An organic mattress is an investment in quality sleep. Without a high quality mattress, you won’t be able to rest and sleep properly in your own home. That’s why it’s important to purchase the best mattress and to take care of it properly.
The average service life of a mattress is five to ten years; it can be shorter or longer depending on how you use it. Here are some ways to make it last longer.
Get Proper Support
Every type of mattress requires proper support to avoid wear and tear. For instance, box springs are designed to support spring mattresses while memory foam and other specialty types require firm and solid support.
Another thing to keep in mind is that the bed frame has to be able to carry the weight of the mattress and the sleepers. Queen and king sizes, in fact, may need center support bars to be steady and durable.
It’s best to get recommendations from the manufacturer in terms of mattress support, and check it once a year to spot any broken parts early on.
Use a Mattress Protector
A mattress protector is meant to keep your mattress safe from spills and water accidents. It can also act as a shield against too much dirt, dust and debris, making cleanup and maintenance easier and faster. The good thing about mattress protectors is that they fit like a regular bed sheet. It’s comfortable to use.
Wash Bed Linens Regularly
Humans shed hair, skin cells, sweat, and oils while they sleep. Eating in bed and letting your pet snuggle in it with you may cause dirt and dust to accumulate, turning the mattress into a fertile breeding ground for bacteria and dust mites. This is why you need to wash your bed linens at least once every two weeks.
Rotate the Mattress
Every once in awhile, mattresses must be rotated to prevent depressions and softening. Regardless of the material or the size, the mattress has to be rotated 180 degrees from head to foot every two to six months. This should be done especially during the first couple of years from buying the mattress.
A natural mattress provides a lot of benefits. However, you can only make the most of your mattress if you know how to properly use it. Before making a purchase, ask the manufacturer for advice on how to use and maintain it properly.
10 Ways You Can Make Your Mattress Last Longer, Huffingtonpost.com
How to Clean Your Organic Mattress and What To Do if It’s Exposed to Mildew, Lifekind.com