Why does my mattress have a ‘new car’ smell?

Don’t you love the smell of new things? All mattresses are manufactured at the time of order and sealed in protective wraparounds to ensure perfect presentation upon arrival. Smells are good news as it means your mattress has been made freshly for you! Initial odours are common after removal of the protective packaging and is normal. Most people don’t even notice, but those with heightened senses may report a “foam” odour, or a damp or musty smell. On taking delivery, it is a good idea to leave the mattress to air in a well-ventilated room. Regularly airing your mattress ensures proper maintenance and will help dissipate any odours.

Others are more sensitive to smells than others. Whilst a mattress may always retain an inherent odour if you smell it at close quarters, you should notice that any smell which is noticeable when you enter a room has greatly reduced within 3 months, providing you have followed the instructions above.

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