Mattress care guide
- Airing your mattress daily is a good habit. Just pull the covers back for about 20 minutes each morning allows body moisture to evaporate and means it will last longer.
- Nowadays not all mattresses need turning. But, if the manufacturer advises it, it should be turned over and rotated end-to-end weekly for the first three months. After these initial months, turning and rotating every three or four months is enough. This will help the upholstery fillings to settle down more evenly. Some memory foam mattresses need rotating only and have handles, which make this easier to do.
- Don’t allow children or pets to bounce on the mattress. Plus, to keep your mattress at its best, don’t sit on the edge of the bed regularly.
- Use a mattress cover. A washable cover will protect your mattress from spills and stains and will help to keep it in good condition. Anti-allergy covers are also available for those that suffer from dust mite allergies.
- Vacuum your mattress and base regularly to keep it free of dust and dust mites. Always use the brush attachment on your cleaner otherwise you risk dislodging the fillings in your mattress.
- Add a mattress topper. These can be an inexpensive way of adding an extra layer of memory foam or cushioning to your mattress for added comfort and more protection.