Do you believe a comfortable new mattress is necessary for sleeping soundly? New memory foam can be the apple of the eye. They made their big breakthrough due to their ability of helping back pain, pressure the still and sore muscles. With all these benefits, the memory mattresses have their disadvantages as well. The smell of new memory foam smells like a pungent which makes it hard to sleep on it. As these foams are made with chemicals, these foams emit an unpleasant odor when they are unpacked. The problem is; these chemicals can cause serious health issues in addition to temporary irritation.
To help you avoid such problems, here are some tips you need to consider.
Keep it Under Cover
When you bring your new Memory Foam mattress home, don’t rush to tear its plastic cover apart. Wait and just cut one end to pull the mattress out. As it is exposed now, you need to sprinkle baking soda all over it. The baking soda will eliminate the smell as it is capable diffusing all types of smell from moldy to musty. Once you sprinkled the soda, put the foam back in a plastic bag and isolate. Leave your mattress as it is for a night and vacuum in the next morning.
Let it Enjoy Some Air
Put the newly brought mattress in a sunny and airy room. Open the windows and let the air circulate inside. If you want, you can also put some pieces of charcoal on top of a container and place it on your foam. After keeping the charcoal on it for an hour or so, blast it off with the air. As the charcoal absorbs smell, it will help getting rid of unpleasant odor you unwillingly paid for.
Change Your Sheets
In case you don’t have an extra mattress you can sleep on, put a thick bed sheet on your new foam. Thick sheet will somewhat absorb the smell so you can sleep tight. It’s not an ideal practice but since you don’t have a choice, you better prepare for some extra chores. The first thing you should do in the next morning is change your bed sheet. Change the bed sheet and wash this one. Do it repeatedly as long as the odor is present. As the smell will cling to new sheets, changing bed sheets from time to time will help eliminating the unpleasant odor. For better results, just put fabric softener in the machine when you are washing the bed sheets.
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Buy Odor Absorbing Products
If you don`t want to trouble yourself with these steps and money is not an issue with you. You can end this deal for cheap. Just buy some odor absorbing products and spray them all over your mattress. Choose between spray and 24 hour plugged in. Considering these can be expensive, try buying fresheners made from lemon peel. Put them in an aluminum container in the room where your mattress is. Remember, you don`t have to punish yourself from the odor, just follow these easy tips and sleep in peace.