A brand-new mattress is no small investment. After you’ve done the research and taken the time to find the best mattress for your sleeping needs, you’ll want to do whatever you can to make it last as long as possible. If you don’t, then you’ll just be buying a new one again in a few years’ time.
Fortunately, there are a number of precautions you can take to maximize the lifespan of your mattress (and your dollar). Check out our top tips for giving your new mattress a long and healthy life!
1) Use a mattress pad or cover.
Dirt, dust, hair, moisture, bacteria, and other debris make your mattress dirty, less sanitary, and deteriorate its fibers and overall structure. While you can’t avoid bringing these particles into your bed entirely, you can provide an extra layer of protection for your mattress. With a mattress cover or pad to take the brunt of the damage, your mattress will maintain its quality for much longer.
2) Clean your mattress regularly.
Just like with any high-value item, routine cleaning will keep your mattress in optimal shape for a longer period of time. Every few months, take the time to remove stains, vacuum up debris, and disinfect your mattress to remove bacteria. Follow your manufacturer’s instructions (and our tips) to ensure you’re using the proper products and techniques. Oh, and while you’re at it, throw your bedding in the wash too!
3) Give pets their own sleeping space.
Again, maximizing the lifespan of your mattress is all about reducing the amount of dirt, allergens, and bacteria that penetrate its fibers. As cute as they are, your dog or cat will only add extra dirt, hair, moisture, and weight to your mattress. Instead of letting them share your bed, give them a comfy bed of their own nearby. If you can’t resist those puppy dog eyes, then at least take extra precautions to protect your mattress, such as pad, protector, extra pet blanket, and washing linens more frequently.
4) Rotate your mattress.
Rotating your mattress every 3-6 months promotes even wear to minimize any decrease in comfort or support. By shifting your weight to different areas, you’re giving the internal structures of your mattress a chance to recover. The result is fewer lumps, bumps, depressions, and overall damage.
No matter how many steps you take to prolong the life of your mattress, sooner or later the time will come when you need to say goodbye. When that point arrives, Replacement Mattress has you covered! We offer a wide selection of high-quality mattresses for sofa beds, RVs, truck cabs, boats, and any auxiliary sleeping space you’re looking to upgrade.
To learn more about or order a mattress from any of our product lines, check out our website or give us a call today!