4 Tips to Help Break in Your Bed

Did you know every brand new bed needs to go through a break in period?

So, you’ve just had your brand-new bed delivered to your home. You get it all ready with new sheets, pillows, comforters and more. You’re excited to sleep in your new bed and can’t wait to jump in.

But, when you do slip under the covers, you realize something’s not quite right. The bed doesn’t feel like the same comfortable bed you tested at the store. You wonder what’s going on. Maybe it feels too firm while you’re sure it was a lot more plush and cozy just a few days ago. What’s going on?

Believe it or not, this is common! All your mattress needs is a bit of breaking in.

How long should it take to adjust to a new mattress?

Generally, most mattresses can take anywhere from 30 to 90 days to fully break in. Your new mattress may be different from your old one or may seem stiff from its newness. This alone can make it feel uncomfortable for a little while. Just like a new pair of shoes, your new mattress hasn’t had time to soften and conform to your body. So, the first tip, naturally, it to give it some time!

And, not just your mattress, it also takes your body a little time to get used to the new mattress. If you have been sleeping on an old or incorrect mattress for a very long time, you can be sure your body wasn’t getting the proper support it needed throughout the night. A new mattress will provide the support and comfort you need to completely relax. But, it does take a little time for your body to adjust.

If you received your new mattress and arenʼt as happy with it right away as you expected to be, donʼt give up just yet — your mattress might just need to break in a bit. Here are 5 tips for breaking in a new mattress:

Tips For Breaking In a New Mattress

  1. Let your mattress breathe.

As soon as you get your new mattress, youʼll be tempted to dress it up in new bedding right away. It’s actually best to let the mattress breathe for a few hours first. This allows the mattress materials to get some oxygen flow, allowing for a better nightʼs sleep.

  1. Give it a bit of pressure.

If youʼre specifically concerned with the mattress firmness and find yourself wondering if the mattress is too hard then itʼs time to give it a bit of pressure. To break in your mattress a little quicker, try gently walking around on it or use your hands and feet to add some pressure on it. This will help loosen up the materials and make it easier for the new mattress to conform to your body.

  1. Add a bit of heat.

This is especially important if you purchased a memory foam mattress. Memory foam tends to soft when it is warmed, which is why it is able to easily conform to your body. Turn up the heat in your room to allow the memory foam to soften even more. Even just a few degrees can make a big difference.

  1. Remember: it’s worth giving it a bit of time.

Itʼs important to remember that your new mattress takes time to conform to your body. Make sure to sleep on your new bed every night during the break in period to ensure that your new mattress has a chance to loosen and stretch. And, just like your favorite pair of shoes, your new mattress will conform to your body over time. If youʼre flustered with the break-in period, just remember that the wait is worth it and youʼll be on your way to getting a great night’s sleep in no time.

If you do make it through the break-in period and still arenʼt happy with your purchase, Vermont Bedroom’s return policy is here to help.

Vermont Bedrooms offers a 60 Day Test Rest period to make sure you are completely satisfied. If youʼre not satisfied anytime within 60 nights from original delivery, weʼll accept a return or exchange so that you can sleep happily.