When you’ve found and invested in the heavy-duty mattress that’s just right for you, you’ll naturally want to make sure it lasts as long as possible. You can expect your mattress to provide many nights of comfortable sleep for years to come, but some light maintenance can help to keep it in great condition and make it last longer. We’ve put together a few top tips for looking after your heavy-duty mattress.
Make sure it’s supported properly
This applies to any mattress but is particularly important when you’re using a heavy-duty or extra firm mattress. Getting the right support underneath your mattress is vital to preserve its integrity and help to prevent wear and tear.
A heavy-duty mattress needs solid support beneath it. If you’re using a bed frame, make sure it’s designed to support the weight of the mattress and the people sleeping on it. Alternatively, choose one of Reinforced Beds' heavy-duty divans or heavy-duty beds to be certain your mattress has the right level of support.
Use a mattress protector
This is the top way to protect the fabric of your mattress from spillages and accidents. A mattress protector will also prevent dirt and dust from getting to your mattress, as well as oils and sweat from your skin. If a spill or accident does happen, cleaning up is much easier when you have a mattress protector.
Rotate the mattress
All types of mattresses, including heavy-duty and extra firm options, benefit from being turned approximately every six months. Rotating your mattress means that wear is spread evenly rather than building up in one place. You should rotate the mattress 180 degrees from head to foot, especially for the first couple of years that you own it when you’re still trying to break it in.
Regularly change your bedding
When you’re sleeping, you leave sweat, oils, hair, and skin cells on your bedding, which can get into the mattress materials. Eating or having pets in bed with you can have a similar effect. All of this can encourage bacteria and dust mites in your mattress.
Change and wash your bedding every 1-2 weeks, even if you’re using a mattress protector. Mattress protectors should be washed according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
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