on over 25 criteria we believe important. Brands we own—Brunswick, Douglas, Juno, Logan & Cove, Novosbed, Podium, and Recore—are reviewed and advertised where indicated. Views expressed here are our opinions only. Full details.

Overall Rating

Bloom Cloud was Sleep Country’s original bed-in-a-box mattress. To many industry insiders, its 2017 launch was a clear sign of the changing shopping trends as more Canadians were skipping the store and saving money by shopping online. Bloom competes directly with Canadian-made brands such as Juno and Douglas, as well as Sleep Country’s other boxed mattress brands, Endy and Simba. Every Bloom Cloud mattress ismade in China,retails at$995 CAD for a queen,andcan be returned for store credit.

Firmness

The Bloom Cloud mattress is available in one firmness option. According to the testing conducted by third-party engineers (commissioned by us), the Bloom mattress rates at a 5.8 out of 10 on the firmness scale.

  • Delivered in a box
  • Latex comfort layer
  • 100-night sleep trial
  • Machine-washable top cover
  • Available to try in-store
  • Foam not CertiPUR-US® certified
  • Made in China (undisclosed)
  • Can only be returned for store credit
  • No California king size

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How we reviewed the Bloom mattress

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To provide a consistent benchmark for our tests, we commission third-party engineers to test every mattress in the exact same way. You can view the methodology of testing and the APEGA-stamped results document here.

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Bloom Mattress: Company Overview

Company OverviewBloom, by Sleep Country
Launched:2017
Price (Queen):$995 CAD
Available in:Canada
Made in:China
Trial length:100 nights
Warranty:10 years
Where to buy:Sleep Country;
Online

Sleep Country introduced the Bloom mattress in 2017, marking the Canadian retailer’s entrance into the bed-in-a-box mattress space. Best known for their radio jingle (“Why buy a mattress anywhere else? Ding!”) and their specialty sleep stores, Sleep Country has been a staple of the Canadian retail landscape for almost 25 years.

Planning on visiting a mattress store in the near future? Don’t make one of the most common (and costly) mistakes people make when shopping for beds. To save time and money, Read This Before You Visit a Mattress Store.

Bloom Mattress: Delivery, Sleep Trial, Returns

Delivery, Trial, ReturnsBloom, by Sleep Country
Shipping cost:Free (mainland Canada and PEI);
$120 CAD (NL, NT, YT, NU)
Shipping time:3–10 days
Sleep trial length:100 nights
Return ease:Company picks up
Refund:In-store credit only
Additional fees:$50 exchange fee

Thanks to modern compression methods and the rising popularity of the bed-in-a-box, mattresses can now be shipped far more efficiently and conveniently than ever before. Customers no longer need to take a day off work to accept a delivery. Boxed beds are now delivered with the same convenience as most Amazon orders. Some bed-in-a-box companies even offer same-day delivery to certain areas.

Sleep Country uses the Purolator Ground shipping service to deliver the Bloom Earth mattress directly to customers’ doors across Canada. In some cases, the delivery can even be left on a porch or deck while the customer is away from home.Shipping is freeto all provinces except Newfoundland and Labrador ($120 CAD surcharge), and Bloom customers can expect their new mattress to bedelivered within 10 business days.

Like many bed-in-a-box companies, Sleep Country heavily promotes their Bloom Mattress sleep trial. At100 nights, this sleep trial is average in lengthfor the industry. Sleep Country and Bloom differ in two ways from other brands in the bed-in-a-box space in regards to thelimitations of their exchange policy:

  1. The Bloom mattresscan only be returned to Sleep Country for an in-store credit.
  2. Customers who decide to return the Bloom mattress must pay an exchange fee of $50 CAD. This approach to sleep trials and returns is different from companies like GoodMorning.com, who offer a 120-night trial, 15-year warranty, and free returns.

It is worth noting that Mattress-Reviews.com did not complete the return process, but received this information via the ‘Live Chat’ function on Sleep Country’s website.

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Bloom Mattress: Out of the Box

Out of the BoxBloom, by Sleep Country
Delivered in a box:Yes
Box dimensions:20" x 20" x 42"
Box opening:Scissors required
Box/mattress fitting:Tight
Protection layers:2
Expansion time:3 minutes

The Bloom mattress was delivered to us within the expected delivery time. The mattress was well protected by heavy-duty plastic layers within the box to protect the item during shipping.

The Bloom mattress box was sealed well with heavy-duty tape and industrial staples. Customers will definitelyneed scissors or a knife to open the box,and will possibly need a tool like a screwdriver to remove the staples. To prevent potential harm to yourself or your new mattress, remember to be extra careful when using sharp objects to open the box. It is also worth noting that theBloom mattress box has plastic handles, which make moving the box a little easier.

Once opened the compressed mattress iseasy to remove from the box. We recommend a ‘tip-and-pull’ motion to slowly slide out the mattress from its cardboard packaging. Simply tip the box from a vertical position down onto its side, and then pull the lightweight box away from the bundled mattress. We recommend doing this process in the room where you intend to use the mattress.

