In a pair of shoes, your feet naturally contour and shape to fit inside them snuggly over time. Your bed is exactly the same – it eventually moulds, cradles and contours to your body shape for maximum comfort. Your mattress may take several weeks to mould to your unique shape, so don’t be concerned when you lie on it for the first time and it’s not what you remember from the bed you trialled in store. Your bed will also develop body impressions over time. It’s your unique stamp on the new mattress and it’s perfectly natural when you’re wearing a bed in. What happens? Comfort layers on top of your mattress will naturally adjust as you use your bed more. Normal levels for this contour adjustment are between 25mm – 35mm but if it depends on your body shape and size. What’s also important is prolonging the life of your bed. Looking after your bed springs, the vital support system and the foam, the comfort layer is vital for mattress maintenance. Thankfully it’s as easy as rotating the mattress every two weeks for the first two months then every three months thereafter. This initially helps your mattress settle and evens out the wear and tear as time goes on so you’ll extend the life of your bed.