Mattress Care

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Back in the day when coil spring mattresses were pretty much all you had to choose from, taking care of them was, shall we say, a job that was always thought about but never done. In fact, looking after a coil spring mattress may be something you have to do now! Not only can they be very heavy due to their size and the materials used, but you also have to flip them over and turn them as well.

For a lot of people, this simply isn’t possible, and this is one reason why I love memory foam mattresses so much. You see contrary to popular belief, a mattress like this can last you many years even if you buy one at the cheaper end of the market. But! There are a few points to consider if you want to get the best from your memory foam mattress.

When It First Arrives

During my research, I have come across a lot of complaints from people who say they have bought a 12-inch memory foam mattress but it isn’t this height at all. Well, in some cases there could be a fault the manufacturer needs to address.

However, in most cases, it’s because people are far too impatient when their mattress first arrives and who can blame you! After all, you’re about to enjoy the first decent night’s sleep you’ve had in a long time. I urge you to try and keep your patience under control!

Lots (if not all) brands of memory foam mattresses will arrive vacuum packed, and or rolled up. This means they need time to expand. The materials used are such that they will adjust to their surroundings. If you squash it for a long period of time, it will stay in that position. Therefore, if you’re told to leave your mattress for a number of hours before you use it, make sure you do.


Memory foam mattresses should never really be turned over. This is because they have a specific set of layers that all play a part in making sure you’re comfortable and they need to stay in the same order. However, you should rotate your mattress regularly.

Doing this will help stop yet another complaint I come across which is the problem with indentations that will not go away. For instance, if you’ve had your memory foam mattress for a few years without rotating it, no matter how much it cost you the foam will eventually mold to the shape of your body even when you’re not sleeping on it.

Cleaning your Memory Foam Mattress

Generally, you should keep your mattress away from liquids and if you do get a spill time is of the essence! Many models do come with easy zip-off covers that are machine washable which helps to keep the mattress underneath in a hygienic condition. If you don’t have this luxury, it’s wise to use a mattress cover to help repel substances that can cause stains.

If you do happen to have an accident, there are various methods you can use but it’s always best to refer to the care instructions provided by the manufacturer. It’s very important you don’t deviate from any care instructions provided because certain chemicals may have an adverse effect on the materials inside.

As you can see from the information above, there really isn’t much in terms of caring for a memory foam mattress and if you follow the guidelines I’ve given you here, it will give you many years of comfortable sleep!

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