What is off-gassing?
Off gassing refers to the process by which a foam mattress releases a strong odor after being unboxed. This occurs when VOCs or volatile organic compounds break down. VOC’s are not stable and break apart, thus causing gasses to release. After the manufacturing process, the mattress is shipped to the customer, and upon removing the mattress from it’s box, the final phase of the mattresses off gassing will occur. The smell will generally dissipate after 7 days of placing the mattress in a well-ventilated room. The odor is not toxic but it may be unpleasant.