Mattress Ruined. What Happens If You Sleep on Your Memory Foam Mattress Before 24 Hours?
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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
|amerisleep||Can 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.|
|BEDBOSS||Should 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.|
|Casper||Can expand and be ready to sleep on in a few minutes but keep in mind that some will take longer.|
|Classic Brands||Allow 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 Bedding||6 to 7 hours from opening.|
|Helix||Give it 2 hours to regain its shape, and you’re done.|
|Layla||Will 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.|
|Leesa||May take up to an hour to expand but give it 24 hours to fully expand and be at its best|
|Linenspa||Up 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.|
|LUCID||Up to 48 hours, but if it’s fully expanded after 24 hours you can go ahead and sleep on it.|
|Lull||Will do most of the expanding in 2 to 5 hours and fully expand in 24 to 48 hours.|
|MLILY||Should be ready in 24 hours. Walking on it while it’s on the floor can help speed up the process.|
|Nectar||Between 24 to 72 hours to expand.|
|Nest Bedding||You 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 Sleep||let it expand up to 72 hours|
|Puffy||Allow it to expand and breathe for a few hours before putting bedding on it.|
|Purest Of America||Allow 24 to 72 hours to fully recover.|
|Signature Sleep||Wait at least 48 hours.|
|Tuft & Needle||Only takes several hours to reach the proper specifications, but in some cases, it may take up to 5 days.|
|Tulo||Allow it to sit for an hour before using it.|
|Zinus||48 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.
The 3 Biggest Mistakes Leesa Mattress Buyers Make
Get answers about firmness, odors, sleep positions, and more in this Leesa mattress review. Learn how to avoid the biggest shopping errors you can make when buying this factory direct bed. Discover twenty-one important facts about what types of sleepers it’s made for, the warranty and the company before you purchase. And finally see how it compares to five of its biggest competitors from Casper to Tempurpedic.
(Buying from links on this website sometimes adds a bit of cash to my lumpy mattress fund. It doesn’t cost you more. And helps me spread sweet dreams everywhere.)
1) leesa mattress Trial Period Confusion
DonвЂ™t screw this up if you want to be able to try a different bed
You can have a great mattress buying experience even if you decide you donвЂ™t want the first one you buy. But only if you donвЂ™t get confused by the trial period details. And it is very easy to get that mixed up. Because the return policy of this mattress on Amazon recently changed and is much longer than most other goods sold at that company.
Leesa’s LONG Return period on Amazon- The Amazon return/trial period is100 days. Really. I confirmed this by phone with both Amazon and Leesa. But since this is NOT Amazon’s standard 30 day policy,document it. This will help you in the event that you don’t like it, want to return it, and you get an uncooperative Amazon return specialist ‘helping’ you.
- Take a screen shot of the Amazon Leesa mattress page with the "100 Night Trial" part of the product title showing as well as the price that you paid.
- Print the screen shot out and keep it with your warranty and payment information.
- Keep a digital copy in case you need to send it to Amazon.
- To initiate a return, visit Amazon’s Online Return Center to request a return authorization from the seller.
If you’re having problems with the standard online return center, call 866-216-1072 and ask to talk to a вЂњLarge ItemsвЂќ person to get your return started. Don’t kill yourself trying to re-compress the mattress. Follow their instructions. Amazon will arrange for the pickup and transportation.
Of course, Leesa wants your experience with their bed to be вЂњlove at first night.вЂќ People can usually tell within two weeks if a mattress or bed will work for them. If you can’t sleep easily after a month, DON’T spend 3 months being miserable just because you think that you’ll magically change your mind after 89 days.
- $100 return fee if you live in Alaska or Hawaii
- The manufacturer coordinates the pickup from your home
- You get a 100% refund once it has been picked up
2) NOT USING A MATTRESS PROTECTOR
The mattress cover, though lovely to look at and feel, is not removable and therefore not washable.
3) NOT READING TO THE END OF THIS LEESA MATTRESS REVIEW
Because you wonвЂ™t discover 21 important characteristics, shipping and warranty facts about the Leesa bed or how it compares to its 5 major competitors. So keep reading and find outвЂ¦
WHAT ARE THE PROPERTIES OF THE LEESA MATTRESS?
Firmness (Fact #1)
Medium-firm – On a firmness scale of 0-10 (soft to firm) itвЂ™s about a 6 out of 10.
