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
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.