Get a Longer Life Out of Your Mattress

An investment in a mattress is a big decision, both financially as well as what it means for your health and well-being. When you do find a mattress that’s perfect for you, it’s important to do everything you can to keep it in the best shape possible and extend its life.  To help with that, these are a few tips that can help you extend your mattress’ comfort and functionality:

  • Mattress pad. If you’ve had a mattress for a year or two, it’s entirely possible that your comfort preferences have changed since its purchase. If that mattress still remains supportive and structurally sound, there’s no reason to throw the baby out with the bathwater. To get the comfort you want with the support you need, implementing a foam bed topper can add cushioning without affecting support, adding years of life to a mattress you would otherwise replace.
  • Be gentle. Because of its soft, springy nature, it may be hard for some of us to remember that a bed is not a play area for the kids or pets. Even if you’ve added a thick mattress pad, it’s important to keep in mind that a bed’s only purpose is to provide a great night’s sleep. Using it differently may cause it to wear down prematurely. Rough-housing or abuse can cause foam to tear, springs to snap, and air or water cavities to puncture.
  • Keep it dry. Nobody in their right mind would ever purposefully pour water onto their mattress or a neglect to shut a window before a rain storm, but that doesn’t mean an accident can’t happen. When a mattress gets significantly wet, it’s quite difficult to ensure that it fully dries. If it doesn’t, it can lead to mold or mildew. For this reason, adding water resistant bed covers is a good idea, as well as instituting a no food or drink rule for the bedroom. Warranties are often voided by stains caused by an accident, even if the stain is only on the surface and the flaw or defect is very real.