Why Do Memory Foam Mattresses Smell Weird

Why Do Memory Foam Mattresses Smell Weird?

Here’s the scenario: you’ve just received the package of your new Nectar memory foam mattress. It comes quickly, and arrives at your door in its box. You’re super excited to use your new good foam mattress. You rip open the packaging, unbox it, and it’s then that you notice a smell. It’s not a bad smell, maybe like a new car or cleaning smell. But maybe it makes you wonder if it will go away or if it’s harmful. Here’s the good news: it will go away and NO it’s not harmful at all. Let’s delve deep into a good foam mattress. What makes that distinctive smell when it comes out of the box?

Where the Mattress Smell Comes From

Polyurethane is what memory foam is made of. This is a chemical found in many everyday products. Polyurethane is used in clothes, furniture, paint, and all kinds of other safe devices. Polyurethane foam is created by a term called “off-gassing.” Basically, this is where volatile organic chemicals are broken down into a gaseous form. Every memory foam brand uses slightly different amounts of VOCs. We at Nectar pride ourselves in using only the best and most effective methods for off-gassing. When you release a memory foam mattress from its air-tight packaging, low levels of gas can build up from the compression. This is totally normal and happens with all good foam mattresses.

Is My Mattress Safe?

Yes, absolutely. It is totally safe. Off-gassing is completely non-harmful. The smell should subside in two to three days. Some people even like the smell of a new mattress! Memory foam is non-toxic and should be immediately fine to sleep on. Occasionally people with certain chemical allergies have admitted to light headedness. But even this symptom subsides in a very short time. Nectar mattresses are super high quality, using only the best processes to create a comfortable foam mattress. Our semi-open Lush FoamTM holds five patents and is the most premium gel foam available. Expensive to produce, usually manufactured for medical uses, our gel foam directly absorbs and distributes heat and recovers perfectly to its original untouched state. So go ahead, rest easy. Because when it comes to quality sleep, Nectar always has your back.