6 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Mattress


by Milovan Simic February 01, 2017

6 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Mattress

No matter whether you have bought the most comfortable and the best mattress in the world, you can’t cling to it forever. While some mattress companies may say that their mattresses are built to last forever – they aren’t. Their end is inevitable. However, you can do something to prolong the basic functions of your mattress and extend its life.

Following are 6 ways to extend the life of your mattress:

  1. Get a mattress topper

A mattress topper works as a protective shield for your mattress, so anything that would happen to your mattress, will first happen to the protective topper. Most quality mattresses come with an inclusive topper, but if yours doesn’t have it, then you should consider buying one. Mattress toppers are relatively inexpensive. A latex or memory foam topper can cost a little more than a hundred dollars.

  1. Don’t eat in bed

While it may be tempting to grab a snack or breakfast in bed, it’s highly recommended that you keep the food off the bed. Crumbs can easily find their way into the mattress layers and sheets, while liquids can also cause problems.

  1. Clean your mattress once a month

Cleaning your mattress once a month may sound like a lot of work, but a simple vacuuming helps a lot in extending the life of your mattress. It not only removes dust but also gets rid of dust mites. So in a way, not only are you cleaning your mattress, but you are also eliminating the risks of allergy attacks, particularly when you or some other member of your family has allergen sensitivity. It is recommended to use natural cleaning materials (such as baking soda) for cleaning as they are less aggressive on the mattress.

  1. Flip or rotate your mattress twice a year

Even if a mattress company says that you don’t need to flip the mattress every once in a while because it has a “no flip” feature, it is still recommended that you do it twice a year. Doing this will even out the sagging and wear so it does not leave indentations behind. And if you do it regularly, then the weight of the mattress will be distributed over time and give its internal structure a chance to revive.

  1. Leave it outside on a sunny day once in a while

Try leaving your mattress in a nice sunny area if you want to remove any kind of mattress smell. The sunlight will dissolve the smell along with bacteria that may be flourishing in your mattress.

  1. Ensure your mattress is supported

A mattress is specifically designed to provide support, but it also needs to be supported in order to provide long lasting comfort. It is recommended that you inspect your bed foundation and frame every couple of years to ensure that they are providing a solid foundation for your mattress.

In conclusion, precautions are necessary to prolong the life of your mattress. However, the first and the most important thing is to purchase a good mattress. Because there is nothing you can do to extend the life of your mattress if it is not competent to begin with.  Once you have achieved this, the next important step is to add a durable and comfortable sheet set, such as you would find in bed sheets made from bamboo.




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