1. Give it time
The first thing you need to do is give your new mattress some time. As mentioned earlier, it's perfectly normal for a new mattress to feel firm at first because the materials are still settling and adjusting to the weight of your body. Therefore, don't expect immediate results after sleeping on it for just one or two nights.
It usually takes around 30 days for a new mattress to fully break-in, meaning you will start feeling comfortable after sleeping on it consistently every night.
2. Rotate Your MattressOne of the reasons why your new mattress might feel too firm is that you're only using one side of the bed all the time. To avoid this problem, rotate your mattress every two weeks or so during the breaking-in period.
This ensures that all parts of the bed get equal wear and tear, allowing the materials inside the bed enough time and force from different angles. This helps them settle faster, making them more comfortable as they mould into shape with consistent pressure over time.
3. Use A Mattress Topper
If rotating doesn't seem like an option or you're looking for an immediate solution, consider buying a good quality memory foam or down-filled top layer cushioning pad called 'mattress-topper'. This extra layer can help provide extra softness while still allowing air circulation underneath, keeping cool through hot summer nights and providing comfort like sinking into clouds!
4. Break-In Period Activities
During those initial 30 days when breaking-in period activities can also play an essential role in helping adjust your mattress to your body. For example, try spending some time reading, watching TV or working on your laptop while lying on the bed in different positions.
This will help place consistent pressure and weight distribution over all the mattress areas, allowing it to adjust more quickly. It also enables you to find the best comfortable position for sleeping, which leads to better sleep quality.
5. Adjust Your Sleeping Position
Another way to break in your new mattress is by adjusting your sleeping position and seeing what feels most comfortable. For example, if you're used to sleeping on one side of the bed, try switching sides or even changing from back-sleeping into the fetal position using a pillow between your legs, providing comfort around the hips area, which is usually sore after long hours sitting at work.
6. Avoid Jumping On The Bed
While this might be tempting, especially if you have children or pets who love jumping around, avoid it as much as possible during that initial 30-day period when breaking in a new mattress because it can damage its structure and cause uneven wear and tear leading to discomfort later on.
7. Keep It Clean
Lastly, ensure that you keep your new mattress clean by regularly vacuuming it using an upholstery attachment at least once every three months removing dust mites and other allergens that may accumulate over time, causing allergies leading to discomfort while sleeping.
Breaking in a new mattress takes patience, but with these tips, we hope you find comfort in getting used to this investment piece of furniture so that every night provides peaceful sleep allowing us to feel refreshed the next morning, ready for another day!