How Can you Extend the Life of Your Mattress?
- Turn over the Mattress.
- Use a mattress protector.
- Get a mattress topper.
- Clean the mattress regularly.
- Let the mattress “breathe”.
- Do not jump on the mattress.
- Pay attention to the base of the bed.
So you bought a mattress. They brought it home, unpacked it, laid it on the bed, and of course, admired their purchase.
But that’s not all. Well, no matter how expensive and high-quality the mattress is, you need to take care of it. Do you want it to last as long as possible?
Here are some tips on how to take care of your mattress.
Extend the life of your mattress by turning it over regularly.
Every three months you need to turn the mattress in relation to the positions “up-down” and “head-legs”. In this way, you need to turn over all double-sided mattresses. For single-sided mattresses, it is enough to change the position of the head and foot parts.
Use a mattress protector.
A mattress protector is a must for your new mattress, but also for your old mattress if you want to use it longer. They have been proven to extend the life of your mattresses by protecting them from all liquids and dirt.
Get a mattress topper or a hygienic topper.
Their main task is to protect the mattress from dust, moisture, stains, and all kinds of harmful microbes and increase its life. It is always easier to remove the mattress cover and wash it in the washing machine than to clean the mattress itself.
Clean the mattress regularly.
If you do not have a mattress topper, do not forget to clean the mattress regularly. The mattress must be vacuumed at least once a month. Do not forget to also remove stains on the surface of the mattress in time with gentle detergents.
Let the mattress “breathe”.
When you change the bedding, open the window and ventilate the room for at least 30-40 minutes. If the mattress has a removable cover, it is ideal to remove it. This will reduce the accumulated moisture in the mattress and prevent mold and bacteria growth.
Do not jump on the mattress.
Each mattress has its own maximum load capacity. When you lie down on a bed, your body weight is evenly distributed on the surface. However, when you jump, you put pressure on one or two points. This contributes to the deformation of the mattress filler. And the more often children (or you) jump on the mattress, the faster it becomes unusable.
Pay attention to the base of the bed.
No matter what material the slatted base is made of, check it regularly for cracks and damage. Without quality support, the mattress will begin to sag under the weight of the person sleeping, causing premature wear and tear on your bed.