Do Mattresses Soften Over Time?

by Dylan Bowen March 22, 2022 2 min read

Do Mattresses Soften Over Time?

Do mattresses soften over time?

Yes, all mattresses soften over time as the mattress is being compressed against your body and by doing this constantly, it is natural that the mattress becomes softer and takes the shape of your body. however the type of mattress and the materials it is made out of can determine how long your mattress can last until it starts to soften.

How long does it take?

Usually, it takes about 3 – 4 months to soften the materials in the mattress. Making it uncomfortable at the beginning since it is a brand new bed and hasn’t been “broken in” however after this stage, the mattress moulds to your body shape and begin to give you the comfort and support you need.

How to soften a firm mattress?

The process of softening up a firm mattress can be tiring, however, these are a few steps that can help speed up that process and help soften your firm mattress quicker.

Warm up the mattress 

Warming up the mattress allows the materials inside to soften and lose their elasticity making it easier to “break-in” the mattress and easier to mould to your body.

Stepping on the mattress

Stepping on the mattress is also an effective way of softening and “breaking in” your mattress as You will experience a softer feel over time and if you want the mattress to be softer sooner then you should walk on it every day, but avoid jumping as it could cause a tear.

Use a mattress topper

Using a mattress topper can give off a softer feel so if you are feeling impatient and want a quick soft mattress to sleep on then using a mattress topper can help give you that feeling, but be aware that this is only temporary and that it does take time for mattresses to be “broken in”. This is also one of the cheapest ways to soften your mattress.

How to soften a memory foam mattress?

The best way to soften a memory foam mattress is by warming the mattress up. Since the mattress is mostly made from soft and durable layers, it should be an easy process to soften a memory foam mattress. Memory foam mattresses reacts to body heat and moulds to your body so they are softer in the heat and firmer in the cold.

How to soften a spring mattress?

Softening a spring mattress is a bit tricky, as you want the mattress to be firm and durable as well as giving support to your body. But you also want the mattress to be soft and give you comfort while you sleep. The simple and easier way to soften a spring mattress is to add a mattress topper to give you that level of comfort and it is a quick fix. However, do remember that over time mattresses soften up it may just take longer than usual. 

You can use these steps on all types of mattresses to help soften your mattress as they all work the same and have the same results, it’s just a matter of time and how long it takes to soften up the mattresses. Being patient is key.

Dylan Bowen
Dylan Bowen


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