The quality of your mattress makes a big difference in getting a restful night’s sleep. Good quality mattresses can range anywhere from $500 to $3000 and up. That sort of investment deserves preservation. Here are the best ways to increase the longevity of your mattress.
Invest in a supportive bed frame
Some people swear by box springs, but they aren’t necessary with an excellent quality with strong supports. Especially strong slats that evenly distribute the weight and prevent the mattress from sagging. A mattress needs a good base first and foremost.
Add a mattress cover
A mattress cover serves as a barrier between practically anything that could seep into it, otherwise wearing down the lifespan of your mattress. Natural wear and tear, sweat, bodily fluids, spills and allergens can damage your mattress overtime. A mattress cover protects the mattress. It can easily be added to your mattress, washed and reused.
Frequently rotate your mattress
Not enough people take this mattress longevity step seriously. That sagging spot in the center of your mattress can be greatly reduced if you flip your mattress once a year. It is also helpful to rotate your mattress so that the foot is at the head, and vice versa every 3 to 4 months. Mattress rotation is another way to distribute weight evenly.
Get a mattress topper
Although mattress toppers are typically used for extra cushioning, toppers can also prevent sweat, bacteria and other allergens from seeping into the seams and creases of your mattress.
Vacuum your mattress
Dust mites, hair shed, skin shed and other pollutants can be problematic to the lifespan of your mattress. You can use a vacuum or a handheld dust buster on your mattress about 3 times a year to suck up the excess allergens.
Use your mattress primarily for sleeping
Lots of people are guilty of using their bed the same way they would a sofa or lounge chair. They eat in bed, watch TV in bed and play around on their laptop in bed. Avoid doing this. Use your mattress primarily for sleeping. You want your mattress to continue to stay supportive and balance weight evenly.
Take these steps to increase the longevity of your mattress. You want the most out of an investment where the average person spends nearly half of their lifetime!