Do you love your bed and want to make your mattress last longer before replacing it? Well, you’re in the right place. Common advice says to replace your mattress every six to eight years. Some people even get a new mattress every two to five years. However, your mattress might last much longer than you think with the proper care.
At Quality Sleep Shops we want you to have the best night’s sleep every night. If that means staying with your current mattress then we want to help you take care of it.
Here are six easy ways to make your mattress last longer.
Let’s take a deeper dive in to each one.
One of the easiest ways to make your mattress last linger is to use a mattress protector. It’s recommended that you use a mattress protector from the moment you purchase your bed. A good mattress protector will prevent bed bugs and mites from finding a home in your mattress. It will also protect against spills and keep sweat and hair off the mattress. If you haven’t been using a mattress protector, start using one right away to extend the life of your mattress.
Another great way to make your mattress last longer is to rotate it regularly. Rotating your mattress helps to even out the wear and prevents it from getting too soft and depressed in the areas where your body applies the most pressure. Whether it’s a twin, California king, or a size in the middle, rotating your mattress will be beneficial. To rotate your mattress, simply turn it so the foot of the bed is now the head of the bed. This will also help you more evenly break in your mattress in the first year after you buy it.
Proper support is one of the most crucial steps to make your mattress last longer. The best way to provide good support is by using the right box spring. Many mattresses come with a manufacturer’s suggested matching box spring. Although you don’t have to go with that particular one, it is important that you use one. A box spring provides some give to the support of the mattress and prevents from wearing out too early. Not all mattresses require a box spring however, such as many memory foam only mattresses. However, every mattress requires a frame designed for its specific size. Check with an expert to see what is best for your mattress.
Although this piece of advice seems obvious, many people don’t wash their sheets often enough. If you want to make your mattress last longer, start a regular practice of washing your sheets at least once a month, but preferably sooner. When you sleep you sweat as well as leave behind oil and skin cells that your body sheds. Washing your sheets helps protect your mattress from bacteria and dust mites.
When you strip the mattress to wash sheets and covers, open up your windows and turn on your fan if you have one. This will allow your mattress to “breathe” and air out. Excess moisture and humidity can settle in your mattress, as well as dust mites. Occasionally airing out your mattress can give you a little boost to make your mattress last longer.
If you want to make your mattress last longer then you should clean it regularly. Did you know that mattress manufacturers include directions for stain removal and general cleaning? You should follow their directions, but also vacuum your mattress as well. Simple stains can easily be removed with mattress-safe soap and water, but make sure you allow your mattress to dry completely before covering it again. Accidents happen like food and drink spills and from pets. Clean your mattress when they do, but regularly clean it regardless to extend the life of your bed.
We hope these simple steps will help make your mattress last longer. If your current mattress has simply reached the end of the road and it’s time to get a new one, come see us. At Quality Sleep Shops, we have an amazing selection of mattresses for every type of sleeper, plus the best prices you’ll find anywhere, guaranteed. See you soon!