So you just made an investment in your health and longevity – a.k.a. a new mattress. The question is what now?
How do you take care of your new bed? Without getting too technical, here are a few pointers:
- Ensure that your mattress is on the right base.
The wooden slatted bases go with almost any mattress and provide the ventilation the mattress needs. The base that is sold with the mattress is also right, but please do not put your mattress on a solid plank or cement slab. The latter will prevent ventilation and causes sagging in even the best brand names.
- Turn your mattress monthly.
An easy way to remember is to make the date the same as your payday – a happy date. This habit will ensure that it’s not taking all the weight in the same spot for years. Refer to the booklet, and the label to determine if it needs to be turned or rotated, or both. (Please note that a “no-turn” mattress still needs to be rotated clockwise or anti-clockwise).
- Use a waterproof mattress protector.
The perfect fit is important to keep dust, bedbugs, and moisture out. A spill of coffee can damage your mattress. Stains on a mattress will nullify your warranty.
- Vacuum your mattress every two to three months to ensure that any dust that comes from air pollution (beneath or elsewhere) is taken care of.
- Abstain from using an electric blanket.
The prolonged heat during cold winter nights will damage the top foam layer and make it brittle. Once it is brittle, there is not much one can do to fix it.
Instead of an electric blanket, use your mattress protector and top with a blanket underneath your winter sheets. This way you can still enjoy a few hours of shuteye in the colder months.
For more information, you can refer to the warranty terms and conditions.