How Long Should a Mattress Air Out?
Most individuals spend nearly 1/3 of their life sleeping, making the mattress one of the highest value pieces of furniture inside of a home. And, although a new mattress is often a necessary and important purchase, airing out the mattress before use may be needed to provide the best experience possible. In this article, we will look at how long you should let a mattress air out before use and some of the reasons why you may want to.
There are two primary reasons that a new mattress will need to be aired out once it arrives at its final destination; odor removal and expansion time. Depending on how your mattress is packaged, it may be heavily compressed and will require some time to expand to the proper level to provide comfort. Airing out a new mattress can also help eliminate smells that have lingered from the plastic packaging, manufacturing process or materials used in the construction of the mattress.
Letting a mattress air out shouldn’t take a substantial amount of time. While you will like want to use your mattress immediately, most experts recommend not using the mattress or adding bedding to the mattress for as much as 24 hours for the best results possible. One of the easiest ways to tell if you mattress is ready to be used is by smelling it and laying in it to test the current firmness level. If no smell is present and you are hitting the comfort levels you had hoped, your new mattress should be ready to use.
While you will likely want to let your mattress air out for a substantial period before it is first used, devoting weekly time to this process can help remove moisture like sweat that has accumulated. Removal of the bedding is critical at this point because it helps promote adequate air circulation and eliminates the continued collection of condensation. Taking this time to let your mattress air out can ensure it is providing great support for years to come.
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