As an adult, the minimum time required for a night of good quality sleep is 8 hours. We want to come home and go to bed at night and have a complete good night’s sleep.
A well-maintained and clean bed is one of the factors that will help you to sleep like a baby. Thankfully, having a well-maintained mattress does not need to have professional skills; you can do it by yourself.
Here are four ways to maintain the quality of your mattress for many years.
1. Maintenance on the First Day
As advised by many reputable websites, including BedAdvisor, maintenance starts from the first day you get your mattress. Once you get your mattress, you will see that it is protected by plastic. You need to remove this plastic and cover it with a mattress protector before using it.
In order to keep it from absorbing moisture and ruining the mattress, this layer of protection should be water repellent. In addition, a water-repellent feature will make it easier for you to maintain and clean your mattress.
The bed frame also plays a role in the maintenance job. Choose a bed frame with a good foundation for your mattress – it must support the mattress properly and prevent deformity.
2. Regular Maintenance
The second layer of protection for your mattress is the bedsheet. You need at least 2 sets of bed sheets since you ought to change your bed sheet regularly.
The bedsheet has to be washed on a weekly or monthly basis. Dust, dirt, bed bugs, and sweat get into the second layer of protection. Hence, regular washing of the bed sheet will also help maintain personal hygiene.
The mattress protector also needs regular cleaning. You can vacuum the mattress protector every three months. The vacuum will suck out stubborn mites, bed bugs, or dust that penetrate through the bed sheet to the mattress protector.
3. Regular Disinfection
To maintain the quality of your mattress for a long period of time, you also need to keep it clean. One way to do this is through regular disinfection. There are many simple ways of disinfecting your mattress, here are just some of them:
- One of the simplest disinfection measures that you can practice is to open your window curtain and let the sunlight in. The sunlight has disinfectant properties, and it also keeps the room humidity level low. Lower humidity will help keep moisture from your mattress.
- Every morning, when you wake and before covering your bed with a bed cover, allow it to get exposed to air and sunlight for 10 to 15 minutes. This will help dry up moisture from body sweat.
- To remove stains, any washing instructions are usually indicated by the manufacturer of the bedsheet and mattress protection. Just follow the guide.
Prevention is always better than looking for a solution. The best way to keep your mattress sturdy is to make the necessary precautions to prevent it from getting worn out too soon. It will also extend the life of your mattress.
A deformed mattress will make your sleep difficult or uncomfortable. It is also harmful to your spine. If your mattress is deformed from regular use within the warranty period, you may call the manufacturer and have it replaced without charge. Otherwise, there are some causes of deformity that can be prevented.
Kids normally like to play on the bed. Kids like to jump up and down and get excited about the bouncing effect of the mattress. Eventually, it will leave a dent or a depression mark on the mattress. So, tell your kids not to jump on the bed. If the bed frame is not strong enough the bed will also collapse.
It is also usual that sitting at the edge of the bed will also deform the mattress. This has to be avoided. Use a chair instead of your bed.
Another prevention method is to rotate the mattress every 3 to 6 months. Just like rotating the tires of your car from back to front. Rotate the mattress from head to toe at 180 degrees. Doing so will maintain even wear and tear.
As you can see, proper handling and caring for your mattress will not only last for many years, it will also give you a good night’s sleep. At the same time, it saves you money for replacements, which are prevented through preventive maintenance. Just do regular maintenance and prevention measures, and you will be maintaining the quality of your mattress for years.