If you want to enjoy your mattress for years to come, then it’s important to keep it in good shape. Thankfully, every mattress we carry at Ben’s is designed for long-term durability, support and comfort. But there are a few things you can do to extend the life of your mattress even further.
How to Protect Your Mattress
1. Add a Mattress Protector
One of the easiest and most effective ways to safeguard your mattress is to add a Mattress Protector. This is a lightweight cover that you place on your mattress, just beneath the fitted sheet. It’s specially designed to keep your mattress clean, dry and better protected against spills, stains and other damage.
All it takes is a simple food stain, drink spill, or body sweat to permanently damage your mattress. You may not see the stain once you cover it with bedding, but you’ll know it’s there, and chances are you’ll smell it too. Body odor can be especially difficult to remove once it’s locked into the mattress’s knit fabric. Odor from other spills, which pass through the outer fabric and into the inner foams, may never go away.
The Mattress Protector from MicronOne is a simple solution that provides up to 10 years of protection. It repels food, beverages, body moisture and other damage, so you can rest easy knowing your mattress is safeguarded from the most common accidents. It’s also hypoallergenic, providing a barrier against dust mites and other allergens that disturb your sleep quality.
2. Flip and Rotate Your Mattress (when applicable)
Over time, some mattresses may lose their strength, typically in the foams, which can become compressed and may begin to sag. One simple way to prevent this is to rotate your mattress every six months or so. This ensures that the weight of your body isn’t always focused on one spot.
Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s guide for how and when to rotate your mattress. Not all mattresses, such as pillow tops, are designed to be flipped upside down, whereas others can be rotated in any direction.
Rotating your mattress periodically can help to extend its life, so that it continues to deliver the full support and comfort your body needs for a great night’s sleep.
3. Use Your Mattress Wisely
It’s a good idea to set some basic family rules for every bed in the house:
- No pets in bed
- No drinks or food
- No jumping on the bed
As a rule of thumb, your mattress should only be used for sleeping or other restful activities, like reading or watching TV. Eating or having drinks in bed is an accident waiting to happen. Sleeping with your cat or dog may be cozy, but they could be bringing allergens and bacteria into the bed. And while your kids may love jumping on the bed, it’s not so good for mattress!
Practice these simple tips and your mattress will remain clean and comfortable for many years to come.