Old or new mattress, at some point of them we thought of how to make sure our mattresses stays comfy and in shape for as long as possible. While selecting the right quality and mattress firmness contributes to the main factor of your mattress life, other day-to-day sleep habits also determines whether you'll have them replaced in just a short 5 years, or passed its supposed age of 10. Find out how some sleep habits practices could subtly improve your mattresses' life.
1. Rotating your mattress regularly for even wear
Yup, your mattresses is bound to experience wear, but we are making sure that the wear does not only applies to the side in which you are sleeping on regularly. Rotating your mattress every 3 - 6 months could help slow down the wear in just one spot of your mattress in which you regularly rest yourself on. Besides, it also allows the current spot to regain some firmness and shape as you sleep on the other area of your mattress.
2. Use a mattress protector
Mattress protectors, in any form, could reduce the contact between you (or your pets) and your mattress, reducing contamination of fluids and dust that could damage your mattress overtime. The use of waterproof mattress protector could further enhance the protection to the surface of your mattresses. But do be sure to replace a fresh sheet of mattress protector every 2-3 months to ensure proper hygiene.
3. Maintaining a good sleeping hygiene
Speaking about hygiene in our previous point, frequent change of bedding sheets and ensuring your body and clothing is clean are also essential in up keeping your mattress life. Our body carries bacteria, germs and other microorganisms that could be a potential threat not only to affecting the quality of our mattresses but also to our health if we sleep with them for a long period of time. Not to mention, an average individual spends at least 6-8 hours in bed, which allows sufficient time for these cells to breed in our mattresses.
4. Having proper mattress support
A bed frame or a foundation that not only supports the mattress but weight of you and / or your partner is also essential to prevent excessive sinking or sagging of your mattress. For example, having a bunkie board or a center bar to provide additional support and to spread the weight evenly across the mattress. It is also recommended to periodically inspect the bed frame or foundation for any signs of damage or wear. Tighten screws, bolts, or any loose components to maintain stability.
5. Room temperature and humidity plays a part too
Maintaining an optimal room environment is essential for the longevity and performance of your mattress. For this may be a challenge for most of us as it will be a hassle always having to check and monitor our sleep environment, mattress manufacturers have now included moisture wicking and breathable properties in our mattress materials which eases the maintenance for us.
6. Call for professional cleaning and maintenance
For some of us, purchasing and replacing a mattress seemed more economical due to the availability of affordable mattress options in the market. While for others who owns luxury range mattress, considering a professional cleaning and maintenance service every few years would be an optimal option. Often called as mattress deep cleaning, service providers will use cleaning agents to get rid of possible dust and contamination from your mattresses, leaving them fresh and dry. Do be sure to mention any delicate materials used in your mattresses to your service providers to avoid usage of chemicals that could potentially damage your mattress.