Motion isolation (Fact #2)
The Leesa mattress has good motion isolation properties. You wonвЂ™t fall into a valley towards your partner. They wonвЂ™t wake you up when they get in or out of bed. You wonвЂ™t notice when your pets jump onto the bed and turn around three times to get settled.
Is there support at the edge of the Leesa mattress? (Fact #3)
ItвЂ™s not the same as the edge of an inner spring that has a thick wire inside the edge part. When you sit on the edge it will compress three or four inches if you are an male of average weight.
How does it hold up over time? (Fact #4)
The manufacturer says to expect it tosoften a bitafter a year, and some buyers have said that it does. But if it gets actual dents or вЂњbody shadowsвЂќ more than an inch deep, that is a defect that is covered under warranty.
Can I turn it over for even wear?(Fact #5)
No, you canвЂ™t. Like most memory foam mattresses, the Leesa mattress has a sleeping side and a support side. They are easy to tell apart. Rotate it, though, every month or two to avoid developing dents.
DO I NEED TO USE A BOX SPRING?
No. You can use any flat rigid surface. The warranty says you need to use a вЂњmatching, solid foundation, base, or frame substantial enough to support the mattress and occupant(s).вЂќ(Fact #6)
According to a rep of the manufacturer, you can even use it on a Murphy bed or a wall bed (which you can make yourself with a DIY kit) to turn an office or den into a guest room.
How long does it take to expand?(Fact #7)
You should let it expand for up to 60 minutes before sleeping on it. After several days it will reach its full firmness.
Can you collapse it again for moving?(Fact #8)
No, you have to move it the way it is unless you have an industrial strength vacuum sucker. ItвЂ™s lighter than most mattresses but it can be floppy and doesnвЂ™t have handles.
DOES IT SLEEP "HOT"?
No. On top, above the memory foam layer, is a layer of LeesaвЂ™s Avenaп»їв„ў foam. ItвЂ™s not latex but itвЂ™s similar and it has more spring and airflow than memory foam. You donвЂ™t need to worry about night sweats or waking up because the bed is too hot.(Fact #9)
Will it get hard or cold in winter?(Fact #10)
No more than any other memory foam.Note:representatives of the manufacturer donвЂ™t recommend sleeping on top of heating pads or heated blankets because they donвЂ™t know what effect the extra heat from your particular appliance may have on how the mattress reacts.
DOES IT SMELL?
Some people mention a faint odor or off-gassing that disappears within a few hours or days. This might just be the plastic packaging it came in though. Get that stuff out of your bedroom ASAP.
If there is a chemical odor strong enough to bother you and it lasts for more than a week, you should call to return it, and donвЂ™t be shy about it. You may have a chemical sensitivity or maybe you got a mattress that was made on a Monday.(Fact #11)
WILL THIS BED WORK FOR ME?
What sleep positions is it best for?(Fact #12)
- ItвЂ™s best for back sleepers unless they want a super-firm mattress
- ItвЂ™s good for stomach sleepers too, but heavier people may sink in too far to find it comfortable
- ItвЂ™s too firm for some side sleepers
Is it good for heavy/light people?(Fact #13)
The Leesa mattress is designed for people who weigh up to 300 lbs. But it might not be comfortable enough or last as long if you weigh more than 200 lbs.
People under 110 lbs may not exert enough pressure and therefore find it too firm.
Can I sit up in bed to read or watch TV?(Fact #14)
Yes, you can. You wonвЂ™t make enough of a dent to affect the comfort of your mattress.
Is it good for children?(Fact #15)
Memory foam mattresses are not recommended for infants under one year old even though they might find it comfy. One reason is that they would be breathing chemicals. ItвЂ™s fine for toddlers and older kids if they are in good health.
What about dust mites and allergens?(Fact #16)
ItвЂ™s more resistant to dust mites than regular coil mattresses. The Avena foam is hypo-allergenic.
HOW IS IT MADE?
Here’s how the Leesa mattress sleep system is constructed:(Fact #17)
- Polyester-lycra cover
- Cool and soft, seamless
- Not removable
- Get a waterproof mattress protector
- 2вЂќ Avena foam on top (3.6 lb/ft density)
- Airflow, coolness, bounce
- 2вЂќ memory foam in the middle (3 lb/ft density)
- Body contouring and pressure relief
- 6вЂќ high density support foam on the bottom
- Strength, durability, support (1.8 lb/ft density)
Does it contain latex?(Fact #18)
No it doesnвЂ™t. Avena foam has latex qualities though it is more durable. ItвЂ™s actually polyurethane.
