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How to Extend The Life Of your Mattress


Below are seven Four tips on how to make your bed live for as long as possible.


1. Use a Mattress Cover


Mattress covers are generally very thin and fit over a mattress like a fitted sheet with stretchy

sides. They can be made from a variety of materials, both natural and synthetic. These include

cotton, polyester, latex, and bamboo. Water resistant and water proof mattress covers are made

from materials like vinyl or plastic. Mattress covers are the final line of defense against spills and dirt

from invading the fibers of a mattress. They also help prevent abrasion on the mattress surface due

to body movement.


2. Clean Your Bedding Once a Week Or More


You may not be aware of this but all human bodies continually produce body oil, with some people

producing copious amount of it. This oil rubs off on sheets and other bedding which can then soak

into your mattress. Body oil is very destructive to mattress fibers. Therefore, you want to wash your

sheets and other bedding that comes into contact with human skin at least once a week.


3. Rotate Your Mattress Every Three Months


Although some mattress manufacturers claim that you do not need to rotate it to extend your

mattress lifespan, you can definitely add years to your mattress if you do so regularly. As the weight

of your body puts pressure on the internal structure of your mattress, these structures can become

permanently deformed if you do not give them a chance to restore themselves. By rotating your

mattress regularly, you will distribute your weight more evenly over time, giving the internal

structure a chance to revive. If you or our partner is heavier, you’ll want to rotate your mattress

more frequently.


4. Clean You Mattress Regularly


Most people don’t realize this but if you were to example dust particles with a microscope, you’d

discover that some of these particles are hard like glass and have very sharp edges. Therefore, dust

particles can literally cut the fabric material of a mattress like tiny knives! To combat this, you’ll want

to vacuum your mattress at least once a month. To do so, do not use rollers on your mattress as this

can damage it. Instead, use your vacuum cleaner’s special attachments intended for cleaning

upholstery. This will give you stronger suction as well. Be sure to clean the crevices and cracks but be

gentle in how you handle the surface of your mattress.

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