We have long been advocates of investing a good amount of money in the mattress which you sleep on, owing to the amount of time which you will spend lying on it each year. A good quality mattress offers the necessary amount of lumbar and neck support which will help you to rest better as you sleep, and feel better when you are awake. No matter if you buy mattress in a box or look for products which utilize different materials, simply buying a great mattress is not enough. Additionally you should look to do all you can to keep that mattress in good shape, and here is how to go about it.
Using a Protector
One of the simplest ways in which you can ensure the longevity of your mattress is to use a protector from the very beginning. This offers excellent protection against stains caused from spillage or sweat, as well as reducing the amount of dust and dirt which can make its way into the mattress over time.
Washing Bed Linens
Regularly washing your bed linen is something which we should all look to do from a hygiene point of view, and in doing so you will also be able to look after your mattress. Over time your linens will becoming dirty from hairs, sweat and skin cells, all of which is perfectly natural. Failing to keep those linens clean however can have an impact on the quality of your mattress over time, as those particles can find their way into the mattress.
Rotating Your Mattress
If your mattress doesn’t feature a layer of gel or additional foam then flipping it regularly will most definitely help it to stay in shape and prevent it from getting misshapen. If you do have a mattress with a special top layer on one side then look to rotate the mattress from top to tail, which will also ensure that it maintains a good structure.
Letting Your Mattress Breathe
When you have a sunny day take the opportunity to wash your bed linen and leave the mattress bear so that it can breathe. Opening the window will ensure steady airflow which will ensure that the mattress doesn’t retain any moisture. A humid and moist mattress can be a breeding ground for dust mites, which will cause damage to the mattress over time.
Follow The Rules
All mattress manufacturers will have clear instructions as to how best to wash the mattress, which is something that you should look to adhere to. It may be that some cleaning products or solutions can compromise the integrity of the mattress, which is why you should always read the instructions before looking to give it a clean. If you do clean the mattress then you must ensure that the material is completely dry before placing your bed linens, for the reasons which we have already discussed around moisture.
In reality there isn’t much to do in terms of maintenance for your mattress, the key is knowing what to do and making sure that you take the time to keep it in good shape.