Buying a new mattress is an exciting investment in your health and well-being. It's a key step towards achieving restful, high-quality sleep. However, once you've purchased your new mattress, there are a few crucial actions you should take to ensure its longevity and performance. At Alabama Beds, with locations in Leeds and Oneonta, AL, we're here to guide you through the post-purchase process and help you make the most of your new sleep surface.

**What to Do After Buying a New Mattress**

1. **Allow it to Expand:** If you've purchased a bed-in-a-box or memory foam mattress, it needs time to fully expand. Depending on the brand and type, this can take a few hours to a few days. Avoid sleeping on it until it has reached its full dimensions.

2. **Air it Out:** New mattresses often have a smell due to packaging and manufacturing processes. Before dressing your mattress with sheets and bed covers, let it air out for a few hours to dissipate any odors.

3. **Use a Mattress Protector:** A quality mattress protector is an excellent investment. It guards against spills, stains, dust mites, and allergens, thereby extending the life of your mattress.

4. **Rotate Your Mattress:** To maintain even wear and prolong the life of your mattress, rotate it head-to-foot every three months during the first year, then twice a year thereafter.

**Why These Steps Are Important**

These steps help preserve the structural integrity of your mattress, maintain its comfort and support levels, and ensure a healthier sleep environment. By taking good care of your mattress, you're safeguarding your investment and contributing to better sleep quality and overall health.

**How Alabama Beds Can Assist**

At Alabama Beds, we don't just sell mattresses. We believe in helping our customers enjoy the full benefits of their purchase. Our team of sleep professionals in Leeds and Oneonta, AL, can guide you on the best practices for caring for your new mattress. We offer quality mattress protectors and provide expert advice on mattress maintenance.

Our mission is to ensure you have the best experience with your new mattress from day one, and continue to enjoy restful, restorative sleep for years to come.


Purchasing a new mattress is just the beginning. The steps you take afterward play a critical role in maximizing the life of your mattress and the quality of your sleep. Trust Alabama Beds to help guide you on your journey to a great night's sleep. Visit us in Leeds or Oneonta, AL, today.


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