Purchasing a mattress is one of the most important investments you'll make during your life. We spend one third of our lives sleeping, so if you've had your mattress for 10 years, you've likely spent about 30,000 hours on it.
Really, your mattress is every bit as important as the investment you make in other big ticket items like your car. A well maintained, well cared for, and quality product will deliver years of service. If you look at your mattress purchase as a long term investment, you'll reap the benefits.
Ignoring the care of your mattress can have adverse effects on the quality of your sleep AND your wallet! Proper care prolongs its life and ensures you the quality sleep that you need to wake healthy and happy every morning. There are a number of easy things you can do to ensure your mattress stays in tip top shape.
Treat it like any other piece of fine furniture. Don't stand or jump on it!
Make sure you carefully read the warranty card that comes with your mattress. It will give you a basic guideline for maintaining your mattress. Proper maintenance and attention is the key to mattress longevity.
Check that the legs and casters are tight on your base! Settling over time can affect the stability of your bed.
Rotating your mattress from head to toe regularly will help increase its life, ensuring you look after your investment. Turn your mattress every 2 weeks for the first 3 months or as instructed by the manufacturer. Thereafter turn it every two months. Some new mattresses don't need flipping. Check with the manufacturer's instructions.
To protect your mattress from stains use a mattress protector, which, if soiled, is far easier to clean and cheaper to replace than a mattress is. It may be a condition of the warranty that you use a mattress protector.
Keep your mattress clean and dry.
Treat spills and stains as soon as possible. Gently scrape away any soiling or mop away liquid from the fabric. Always refer to your manufacturer's care label, but generally you will only need to use lukewarm soapy water to remove the residue of the spill. Don't saturate the fabric or interior with water or other cleaning liquid. Dry thoroughly in the shade, away from direct heat.
Vacuum the mattress regularly (each time you change your sheets) using low suction to remove fluff and dust.
If you're due for an upgrade, or simply want to see if your mattress is right for you, why not check out our Mattress Selector tool. Through a series fo lifestyle and sleep related questions it'll assess the size, feel and type of mattress that fits you best.
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Bedshed is one of Australia's largest mattress, bedding and bedroom furniture retailers. We carry ranges of beds, bedroom suites, children's bedroom furniture, headboards & bases and mattresses from brands like Sealy, Sleepmaker, Tempur, Kingsdown, Dreamsense and Insignia, as well as a wide range of manchester and pillows.