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How to Make Your Firm Mattress Softer?

After a busy day of work, one of your favorite things to do may be to fall into sleep’s warm embrace. But it might turn into a kind of torture if with a bed firm as a rock. So to make sure you can get a refreshed rest, we find ways to help you soften the mattress to the right firmness level, and you don’t need to spend a fortune on a new one.

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Ways to Make a Mattress Softer

Getting the best mattress suitable for your sleeping position and body type is crucial for night sleep. Especially, side sleepers and petite sleepers are likely to have sharper pressure points, so medium,medium-soft, or soft mattresses may better fit them for adequate cushioning. If your bed is not as soft as you expected, here is a simple summary to help you.

  • Get used to the new mattress
  • Ask for a Return or Change
  • Buy a Mattress Topper or Mattress Pad
  • Get a Compatible Bed Base
  • Adjust the Room Temperature

Get Used to Your New Mattress

When you just got your new mattress and then you excitedly jump into your bed but unfortunately find it a daydream to enjoy a cozy, cloud-like sleep immediately. It's an annoying thing, isn't it?

But you should be aware of the fact that a new mattress tends to feel firmer because it has not been slept on. In particular, the mattress in the box is vacuum-compressed and then delivered to your doorstep, making it need about 24~48 hours to fully expand. In addition, your new mattress needs a breaking-in period (at least 20 days) to soften and accommodate your sleep position and body weight. So actually, no matter what brand mattress you have bought, you may take some time to get used to it.

Ask for a Return or Change

After the breaking-in period, if you still feel that your mattress is too firm, you can contact the merchant/manufacturer for a full refund or exchange a softer mattress within the sleep trial period. In Novilla, every purchase of mattress comes with a 100 days sleep trial and free returns. Therefore, whether you're not sure what firmness to choose, or the Novilla mattress you've already purchased isn't satisfying you, you can contact us. Our service team is always on your back to support you for a better sleep.

Use a Mattress Topper or Mattress Pad

This smart way is suitable for both old and new mattresses. Compared to mattress toppers, mattress pads are thinner, whose function is to make the bed softer. And mattress toppers are usually used to modify the mattress feel (softer or firmer). Our Novilla mattress topper are available in 2, 3, and 4 inches thick for different sleep comfort. Based on your preferences and needs, you may choose a topper to refresh your bed.

Get a Compatible Bed Base

A compatible bed base is vital for your mattress. Specifically, memory foam mattresses tend to feel softer on adjustable base, foundation & platform bed. Innerspring mattresses are more compatible with a box spring. Therefore, to get proper support for your mattress, check whether your bed base is compatible or not.

Adjust the Room Temperature

Some mattresses are made with temperature-sensitive material. For example, memory foam can respond to your body heat or warmer temperature and soften to contour your body shapes. If your mattress is topped with memory foam layer(s), then changing your thermostat to about 66 degrees Fahrenheit can soften your bed effectively.

Would you like to enjoy snuggling into a soft, yet responsive bed? You can follow our tips and make your mattress softer. However, if the above tips cannot refresh your old bed and provide responsive support for spinal alignment, you may need to invest in a new mattress.

Both Novilla Hybrid Mattress and memory foam mattresses deliver a relatively soft feel to give you a cloud-like sensation, while responsive enough to help you sleep comfortably. And with a 100-night sleep trial and free returns. Novilla makes you hassle-free.

This guide/article is for informational purposes only and should not replace the professional advice from your doctors and medical consultants.