Tips for making your mattress last longer

A mattress can be a big investment which means you want to protect it for as long as possible. You also want to retain the comfort and support your mattress gives you. The question is, how can you help keep your mattress in good condition and keep the level of support and comfort going for as long as you possibly can?

Tips for making your mattress last longer

As soon as you buy a mattress you need to start taking good care of it; this care in itself can help ensure that you optimize the life of the mattress. We are going to take a look at some of the steps you can follow to helps ensure you get the best possible length of life from your mattress.

Make sure the mattress is properly supported

Your mattress is there to provide you with support while you sleep. The mattress itself also needs to be supported. You should make sure that the frame of your bed is in good condition, and offering adequate support. You can do this by inspecting its condition. This does not have to be done very often; approximately once every twelve months but you may want to do it more often if you have had the bed for a number of years.

Use a mattress pad

Not only can mattress pads help to preserve the mattress you have, they can also help to extend the life of a mattress that has begun to lose some of its comfort and support. Take a look at this Pinzon Basics pad review to see what we mean. You can see that if you use a mattress pad it can add to the amount of comfort and support you get while you sleep. This may stop you having to replace your mattress for a while longer.

Use a mattress protector

You may be wondering why you need to use a mattress protector when you have not wet the bed since you were a kid. The answer is that a mattress protector guards against far more than just urine. It also protects the mattress from fluids such as spilled drinks and sweat. If you have a mattress protector on your bed then this helps prevent these type of fluid from reaching the mattress itself.

Wash bedding regularly

There is much discussion about how often you should wash your bedding; the general consensus is that it should be washed every one to two weeks. If you do not wash your bedding regularly it can lead to a build-up not just of general dirt but also of substances such as dead skin which can lead to an increased risk of asthma and other problems. This skin and other debris can make its way onto and into the mattress if your bedding is not cleaned as it should be.

These are just a few ways to help make your mattress last longer. Hopefully you will be able to use our tips to get the best possible mileage from your mattress.

Comments

  1. Em Mahr says:

    Great tips! I use and wash my mattress protector regularly. I also vacuum the mattress and spray with a disinfectant monthly.

  2. Laura m says:

    I wash my bedding as much as possible and rotate it every 6 months! Thanks for the great tips!

  3. Great tips! I’d like to add that you have to be careful when selecting a mattress cover. We bought several from the same company, since we had a small child. The care instructions clearly stated we could use warm water to wash and medium heat to dry. Unfortunately, these were the wrong directions (our mattresses are proof of these covers no longer working!) So anyway, we bought more of the same (they were the only ones that had the dust / allergen protection too), and the care directions were changed to cold water only, with dryer heat on low.

    So yeah, we ruined two mattresses in a matter or years despite having mattress covers, all because the care directions on the originals were wrong 🙁

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