There’s no greater bliss than sleeping on a soft and foamy mattress. You glide on its surface and drift off to beautiful dreams at night. We cannot undermine the importance of a good night’s sleep, can we? No matter how busy you are or how much-unfinished work you have, sleep-time is non-negotiable. The latest memory-foam mattresses are making inroads into every household and are the new favorites of everyone. As a result, you can find a memory foam mattress in every house. Given its popularity, memory foam mattresses sell like hot cakes in every shopping mall. Go to your nearest Target store, and you will find dozens lined up before the mattress section.
The comfort of a memory foam mattress is unmatched. Its buttery softness makes you feel at home the moment you hit the bed. Buying a new mattress is the best feeling ever. You keep anticipating how it would feel like when you reach home and lay it out on your hard bed. Amid the dreamy thought, you sometimes ignore the instructions written on the cover. Most memory foam mattresses come with detailed instructions that advise against sleeping on it before 24 hours. Although the direction seems insensible, there is a solid reason behind it.
Why the 24 hours’ wait for a memory foam mattress?
There are so many questions buzzing in your head when you think of memory foam mattresses. So, shouldn’t you sleep on the mattress before 24 hours? If so, then why? These questions have been asked a lot of times by mattress buyers who get frustrated, waiting for the 24 hours to end. And, who can blame them?
For instance, imagine going home after a tiring day at work. Throughout the journey from office to home, you had been thinking about your new mattress and how it would feel against your skin. You reach home and rush to the bedroom where your mattress is waiting for you. But, before you can jump on it, you remember the instructions that said,’Don’t sleep on the mattress before 24 hours.’ What a bummer! You would feel irritated and curse the manufacturers for the instruction.
However, before you start questioning the sanity of the manufacturers, consider this. Most memory foam mattresses have plush bedding that needs time to expand. When you buy the mattress, it is rolled up for maximizing storage efficiency. So, when you open it, the mattress has not attained its proper shape. For the mattress to ultimately expand, you need to give it the required rest time. Consider it the prepping time for making your bed better before you sleep on it.
Is the wait necessary?
Yes, it is necessary, depending on your requirements. If you want to sleep on a mattress that has adequately expanded and is soft, you need to wait for the said time. Nowadays, mattresses are shipped in a box. A regular king size mattress is difficult to fit inside a box. So, the manufacturers have to compress and deflate it. Once the volume has been decreased, they roll the mattress to fit it inside a box.
Although this saves space, you cannot jump on the mattress right after unboxing it. A deflated mattress will feel hard on the skin, and you won’t get the sleep you had been dreaming of. You don’t want to sleep on a deflated and thin mattress, do you?
Now, the question that arises – is it safe to sleep on a memory foam mattress before 24 hours? A lot of people even wonder if sleeping on the bed before 24 hours will ruin the surface. Let’s put those thoughts to rest.
What happens if you sleep on a memory foam mattress before 24 hours?
Other than a bad night’s sleep: nothing. No need to worry about the 24 hours instruction if you don’t mind sleeping on a deformed mattress. Sleeping on it will enhance the re-inflation process and result in a faster expansion process. If you don’t have the time to wait before you hit the bed, it’s completely okay.
Will you ruin your mattress by sleeping on it before 24 hours? No, you won’t. The only way you can do that is by jumping up and down on the mattress every night and damaging the springs altogether.
So, now you know what to do with that memory foam mattress. Rush to the bed and have a good night’s sleep.