A good night’s sleep is close to sacred in today’s fast-paced world. Unfortunately, failing to care for your mattress, even the best of them, will limit its comfort over time. Take these few tips to heart in order to maximize your mattress’s effectiveness!
- Rotate, baby, rotate.
No doubt you’ve heard this before, but the number one tip for extending the life of your mattress is to rotate it regularly. Everyone has their favorite sleeping positions, and over time these spots we stick to tend to create uneven wear on our mattresses. Over the years, the worn parts will lose their pop, meaning less support for you and a more uncomfortable sleep.
Your goal is to disperse this wear as much as possible. Do so by rotating head-to-foot and flipping your mattress every 3 months – a good way to remember is to do it every time the seasons change! You may want to rotate more often during the first few months of use, as this is the time that your mattress is most susceptible to wear patterns.
- Avoid the edges.
What do you sleep on? A mattress. What do you sit on? A CHAIR.
Try to avoid sitting on the edge of your mattress for more than a moment. It’s tempting to use it as a de facto chair when we put on shoes, read an article, or scroll through social media. Mattresses are made to bear weight in their middle, and wearing out the edges of a mattress can cause a loss of firmness throughout, especially in a spring mattress.
- Protect your investment.
A good mattress is a long term investment. If you’re going to shell out hundreds of dollars for something, it doesn’t make a lot of sense to avoid spending less than a hundred to protect that item. That’s why you should have a high-quality, waterproof mattress pad on your mattress at all times. This helps reduce wear and can protect your mattress from stains and other damage. Neat!
- Seriously, protect your investment!!
We can’t stress this enough. It’s hard to say enough about the benefits of good sleep – don’t slowly chip away at the effectiveness of that sleep by ruining your mattress.
Try to keep rough-housing with the kids to the sofa, not your mattress, where you spend a third of every day. No jumping, wrestling, bouncing, or bullying of the mattress in anyway. House rules!