One reason that memory foam mattresses are popular is the fact that memory foam molds itself to your body when you lie on it. People usually purchase a memory foam mattress for the support it provides. What many people do not know is that those benefits do not come right away. The memory foam mattress that you bring home will always be firmer than the one you tried out in the showroom. It will take a little while to decompress, which means that patience is essential. Use the tips below to break your memory mattress in.
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1. Exercise Patience
Memory foam will eventually soften without you having to do anything, aside from sleeping on it. The compression from your body weight alone will be enough to soften the foam. And you won’t have to wait for very long as memory foam only needs a few days to a couple of weeks to break in. In most cases, a mattress will soften up in under a week, though it can take longer. If you decide to wait, you will want to avoid using a mattress topper. While these may make the mattress more comfortable in the short term, they will shield it from your weight and slow the break-in process.
2. Walk or Crawl On It
This is an effective way to break in your mattress. You can try this by walking on it or kneading it with your knees. This is the method is sometimes used to soften display mattresses for mattress showrooms.
3. Adjust the Temperature in Your Bedroom
Memory foam is temperature sensitive. Its temperature sensitivity is why it reacts to your body heat. When temperatures in the room are higher, it will react by becoming more viscous and thus more flexible. At cooler temperatures, it will be firmer and less flexible. As a result, a memory foam mattress in a cooler environment will feel harder until it can warm up. Raising the temperature in your bedroom can soften the foam to make it mold to your body more readily.
If your new mattress is causing you discomfort, use the tips above before giving up on it. Many new owners of memory foam mattresses experience initial problems only to find that their issues go away after the mattress has been broken in and you will get the perfect restful night's sleep.