The Bloom mattress is protected with 2 layers of heavy-duty plastic – one to compress it in a vacuum seal, and another to roll it tightly into a cylinder shape.

Customers will need to unwrap the first layer in order to unroll the mattress, which will still be in its compressed form. Some helpful advice at this stage is to place the rolled up mattress onto the designated bed frame. Next, like the end of a roll of tape, find and peel back the outer layer of plastic. You can use the momentum of unrolling the compressed mattress along the bed frame to help remove the rest of this layer, which could be a few meters long. After completing this process, the mattress will lie unrolled before you.

Next, cut the final layer of plastic. The vacuum seal now broken, the Bloom mattress will begin to decompress quickly. Remove this final layer of plastic as the mattress expands to its full height. With the Bloom mattress, full expansion took 3 minutes.

Bloom vs Douglas Mattress Review

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Bloom vs Douglas: Company Overview

Bloom

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Company OverviewBloomDouglas
Launched:20172017
Price (Queen):$995 CAD$749 CAD
Available in:CanadaCanada
Made in:ChinaCanada
Trial length:100 nights120 nights
Warranty:10 years15 years
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Bloom and Douglas are two of the most well-known mattress brands in Canada and all three brands have built up a loyal Canadian customer base. So, what is the background behind Bloom and Douglas?

Sleep Country introduced the Bloom mattress in 2017, marking the Canadian retailer’s entrance into the ‘bed-in-a-box’ mattress space. Best known for their radio jingle, which can be recited by most Canadians: “Why buy a mattress anywhere else? Ding!”, Sleep Country has been a staple of Canadian’s lives for almost 25 years.

Douglas was introduced in 2017 by Canadian bed-in-a-box company GoodMorning.com. Only available in Canada, Douglas was manufactured as a single-firmness mattress, designed using eight years worth of engineering data and customer feedback. GoodMorning.com designed the Douglas to be a value-packed, Canadian-made mattress at an unheard-of low price. They offer the same level of customer service for the Douglas as they do across their growing catalog, not to mention an industry leading sleep trial and warranty.

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Bloom vs Douglas: Delivery, Sleep Trial, Returns

Bloom

Douglas

Delivery, Trial, ReturnsBloomDouglas
Shipping cost:Free shippingFree shipping
Shipping time:3-10 days3-10 days
Sleep trial length:100 nights120 nights
Return ease:Company picks upCompany picks up
Refund:In-store credit onlyYes, full refund
Additional fees:$50 exchange feeNo

Thanks to modern compression methods and the rising popularity of the bed-in-a-box, mattresses can now be shipped far more efficiently and conveniently than ever before. Customers no longer need to take a day off work to accept a delivery. Boxed beds are now delivered with the same convenience as most Amazon orders. Some bed-in-a-box companies even offer same-day delivery to certain areas.

Bloom uses UPS to deliver their mattresses to Canadians. Douglas used FED/EX. Both mattresses will be delivered directly to customers doors throughout most parts of Canada. In some cases, the mattresses can even be left on a porch or deck whilst the customer is at work.

Shipping time for the Bloom mattress and the Douglas mattress is the same. Both bed-in-a-box mattresses will be delivered within 10 days.

As with any bed-in-a-box brand, Bloom and Douglas heavily promote their in-home sleep trials.Douglas has the longest sleep trial of both mattressbrands with a 120-night sleep trial. Bloom only offers a 100-night sleep trial. However, the Bloom mattresscan only be returned to Sleep Country for an in-store credit.

If a customer wishes to return their Bloom mattress or Douglas mattress within the sleep trial, both companies will arrange to pick the mattresses up and issue a full refund. There are no additional return or restocking fees for the Douglas mattress, however, customers who decide to return the Bloom mattress pay an‘Exchange Fee’ of $50 CAD.

Planning on visiting a mattress store in the near future? Don’t make one of the most common (and costly) mistakes people make when shopping for beds. To save time and money, Read This Before You Visit a Mattress Store.

Bloom vs Douglas: Out of the Box

Bloom

Douglas

Out of the BoxBloomDouglas
Delivered in a box:YesYes
Box dimensions:20" x 20" x 42"17.5" x 17.5" x 44.5"
Box opening:Required scissorsRequired scissors
Box/mattress fitting:TightTight
Protection layers:22
Expansion time:3 minutes2 minutes

The Bloom mattress and Douglas mattress were both delivered to us within the expected delivery time. Both mattresses were well protected by heavy-duty plastic layers within the boxes to protect the mattresses during shipping.

The Bloom mattress and Douglas mattress boxes were both sealed with heavy duty tape. Customers will definitely need scissors or a knife to open the box. Remember to be extra careful when opening the box with sharp objects.

Once opened, the compressed mattress is easy to remove from the box. A simple ‘tip-and-pull’ motion is what we recommend. Simply tip the box from a vertical position into a horizontal position and pull the mattress out of the box. We recommend doing this process in the designated bedroom.

The Bloom mattress and Douglas mattress are both protected with multiple layers of heavy-duty plastic and customers will need to unwrap the first layer of plastic in order to change the mattress from a cylindrical shape into a flat, albeit compressed, shape.

