Make Your Mattress Last Longer in 6 Easy Steps

Mattresses are expensive; they’re an investment that we use for years and years. Our buying processes include spending a lot of time researching and testing out different types of beds to find the perfect one. Now that you already have one, are you aware of what you need to do to make sure you’re getting the maximum amount of benefits from your purchase?

Ensure your mattress is properly supported

A mattress provides you with lumbar support when you sleep. However, they also need to be supported. Nowadays, mattresses have different types of foundations from box springs to wood slats. If you’re buying from DIY places like IKEA, make sure that when you’re purchasing your bed, you’re picking the right support mechanism. Not only will proper support give you the best comfort but also help prevent damages to your mattress.

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Get a mattress protector

A mattress protector is a layer of fabric that guards your mattress against bed bugs, dust mites, and tears. It is light and removable, making it easy to wash and maintain. Waterproof protectors are also available; they prevent moisture caused by spills, pee accidents, and sweat from being absorbed into your mattress, thus creating mold and mildew. With a  protector, it prevents your mattress from daily wear and tear, making it last longer.

Wash your bed sheets at least once a week

After just one week of sleeping on your bedsheets, they’re over 24,000 times dirtier than your bathroom doorknob. That’s over 5 million colony-forming units of bacteria living on your bed! Yikes! We’ve all been guilty of being too busy, too lazy, or just forgetting when it comes to taking off our bedsheets and putting them in the washer. The time is now to replace that habit with washing your sheets at least once a week.

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Have your mattress professionally deep cleaned once a year

Even though you’re cleaning your bed sheets every week, there are still dust, germs, and other contaminants that managed to crawl into the deeper surface of your mattress. The insides of your mattress are dark and warm; perfect for these microorganisms to grow and breed.

Professional cleaners like CleanHero are trained and well-equipped in removing deeply embedded dirt from your mattress. A professional routine yearly cleaning will leave your bed spotless. If you have kids, pets, and/or health issues like asthma and eczema, consider a more frequent cleaning.

Set some ground rules

Don’t eat on the bed

No matter how careful you try to be, crumbs get everywhere. If you’re eating oily foods, chances are high that you’re smearing oil on your bed. If you don’t immediately clean your mattress after eating it (and this includes vacuuming), just don’t do it altogether. You risk getting all kinds of germs to your mattress when you leave food particles on them.

Don’t let pets on the bed

Your pets sleeping right next to you is an Insta-worthy moment, but their fur attracts dust mites and fleas. Teach them to stay off your bed by getting them a separate bed to prevent your sleeping place from being infested with a microorganism that can cause you to get sick.

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Avoid jumping on the bed

When you jump on the bed, over time, you create uneven ‘dents’. This can cause your mattress to be deformed, thus taking away the comfort when you sleep and decreases the lifespan of your purchase.

Rotate and flip your mattress every 6 months

Our sleeping patterns stay about the same as time goes. This means that there is a permanent imprint caused by the position of how and where you sleep. As this only affects one side of the mattress, you should rotate and flip your mattress every 6 months, so you’re evening out the dents and creases caused by your body.

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Mattresses’ lifespan can vary. These tips are to help you in caring for your mattress, so you don’t have to pay more for early replacements. Essentially, it is important to keep your bed clean and ensure even weight distribution.  

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