How to Take Care of Your Mattress: Do’s & Don’ts

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A perfect mattress is the key to healthy sleep routine. But what does it take to hold that mattress for long?

Here are the best ways to take care of your new mattress (making is stay fresh & cozy for as long as possible):

Invest in a mattress protector

A good mattress protector would help in yielding prolonged life to your mattress. Best mattress protectors are usually both waterproof and breathable; preventing the mattress from any kind of dust mites, bed bugs or even any mold & mildew build-up.

Why do we recommend a waterproof mattress protector? Most of the comfy mattresses in market are layered with polyurethane foam on the surface. Foam on first hand has a tendency of losing its resiliency from two main things; weight and moisture. The giant sponge can soak up any kind of moisture; accelerating breakdown of the surface layer of the mattress. Keeping your mattress protected and dry would help it in retaining its shape for a longer duration.

Use a proper bed frame

The importance of a bed frame can be thought of as the foundation for a house. Make sure your bed frame has a center support, that reaches ground. Getting the right bed frame builds a strong mattress foundation; protecting it from “bowing” over time.

Rotate your mattress head-to-toe

Gone are the days, when top mattress brands used to sell double sided mattresses. The old trend of 2 sided mattresses has been successfully replaced by single-sided or no-flip mattresses. So, all you need to do is rotate the mattress quite often; which helps it wear evenly.

Avoid sitting on the edge of a mattress

Believe it or not! A habit of sitting on the edges of your mattress can aid in a lot of wear and tear. Deteriorated edges of your mattress can progressively travel to the center of the mattress. So, try and avoid sitting on the edges if you can.

Let your mattress “Air Out”

In a country like ours, humidity in the air can be a great enemy for your plush mattress. Your mattress can collect a lot of moisture from its surrounding atmosphere and airing them out occasionally is a good idea. Just strip-off those sheets and let your mattress “breathe” for few hours, in the daylight.

Few Quickies:

  • Avoid using any form of dry-cleaning fluid to clean your mattress.
  • Keep it as dry as you can.
  • Say a strict “No”, to the technique of using boards between the mattress and the box spring.
  • Turn your mattress at least 4 times a year to distribute the wear evenly.
  • Avoid long sitting on the bed.
  • Avoid jumping on the mattress. It might damage the coils and fibers inside.
  • Use baking soda to avoid any foul smell in your mattress. Just sprinkle it over and wait for 20 minutes; it will absorb the odors.