How to take care for your mattress
When you take care your mattress you increase the lifespan and ensure that you get premium sleep and comfort every night. The following information will help you take care of your mattress and give you general tips of how to maintain your mattress so that you get a great night’s sleep for as long as possible.
Replacing your current mattresss
A mattress is a huge investment and there are some important things that you should consider looking at before you buy one. It includes when and how to get rid of your old mattress, also how to choose the best type of mattress for your specific needs.
How often should you change your mattress?
8 years is the recommended time frame to replace your mattress because the older your mattress gets, the less it can support your pressure points, and it retains dust and sweat over time. For example, a mattress that is 10 years old could house up to 10 million dust mites. Sometimes regardless of the mattress’ age it will indicate when it is time to get rid of it. For example, when there is sagging in your mattress or if it is causing discomfort, it means it is time to buy a new one.
How to get rid of a mattress
You can contact the local recycling agency to come collect it and it is usually at a fee. Some companies take away the old mattress when they deliver the new and they reuse the material from your old mattress to turn waste into green energy. This is a great way for you to do your bit for the planet.
How do you choose the best type of mattress for you?
Not knowing where to start when shopping for a new mattress is a common problem among people who want to get new mattresses. We have many mattress types, comfort grades, and fillings to choose from. When you choose a mattress, you should base your decision on the following factors: weight, any health conditions (such as allergies or pains), and your preferred sleeping position.
What type of mattress lasts longer?
The lifespan of a mattress depends on several things, including how often it is used, the weight it bears, how often it is cleaned and aired, plus any damage it receives. As much as care and maintenance play a more important role there are other factors that play a role like the types of fillings you choose for example, Latex and ActiGel options are a durable choice because they feature an anti-microbial property which can shield your mattress from dust mites for longer.
Setting up your new mattress
When you buy a new mattress, you will want to make the best of it to ensure a good night’s sleep for the coming years.
Can you sleep on a new mattress straight away?
It depends on the mattress because if you have purchased a new unrolled mattress then you can sleep on it right away but if the mattress is unrolled then you can not sleep on it right away you will have to wait for 48 hours or more for the mattress to unroll and rise fully.
Should a new mattress smell?
If your new mattress has an odour do not be alarmed because this is normal. New mattresses may sometimes have a smell because of the volatile organic chemicals being concentrated in a small are, such as a box or packaging. Please allow it to air out nearby an open window for at least a couple of hours and the new smell will go away.
Can you use a hot water bottle or electric blanket?
Using a hot water bottle or an electric blanket is safe with most our mattresses, but they can however affect the feel of your mattress. In most cases heat does soften fillings so the mattress will temporarily feel softer. Electric blankets are however not recommended to be placed directly on the mattress surface (without a sheet) as this can cause the fillings to overheat.
How long does it take to get used to new mattress?
The mattress you buy might feel different to the one in store and this will be because the mattress in the store has had a lot of people lay and try it, so it tends to feel more worn-in compared to a brand new one. A new mattress needs time to adjust to you. After around 30 nights, your mattress will start to contour to your body.
What does it mean if the mattress is dipping?
Mattresses dip slightly in the areas that you sleep the most. The layers and fillings are simply responding to pressure point areas providing support where you need it. You can minimize dipping by:
- When you get up in the morning leave the covers pulled back to allow moisture to leave and allow the fillings and layers to rise back up.
- Make sure you follow the rotate and or turn instructions on the mattress for regular rotating and turning to make the fillings to level out.
Maintaining your mattress
Once you and your mattress are used to each other you should take some tips to make sure that the mattress lasts for as long as possible.
How to take care of a mattress?
To keep your mattress in the best condition and increase the lifespan, we advise the following:
- Avoid bending or jumping on your mattress
- Wash the linen every 1-2 weeks
- Use a mattress protector to shield against stains
- Pull back the covers to let the mattress breathe
- Clean the mattress as soon as possible after spilling things on it.
How often should you rotate and turn your mattress?
The mattresses have different rotating instructions depending on the ones you have/chose. If you have a single-sided mattress you will have to rotate it regularly for the first three months and after that it is recommended to rotate it just once a month. If you have a mattress that is double sided, then you will have to turn it over regularly for the first 3 months. After that we recommend turning it over just once a month. Doing this will make your mattress last longer and when you are turning or rotating the mattress make sure it does not fall against the side of the bed as this may damage the fillings, so we recommend that two people move the mattress together if possible.
How to clean a mattress
Spills should be cleaned quickly with warm, soapy water and a cloth. Dust and debris should be removed with a soft brush. We do not recommend using cleaning products or vacuuming your mattress.
How to air out your mattress
Pull back the covers every day after you get up to allow moisture and odour to leave your mattress.
Why should we use a mattress protector?
As much as a mattress protector looks and seems like an unnecessary accessory for a new mattress, we assure you it is a great investment to keep our mattress in a good condition for a long time.