Protect It Well
Your supplier may have advised you about mattress protectors when you visited the mattress sale. Protectors lie on top of the mattress and stop any number of things damaging it.
During the night, you’ll perspire, and you’ll need the moisture to be absorbed by something other than the mattress. Protectors also stop dust, mites, and bed bugs entering the mattress.
Protectors can be washed, but mattresses can’t, so it’s best to start using one from the first day you use your mattress.
Turn and Rotate
As weight damages mattresses over time, you’ll need to turn yours regularly to stop sinking and uncomfortable springs and pockets. Your supplier will advise you on which way to turn your mattress, though top to toe turning is generally acceptable.
If your mattress has a winter side and summer side, make sure you turn it as the seasons change to protect both the structure and your good nights sleep.
Let the Air In
Wherever possible, let your mattress air to stop odors lingering and evaporate any gathered moisture. The best time to do this is when you change your sheets. Around an hour should be a good amount of time for airing.
Switch Your Seating Position
Although tempting, sitting on the edge of your bed to get dressed or have a chat isn’t a sensible decision. The pressure on the edge causes a break in structure. Avoid sitting on or in your bed and, if it’s a habit you can’t break, be sure to change the area you sit on each day to spread out the pressure.
Keep Things Clean
You’ll need to adopt a careful cleaning routine with your mattress to avoid causing unnecessary damage. Regularly take a vacuum cleaner to the surface to remove any buildup of dust or debris, so those breakfast crumbs get sucked off before they can be pressed into the mattress.
If you spill anything on your mattress, wipe it clean with a damp cloth, but don’t oversaturate it with moisture. Let any wet patches completely dry before remaking the bed.
If you’re in the market for a new mattress and need help deciding, speak to a trusted supplier for advice on which style will suit you best and last the longest.
How to Take Care of Your Mattress, SleepingLikeALog.com
Taking Care of Your Mattress, Sleep.org