Do you clean your mattress regularly?
We spend many hours on our mattresses, as most people spend a third of their lives asleep. So, it’s not surprising that many of us have invested in a good mattress. Of course you want your mattress to last as long as possible. Avoid these mistakes and you will enjoy your mattress for much longer.
The importance of a good mattress
Every night we sleep an average of eight hours on a mattress. The mattress is responsible for about 80 percent of our sleeping comfort. It is therefore essential to invest in a good mattress that matches your sleeping preferences. Some people prefer to sleep on a hard mattress, while others sleep much better on a soft surface. Therefore, before purchasing a new mattress, always research which materials and types of mattresses are best for you. Have you managed to find the perfect mattress? To extend the life of your precious mattress, make sure you don’t make the following six mistakes.
1. You don’t turn your mattress over regularly
If you sleep in the same position each night, you eventually create a depression in your mattress. You can avoid uneven usage by turning your mattress over every three months.
2. You don’t use a mattress protector
Many unsavory substances – such as dust mites, dead skin cells and sweat – can end up in your mattress. This can result in your mattress not smelling fresh, and can even lead to bacterial growth. An easy way to avoid this is to use a mattress protector. The good news is that mattress protectors are not expensive.
Read about other mistakes you can make with your mattress on the next page.