Rotate It. Most people tend to sleep in the same spot on their mattress every night. This can lead to uneven wear on the coil springs that provide support. Avoid lumps and bumps by rotating it end to end every two weeks for the first four months, and then every three months after that.
Spread the Love. You may have a favourite seat at the table, a favourite spot on the couch, and even a designated side of the bed. But when it comes to sitting on the edge of your bed to get dressed or tie your shoes, sitting in the same spot every time can cause your mattress to lose its structure prematurely.
Don’t Monkey Around. Jumping on the bed may sound like fun, but whatever your age, it is better to do your jumping elsewhere. Not only is it dangerous, but it can damage the coils and the fibres of your mattress.
Use a mattress protector. While a fitted sheet can help to protect the mattress, you will keep it even safer from dirt—and stains—if you first cover it with a waterproof, washable mattress cover. Beyond that, some mattress covers provide extra padding for comfort, as well as protection from allergens and bedbugs.
Keep it Clean—and Dry. Regularly giving your mattress a vacuum helps to keep dust from becoming ground into the mattress. Spilled something? You can dab at it with warm soapy water but avoid getting it any more wet than you must since moisture creates a breeding ground for mould. Then, let it dry completely before making the bed.
Carry it Carefully. Carry your mattress flat or on its side. Do not let it bend or twist out of shape.
Trade It In When It’s Time. Even with the best care, your mattress will eventually wear out, usually after eight to 10 years. If you find that you are waking up with an achy back or it’s simply not feeling as comfortable, it may be time to go shopping.
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