- CertiPUR-US certified
- No ozone depleters, PBDE flame retardants, mercury, lead, other heavy metals, formaldehyde, or phthalates
- Low VOCs (volatile organic compound)
What sizes and models does it come in?(Fact #19)
There is only one model and it comes in the following standard sizes:
WHATвЂ™S IN THE WARRANTY?
Leesa has a 10-year full replacement limited warranty (for defects). An indentation bigger than 1 inch qualifies as a defect. And the warranty is void if the mattress was not supported on a rigid flat foundation.(Fact #20)
Can I get it through international or APO (Army) shipping?(Fact #21)
LEESA BEDS VS THE COMPETITION
All of the mattresses compared here have their fans. Which one is better for you is a matter of preference. We have pointed out differences, some of which are very subtle.
CASPER VS LEESA
The Leesa is a bit better for coolness on top because of the breathability of the Avena top foam layer. ItвЂ™s also marginally better for minimal horizontal motion transfer.
Both are 10вЂќ mattresses but the CasperвЂ™s base is 1вЂќ higher, which means a bit less specialty foam on the Casper.
The Casper has a softer top layer and firmer next layer. With the Leesa, the вЂњsinking inвЂќ feels more gradual. The Casper feels softer, but the Leesa contours better.
The Leesa has a nicer cover. The Casper is slightly less expensive.
Loom & Leaf vs Leesa
Loom & LeafвЂ™s trial period is only 75 days versus 100, but both are more than enough time to decide if a mattress is right for you. The L&L has a 15 year warranty rather than the standard 10 year warranty that comes with the Leesa.
The Loom & Leaf uses plant-based foams, natural thistle flame retardant, and the cover is made of organic cotton. All of these make it more expensive though.
The Leesa is 10вЂќ thick and the L&L is 12вЂќ thick. The Loom & Leaf provides more compression support The Leesa is sleeker looking.
The Leesa is medium-firm (6/10) and the Loom & Leaf is the only mattress reviewed here that offers more than one model: medium-firm (6/10) and firm (8/10).
The Leesa comes compressed in a box and the Loom & Leaf is delivered and set up for you.
Purple vs Leesa
Both are medium-firm with the Purple being just a tad firmer.
The Leesa has the 2вЂќ Avena top layer, which is similar to latex for comfort and coolness, and it has the Lyrca cover. The Purple has a 2вЂќ hyper-elastic polymer top layer which is also similar to latex, but it one of the coolest mattresses ever. The polymer is put together in a way that optimizes airflow and the polymer itself doesnвЂ™t retain heat.
The biggest point in choosing between these mattresses is your weight: The Leesa is more consistent for different weights of people. The Purple is better appreciated by people over 150 lbs who will engage better with the polymer to get that вЂњhug.вЂќ
The Leesa is less expensive.
Tuft & Needle vs Leesa
There’s a more extensive review on this bed here. But both are medium-firm with the Tuft & Needle being a bit firmer (6/10 for Leesa and 7/10 for T&N).
The Tuft & Needle is quite inexpensive for such a good mattress.
The Leesa has more of the specialty foam, which gives a softer feel and is comfortable for most side sleepers and those that are heavier. It also has a much nicer cover.
TempurPedic Flex Supreme vs Leesa
For starters, the TempurPedic mattresses are much more expensive than the other mattresses reviewed here. But it is with good reason that they are the mattresses that others are compared to.
Like the Loom & Leaf, the Tempur-Flex Supreme doesnвЂ™t come compressed in a box. It comes with a crew who will set it up for you.
The TempurPedic is thicker than the Leesa (11.5вЂќ rather than 10вЂќ) and the cover is removable.
The Leesa is slightly firmer (6/10 versus 5/10) but the TempurPedic is fabulous for people who want to sink down deeper.
TempurPedic, as a policy, doesnвЂ™t describe their construction materials. It also doesnвЂ™t offer a money back guarantee вЂ“ you can only exchange it, and there is a charge for that.
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.
Can You Sleep On A Memory Foam Mattress Before 24 Hours?
