A good mattress should last around eight to ten years if looked after properly, so we want to pass on a few hints and tips to help you get the most out of your new mattress!
Remove packaging immediately
Unwrap your mattress as soon as you get it and do not leave it in your garage as this could lead to rot. Some mattresses can also give off a chemical smell when they are new, so by airing it you are getting rid of the smell at the same time.
Use a mattress protector
A mattress protector will protect your mattress from marks and stains. They are easy to wash and keep your mattress in good condition.
Don't let children or pets bounce on your mattress and try not to sit on the edge of the bed on a regular basis, as this can put more strain on the mattress and cause it to loose support faster.
Turn your mattress regularly
Not every mattress requires turning, but some manufacturers do advise it. You should turn your mattress over and rotate every week for the first three months, then every three to four months after that. By doing this, it helps the filling to settle more evenly.
Keep it clean
It is advised that you should clean your mattress every six months due to the amount of dead skin an adult sheds every year, which mostly ends up in your bed! You can clean your mattress using a vacuum on the base and mattress to remove dust, preventing any allergies that may be caused by dust mites.
If your mattress has become less comfortable over time, you can add an extra layer of memory foam or padding on top with a mattress topper.
Most mattresses come with a warranty which can range from 1-10 years. If you believe your mattress has sagged sooner than it should have, you can contact the retailer or manufacturer. A warranty can cover faulty materials or bad handicraft, but unfortunately does not cover wear and tear that can lead to loss of support.
By following these tips, you can get the longest lifespan out of your mattress. With that being said, if your mattress is uncomfortable or generally worn out, it is probably time to get a new one!