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Breaking in Your New Puffy

What to expect from your new Puffy Mattress.

Both your sleep comfort and your sleep quality is important to your health and your quality of life day-to-day. It is very important that you find the right mattress to sleep on, but be sure that you've given the new mattress enough time to be properly broken in, as well as allowing enough time for your body to adjust to sleeping on a new mattress.

It Will Take Time

Before you experience the full comfort your Puffy Mattress, or any mattress for that matter, can offer, some time and patience is required to allow the mattress to break in and for your body to adjust. Some of you new Puffy owners may only experience a minor break-in period, however, it's common that many of you may take up to 30 days before your body adjusts to feel completely comfortable sleeping on a new mattress. This is usually the case if you are switching from a standard innerspring mattress to a latex or memory foam mattress for the first time - not only does the mattress need to break in, but your body needs to adjust to the new way it's being supported.

Why Does Your New Mattress Need Breaking In?

Woman stretching in Puffy Mattress Breaking in your new mattress can take some time, but you'll experience years of comfort after.

Just like shoes and boots, a brand new mattress does need some time to break in. The new materials and foams need to flex, compress, and stretch to soften and better conform to your body. If you've been sleeping on an old mattress, it had years to adjust to your body, shape, size, and the positions you sleep in. Just as your old mattress has conformed to you, you have grown used to sleeping on it, even if it hasn't been supporting you correctly.

The premium foams we use in our Puffy Mattresses are built to be durable and last you many years. The specialty foams used are both flexible and strong, but they need to be worn in slightly before they start reaching their maximum comfort levels and to mold, conform, and adjust to your body correctly. Repeated use is needed for the layers in your new Puffy Mattress to stretch and soften. This is typical of most higher quality and higher density foams - the trade-off being that they can last much longer than a typical innerspring mattress, but require some more time breaking in.

If you've switched over to a new mattress after your old one developed sags, dips, and lumps, you've got to be ready for your body to require an adjustment period as well. As your old mattress has failed, your body has started overcompensating to keep you comfortable as your spine became misaligned during sleep. It will feel strange and maybe even slightly uncomfortable to sleep on a mattress that's correctly supporting your body for the first time in a long time. Be sure to allow for adequate time for your own body to conform back to sleeping on a new, more supportive surface.

To experience the best the Puffy Mattress, or any mattress for that matter, can offer, it is essential to allow for the mattress to break in. It's not uncommon to experience some initial discomfort during the break-in process. We know that this may be inconvenient when all you want is to blissfully sleep on your new Puffy Mattress right away. Don't be too hasty to judge your new mattress just after a handful of nights - the feel will improve significantly after your mattress breaks in.

How Long Will It Take To Break In My New Mattress?

Wake up refreshed on a Puffy High-quality memory foam mattresses tend to have longer break-in periods due to the premium, high-density foams.

All new mattresses require a break-in period. Ideally, you should test a mattress out for at least 30 nights after purchase. Some mattress types can break in faster depending on their materials, design, and quality of foam used. Higher density and quality memory foams can take much longer to break in than cheaper materials and traditional innerspring mattresses.

Innerspring mattresses tend to break in in as little as 2 weeks, but the coils and the "comfort layer" above them can also lose support significantly after the first year of use. Latex mattresses will not change in feel much after the first week, but due to their nature, they can develop sagging over time.

Memory Foam mattresses can take upwards of 30 days to break in because of the higher density of the material. This density is what allows Puffy to give you that supportive hug without feeling like you're sinking into the mattress.

These types of foams require more time for the cells to open up and stretch after being compressed to reach their full comfort potential. Because of the quality and durability of the materials used in Puffy Mattresses and similar high-end memory foam mattresses, the majority of owners agree that it's worth the wait for the long-lasting comfort you can expect to experience for years after your purchase.

How To Speed Up the Break-In Period

We know that above all else, you bought your new Puffy to experience the amazing Comfort Cloud and a perfect night of sleep right away. It may take some time to reach that blissful level of sleep, but there are some steps you can take to help speed up the break-in process.

Before you try these tips, be sure to have opened up your new mattress and allowed it to expand and breathe for a few hours before you put any bedding on it.

Let It Warm Up

Memory foam mattresses can be softer or firmer depending on the temperature. If you just brought in your Puffy from your front door on a cold day, try to adjust the temperature in your room slightly. Adjusting the room temperature even a little warmer will help your new Puffy break in and soften a little faster as it fully expands over time.

Put Some Weight On it

Unlike innerspring mattresses, memory foam mattresses can be walked on with your feet without the risk of damaging springs. Gently walk or crawl around on your new Puffy for a few minutes each day to help stretch out the new foam materials on your new bed more quickly. Another option is to place heavy items on your bed and shift their weight around through the day to even compress/decompress the mattress.

Spend Time On It

The quickest way to break in your new mattress is to just use it. Be sure to sleep on your new mattress every night, even if you haven't gotten accustomed to it quite yet. Not only will this allow your body to adjust to sleep on a new mattress, but it will also ensure that your new Puffy's foams are given enough use and flex to soften up.

Try to spend as much time as you can on your new Puffy, even if you aren't sleeping. Sit on it, binge watch your shows on it, do your work on it, read a book, pretty much any time you can spend placing your body weight around your mattress to allow it to compress and decompress more often will help speed up the break-in process.

What If You're Still Not Sure It's Right For You?

If even after allowing the time for your new Puffy to go through its break-in period you are still feeling discomfort, numbness, or tingling in your hips or shoulders - you may need some extra "puff" for your Puffy.

We know that everyone's body is different and has different needs when it comes to mattresses, which is exactly why we've developed the perfect companion topper for the Puffy (or any mattress for that matter) to help add that extra layer of soft comfort for those of you who need it. If you are a fan of the Eurotop/Pillowtop comfort feel for mattresses, adding our Puffy Mattress Pad will add that blissful level of cloud-like fluff to give you the best sleep you've ever experienced.

Most who try the Puffy find that the mattress provides the perfect balance of softness and support, but if you are one of the few who does prefer a softer mattress that still provides you with amazing back support, don't hesitate to reach out to our customer support team and ask about our mattress pad. Your comfort is of the utmost importance to us and we want to make sure that you're sleeping on the best mattress for you. If for any reason you believe you haven't experienced the best sleep of your life, even after allowing the Puffy enough time to break in or trying the Puffy Mattress Pad, we will pick up your Puffy and refund you in full, no questions asked.

The time it takes to break in a new mattress does require some patience, but it's worth it to allow some time to truly enjoy better sleep and consistent comfort for the life your new Puffy mattress.