How To Care For Your Mattress
Whether you sleep poker straight or like a starfish, a good quality mattress is important and should provide between 8-10 years of consistent tip top performance and support. It's recommended that you change your mattress as the repeated usage can lead to uneven support and won’t give you the best night’s sleep, we know you deserve.
Here are some useful questions to ask when deciding if it's time for a new bed or mattress:
1. Are you frequently waking up feeling un-refreshed and aching?
2. Do you disturb your partner or are you disturbed by them when changing sleep positions?
3. Does it look used or worn?
4. Does it feel lumpy?
5. Have you recently had a better night's sleep in a different bed?
Caring for your mattress
A good mattress can last up to 10 years so it is important to understand how to care for it in order to prolong its life span and support. Remember - all mattresses are to be rotated regularly so that you are refreshing where your pressure points lie, allowing maximum comfort.
These mattresses are to be turned regularly in order to maintain optimum comfort.
These mattresses are to be rotated regularly in order to maintain optimum comfort.
No Turning Needed
These mattresses have resilient fillings that won't lose their shape, so do not need to be turned.
Mattress Care Instructions and Guidance
- Before you use your new mattress, remove all packaging and place your mattress flat on the bed base without mattress protectors or bedding. This allows the mattress to air out and any scents from the fillings or packaging to disperse. If your mattress contains memory foam or latex it may need a couple of days.
- Daily airing is also recommended to allow moisture to evaporate. To do this, pull back the top sheets and duvet for 20 minutes.
- Your bed base can affect how the mattress feels. If you're using a slatted base we recommend no more than 6.5cm between each slat to ensure proper support.
- No-Turn mattresses should be positioned with the label facing up.
- Use a mattress protector to prolong the life of your mattress and provide an extra barrier from liquids and dust.
- If moving your mattress, we recommend you keep it flat.
- Each mattress feels different, so you'll need to give yourself time to adjust to the new sensation, support and comfort.
- All mattresses show some body shaping as the fillings settle with use. Pillow top mattresses might show this more obviously, but this is normal and doesn’t affect the mattress performance.
- Rotate your mattress once a month (turning top to tail) to limit the effect of filling settling from body pressure.
- Liquids can cause damage and discolouration, so try to keep them away from your mattress.
- Turn dual-sided mattresses once a month.
- Vacuum the surface every 2 months to keep your mattress dust-free.
- Do not stand or jump on your mattress.
- Do not use detergent or chemical cleaners as this can stain, bleach and damage the material and fillings.
- Try not to sit on the edge of the bed as this can strain the edges of your mattress and cause the border stitching to split or edges to collapse.