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How to care for your mattress

5 ways to make your mattress last longer

If you’ve just purchased a good mattress, you want to make the most of it. Looking after your mattress can extend its life, save you money and improve your comfort of sleep.

Here are quick tips for mattress maintenance and how to know when to replace and old mattress. 

Following these simple maintenance instructions will help you care for your mattress really well.

5 tips on how to care for your mattress

Bed mattress protection

Should you use a mattress protector or cover?

Using a mattress protector is always advised. This will not only help you prevent spills and stains but also ensure that you can use the warranty if you have to. Sometimes warranties may be revoked if the mattress is stained. 

Keep your mattress flat

Bed mattress should be kept on a flat surface. If your mattress is rolled, folded or placed on an uneven surface, it may cause an irreversible damage. This may also invalidate your warranty. 

Turn your mattress regularly

How often should you turn your mattress?

If you have a new mattress, ideally you should turn it weekly for the first two months. After that, turn in once a month. Remember not only to flip the mattress but also to turn top to bottom and side to side. If your mattress is a ‘no turn’ one, you don’t have to move it.


Another mattress maintenance must-do is vacuuming and keeping it dust free. When vacuuming your mattress, always use a soft brush attachment. 


If you use a mattress protector, it’s unlikely you’d have to clean it. But if it happens, do it with care. Always read manufacturer’s cleaning instructions first. Apart from that, don’t use bleach or strong cleaning agents as they may cause damage. Or if you prefer not to do it yourself, use a good local cleaning company.

When to replace a mattress?

Typically a good quality mattress should last you about ten years. However it doesn’t mean that you have to replace it after that time, it may be still in a good condition.


How to inspect your mattress

So how do you know when to replace your mattress? To inspect the quality and wear of your mattress, remove all the covers and look at the surface on both sides, the top and the bottom. Look for any indentations if this is a sprung mattress

Your mattress should be flat on both sides. If there are any distortions or ridges, this means that it’s time to replace it.

These are the top tips on how to care for your mattress, extend its life and help you sleep better. 

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