How to Maintain my new Mattress?

How to Maintain my new Mattress?

Mark Stuart |

We all deserve some TLC, including our beds! If you've recently purchased a new bed, it's crucial to care for both the mattress and the bed base properly. A well-maintained bed provides the support and comfort needed for a healthy night's sleep and extends the mattress's lifespan, reducing waste and benefiting your wallet and the environment.

Think of your bed as an investment in your health and well-being. Just as you would take your car for regular maintenance, you should also regularly check that your bed is providing the comfort and support you need.

Once you've found the right bed, here's how to care for it:

Rotate Your Mattress Regularly

Rotate it from end to end to minimize impression marks. Turn (flip) it over weekly for the first few months, then monthly. If you have a non-turn (single-sided) mattress, designed not to be turned, still rotate it from end to end. Turning the mattress regularly ensure that weight is getting distributed evenly and stops a mattress from ‘sagging’ over time.

Avoid Bending or Rolling

If your mattress was delivered flat, don't bend or roll it, as this can damage the spring unit and void warranties. Even a mattress which was delivered vacuum packed (rolled up) should not be bent or distorted once you have opened it and let it regain its full shape. Avoid standing on it or treating it like a trampoline, no matter how tempting.

Air It Out

Before use, and regularly afterward, air your mattress. If possible, take it outside and gently vacuum the top. When you're lucky and have any holidays coming up strip the bedclothes to let it air out whilst away.

Keep It Clean

Using a mattress protector is essential! A protector will dramatically increase the life expectancy of your bed and save you lots of money in the long run. Everyone sweats throughout the night and this sweat has no where to go apart from into your mattress, this can cause degradation to the fillings over time. Clean the base with a soft brush or a vacuum, when ever you get the chance. Similar to keeping sweat out the mattress this stops dust mites and horrible allergens from harbouring themselves in your bed. Move the bed from the wall and vacuum thoroughly underneath.

Support Your Mattress Properly

Ensure your bed base sufficiently supports the mattress. Placing a new mattress on an old bed base can be a false economy, reducing the life expectancy of your mattress dramatically. If your base is damaged this will transfer straight through to your mattress. Slats or a solid platform top (divan base) are the best options to ensure your mattress is getting the support it needs. Again, if you place your lovely new mattress on a faulty older base this may void or impact your guarantee/warranty.

Expect Body Impressions

These are a sign your mattress is conforming to your body shape and are perfectly normal. A mattress is designed to conform to the contours of your body to provide support and comfort. As it adapts, the mattress materials settle to fit your unique shape, creating impressions.

By following these steps, you'll maintain the comfort and longevity of your bed, ensuring many nights of restful sleep. If you are taking good care of your mattress but are starting to notice lumps and bumps, creaks and crunches, and waking up with a sore back, it might be time to replace it. Have a look through our extensive selections of mattress and we are sure you will find one ideal for you!