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How Do I Set Up My Mattress in a Box?

How To Set Up Your Leesa Mattress

You come home to a large white and blue box. Step one: Bring that puppy inside!

Where to unbox your bed-in-a-box

First, move your Leesa box to the room where you’ll be setting up your bed. Before you set up the mattress, make sure you have the right bed frame for your new mattress. In order to give you the proper support when you sleep, the Leesa mattress should be placed on a flat, rigid surface, like a platform bed. If you have a slatted bedframe, be sure the slats are no more than three inches apart – this gives the Leesa mattress the firmness and support it needs to give you the ultimate sleeping experience.

How to unwrap your Leesa Mattress

Seven steps stand between you and sleep nirvana.

Step 1: Open the box

Step 2: Keeping the mattress wrapped, slide it onto the surface of your bed frame.

Step 3: Proceed with caution! Using a pair of scissors, carefully cut the first layer of plastic, being careful not to cut into the foam of your mattress.

Step 4: Repeat, removing the second layer of plastic around your mattress.

Step 5: Unroll your mattress. It’ll still be compressed tightly and folded in half.

Step 6: Unfold the mattress and while it’s still compressed and in its third layer of plastic arrange it on your bed frame or platform. (Don’t open it yet! it’s easier to position correctly when it’s still compressed and in the plastic.)

Step 7: Once positioned, carefully cut away the final layer of plastic around the perimeter. Pull the plastic out from under your Leesa with matador-like flair.

Instantly, the base, memory foam and cooling Avena® layers of your Leesa mattress will begin to expand, decompress and fill with sweet, fresh air.

How long will it take my memory foam mattress to fully expand?

Patience, young grasshopper. It will be impossible to resist diving straight into your Leesa, but let your mattress fully decompress before you begin sleeping on it. In an hour your Leesa will feel great; four hours and it’s almost there; but to get the ultimate support and feel from your memory foam, give your mattress a full 24 hours to decompress and you can expect perfection.

Do I have to put sheets on it? It’s so beautiful.

Your Leesa mattress was created with clean design in mind. The single-piece cover is a soft-to-the-touch lycra/poly blend that is so soft we’ve had people actually say they prefer not to put sheets or a mattress cover on it. But that’s entirely up to you.