Your mattress is the only thing between you and a good night’s sleep. You could be spending nearly eight hours every day on your mattress, so it’s important to take steps to protect this essential piece of furniture. If you want your mattress to last as long as possible, follow these tips:
Rotate, flip and keep your mattress looking and performing like new.
Rotate, flip and turn your mattress
- Rotate every 3 months
- Flip every 6 months
- Turn 180 degrees every year or so (if you can)
Cleaning your mattress
- Vacuum it often with a soft brush attachment. This will help keep dirt away from the surface of the mattress and allow for better air circulation when you sleep on it. It’s also a good idea to dust mites off regularly with a dry cloth or vacuum cleaner.
Buy a topper for added comfort and protection for your mattress.
A topper is a thin layer of material that fits on top of your mattress and provides additional comfort and support. Because it’s not as thick as a mattress, you can get away with using a topper even if you have limited space.
When choosing the right kind of topper for your bed, look at factors like density and thickness. Density refers to how firm or soft each foam type feels; higher numbers mean the foam is firmer, while lower numbers make for softer foams. Thickness measures how high up off the ground the foam will sit—the standard thickness is 4 inches but some models offer more cushioning than others if that’s what you’re after.
Toppers also come in different types: memory foam (which molds around your body), latex (which conforms more quickly than memory foam), hybrid (a combination of both), wool (which is naturally breathable) and natural rubber (which helps relieve pressure points).
Use a mattress protector to extend the life of your bed.
A mattress protector is a great way to keep your mattress clean and dry. They prevent allergens and bacteria from entering your bed, keeping it healthy for years to come. Mattress protectors can be washed regularly, so you will never have to buy another one again!
If you have allergies or asthma, this is an especially important consideration when buying a new mattress. The best way to make sure that your allergies don’t flare up while sleeping is by using a protective cover over the actual mattress itself. This prevents dust mites and other allergens from attacking your body while you sleep at night; it also keeps away any liquid spills that might occur during the day (e.g., if someone spills coffee onto their bed).
Cleaning your mattress is important, but it’s just as important to clean your sheets.
Cleaning your mattress is important, but it’s just as important to clean your sheets. Dirty sheets will lead to a bad night’s sleep. You should wash them at least once a week. To do so, put the sheets in the washer with some detergent and set it on warm for 15 minutes (this will prevent wrinkles). After that, take out of the washer and lay flat or hang them up on an indoor clothesline or outside in good weather.
If you don’t have access to a washer/dryer, you can hand-wash them in warm water with detergent and then hang them up outside to dry out completely before putting them back on the bed.#ENDWRITE
To keep your mattress in tip-top shape, don’t eat or drink in bed.
To keep your mattress in tip-top shape, don’t eat or drink in bed. Your mattress is likely made of either cotton or foam (or both!) and will stain easily if food or drinks are spilled on it. If you spill something on the surface of your mattress, it can damage the material and make it less comfortable to sleep on. Even worse? It might attract bugs that could ruin your sleep even more!
Keep pets off the bed and out of the room if you can.
It’s not just your dog that can damage a mattress. Cats and other pets can scratch and chew on the bed, which is why you should keep them off if you can. If they are in the room, cover or move their litter box so they don’t use your bed as a bathroom spot. Pet hair and dander also build up over time, so keeping them out of your bedroom will help keep allergens down as well.
Keeping pets out of the bedroom also protects your bed frame and other furniture from being damaged by sharp claws or heavy bodies (and even urine stains). Because cats like to sleep high up on things like headboards or nightstands, their claws may leave marks on these surfaces too! Plus, keeping pets away from fabrics will help prevent any accidental damage done during playtime with toys (or other things).
Making your mattress last longer is easier than you think!
So you want to make your mattress last longer. It’s a great idea, but sometimes we don’t have time or energy for anything other than sleeping. Well, below is a list of tips that will make it easy on you:
- Rotate your mattress every six months. This means turning it 180 degrees so that the head and foot are now in opposite places. This helps distribute wear across the entire surface of the bed and prevents it from wearing out at one end first. If you’re not sure how to rotate your mattress without doing any damage, check out our guide here!
- Flip over or rotate your pillows as well! Just like mattresses, pillows can lose their fluffiness over time if they aren’t turned regularly. To keep them fresh longer (and prevent them from becoming too flat), flip them every week or so—just make sure to match up all seams before putting them back into place! The same goes for any large pillow-top mattresses: just flip ’em over once in awhile!
We hope our tips help you to make the most of your investment! A quality mattress can last you ten years or more, but only if you take care of it. Keep in mind that a new mattress is an investment, and taking care of it can save you money in the long run!
As always, if you have any questions about how long your own mattress should last – or anything else about mattresses – please contact us for advice.