Avoid letting children or anyone else jump on your bed. They could hurt themselves and cause permanent damage to the bed.
Mattresses should generally be kept flat, but folding may be necessary for moving or storage. Whether a mattress can be safely folded or bent depends on its type, construction, thickness, and the manufacturer’s recommendations. Contact the manufacturer for specific guidance if you’re unsure whether you can fold your mattress.
If you need to store an old mattress, the garage is often a great place to hide it away until you’re ready to use it again. Knowing how to store your mattress correctly will help keep it in good condition and extend its lifespan.
When moving a mattress, you need to ensure it is well wrapped. Do not attempt to drag or fold the mattress and make sure it is secure if it is being transported. Your mattress is an investment, so looking after it will keep it in good condition and help to extend its life.
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.
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.
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.
A mattress that is lumpy, out of shape or showing visible permanent sagging will not improve over time and will need to be replaced. But in the meantime, turning your mattress or replacing your bed base may help.
How and when you turn the mattress depends on the type you buy and the manufacturer’s recommendations. As a general guide, you should turn your mattress once a week for the first three months of use then once a month thereafter.