Visco Elastic Foam Mattress

If you are about to purchase one of the most talked about mattresses of the decade please be sure to read the following guide to avoid damage and/or dissatisfaction with your purchase. The visco elastic foam mattress is not like other mattresses as far as care and manufacturer warranty so the more you know up front the better you can sleep at night. Trust me, returning a mattress is no fun.

Let it air out for a few days.

Memory foam beds are unfortunately known to have a chemical smell to them once you unwrap them. Not all, but most. If you encounter this odor, do not let it air out in your bedroom. Let it sit for up to two days in your garage or out on your patio. Yes, this can be a headache but even memory foam mattress bed owners often say it’s worth it to be able to sleep on this small slice of heaven.

 Clean up spills immediately.

Remember, the operative word in visco elastic foam mattress is foam.  It has the potential to soak up liquids like a sponge. You should establish a rule of no food or drink on or near the mattress. If the unthinkable happens then blot gently with a dry cloth. If there is a stain, you can spot clean with some warm water and a bit of soap.

Don’t use heat.

This mattress works so well by using the heat generated from your body to mold to your specific body contours.  It is not designed to withstand any other types of heat. You should not use electric blankets or heating pads while in bed. This type of direct heat can damage the material.

Use lighter bedding in the summer months.

You may find yourself warmer on this mattress during the summer as it is a heat magnet and holds heat fairly well. As you recall, that is how the memory foam is activated. Choose lightweight sheets or cool material like satin in the summer months.

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