First, we’d like to congratulate you on your first mattress in a box. Whether your new mattress is memory foam, latex, or a hybrid, it takes time to expand after unpackaging. You’ve probably heard the myth cautioning you to avoid sleeping on your bed while it expands, but in this article, we explain why that’s not absolutely necessary.
Most companies ask you not to use the mattress until 24 hours after you’ve unboxed the bed to ensure the quality of their product is at its fullest potential when you sleep on it for the first night. But when nighttime rolls around and its time to go to sleep, waiting to use your new bed can be inconvenient.
So, what happens when you sleep on a memory foam bed before those 24 hours are up? In our article, we’ll discuss how long you should really wait before using your foam mattress and what you can do to minimize the wait.
Can I Go To Sleep Right After the Mattress Has Expanded?
Truth is, you can sleep, roll around, and step on your mattress as much as you want while it expands. Regular mattress use will only decrease the material’s expansion time.
If you want to sleep on it before the 24-hour mark, just remember the mattress won’t feel its very best until it expands to its full size. If the first night on your new bed isn’t all you’d dreamed it’d be, give it more time before calling for a return. If a mattress has a ten-inch profile, then you need to wait until it’s expanded to 10 inches tall and the corners have grown to their full shape. If your bed is still uncomfortable after full expansion, then it’s time to call.
A few bloggers suggest waiting to put your mattress protector and sheets on your new bed only after the corners have fully extended. However, in our experience, we’ve found you don’t have to wait for the corners to take shape to go to bed, as you’re typically not sleeping on the corners of the mattress; this lets those corners continue to expand throughout the night. Mattress protectors and sheets are not tight enough to prevent the corners from expanding and should not have an impact on your bed’s expansion time.
There are a few reasons why manufacturers don’t want the bed used within 24 hours of unrolling. The 24-hour rule exists mainly as a precaution to ensure the mattress has fully extended and there’s no damage to the bed’s foam.
However, memory foam fresh out of the box is more versatile than aged foam. Rolling across it won’t do much harm. It the mattress doesn’t assume its original shape after the allotted expansion period, then the foam layers may be defective. Contact the company for exchange or return information.
The second reason why brands want you to wait to sleep on their beds is the risk of off-gassing. Nobody wants to fall asleep on a chemical-smelling bed, and jumping to sleep on a freshly unpackaged mattress may be unpleasant. While most foam mattresses are CertiPUR-US® certified, there still are slight off-gas smells. Letting your bed air out for the allotted time prevents you from dealing with any unpleasant scents.
How Do I Speed Up the Expansion Process?
Constant movement, bodyweight, and heat activate the foam, loosening the material. Laying down on the mattress and rolling around for a few minutes as well as standing on the end of the mattress and walking around the edges should make it expand faster.
My Foam Bed Isn’t Expanding
While some mattresses expand quickly, there are others that have a harder time expanding. If you run into this problem, try activating the memory foam with body heat.
Roll around and walk on the mattress— almost as if you’re giving the bed a massage— and sleep on it for a few days. Afterward, it should expand to its correct size.
The Mattress Hasn’t Expanded After a Week!
If a foam mattress doesn’t expand after five or seven days, then you most likely have a defective bed.
A mattress not expanding is very rare; but if you’ve given your mattress a whole week to expand and it hasn’t, call customer service to inform them of the defect and initiate the return policy.
Taking Care of Your Foam Mattress
Whether you have a hybrid or a gel memory foam mattress, you’ll need to care for it properly to maintain its longevity. Innerspring and hybrid mattresses only need a box spring, whereas memory foam mattresses require a more sturdy foundation. All mattresses, though, need periodic cleaning.
Choosing a Foundation
Foam beds need a solid, flat mattress foundation.
Flexible box springs work well with an innerspring and hybrid mattress; however, a memory foam mattress paired with this type of base will cause the middle to sag, resulting in discomfort.
Memory foam needs a bed frame with either a solid flat surface or a slatted base. Platform beds are a good option, as long as the slats are less than 3 inches apart to prevent the foam material from dipping; this could cause the mattress to deteriorate quickly and product indentations in the material.
Some foam mattresses have removable, machine-washable covers. If you have a mattress without a removable mattress cover, you’ll have to spot clean it with room temperature water mixed with mild detergent.
