16 March 2014,
Every mattress is an investment, not only financially, but also in the quality of sleep you’re going to get. As your quality of sleep directly impacts your quality of living, knowing how to protect that investment – the mattress, is essential to ensure that it lasts longer, giving you peace of mind for many nights to come.
Most people tend to sleep in the same spot on their mattress every night. This can lead to uneven wear on the coil springs that provide support. It’s important to turn these types of mattresses once every six months – alternate between turning them from end to end, and side to side. This will ensure that it maintains its orthopaedic properties.
Use a high-quality, washable mattress protector to keep your mattress clean and stain-free. Using a mattress protector creates a barrier to dust mites. Mattress protectors and mattress pads are not the same thing.
Throw your bed covers back at the start of each day to allow your bed to breathe. This will also allow body moisture to evaporate. Do this for about 20 minutes each day to keep your mattress fresh.
Replace the old foundation when purchasing a new mattress. An old foundation may not provide sufficient support. It may appear that your new mattress is sagging when it is really the foundation which supports the mattress.
Avoid using water or chemicals to clean your mattress because they may alter your mattress life and the materials in your mattress. If you must clean a stain, apply cold water and mild soap sparingly.
Vacuum your mattress with an upholstery attachment to keep it clean and to minimize dust mites.