Purchasing a new mattress can be exhausting, exciting and expensive. So when your new mattress is delivered, rather than just placing it on your bed and forgetting about it, we recommend you take good care of it over the next few years. With the right care and attention, a good mattress can last between 7-10 years so it’s worth reading our tips to ensure it lasts that long. After all, you don’t want to shop for a new mattress every year!
Tip 1 - Protection
No matter how dainty you are, when you sleep, you sweat. In fact, some people can lose as much as 250 grams of water every night1! Your mattress soaks up this moisture every night and, over time, can attract dust mites. Within a few years, or even months, your new mattress may have soaked up litres and litres of sweat and may be home to millions of dust mites2.
Unfortunately, we can’t pop our mattress into the washing machine. But, fortunately, we can wash a mattress protector. So it’s a good idea to put a mattress protector on your brand new mattress. A good mattress protector should prevent most of the sweat from seeping into the mattress, plus it helps to protect it from other stains.
Tip 2 - A good bed frame
If you’ve just bought a wonderful new mattress the last thing you should do is place it on a saggy, broken-down bed frame3. Not only could it be bad for your mattress, it may be bad for your comfort. Troy Grzeschka, Snooze Mattress Buyer, adds that a mattress will last longer and feel more comfortable when used with a good quality and correct size base.