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If you’re thinking about buying a new bed and mattress or need some advice about basic mattress care, The Bed Consultant explains everything you need to know. Learn more about The Bed Consultant.

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What Is A Latex Mattress? Here’s What You Need To Know

Natural latex is a premium material that provides excellent cushioning, support and pressure relief. It is produced from the sap of rubber trees, offering a green alternative to memory foam. A traditional latex mattress consists of one or more latex layers, while hybrid models may combine latex with either springs or other materials.

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Pillow Talk: How Many Pillows Should You Sleep With?

There’s no definitive answer regarding how many pillows you should sleep with. The consensus is that you should initially sleep with one pillow. However, other factors should be considered, such as body shape, pillow design and your preferred sleeping position.

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Protection Matters: What Is A Mattress Protector?

A mattress protector is a removable cover that helps keep your mattress clean, hygienic, and in good condition.
It creates an extra barrier protecting the mattress from stains, spillages, and even bed bugs.

Mattress advice

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How To Dispose Of A Mattress

There are plenty of ways to dispose of a mattress. If you’re buying a new mattress from a retailer, most of them provide a mattress disposal service. You can also donate your old mattress to charities, sell it online or ask your local council to collect it.

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How To Keep A Mattress From Sliding

To keep a mattress from sliding, you should keep its surface clean. You can also try using a mattress pad, mattress grippers, Velcro strips or even consider changing your bed.

Mattress care

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Clean & Fresh: How To Clean A Memory Foam Mattress

Knowing how to clean and maintain a memory foam mattress can help prolong its life and promote a healthy and hygienic sleep environment. You should give your mattress a thorough clean every six months. However, you will need to clean up any spillages straight away to ensure the stain does not set into the mattress.

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How To Break In A New Mattress: Here’s What You Need To Know

Applying gentle pressure to your new mattress can help speed up the breaking in process. Sleeping on your new mattress each night will usually suffice, but you can also try gently crawling over it. It can take at least a month to get used to a new mattress. By then, it should start to feel softer and more comfortable.

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How To Clean A Mattress Like A Pro

Cleaning your mattress creates a healthy and hygienic environment. This keeps your bed fresh and reduces the risk of allergies, which can help you sleep better.