Caring for your Mattress

If you have recently bought a new mattress, it’s really important that you take good care of it. Not only will a well-looked-after mattress provide the support and comfort you need to ensure a good night’s sleep, it will also prolong its lifespan, resulting in less waste and fewer mattresses being disposed of – kinder to your purse and better for the planet!

You should see your mattress as an investment in your health and wellbeing – in the same way you would take your car for an MOT and service, you should also regularly give your bed some TLC!

Having found the right bed for you, here’s how to prolong its lifespan:

  • You should rotate your mattress regularly, from end-to-end in order to help minimise impression marks. It’s also important to turn or flip it over each week for the first few months of its life, and then monthly after that. But, if you have a non-turn or non-flip, sometimes known as a single-sided mattress, only rotate it from end-to-end as it has been specifically designed not to require to be turned
  • If delivered flat, do not roll or bend your new mattress as this could permanently damage the spring unit and would also invalidate any warranties or guarantees. Also, don’t treat it as a trampoline, in fact, avoid standing on it if you can even when changing the sheets
  • Air your new mattress both before initial use and regularly thereafter. Ideally, take it outside and gently vacuum the top every now and then. When you go on holiday, strip the bedclothes to give the bed a good length of time to air.
  • It’s also important to keep your mattress clean – you can clean the base with a soft brush to remove dust and fluff, or vacuum very carefully with the window wide open. Also move the bed out from any walls and vacuum well under and around the bed
  • Inevitably, mattresses are subject to all kinds of spillages and seepages over their lifetime, but make sure you use a mattress protector to avoid the mattress itself staining.
  • Another tip is to make sure your bed base adequately supports your mattress – if you put a new mattress on an old bed base, it could be a false economy!

Remember: some degree of body impressions, also known as dipping or settlement is inevitable – it’s a sign your mattress is conforming to your body shape.

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