As the owner of a brand new mattress, it’s important to take the necessary precautions to take care of your latest purchase. There are many elements that can affect the quality of your mattress over time, so we have compiled a list of the most important factors to provide proper care and to prolong the life of your mattress.
- Break it in!
You’ve been sleeping on your previous mattress for quite some time now, so allow up to 1 week for your body to adjust to your new mattress.
- Rotate your mattress
Thanks to new technology and innovation, the days of flipping your mattress are slowly coming to an end. Nevertheless, rotating your mattress remains necessary to help preserve the life of your mattress. Body indentations are a normal occurrence and indicate upholstery layers are attune to a person’s body shape. Some mattresses will benefit from a seasonal rotation to evenly distribute any wear you are putting the mattress through as a result of sleeping on it every night.
- Get a high-quality mattress pad
A good mattress pad provides waterproof protection, guarding your mattress from spills, stains and accidents.
- Mattress Frame.
A sturdy high-quality bed frame will provide necessary support for your new mattress. For queen and king-sized sets, it is essential for the frame to have strong center support. This will avoid bowing or breakage of the mattress.
- Don’t live on the edge
Constant pressure on the edge of your mattress can wear it down. If you have a habit of sitting repeatedly on the same edge of your bed to put your socks and clothes on in the morning, it can affect the quality of the mattress over time. Pressure consistently placed on the same edge can affect the mattress just as it does to the center.
- Keep it clean & dry!
Accidents happen. Spills, stains and other mishaps are sometimes inevitable. Even though you may have a high-quality mattress pad, it’s still important to keep liquids and products that may stain far away from your mattress. Your mattress will absorb moisture from your body heat and humidity. Remove all bedding and let your mattress air out for a few hours in the sunlight once in a while to keep it fresh. Moisture is prime ingredient for mold growth, so ensure your mattress is completely dry before replacing your bed sheets.
Another important cleaning method to consider is to vacuum your mattress as often as possible to rid it of any and all dust particles.
- As comfortable as your new bed is, try to avoid jumping on it.
Although trampolines are fun, your mattress should not be considered one. Constant jumping and rough-housing can damage the interior foundation and will ruin the coils and fibers in your mattress.
- Buy a matching box spring
Lack of proper support can damage the foundation of your mattress. Purchasing a box spring that pairs with your mattress will provide it the appropriate support it needs for years to come.
- Don’t use a board
The mattress you have just purchased doesn’t require additional “support” from a board between the mattress and spring box. It may appear as though a board will enhance the quality of your mattress, but it won’t last long and will decrease the natural support from your mattress.
For more tips on best practices for taking care of your new mattress, contact us or visit us at one of our locations!