Did you know that we spend a third of our lives asleep? That makes having a great quality mattress so important. The lifespan in general of a mattress is 7-10 years and there are signs you need a new mattress to look out for.  However once you have a new mattress what can you do to make it last longer? Well there are quite a few things you can do do help to make your mattress last longer which I'm sharing with you below.


Use a mattress protector 
A mattress proctor in my opinion is a must. A mattress proctor isn't just for your kids bed. Accidents happen such as spills and a protector especially a waterproof one will make sure that nothing ruines your mattres. In addition to liquids or fluids, bodily oils, and skin flakes can make their way through our sheets and into our mattress as well. Another reason to use a mattress protector is that it can prevent you from voiding your warranty. Many mattress warranties say they will be voided if the mattress is stained with any liquids or fluids

Keep your mattress supported properly 
It is crucial to make sure your mattress is properly supported. This doesn't mean you need to buy a new bed but a solid platform will ensure that your mattress wears evenly and the way they were intended to. If like us you have a slatted base to your bed, make sure it can support the weight of the mattress and those sleeping on it.

Rotate/flip your mattress regularly 
Sleeping in the same spot every night can leave specific wear and tear in one section of the mattress and cause it to wear out more quickly. This is why it's recommended to rotate/flip your mattress every 6 months. Not every mattress can be flipped though so it's worth checking if yours can be. If yours can't be flipped I still recommend rotating your mattress every 6 months. 

Clean your mattress 
Giving your mattress a hoover at least twice a year helps to  prevent a build up of sweat, dust mites, and allergens. Also it's important to hoover and do any spot cleans as soon as any accidents happen. 

Forbid bouncing on the bed
Kids tend to love jumping on the bed but it doesn't do your bed any good. Not only can it damage your mattress over time but you risk your bed frame being damaged too. 

Keep pets out the bed
They maybe sweet and snuggly but pets unfortunately if you are letting pets sleep with you , your inviting a slew of potential germs, bugs, and bacteria into your bed.

Transport Your Mattress Properly
If you are needing to move your mattres make sure you transport it properly. This means wrapping it in plastic before moving. This will keep it from collecting, dust, dirt and other potential issues (like bed bugs) from finding a home in the mattress.

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