It’s a good idea to vacuum the mattress at least once a month to remove loose foreign debris and any hair. These same cleaning tricks work on a mattress topper.
You now understand the rules behind allowing a foam mattress to expand and you have a few cleaning tips up your sleeve. You even know what to look for in foundations and bed frames that are best for foam mattresses. To learn more about maintaining your new mattress, read our other guides.
This article is for informational purposes and should not replace advice from your doctor or other medical professional.
How Long Does It Take For The Purple Mattress To Fully Expand – The Best 9 Mattresses of 2019
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Approaching 2019, the marketplace for mattresses are bombarded with a number of distinct companies. How Long Does It Take For The Purple Mattress To Fully Expand
The list below are the best 8 mattresses for 2018; recorded in no specific order.
If you get on the search for the best mattress, then you can’t fail if you pick among the mattresses beneath.
- According to customer testimonials, it’s without a doubt that Puffy mattress is among the most comfortable mattresses that you could ever purchase.
- They say that is is similar to sleeping on a cloud. Also, clients who suffer from back pain claim to feel alleviation using Puffy’s Adaptive Flexible Cloud Technology. With Puffy, you get both a 101 nighttime sleep trial, alongside a lifetime guarantee.
- One of the best cribs for your dollar. Very large quality mattress. Since your Puffy mattress is built for you upon order, it will take up to 2 days before it is shipped.
- Puffy’s top layer is CertiPUR-US Accredited , and is manufactured from Cooling Cloud Relief Foam. The Cooling Cloud Relief foam layer is responsible for making you feel like you’re sleeping on a cloud Puffy’s bottom layer is also CertiPUR-US certified, and is made up of a Firm Core Support Foam.
- Dreamcloud is a outstanding mattress choice. DreamCloud’s hypoallergenic premium natural latex coating provides a cushioning bounce for extra added contouring and offer.
- DreamCloud offers stitched handles, in addition to a blend of flax yarns and cashmere. You’d expect this to cost over $5000. However, to get a queen size DreamCloud, you’re considering only $1199.
- Not only is DreamCloud a luxury hybrid vehicle mattress. Additionally, it offers an whole year (365 nights) sleep trial. Most manufacturers just offer a 100 night sleep trial New pocket coil technologies allows the manufacturing price to be more economical, as well as the savings are passed directly to the customer.
- The double-sided Layla mattress that allows sleepers to choose between different firmness levels, depending on which side they choose to confront up. The sensation of the item is different than any other you’ve really felt. This can help one to not only spring back really quickly, but also allows you to stay cool. How Long Does It Take For The Purple Mattress To Fully Expand
- On the milder side of the mattress, this cozy layer is composed of 3 inches of aluminum infused memory foam, with a density of 3.5pounds. That is a fairly thick layer of memory foam, which can be a soft fabric which will allow the sleeper to sink at for stress relief.
- Layla mattress includes a 4 month sleep trial, along side a lifetime warranty. This is a massive selling point, because a 10 year guarantee is offered only by companies.
Nest Bedding Mattress
- Nest Bedding is both the best rated and top ranked mattress manufacturer online. The business has a life guarantee and lifetime comfort guarantee. They really want their customers to be happy.
- Each of their models are found in several comfort firmness options, and with 2 memory foam beds, 3 hybrids and one latex, you’ll have the ability to locate the feel and support best suited to you. It isn’t important if you’re light, thick, tummy sleeper, or you have chronic pain; Nest gets the ideal choice for you.
- They had been among the first businesses to promote mattresses. Nest Bedding covers every sort of sleeper, by having SIX different mattresses in their lineup.
- Since Nature’s Sleep is composed of 4 layers of polyurethane, it is different than most other mattresses available. The four layers of foam supplies a helping hand for much heavier people . It helps by diminishing motion transfer.
- Nature’s Sleep includes a coating of Vitex Foam Foam . This layer not only helps assist the sleeper. It also provides them with stress relief. This helps you get a fantastic nights rest.
- Nature’s Sleep provides a 20 year warranty, rather than the standard 10 year warranty from most other mattress manufacturers . I’ll say that this mattress will not come at a slightly higher price. Even though it’s more expensive, it is well worth the excess cash; between it’s 20 year warranty and Emerald Gel construction.
