Is It Normal To See Body Impressions In A Mattress?

Normal Wear and Tear


We spend a lot of money on the perfect mattress, and naturally, we want it to last as long as possible. Since a mattress is an investment in our sleep, it makes sense to check up on it every now and then to make sure it's wearing as it should. At US-Mattress, we commonly hear from past customers who are concerned about body impressions developing on their mattresses. This is a natural concern to have, as a cavity on the surface of a mattress can signal a manufacturing defect. However, every body impression isn't an indication of faulty wear.

Rotating Your Mattress


Eventually, every mattress develops body impressions. As the comfort materials in a mattress are compressed over time, they slowly lose the ability to return to their original shape. In a similar way that new shoes feel stiff at first, and then slowly form to your feet, your mattress will slowly conform to the shape of your body. By rotating your mattress every three months (especially during the first year), you can promote even wear of the comfort materials. Distributing wear over more areas of the mattress will help to ensure that your mattress remains free from excessive body indentations.

If the body impression on your mattress looks deeper than you think it should, you can call 1-800-455-1052 to speak with one of our friendly mattress experts who can help you identify whether or not your mattress is defective. If your mattress is wearing more than it should, our experts can help you file a warranty claim to receive a new mattress.

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