How to Break In a Memory Foam Mattress for Better Sleep

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As anyone who’s ever slipped on a new pair of Italian leather loafers knows, good shoes aren’t always comfortable right away; it takes a few wearings until they begin to soften and conform to your unique shape. The same is true of a quality memory foam mattress. When it arrives from the factory, foam and fabrics can be stiff. That’s why, when a customer occasionally calls us to say they didn’t get a great night’s sleep on their new Loom & Leaf, we ask that they give it some time to break in (and with a 120-day home trial, there’s no pressure on anyone to make up their mind quickly).

As you’ll see from the Loom & Leaf customer reviews below, that memory foam mattress break-in period usually makes all the difference. Here’s why.

We ship our memory foam mattresses factory fresh

Unlike most mattress companies, at Saatva we make our Loom & Leaf premium memory foam mattresses to order. That means yo­ur mattress isn’t sitting around in a warehouse or storeroom for weeks on end. Instead, soon after we receive your order, your mattress is assembled in one of our 19 factories across the United States, allowed some time to stabilize (so it will never off-gas in your home), and then shipped directly to you.

While on-demand manufacturing is more efficient and eco-friendly, factory-fresh ingredients don’t always reach their full comfort potential in the first few days. Some people let us know that it takes a bit longer for their memory foam mattress to relax and feel “just right”:

The first two nights I did not like it at all. I thought it was hard. But on the third night I don’t know what happened. I just loved it. Now I sleep so much deeper. Less tossing at night (if at all). I am 170lbs 6′ tall and a side sleeper. There are absolutely no pressure points on this bed. NO aching shoulders or hips. No waking up at night… I have been sleeping on it for over a month and I cannot sing enough praise for what they have created. Get the relaxed firm and give it a week. You will not be sorry.

(Read the full review here.)

We build our memory foam mattresses to last

Nothing is more important to us than the long-term satisfaction of our customers. That’s why we offer one of the most generous warranties in the industry. We’d much rather build a quality memory foam mattress that takes some people a few days or weeks to fall in love with and lasts 15 years than one that makes no demands and falls apart after five.

For us, quality means multiple layers of high-density foam and a 100% organic cotton cover. We add an extra layer of cooling gel in the all-important lumbar region for optimal spinal support and comfort. The core of a Loom & Leaf is a layer of 5-lb. viscoelastic memory foam, which we also infuse with cooling gel so your mattress never sleeps hot. Customers who feel too warm at night usually find that a change to more breathable sheets and bedding alleviates the issue:

My husband and I purchased our mattress in June. It’s now October and I’m still telling everyone I meet about this incredible mattress! As ridiculous as it sounds, I never realized how important restful sleep was until we got our Loom & Leaf mattress. I’ve never slept so well in my life! … I’ve never had a foam mattress and it took a few days to get used to it. My husband runs warm, but a quick switch to a lighter comforter fixed his overheating problem.

(Read the full review here.)

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Your body needs time to adjust to a memory foam mattress

Most likely you’ve been sleeping on your current mattress for years (in some cases even decades!). So while your old bed may no longer be giving you the support or comfort you need, your body is used to it. Adapting to something else—especially if you’ve never slept on a memory foam mattress before—is like standing up straight after having been hunched over for a long time: It’s better for your back, but it might not feel great at first.

More often than not, though, that improved posture is just what your body needs:

We did about two months’ worth of research and settled on the Loom and Leaf Relaxed Firm because we were leaning toward trying a foam mattress for the first time to replace our aging spring bed It took me about 3 weeks to get used to the change with minor back pain during the three weeks after we got the bed, but that subsided around week four and I’ve had no more issues. My wife hasn’t had any trouble since day one. We’re side and back sleepers and my shoulder pain has subsided as well. Can’t thank Loom and Leaf enough for a great product!

(Read the full review here.)

We’re always here to help with your memory foam mattress

We’d never ask anyone to sleep on a mattress they don’t love, which is why we offer a comfort guarantee. If you’re not happy at any point during your 120-day home trial, call us. Our customer service staff is available 24/7 to answer questions and address concerns:

Is it possible for a mattress to get better with time? I must admit on my first night of sleeping on this mattress I was thinking of sending it back. It was just too firm for me. My husband was in heaven after day one thus my hesitation for not sending it back. Day 4 was it I just didn’t think it was going to work for me so I made the call to exchange for a different mattress. The representative was very nice and explained that I should give the mattress more time and if after a few weeks of sleeping on it if I felt the same way they would gladly exchange or refund our money. It’s been over a month and I’m now in heaven. I can’t believe it! It’s like the mattress feels better each night. We are so happy with our purchase!

(Read the full review here.)

Bottom line: Your satisfaction is our top priority, even if it means that Loom & Leaf is not the right memory foam mattress for you. But backed by more than 1,000 five-star reviews, our top Google ratings, and one of the lowest return rates in the industry, we’re pretty confident it will be.

Call us to let us know at 1-877-762-2882.

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