When purchasing a new mattress it's important to take proper care of it. This will help prolong its wear and help keep it within its warranty. There are a few top things you should be doing to make sure you get your money's worth. Here are our 6 Tips For Proper Mattress Care...
Invest in proper support
It's important to start on the right foot and invest in your new mattress. It doesn't mean it has to be expensive, just the correct support for you. A supportive mattress is guaranteed to last longer than one that doesn't offer the right support. If you're unsure how to decide what is right for you, check out our mattress guide.
The best thing you can do to prolong the life of your mattress is use a mattress protector. Preferably water resistant. On average, we lose around 250 ml of sweat per night. Without a protector that's all going straight into the mattress. Excess water leads to breakage of the fibres and overall hygiene issues such as allergies and dust mites.
Clean your mattress reguarly
Vacuuming your mattress regularly can reduce the risk of dust mites. We recommend doing this every 2 weeks or so to ensure dust doesn't get a chance to build up. It's also a good idea to do a deep clean every 6 months with a non-abrasive mattress cleaner. Make sure not to soak the mattress as liquid can cause structural defects.
Rotating or flipping the mattress helps to even out wear time. If you sleep in the same spot every night, it can lead to sagging and dipping. Rotating the mattress makes it less likely sag in one spot. Always check the instructions on the mattress before flipping, some can't be flipped entirely for support reasons.
Take care when moving the mattress
A common cause of mattress damage is the mattress being bent whilst moving. Bending the mattress can cause the fibres and springs to break or move, causing structural damage. Always take care when moving a mattress and make sure it can fit in a room before moving.
Check your warranty
A lot of mattress warranties can be void from skipping these steps. Warranties tend to only cover factory defects but if your mattress is defective and you haven't followed these steps, the warranty often becomes void. Always check your warranty before sleeping on the mattress.