How to care for your mattress and make it last longer
Although mattresses differ in types and brands and may vary in care and maintenance guidelines, the primary care practices are the same. No matter your mattress’s quality, it is expected that you keep them clean, protect them from accidents and damage, ensure they have the proper support, and rotate to even out wear and tear. We have put together some great tips on how to care for your mattress and make it last longer.
A mattress’s lifespan will rely on a few factors and putting these practices into effect can help ensure that you enjoy years of great sleep and that your investment lasts for many years.
Use a Mattress Protector
Mattress protectors may be one of the best and simplest ways to protect the lifespan of your mattress. Investing in a quality mattress protector will offer waterproof protection to guard against spills and accidents. Mattress protectors are great for reducing the amount of dust, debris, and dirt that make it into your bed.
Wash Bed linens often
Your bed linen can have more bacteria than your toilet seat if you do not wash them often. When you sleep, your body sheds sweat, oils, hair, and skin cells. Eating in your bed also leaves behind crumbs, and in addition to getting un-hygienic, all of this can get into your mattress layers, breeding bacteria and encouraging dust mites. In the event that you spend a lot of time at home in bed, changing your sheets at least twice a month is a great hygiene practice. It is recommended that you wash your bed sheets on average weekly.
Rotate Your Mattress
All mattresses can benefit from being rotated regularly, no matter the material or the size. Some manufacturers say it is unnecessary, but turning helps promote even wear while failing to rotate your mattress makes them more likely to become soft. Every two to six months, you can turn the mattress 180 degrees from head to foot; this is crucial in the first couple of years as you break into your new bed.
We hope that these tips can help you better care for your mattress and make it last longer!
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