Keeping your mattress in good shape is essential to securing a good night’s sleep and ensuring your guarantee or warranty remains intact. It’s easy to assume that maintaining a mattress is too much effort, but our tips are simple and can be carried out while you change your sheets. Here are some suggestions for maintaining a happy, healthy mattress.
Before unwrapping your mattress, we suggest you lay on it first to ensure it has the comfort and support level you were looking for. Once you remove your mattress from the packaging, this breaks the hygiene seal, which means you cannot return it after.
Take your mattress out of the packaging, giving it plenty of time to air before placing sheets on it and your bedtime.
Please note: Memory foam is treated with a fire retardant spray. If you purchase an all-foam mattress or one that contains a layer of memory foam, you may notice a slight chemical odour. If so, leave your mattress to air in a ventilated room, and the smell will dissipate within a few days.
Before making your bed each morning, pull back your sheets to allow your bed and mattress to breathe for 20 minutes. This technique will ventilate the mattress, allowing excess moisture from the night to evaporate. If you make your bed straight away, slight moisture will be trapped in your mattress and sheets. Overall, this can contribute to the slow deterioration of the fibre fillings in your bed, decreasing the longevity of your mattress.
Generally, it’s recommended that you flip and rotate your mattress every two weeks in the first three months of its use and every three months after that. This will prevent your bed from losing shape and help the fillings settle evenly.
Before flipping your mattress, please ensure that it’s double-sided. Single-sided mattresses only require rotating, whereas two-sided mattresses can be flipped and rotated.
When you purchase a new mattress, it can be tempting to bounce on it, especially for kids. To maintain to quality of your spring system, you should avoid jumping on it. This will prevent it from losing its shape or incurring any damage, which means it will be more supportive and comfortable when you sleep.
For the reasons described in the previous point, we recommend avoiding sitting on the edge of your mattress. This can weaken the mattress’s borders and cause the sides to sag, compromising the support your bed can provide in the long term.
Hand brush your mattress regularly to maintain a dust-free surface. Do not vacuum, as this can pull fibre fillings through the fabric cover.
A good mattress protector is a must-have when maintaining a healthy sleeping environment. Not only do they protect against accidental spillages, but also dust mites build up in your mattress. For those with a dust mite allergy, using a mattress protector is a no-brainer.
With all these tips in mind, your mattress will provide the utmost comfort and support for the maximum amount of time.