Here’s the good news: our mattress smell will be gone in days, or sometimes even hours. While historically, some memory foam mattresses have had a sort of lingering smell which is a byproduct of how they were produced (a technique is known as “off-gassing”). So why does Nectar mattress smell like it does, and how long will that smell last? Fear not, we’ve got all the answers you crave.
Old memory foam mattresses used to smell because of the materials they used. Nectar decided to up our game, and as such, that means that we don’t have the same plastic-like “off-gassing” smell that defined a lot of our predecessors. That’s not to say that you won’t smell anything when a Nectar comes out of its packaging. Occasionally there may be a slight new mattress smell that should dissipate after a few days. This is not from chemicals but from our vacuum sealing of new foam.
Often, how long that smell takes to dissipate depends mostly on the room that it’s in. Does your room have good circulation? That’s the biggest key to getting that smell to wane. If you’re still smelling something after a day or two, we have some tips to lighten the smell.
We found some great tips on how to freshen up your room after buying a new mattress, but in case this is a too long/didn’t read situation, we’re here to sum up the highlights for you. Try mixing and matching these techniques to see which one works best for you.
Baking Soda – What works great in your refrigerator also can work wonders in the bedroom. When you’re airing out your mattress, sprinkle some baking soda on the top of the mattress, the pillows, and any topper you might have. Give it an hour, and then vacuum up with an attachment, the baking soda should help absorb whatever residual smell is there.
White Vinegar – What baking soda does for your physical mattress, white vinegar does to the air. Leave a medium sized bowl of white vinegar next to your bed where it can suck up stray particles which could be causing a smell. If you aren’t a huge fan of the smell of white vinegar, place it there when you’re at work, and take the bowl away before you sleep. Try it for a day or two and see if that doesn’t give you some relief!
Fresh Air – This one might seem like a no-brainer, but it’s pretty effective. Mattresses, pillows, and the like all can absorb smell — whether it’s new mattress smell or sweat. Let your mattress air out for a few hours while you wash your bedding. You can promote air circulation by opening windows and blowing a fan directly onto your mattress. This should help speed up the process.
There you have it, a scentless mattress that’s going to give you a beautiful night’s sleep. Who could ask for anything more? As always, if you have questions, don’t hesitate to call our Nectar support. They’re rock stars who are around seven days a week to answer any questions you might have before, during, or after you get a Nectar.
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