You are always sure that when you get home after a day of work your bed will wait for you. Sleep, rest, relaxation and not only are few of the things a bed provides you with. But you must not forget of what’s under the sheets. Namely, the mattress, which is one of the things you have to care for and make sure is in the optimal condition.
Following are 7 easy ways you can make your mattress last longer, for up to 10 years, and enjoy a good night’s sleep without worrying about having to buy a new one.
- Balance out the wear and tear
For you to use the mattress to its full potential and also increase its life, you have to either flip, for two-sided mattresses or rotate it, for one-sided mattresses. This way, you will continuously change the side of the mattress being used the most, and therefore balancing out the wear and tear.
- Use a mattress protector
After buying your mattress, the first thing you should do is look for a mattress protector. A water resistant or waterproof protector is recommended as you can never know when you’ll spill something on your bed. And we’re not talking about water. Harder to clean liquids can also be spilled accidentally, forcing you to begin a cleaning process of your mattress. A protector also makes sure that the form of the mattress won’t be altered in time.
- Vacuum your mattress
Dirt, dust mites and dead skin debris have to be regularly cleaned out of your mattress. Therefore, you should vacuum it! Not only it will be clean of allergens and the aforementioned issues, but vacuuming will also keep it fresh – and increasing its life time.
- Excess pressure on the mattress – avoid it!
On short, avoid jumping on it as it will make the mattress deteriorate faster. Too much pressure on it, such as the said jumping or anything that deforms it will result in visible damage to your mattress. As a result, your mattress won’t last as long as you wanted it to. Also, stress on the edge of the mattress – one of its weakest points – should be avoided as it will again, contribute to its deterioration.
- Support the mattress that supports you!
A mattress is made to support you. But also take into account what is required to support the mattress – the bed frame. The bed frame should be inspected regularly and also checked and see if it complies with the guidance that’s usually offered by the manufacturers. The boxsprings of your bed should also be inspected to make sure that they are not saggy and worn out.
- Wash your mattress accordingly
All of the mattresses come with the manufacturer’s instructions, which will specify the material used in the cover. According to the nature of this material and any other instructions specified in the manual, you should be careful and wash the mattress properly.
- Keep your warranty in mind!
To make sure your mattress will last for a very long time, you must also be sure that you buy it in a perfect state. So, you should check the terms and length of your warranty, and if you notice any defects that might affect its life time, be sure to make a warranty claim.
Keep your mattress safe and you will also keep yourself safe and healthy. It’s the thing you sleep on after all – you have to make sure of its optimal condition.