The Four Most Important Tips For Mattress Maintenance

All you have to do is put your mattress on the floor, and sleep on it. There’s nothing complicated about mattress maintenance. Right?

Unfortunately, this is not the case.  A key part of your health, your mattress requires a bit of maintenance to prevent the breakdown of its components. When the components break down, your sleep may be disrupted. Disrupted sleep leads to sleep deficiency, that can lead to headaches, memory problems, and weight gain.

If you want to get the most out of your mattress and get the highest quality sleep possible, here are four tips for proper mattress maintenance.

Get a Good Box Spring

There are tons of different bedding accessories online, but the most important of these sleep accessories is arguably a good box spring, which can be as important as a good mattress is. These sleep accessories act like a giant shock absorber, taking much of the nightly wear and tear you put on your mattress, improving comfort and support. We recommend a box spring or foundation with steel components inside as these are less likely to squeak over time.

A Proper Bed Frame is Essential

To maintain your mattress, get a box spring bed frame, too, which can accommodate both a mattress and a box spring. Make sure the bed frame has the center support recommended by the mattress warranty. Center supports are also sold separately online if you already have a bed frame or wood bed rails.

Flip and Rotate Your Mattress

Not only is it wise to get more sleep accessories and bedding online, but you also need to do some maintenance on your mattress, too. Think about it like this: if you sleep about eight hours a night, you’re racking up 3,000 hours per year on your mattress. If you sleep in the same position, on the same spot, you’re going to wear that particular part of the mattress out quickly. Most of today’s mattresses are one-sided so you can’t flip them over, but still you can rotate them head to foot. We recommend rotating your mattress every two weeks during the “break-in” period, the first 3 months of owning a new mattress.  Rotate the mattress with the seasons thereafter.  If you have a two-sided mattress, both flip and rotate it every other month to ensure that the wear and tear is evenly distributed.

Mattress Maintenance Requires a Stainproof Mattress Protector

Stains void your mattress warranty, but that’s not the only reason to get a quality mattress protector. One of the main reasons that mattresses break down is moisture. If a mattress isn’t protected by a good moisture barrier, moisture gets into the foams, the true comfort layers of the mattress. This causes the foams to break down more quickly. Always protect a new mattress with a stain and water proof mattress cover.

If you want to get a good night’s sleep, you need to get the appropriate sleep accessories, take care of your mattress, and avoid sitting on it. If you have any questions, or know of any other sleep accessories that can help others, feel free to share in the comments.

2 thoughts on “The Four Most Important Tips For Mattress Maintenance

  1. Mattress encasements do it all these days, protect from bed bugs, allergens, mold, bacteria, liquid stains, etc. However, removing to wash periodically can be a real pain. Who wants to lift that mattress to remove the encasement? Not me. I found the Easy Care 360 mattress encasement with a fully removable zip-off top! Thanks, http://www.ckisolutions.us
    Pillow encasements are just as important. Extend the life of your pillow and stay protected. National Allergy Certified.

    1. Hi Jessica, Thanks for your reply! Two weeks ago, I had three separate customers with bed bug issues. The folks who called or came by were already infested with them. Each had hired an exterminator who recommended getting a “plastic mattress encasement” to keep the bed bugs inside for at least one year after treatment. I didn’t know what sort of mattress protector to recommend. My first thought was that a plastic mattress encasement would be noisy. Also, I didn’t feel comfortable saying any of my encasements would contain the vermin for a whole year (thus killing them off for good).

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