Quality mattresses are designed to last. Everything from their stitching to their springs is carefully designed to make sure they provide a comfortable sleep night after night. To make sure your new mattress lasts for years to come, we’ve put together a few handy tips for keeping yours at its best. Keep reading to learn more.
1. Properly support your mattress
While you may not need to buy a new bed frame with every mattress, it’s important that your new mattress is well supported. Check with the manufacturer for recommendations – for example, some mattresses require more ventilation than others – and make sure your bed frame is designed to take the weight of each sleeper plus the mattress.
If you’re not sure which bed frame is right for you, our heavy-duty Wyoming bed frame is an excellent option. Its fully-welded mesh base comprises thick steel cross- and side-bars, perfect for couples and those in need of extra support.
2. Regularly rotate and flip your mattress
No matter the material or size, most mattresses benefit from regular rotation and flipping. This is because rotating your mattress from head to foot, and flipping it if it’s double-sided, helps to distribute wear and tear more evenly and prevent fillings from clumping.
Before flipping or rotating your mattress, remember to prep the space around your bed. This will make it easier to manoeuvre your mattress around the room and protect any bedside ornaments from being knocked over.
3. Keep bed linens clean
No matter how clean you are or how often you wash, your mattress accumulates dirt. And although dead skin and sweat are unlikely to cause any direct damage to your mattress, the dust mites and mould they attract certainly can.
Good Housekeeping recommends washing your bedding at least once a fortnight, or weekly if someone in your household has allergies. Experts also suggest washing your bed linen at 60°C or above to kill dust mites.
4. Invest in a mattress that’s right for you
People come in an array of shapes and sizes. Some sleepers have smaller frames and are therefore lighter, while others are heavier and require more support. Keeping this in mind when shopping for a new heavy-duty mattress will not only help you find one that’s better suited to your needs, but it will help you select a mattress tension that’s right for you and keep your mattress feeling firmer for longer.