Everyone gets excited when getting a new mattress since this shows that new and better comfort is coming his or her way. However, it is important to remember that this means new changes for the body. You have to take the time to adjust to the changes.
Your old mattress may have been softer or firmer. Your body may have adapted to a particular pattern of wear, and the designs of the two mattresses may vary significantly.
Each body responds differently hence the need to take some time to adjust. Just like, you would do with a new shirt or jeans, your mattress needs to be broken in for maximum comfort. This process requires more than just time and may vary depending on the type of mattress. The following simple tips can help you achieve this goal hassle free.
Relax and enjoy
The excitement that comes with buying a new mattress may rush you to the stores getting new bed sheets. While this is fine since you want to match everything new, resist the temptation of using them. New sheets tend to be tight and can easily act as a girdle, which is not what your new mattress needs.
On the contrary, using loose, baggy sheets makes it possible for the mattress to stretch and bend according to your body’s needs. Take caution when buying the mattress to ensure that the mattress pad is loosely fit to accommodate any adjustments. Start with a pad that has elastic straps that can be hooked to the corners. This allows the padding, foam, coils and covering to flex, as they should.
Be patient and wait
Your body may have accustomed itself to your old mattress. The chances are that you may feel uncomfortable lying on the new mattress. It is not uncommon to second-guess and doubt your investment at this point. However, give it time depending on the manufacturer’s suggested break-in duration. A week or two is enough for your body to conform to the new mattress and enjoy maximum comfort.
It is possible to be enticed by the mattress in the showroom only to get home with your new one and find out it does not feel as comfortable as the one you tried. This should not be a reason to panic.
Usually, the mattress in the showroom is properly broken-in by the constant sitting, rolling and sleeping as people try it out. Your new mattress will feel the same in a couple of days after you make use of it. Remember that the mattress in the showroom is an example of what to expect once the waiting period is done.
Are you tired of waiting?
Different people have different preferences. If you are the kind of person that cannot stand waiting for the mattress to conform then consider getting one that retains its shape under your current weight from the time you purchase it. Anything with memory form will work. Buy a memory foam mattress or a latex mattress with memory foam blend.
You can never go wrong with these types of mattresses since they maintain their shape under your weight. However, how you need to support your mattress is something that does not change regardless of the type of mattress you go for.
Limit the waiting period
Most manufacturers give you a limited break-in period before you can return the mattress depending on your discomforts. To gain from this privilege make sure you stick to the suggested waiting period that most retailers and suppliers indicate.
Usually, they have a rigid return –exchange target within which you will be forced to use the mattress as it is. Most stores give a 21 days duration, which is enough. Some can extend to two months for non-defective items.
This gives you the chance to trade your mattress for a better option when your body fails to adjust to the coils, firmness, and foam. Furthermore, it is your hard-earned money on the line. Mattresses are a significant investment, and you do not have to settle for less.
Break-in tips at a glance
Patience is a requirement. While some mattresses are fab from day one, others need a few days to adjust.
Use loose beddings. The only way to beat surface tension is to keep the pad fitting loose by using loose and baggy fitting sheets. Your bedding fitting makes a significant difference even though most people take it for granted. Tight is not always right in this case.
Try something different if you do not want to wait
Choose the right mattress pad. Consider a cotton knit pad that stretches and when compressed and does not tug, slip, bunch or pull.
Reach out. It is fine not to know anything about mattresses. Find a good retailer or manufacturer to explain the options available to you. Clarity on breaking in your mattress will lessen the frustrations you are likely to encounter. Furthermore, most of these experts are ready and willing to assist only if you call.
Your comfort should always be your priority. Sleep is a crucial part of resting and starting your day strong and productive. Do not compromise with the quality of mattress you buy since this will affect how you sleep and consequently spill over to your next day.
No one wants to wake up grumpy and tired. Ask if you must but never settle for a mattress that you have doubts.
If you are constantly waking up tired, then it may be time to buy a new mattress. This may not be a walk in the park especially if you expect instant comfort then you are told to wait for the mattress to break-in.
However, with a little patience, your investment will pay off. It is time to look forward to better nights of comfort and even greater mornings and productive days ahead.