8 Ways You Can Make Your Mattress Last Longer

Published August 22

The average person will spend one-third of their life sleeping, and for most people, that time is spent on a mattress. No matter what type of mattress you have, it needs proper care and maintenance to extend the life of your mattress. Here are eight ways you should follow to make your mattress last longer.

Don’t jump or stand on your bed!

Mattresses are designed to hold an even distribution of weight. When you walk around on or jump on your bed, you can stress individual points in your bed, which may damage a spring mattress and cause it to degrade faster. One weak spring can also begin to affect other springs and further deteriorate the quality of your mattress more quickly. 

Flip or rotate your mattress regularly

If you’ve had your mattress for a long time, you may notice a slight dip in where you usually sleep. There’s nothing wrong with having a favourite spot, but this can cause that one spot to fatigue much faster than the others. If you want to extend the life of your mattress, try rotating it or flipping it every few months so all sides and angles of the mattress get used. Check with the manufacturer first to ensure it’s safe, as some mattresses are built only to be used on one side.

Securely support your mattress

If you buy a mattress that comes with a bed frame, you can skip this tip. For those who buy their mattresses separate, check with the manufacturer on how you should support them. This allows the mattress to wear evenly and as intended. Some may require box springs, and others, like foam mattresses, need a solid platform. A suitable surface can also improve how the mattress feels for sleep.

Vacuum your mattress

If you regularly wash and change your bedsheets, you may think this is unnecessary, but you’ll be surprised how dirty your mattress gets. Vacuuming at least twice a year will prevent a buildup of sweat, dust mites, allergens and remove dead skin that lies deep within the mattress. Not only will this improve the quality of your sleep, but this also helps deter bed bugs from infesting your mattress, and you want to avoid that.

Use a mattress protector

Accidents happen. Spills and stains can occur at any time, and they usually seep through your bed sheets and onto the mattress. A mattress protector is an extra protective layer for your mattress, and there are all sorts of protectors with different functions. Some can even be waterproof and are an excellent way to protect your mattress from any stains.

Avoid eating in bed

It may be hard to resist, but the best way to keep a bed clean is to keep the potential mess away from it. Little crumbs left unnoticed on your bed can attract cockroaches and bed bugs. If you don’t change your sheets frequently, you may be sharing your bed with some little critters!

Clean any stains immediately

Sometimes, stains will happen no matter how hard you try to stop them. When they happen, you should clean them up asap, as any set stains become far more challenging to clean and are easy to forget. A home remedy or store-bought stain remover is excellent for this and will help keep your mattress clean for a long time.

Get your mattress professionally cleaned

You can take many DIY routes to clean your mattress, but sometimes you simply don’t have the time or will to do it yourself. Professional mattress cleaning services in Sydney are affordable and are the best way to clean your mattress. Your mattress will be revitalised with a mattress steam cleaning service and mattress mould removal treatment, giving you a fresh, clean and comfortable bed to sleep on.

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