What To Expect From Your Mattress

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All U.S. manufactured mattresses are hand-assembled, resulting in each one being unique. This means each mattress can have slight differences, including: skipped threads, contoured seams, fabric scuffs, etc. These production characteristics are cosmetic and do not affect the manufacturer’s warranty or the physical performance of the mattress.

New Mattress Scent

You many notice a faint smell from your new mattress, which is very common. Our beds are immediately sealed after production, which can lock in some of the smell until the bag is opened in your home. While some people find the scent unpleasant, it is not harmful and should dissipate within a few days.

Tip: Speed up this process by airing out your mattress before putting on your sheets.


Your new mattress needs a strong foundation beneath it. If you did not purchase a base, please be aware that improper support for your new mattress will eventually cause it to sag and may invalidate your warranty. King and queen mattress sets require a bed frame with middle support.

Thicker Mattresses

Today’s mattresses are built thicker than in the past, so you may notice your bed is a little higher off the ground or your old sheets don’t fit. Many headboards/footboards allow you to adjust the bed height, and you can find deep-pocket sheets to fit your new mattress.

Give It Some Time

Your new bed may feel a little more firm than the one you tried in the store. It takes up to 8 weeks for your body to adjust to a new bed and for the bed to conform to your body.

Body Impressions

New padding layers begin to form to your body immediately, resulting in body impressions. This is normal and does not reflect a defective mattress. Body impressions can be reduced, but not eliminated, by following a monthly rotation schedule.