- Plushbeds mattresses are toxin free, to ensure your safety. So they are not only comfy, but they are also GreenGuard Gold status certified.
- Plushbeds are latex mattresses, in which they only use natural, organic substances. A total of 3 mattress models are in the companies present lineup: You will find 6 different firmness levels in complete that you are able to select from; having an choice to divide the firmness in the King and Cal King sizes.
- Plushbeds offers free shipping on their mattresses. Along with a 100 night sleep trial, and 25 year warranty. How Long Does It Take For The Purple Mattress To Fully Expand
Loom & Leaf Mattress
- Made by Saatva, the Loom & Leaf is a memory foam mattress, aimed to compete with big luxury names, such as TEMPUR-Pedic. Loom & Leaf is one of very few online memory foam mattresses which is not compressed and sent in a box.
- Loom & Leaf uses a gel chilled, convoluted high density memory foam since it’s top layer. It’s supported with a foundation layer comprised of high density polyfoam. The end result is a mattress offering both pressure relief, as well as a very supportive feel
- With Loom & Leaf supplying both firm and relaxed models, they cater to stomach sleepers of any weight.
- Loom & Leaf provides a 120 night sleep trial, together with a 15 year guarantee. If you’re ever unsatisfied for whatever motive, Loom & Leaf provides you a complete refund.
- Nectar supplies excellent relaxation, and is very potentially among the very prominent mattress provided right now. Nectar has amazing support, and supplies a sinkage that’s only perfect.
- Seeking to one up the competition, most manufacturers have a 10 year guarantee, while Nectar includes a Warranty.
- Nectar’s top layer is constituted of Quilted Gel Visco Elastic Memory Foam. Additionally, it contains gel memory foam along with Polyurethane Support Foam.
- Most mattress brands have a 100 night sleep trial; Nectar provides you a complete year to check theirs.
If you are in the advertising to get a new mattress, then it is important to consider the next…. How Long Does It Take For The Purple Mattress To Fully Expand
Comfort and Support
When you’re looking to buy a new mattress, then the two biggest things are comfort and support.
When you lie on a mattress, then it must do a few things. It ought to correctly support your body. It should also sink and shape to your body in the ideal areas; to ensure your spine remains aligned, as you break through the evening Suitable functioning from head to toe is necessary for balanced and healthful rest as well as into reduction neck and back pain. While being supportive of your entire body, a suitable mattress must offer stress relief.
Anxiety points are exactly what causes you to move throughout out the night, as you are attempting to sleep.
The main reason memory foam manufacturers have actually become so popular since late outcomes out of the fact they are excellent at being alike supportive along with comfortable.
Stiff or Soft?
This goes together with comfort and support. How Long Does It Take For The Purple Mattress To Fully Expand
It is essential that a mattress is not too hard, or too soft.
In order to keep the body and spine in the right alignment, your mattress should be as impartial as it can be.
Too much rigidity at a bed will irritate the strain variables, creating pinched nerves, in addition to the blood to stop flowing.
If you find that lots of the times you wake up, together with the sensation of having pins and needles in your body, this can be a sign of a mattress that is too rigid
And if you wake up with frequent back pain, then most probably this is because your mattress is too soft. This results in a concaving effect, like a hammock. Which makes your backbone be out of alignment.
It is significant to locate a mattress using a neutral feeling, that will certainly be both rigid and also soft in the right places.
Appropriate Temperature Level
One Of the very commonly missed over attributes of a mattress is the breathability or temperature neutrality of the mattress material. Among the greatest features of memory foam mattresses, is that their capacity to conform to your body.
Irregardless, foam mattresses which have diminished layers are well known to cause what is known as”the oven result”.
Fundamentally, the mattress catches your fever,forcing one to rest also hot. |What happens at a nutshell, is that a mattress absorbs the body heat; inducing you to sleep hot.>
The vast majority of mattress companies today use modern technology to design special materials.
Mattress companies want their layout to sleep trendy, but in addition provide warmth where it needs to, and also give breathability.
Some brand names get this better than a few of their rivals. How Long Does It Take For The Purple Mattress To Fully Expand
It is no secret that if you want a high excellent mattress, that they don’t come cheap.
It’s rather an investment to make. That is the reason it’s so important, that when the time comes, you choose a mattress brand that will last you for ages.
It’s quite important that you find a mattress that has been constructed to endure a very long period of time.
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