When do you need a new mattress? One of the signs is regularly waking up feeling tired or experiencing aches, pains, and stiffness in some or all parts of your body. This means that your mattress might not be providing the right support and comfort that you desire anymore. We’ve already covered this topic in a recent post so do check that out. Now, we will focus on caring for the new mattress you’ve just recently bought.
Caring for a mattress will keep your bed in good condition. In fact, a well cared for mattress can be expected to last for up to 10 years or more! How do you do this?
First, we recommend that you air your mattress on a weekly basis by turning back your covers and leaving it to ventilate.
Mattresses should be turned regularly to avoid compression and dips caused by body weight. Turning your mattress over from side and side and end to end every few months helps upholstery fillings to settle down more evenly too. For memory foams, latex mattresses, and gel mattresses, rotating is also recommended because doing so will prolong its life.
Use a washable, protective cover to protect the mattress from stains. Barrier fabrics for allergy sufferers are also available.
Be sure to use a sturdy, high-quality bed frame. If it’s a queen or king size set, make sure your frame has the strong center support that will prevent the mattress from bowing or breakage.
Don’t sit on the edge of a mattress where weight support is not enough. Also, don’t allow your mattress to get wet. Moisture retained in your mattresses will accelerate the wear and tear process.
Don’t use dry-cleaning fluid of any type to clean your mattress. Instead, use a vacuum cleaner to get rid of dirt, pet hair, and dust that has accumulated over time.
Sadly, letting children jump and play on the mattress will greatly reduce its lifespan. So, have your children play somewhere else.
Lastly, always carefully read manufacturers care instructions and ask your retailer for advice, too