Congratulations on your new mattress! After taking the time to choose the right type of mattress for you, you can start using your new bed to attain a good night’s sleep. Since a high-quality mattress is a valuable investment, you have to make sure that you keep it in its best condition at all times.
Check out these tips to help you take good care of your new mattress and avoid easy wear and tear.
Allow Your New Mattress to Breathe
All new products have a residual odor, and so does your new mattress. These are the residuals left from the packaging or manufacturing process, which is just normal. You can use a slatted mattress base to allow proper air circulation in between the slats. It’s more hygienic and better for your mattress. A breathable mattress can calm your mind because it delivers a cooler sleep at night.
Here are some ways to get rid of the factory smell:
- You can eliminate the new scent by removing the packaging.
- Before you cover it up with linens or a mattress protector, let your new mattress air out.
- Depending on the weather, open up your bedroom windows and doors, and bring in the fresh air.
Install Your Mattress Correctly
According to Sleep Junkie, the most popular types of mattress are memory foam and innerspring mattresses. Innersprings are commonly available but memory foam mattresses tend to receive higher ratings in a review. Whatever type of mattress you choose, both would require proper installation to ensure the longevity of lifespan and a comfortable sleep every time.
However, it can be stressful to install mattresses correctly if you don’t have any background doing it. The same holds true when you have body pain or any medical condition that can hamper you from properly installing it. Some manufacturers may also offer free installation. So it pays to ask the seller or manufacturer about this possibility.
Also, read the warranty of your mattress and make sure to follow all guidelines. By doing so, you won’t void the warranty.
Flip or Rotate Your Mattress Every Six Months
Experts recommend flipping or rotating your mattress every six months for even body pressure throughout the bed. By doing so, you’ll feel more comfortable, too. You can rotate a latex mattress by simply turning it around 180 degrees. Always keep the sleeping surface on top. For example, what used to be the head of your bed is now positioned at the foot of the bed.
Protect Your Mattress Using A Mattress Cover
Mattress protectors are designed to protect your mattress from everyday wear and tear. Improve your new mattress’ comfort-level and protect the warranty by placing a mattress cover over it. Also, mattress covers can help maintain a consistent bed temperature, which can reduce tossing and turning.
A removable mattress cover that’s fully enclosable is the best. Through this, you’ll achieve the good health and hygiene you’ve been looking for. It’s impossible to completely prevent bed bugs, stains, sweat, or odors from getting into your bed, which is why a removable mattress cover will help you reduce those issues.
Don’t Remove the Law Tag of Your New Mattress
While it’s totally fine to remove the law tag of a new mattress, it’s best to keep it and other labels on the mattress. You can void the warranty coverage of your mattress by removing the tags. These labels provide relevant information and also serve as identification if ever you need to file a claim under warranty.
Avoid Jumping On the New Mattress
Your bed is a place to rest and sleep. It’s not a trampoline where you can hop and jump. Treat your new mattress with care to preserve or prolong its life. Bear in mind that your mattress has internal components. These important parts, like the coils or springs, can be damaged if you or your kids jump on your bed.
Don’t Use Harsh Chemicals When Cleaning Stains
A mattress cover can protect your bed from stains. However, sometimes, you forget to do so. If your mattress is stained, avoid using strong chemicals to wash your mattress. It’s best to use mild cleansing agents for spot cleaning your mattress. Rub your mattress gently using a damp cloth.
Never Expose Your Uncovered Mattress to the Sun
Don’t expose your uncovered mattress in direct sunlight. This can break down and shorten the lifespan of an organic latex mattress. To avoid this problem, use a fully enclosable mattress cover.
Clean Your Mattress Properly
If your mattress is stained with food or beverages, like coffee or hot chocolate, you have to remove the stain immediately. You don’t want the stain to settle, making it more difficult to remove.
Using natural cleaning agents, like water and a white vinegar solution is better than bleach and other harsh chemicals. Doing so will prevent damaging the internal components of your mattress for a longer life span.
Dry the Mattress Thoroughly After Cleaning
To avoid musty smell caused by mold or mildew build-up, you have to ensure that your mattress is dried thoroughly after cleaning. But of course, you don’t have to expose your mattress under the sun because it will just cause damage. Let it air dry until the wet mark disappears before using. Do it for about three hours for spot cleaned mattress. You can also use a blow dryer to dry the mattress faster.
Caring for your new mattress is not a difficult job at all. Do it in your free time or set a schedule for it. After all, you need a good night’s sleep to feel more energetic and revived the next day. It’s worth pampering your mattress as a way of pampering yourself. By cleaning and maintaining your mattress the right way, you’ll have a more comfortable and relaxing rest and sleep during its lifetime.