Many mattresses advise that you wait for 24 - 48 hours before sleeping on them. But why is that? And Can You Sleep On A New Mattress Straight Away? The main reason you need to wait is due to the mattress needing to expand fully. There are however other reasons you should aware. Here's everything you need to know about your new vacuum packed mattress.
How It Works
You might be wondering why this new waiting system has been introduced. In recent years, mattresses in a box and rolled mattresses have been on the rise. They're space-saving, easier to carry and much cheaper to deliver, keeping mattress costs down. The only downside is that after being compressed, they, of course, need to expand again. Every mattress has a different advised time to wait and it's important to adhere to that as best you can.
Why You Should Wait
If the mattress is not properly expanded then sleeping on it can damage the structure. Similarly to sitting on a sofa without the cushions. The part of the mattress that is expanding is the comfort layer on top of the springs. Not only does this provide comfort but it also protects the springs from damage. Laying directly on the springs could cause them to move or squish which will ultimately lead to poor support. If you damage the support of the mattress you could end up with a stiff back and neck.
Tips When Unpacking
Make sure the mattress is lying flat on the ground or on the bed. If the mattress isn't totally flat it could stop some areas from expanding properly. It's also advisable to keep the room warm whilst it's expanding. Not only will this help the mattress expand quicker it will also ensure it expands to its full potential. If you wait the full amount of time and the mattress still isn't fully expanded, contact the supplier as it could be faulty. Every mattress is different and comes with different instructions so it's important to read them fully and adhere to them for best results.
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