Some helpful advice at this stage is to place the rolled mattress on to the designated bed frame, find the end of the outer layer plastic, pull it loose, and use the resulting momentum to roll the mattress into position on the frame. Once in position, remove that outer plastic layer. After completing this process, customers will see a folded and unrolled mattress. Simply unfold the mattress, the top cover will be facing up, and place the corners in the correct position on the frame of foundation.

Next, cut the final layer of plastic and the new Bloom mattress or Douglas mattress will start decompressing. Remove this final layer of plastic and the mattress should expand to its full height within a few minutes. The Bloom mattress and Douglas mattress both expanded to their full height within 3 minutes.

The “New Mattress” Smell – What Is Mattress Off-Gassing?

The arrival of anew mattressis an exciting time. There are plenty of brands that will ship your mattress straight to your door, vacuum sealed, and ready to beopened like a present on Christmas day.

Unboxing and taking your mattress out of its plastic seal should be pretty easy. Most mattresses, especially those with foam layers, may need some time to expandand let foam expand but will be ready to go before long.

Some people may experiencechemical-like smell that often accompanies the unboxingof a new mattress, especially foam mattresses. This odor is often referred to as a“new mattress smell”because it resembles the same type of scent people remember from a new car or opening a can of paint.

The new mattress smell is actually s alarge group of chemicals,which are found in many products, that are released as gas or“off-gassed”into the air.

When your mattress has been sealed shut and rolled up for a period of time, the chemicals have a chance tobuild up, making it especially potent when you unbox your new mattress.

So what is off-gassing andshould we be concernedfor our health? We’ve put togethereverything you need to knowabout that new mattress smell, off-gassing andhow to remove itfrom your mattress.

What Is Off-Gassing?

Off-gassing occurs as a result of the breakdown of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).VOCs are emitted gases or vapors from certain solids or liquids.

VOCs can befound in thousands of manufactured household products,from cleaners and air fresheners to paints and dry-cleaned clothes.

Typically, theVOCs from foams and adhesives are the most common ones to off-gas in memory foam mattresses.Some of these include chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs),formaldehyde, benzene, methylene chloride,toluene, trichloroethane, naphthalene, perfluorocarbons.

Mattresses are also required to beflame retardant, and VOCs are used to ensure that as well.

Is Off-Gassing Harmful?

Yes, it isunnervingto think about sleeping on a mattress that is made with chemical carcinogens like formaldehyde and benzene. However, experts say that thelow emission levels of these compounds make it OK for us to breathe in each day.What’s more – most major mattress brands that use foam work with anorganization that keeps an eye on VOC emission levels(more on that later).

If you choose to research this topic online further, you will see that the discussion about health risks and the use of VOC in manufacturing mattresses ishotly debated. At this time, there areno proven health risksassociated with the chemicals used in mattresses. However, the emissions of VOCs are amajor concernfor air pollution and indoor air quality.

According to the Minnesota Department of Health, breathing low levels of VOCs for long periods of timemay increase some people’s risk of health problems.They say that several studies suggest thatexposure to VOC’s may make symptoms worsefor people with asthma or who are particularly sensitive to chemicals.

How Do I Get Rid Of The New Mattress Smell?

If you have a foam mattress with a strong off-gassing odor, there area few proactive stepsyou can take to get rid of the new mattress smell.

Open your mattress and let it air out.The best thing you can do if you are experiencing off-gassing is to let your mattress breathe outside of the house. The majority of VOCs will be emitted in the first hour after opening the mattress but they can continue to be released for an unknown amount of time.

The best way to avoid inhaling off-gas is to open your mattress outside and let it breathe for at least two days. Some suggest letting it air out for a week or two if possible. A well-ventilated area with a cross breeze is a preferable environment for your new mattress.

Consider buying a mattress that has been independently tested CertiPUR-US.CertiPUR-US is a non-profit that makes sure the flexible polyurethane foam on memory foam meets certain environmental and health standards. While they’re not completely chemical or VOC-free, CertiPUR-US certified foams are:

  • Made without ozone depleters
  • Made without PBDEs, TDCPP or TCEP (”Tris”) flame retardants
  • Made without mercury, lead, and other heavy metals
  • Made without formaldehyde
  • Made without phthalates regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission Low VOC(Volatile Organic Compound) emissions for indoor air quality (less than 0.5 parts per million)

*One quick note: When a mattress is labeled as CertiPUR-US certified, it means thatjust the foam in the mattress meets the requirements listed above. There are other components that make up a mattress and if you have concerns about what else the mattress is made with or have chemical sensitivities it’s worth reaching to the company and/or manufacturer for more details on how their product is made.

The Bottom Line

Off-gassingis what happens when the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in manufactured products like memory foam mattresses break down. It causesa smell that can be unpleasant and disconcertingto others.

Althoughno health risks have been linked to VOCs and off-gassing, it may be wise to do your research to see what chemicals are in your mattress materials, especially if you haveasthma or chemical sensitivities.

If you experience off-gassing with your own mattress, make sure youair it out as long as possiblein the most well-ventilated area.

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