Good sleep habits are increasingly recognized as a public health concern. Not having enough sleep is linked to motor vehicle crashes, industrial disasters, and medical and other occupational errors. Adults need about eight to eight and a half hours of sleep a night. Yet 59% of Americans get seven or more hours, while 40% get less than seven hours according to a Gallup poll.
Most people don’t realize that the very thing that’s supposed to help them get some sleep is what often keeps them awake. If a mattress isn’t taken care of and looked after, it can quickly become uncomfortable, and decrease the quality of the person’s sleep. Here are three mattress care tips you need to know to help you get the most out of your mattress.
Rotate and/or Flip Your Mattress Every So Often.
Sleeping eight hours a night on a mattress racks up 3,000 hours of wear and tear in just a year. If you don’t flip or rotate your mattress, that’ll all be spent on one side. Your mattress wears down more quickly than necessary. Don’t let one side of the bed remain in pristine condition while the other gets worn out. We suggest rotating the mattress every other week, so that you sleep on the other side. If you have a mattress that flips, flip your mattress either once a month, or every other month, to further spread out the wear and tear.
Get a Proper Bed Frame or Center Support.
Mattress shops stock many items available to make your night more restful. Of all the bedding products available, though, the bed frame and center support are the most important. If your bed is a full size or larger, you need at least one post touching the floor in the center. Without center support, all of the weight deflects into the middle. The mattress sags uncomfortably in the center.
Always Use a Waterproof Mattress Protector.
One of the most important mattress care tips we share at our store is always use a high quality mattress protector. Mattresses tend to collect a lot of moisture and humidity. Moisture breaks down the foams and comfort materials in bedding. A waterproof mattress protector keeps moisture away from your mattress, so your mattress stays comfortable longer.