Getting the perfect nights sleep is more than just finding the perfect mattress. Some relatively easy care and maintenance can ensure your bed stays in prime condition to keep offering you the perfect nights sleep. Here we have all the details you need to ensure you care for your mattress as much as it cares for you!
Many of our customers ask the question of how they should care and maintain their mattress. Whilst many know to ‘turn’ (flip it over so the underside becomes the top side) your traditional sprung mattress ‘regularly’ there is little information on how regular this should be. In terms of memory and hybrid foams the rules change slightly, as you don’t need to turn them due to their construction method. Here we have provided you with a guide for looking after and maintaining your new mattress.
WHY DO I NEED TO MAINTAIN MY MATTRESS?
Just like a new car will over time get dirty and require washing and service once a year, your new mattress requires a similar, if less expensive kind of maintenance. Failure to look after your mattress will result in a reduced mattress lifespan. A lack of maintenance may result in your mattress getting dirty, suffering from inconsistencies such as isolated compression (one specific area being lower than the other), or the rare case of the mouldy mattress!
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I TURN A LATEX MATTRESS?
If you have a solid core latex mattress like the fusion latex range, ie two-sided, we recommend you turn and rotate these once a month for the first year and then every two months thereafter. This helps even out wear and compression making your mattress last longer.
ROTATING YOUR MATTRESS
The construction method of Memory foam means it does not need to be turned over. It also means that you can’t usually turn it like a traditional mattress. So rotating your mattress, spinning it around on the same side, once a month will allow you to distribute this wear more evenly. When we talk about rotating we mean spinning the mattress like the hands of a clock so the head end becomes the foot end and the foot end becomes the head end etc.