From cleaning to prevention, a little care and maintenance over the next few years can keep your mattress in good shape.
Once you have invested in a good mattress, you will most likely expect it to provide years of comfortable sleep on it.
The regular mattress is designed for five to ten years or more, although how to maintain it can shorten or extend the life of your bed.
Understand the environmental factors, understand the best way to take care of the bed, can help you keep the mattress clean and healthy, and provide comfortable sleep for as long as possible.
We have collected ten best ways to protect your investment by taking care of the mattress and preventing disaster before it appears.
While you may not always need to buy a matching box spring or base with a new mattress, it is critical to make sure your mattress does have the right support.
This helps to maintain the integrity of the material and prevent early wear and tear.
Please contact the manufacturer or check the warranty policy for advice.
Box Springs are usually used only with spring mattresses, while memory foam and other special mattresses usually require strong support.
The bed using the frame should be designed to support the weight of the sleeper and mattress, and the queens and kings should have a central support bar.
The platform bed with a wide board strip may require additional support depending on the type and weight of the mattress.
Checking the support of your bed around each year is a smart idea to make sure there are no broken slats or springs that can affect your mattress.
We have previously introduced the benefits of mattress Shields, one of the best and easiest ways to protect your bed life.
The premium mattress protector provides waterproof protection against spills and accidents, and also reduces dust, debris and dirt entering the bed.
This helps to protect the material in the bed from damage, prevent skin grease and sweat from flowing out of the bed, and reduce the accumulation of allergens such as mold and mites.
When an accident occurs, the protector also makes the cleaning very fast, and many newer types feel as comfortable as the fitted sheets.
When you sleep, you sweat, run oil, lose hair and skin cells.
Eating in bed also leaves crumbs, and pets can follow on a variety of things.
All of this can go into the mattress layer, breed bacteria, and encourage mites, except to be annoying.
According to most cleaning experts, sheets and blankets are best washed once a week to two weeks.
Even with the mattress protector, it is still important to keep the sheets clean.
Mattress protectors should also be cleaned occasionally according to the manufacturer\'s instructions.
When it comes to things on the sheets, it\'s better to give the pets their own designated beds instead of letting them snuggle up on your mattress.
Even well dressed pets will walk outside, drooling, shedding hair and cells like people, all of which will end in your bed.
Pets are occasionally surprised, which can almost ruin a good mattress.
Regardless of material or size, each mattress can rotate on a regular basis.
Some manufacturers say that this is not necessary, but the rotation helps to promote more uniform wear without the rotation making it more likely to sag and soften.
Rotate the mattress 180 degrees from head to foot every two to six months.
When you break on the mattress, this is especially important in the first few years.
Your mom always tells you not to jump in bed, she\'s not wrong.
Springs, water, and air beds may be the most vulnerable to rough wear, but if you work hard on the mattress, the foundation, frame and even foam can wear out faster.
Wrap the mattress in plastic when you move, avoid bending or folding, thus protecting the mattress from damage.
Moving and box shops often carry heavy objects
A duty mattress bag that can be fixed with tape to prevent dust and water from flowing out of the bed can also prevent wear and scratches.
Generally speaking, when moving the mattress, it is better to keep the mattress upright on both sides so that the mattress does not crease or sag during transportation.
For covers with handles, it is generally recommended by the manufacturer not to use them to move or drag the mattress.
Bed bugs are one of the fastest ways to destroy mattresses, because they are hard to get cleared once they penetrate in.
When sleeping at home, always check the bed from the signs of bed bugs and try to put your luggage on the floor.
If you suspect bugs, Texas A & M has some tips to prevent them from taking home.
Consider using bed bugs in apartments or areas in countries where these animals are common
These are different from mattress protectors because they have indestructible zippers and cover all sides of the bed to prevent bugs from settling home on the mattress.
When you have a sunny and dry day, take off your mattress every month or two and let the sun shine on the bed for a few hours (
Although please keep the lid if there may be bugs).
According to a study by Kingston University, this helps to prevent excess moisture from sleep and humidity, and may also help to control the number of mites.
Every mattress should be cleaned regularly to keep the sleeping environment clean and keep the mattress healthy.
Many manufacturers will include the direction of stain removal and general cleaning, but most beds should be vacuumed with hose accessories to remove surface dust.
Stains can be spot treated with mild water and soap solutions, but leave the stains completely dry before making the bed.
Avoid the use of harsh chemical cleaners on the foam, as they destroy the integrity of the foam.
Vacuuming every 1 to 3 months according to dust content, allergies or personal preferences and spot stains
Handle as needed.
Although mattressess of different types and brands may be different in terms of care and maintenance, it is basically the same.
In essence, keep the bed clean, prevent accidents and damage, make sure the bed is supported, and rotate to wear out evenly.
The life of the mattress depends on many factors, but following these best practices can help you ensure that you enjoy a healthy sleep for many years and that your investment is as long as possible.
The article was originally posted on the US blog.
Rosie Osmun is creative content manager focusing on ecological progressive memory foam mattress brand atamerislep
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