Guide to caring for your mattress

Guide to caring for your mattress

A good mattress is essential to good sleep, and good sleep is essential to positive wellbeing. When you buy your new mattress, you’ll undoubtedly want to do what you can to keep it in the best condition possible, so that it lasts longer and stays both comfortable and supportive to sleep on.

Easy care tips to maintain your mattress

One | Rotate your mattress regularly

We recommend rotating your mattress every 3 months at least. Rotating helps to distribute the mattress filling, rather than the pressure remaining focused on one area. By giving equal weight distribution, the wear and tear of your mattress will be evened out and will be much less likely to sag on one side.

To rotate your mattress, simply switch it from head to foot, and you can also turn your mattress, if it is suitable for flipping.

Two |  Use a mattress protector

We advise investing in a mattress protector as soon as you start using your new mattress. This is one of the simplest ways to help your mattress last longer as a protector will reduce the risk of your mattress being damaged.

Mattress damage can happen easily, from drink spillages to accidents. A protector also helps prevent dust getting into your mattress and can reduce the effects of allergies from dust mites. 

Three | Don’t let pets sleep on your mattress

We all love our furry four-legged friends, and they may very well love your new mattress. However, for the sake of maintaining your mattress and keeping it in good condition for longer, it’s much better to give your pets their own bed to snuggle down in at night. 

Pets can’t help shedding fur, it’s just what they do, and this will do your mattress no favours. Pet dander can also cause skin and chest irritations, and you’ll be breathing in everything they shed. Throw into the mix any pet toileting accidents together with paw and fur muck from the outside and it’s easy to see why letting your pet on your bed is likely to be a big mattress mistake. 

Four | Change bedding regularly

By washing your bed linen regularly, you’ll help reduce the amount of sweat, oil and dead skin that seeps into your mattress. This will help reduce dust and dust mites and keep your mattress fresher for longer.

There’s also nothing like the feeling of climbing into bed at night with freshly washed sheets! 

Five | No jumping!

As an adult, you’re probably less likely to go jumping around on your mattress (although who are we to say for sure?). But if you have children -- or monkeys as the nursery rhyme goes -- try and discourage them from using beds as trampolines. 

Jumping on the bed can damage the foam and springs of a mattress, causing them to wear down more quickly. 

How long should a mattress last?

Typically, your mattress should last for around 10 years. This is as long as you have bought a quality, well-made mattress, because buying below standard often results in a mattress unfit for purpose.

Maintaining your mattress by following the above simple tips will help keep it in the best condition possible so that it lasts its full life and helps you sleep soundly.  

For advice on both finding the right mattress for you and caring for it, contact one of our Bed Master Technicians, online, by calling 01274850735 or by visiting our showroom.