Congratulations on your purchase of a new mattress. Shopping for a new mattress can often be a herculean task, especially for those who are looking for a perfect blend of comfort and value. After spending time and money on your brand new mattress, it’s only natural for you to do everything possible to ensure that you extend the lifespan of your mattress as much as possible.
Generally, most mattresses have a lifespan of five to seven years. Truth is, there’s no single way to tell for how long every mattress will actually last. Plenty of factors play into that fluctuating number of years, including the type of mattress, the quality of its materials, and how well you take care of it. However, the way and manner you take care of your mattress is one factor you can control and this always helps to extend the lifespan of the mattress. More so, with proper care and maintenance, your new mattress may be able to serve you well for up to ten years.
Check out our top tips for giving your new mattress a long and healthy life.
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.
Use Strong Bed Base
The base of your bed plays a surprising role in the lifespan of your mattress. If it does not adequately support the mattress, for example with too few support slats or not enough center support, it can cause the mattress to sag or bow. It is essential to make sure your mattress does have the right kind of support. This helps preserve the integrity of materials and prevent early wear. A good quality bed base distributes the weight of the mattress evenly throughout. Therefore, if you want your mattress to last longer, check if it’s time for a new bed base. For the best support, it is recommended that buyers can opt for the Winco divan mattress that is a combination of a mattress and a bed frame.
Rotate Your Mattress Every Three Months
Although some mattress manufacturers claim that you do not need to rotate it to extend your mattress lifespan, you can definitely add years to your mattress if you do so regularly. As the weight of your body puts pressure on the internal structure of your mattress, these structures can become permanently deformed if you do not give them a chance to restore themselves.
Deodorize your Mattress
The average person sweats out about half a pint of perspiration every night, not to mention shedding skin cells. To keep your mattress fresh, deodorizing it is essential. Firstly, you should use your vacuum (with a clean upholstery attachment) to remove dust, dead skin cells, and any other debris. Next, sift baking soda over your mattress. This absorbs odors and has the benefit of being completely natural if you want to scent your mattress, add five drops of essential oils to the soda before you sprinkle it on. Leave this for 30 minutes and then vacuum it off to remove any lingering smells. This should be done once a season, so every three months.
Always use Clean Sheets on your Mattress
Sheets can be a breeding ground for dust mites which can burrow into your mattress and exasperate any breathing issues or allergies. Therefore, washing them once a week on high heat is essential, as cleaning them regularly reduces the risk of this happening. However, make sure that all sheets are 100% dry before placing them back on the bed as dampness increases the risk of bacteria or mold occurring.
For us at Winco Foam Industries, we hope you’ve found some tips to extend the lifespan of your mattress. For more on our wide range of mattresses, visit us on www.wincofoam.com or interact with our sleep experts on 09062010211.