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1 20th August 17:23
susan
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I just purchased a new mattress early this month and have noticed a
disturbing odor from it even with an allergy encasing. I'm assuming there's
a period of outgassing with all new mattresses. But I've recently developed
joint and muscle pain and weakness, and unusual fatigue. I'm suspecting the
mattress. Does anyone know how long this process takes? I'm traveling on
business for 3 weeks and then on vacation for 2 weeks, so I'm planning on
waiting until after this to decide to return it. I've spent the last couple
of nights on the couch and I seem to feel a little better. Meanwhile, I've
got the window open in my bedroom, mattress uncovered with the fan running
and I can still smell it.

Any advice anyone??

Susan
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2 20th August 17:23
joan marie verba
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I had one mattress whose odor went away in a in less than a week. Then
there was one whose odor didn't go away for about 3 months. So it
depends.

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3 20th August 17:23
cando
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Outgassing can continue for years. Also, the "allergy encasing" could be a
problem.

If you are being bothered by either the mattress and/or the encasing, it
could bother you, somewhat, even if you are in the next room, depending upon
your level of sensitivities.

You might consider removing the encasing, and placing it "outside" your
living area, and see if that helps.
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4 20th August 17:23
susan
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CanDo,

I have removed the encasing and moved the mattress in front of my 3 large
dining room windows (open). These windows get the morning sun. I'm going
to leave it there while traveling for work (2 to 3 weeks) and then a 2 week
vacation. If this doesn't remove the smell significantly, then I'll have to
return the mattress. I have a 90 day comfort guarantee.

How would I choose another mattress though? This one does have a foam layer
on top of the springs.

Susan
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5 20th August 18:21
dulcie
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These things can be a problem. My mattress took about 3 months .. it was
definitely upsetting me with the off-gassing. Maybe you should buy a bed
that has been standing in the showroom for a while? Also a cotton allergy
mattress cover might help.. at least you could wash that in hot water first
to get superficial chems out of it.
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6 31st August 23:37
josie
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From experience I think you should return this mattress as you run the risk
of becoming sensitised to similar chemicals if you try to persist with
living with it. Perhaps leave the next one in a different room with the
windows open for a couple of weeks before you attempt to sleep on it
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7 31st August 23:37
susan
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It took about 2 months, but the mattress seems to have stopped outgassing.

I slept on my airbed in the living room for 2 weeks then went on a 3 week
business trip and then a 2 week vacation. I left the mattress off the
boxspring with no covers and leaning against the bedroom wall. Also left
the window cracked.

I've been sleeping on it for a week and the smell is completely gone and I
don't seem to be reacting. My doctor did a lot of blood tests and i tested
positive for celiac disease. This may explain my symptoms more than the
mattress which was probably a coincidence.

Susan
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8 12th September 04:17
susan
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I just purchased a new mattress early this month and have noticed a
disturbing odor from it even with an allergy encasing. I'm assuming there's
a period of outgassing with all new mattresses. But I've recently developed
joint and muscle pain and weakness, and unusual fatigue. I'm suspecting the
mattress. Does anyone know how long this process takes? I'm traveling on
business for 3 weeks and then on vacation for 2 weeks, so I'm planning on
waiting until after this to decide to return it. I've spent the last couple
of nights on the couch and I seem to feel a little better. Meanwhile, I've
got the window open in my bedroom, mattress uncovered with the fan running
and I can still smell it.

Any advice anyone??

Susan
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9 12th September 04:17
joan marie verba
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I had one mattress whose odor went away in a in less than a week. Then
there was one whose odor didn't go away for about 3 months. So it
depends.

Joan
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10 12th September 04:17
cando
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Outgassing can continue for years. Also, the "allergy encasing" could be a
problem.

If you are being bothered by either the mattress and/or the encasing, it
could bother you, somewhat, even if you are in the next room, depending upon
your level of sensitivities.

You might consider removing the encasing, and placing it "outside" your
living area, and see if that helps.
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