A good mattress is a smart investment, potentially providing you with years of comfort and restful sleep. No other item in your home will be used as often as your mattress, which is why savvy shoppers spend good money on their bed and mattress set.
Most quality mattresses are designed to last a decade or more, but to get the most use out of your investment, it's important to take care of your mattress, just like you would any other part of your home.
How can you make sure your mattress will give you the sleep and support you need for many more years to come? Here are a few tips and reminders to help make sure your mattress lasts as long as you need it to.
- Rotate regularly. Most people sleep in the same general spot or position every night, which can gradually cause depressions in the mattress' cushioning. To counteract this effect, rotate the mattress both top-to-bottom and head-to-toe every six months or so.
- Protect from the start. Using a waterproof fitted sheet over your mattress can help guard against spills and accidents. Dust mites and oils from the skin can also accumulate inside a mattress without proper protection, so waterproof fitted sheets only help increase the lifespan and health of your bed.
- Clean sheets often. Additionally, washing pillowcases and waterproof sheets regularly can help prevent the build-up of unwelcome dust and germs. A set of fresh-smelling sheets might actually make you more excited for sleep, if you're like 78% of Americans. Around three-quarters also say that fresh sheets give them a more comfortable night's rest.
- Provide the proper support. A mattress is often only as good as the box spring and frame supporting it from below. Make sure that yours is equipped with the right kind of setup necessary to support both the size and weight of your bed overall.
We end up spending around one-third of our lives in bed, so a quality mattress can have a huge impact on your overall health and well being. Don't take your sleep space for granted!
Any mattress can be made more durable with just a little bit of regular care and maintenance. Pair your sleep surface with protective waterproof fitted sheets and quality linens for a long and useful life.