Sleeping soundly for years to come

A bedroom should be a sanctuary — a place of rest, rejuvenation and comfort - lying down on a comfortable, cosy bed at night is one of the best feelings in the world. 

You’ve invested in a super comfy mattress, just the right firmness for your style of sleeping and you are enjoying some of the best sleep ever - but how do you ensure that your mattress will stay this comfy for the foreseeable future? 

The average mattress is designed to last anywhere from five to ten years - how it is maintained can shorten or lengthen it’s lifespan. We have put together some tips and tricks to help make your mattress last longer and keep you sleeping soundly for years to come.

1. Use a mattress protector:

This might be the most important accessory to have for your mattress. It keeps your mattress clean  - we all perspire at night, produce oil from our skins, shed dead skin cells, the list goes on. All of this can soak through your sheets and into the mattress and, once a little gets in, it’s almost impossible to get it out. Perspiration (or any moisture, like spilling a drink) will wear down the foams in the mattress, even if only a little moisture gets through, after years of use every night that adds up. You will need to replace your mattress more quickly without the protector.


2. Rotate the mattress:

By rotating your mattress you promote even wear and tear. You can also flip your mattress but double check before you flip! Many mattress today aren't designed to be flipped. They are constructed of several layers of padding on top of a base of coils, and so they should always stay right-side up. If you flip these kind of mattress you might end up damaging it by doing so. 

Every two to six months rotate the mattress 180 degrees from head to foot.

3. Let the sunshine in:

Every month or two strip your mattress and let the sunlight in to air out the bed for several hours.

This helps prevent excess moisture both from sleepers and humidity, and may also help keep dust mite populations in check. 


4. Make sure you support the mattress:

While you may not always need to purchase the matching box spring or foundation with a new mattress, it is essential to make sure your mattress does have the right kind of support. This helps preserve the integrity of materials and prevent early wear. Box springs are generally used only with spring mattresses, while memory foam mattresses and other specialty mattresses usually require firm, solid support.

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So there you have it, our top tips for keeping your mattress durable and comfortable for years to come. If you want more advice on this, or would like to test out our full range of mattresses and beds then come down to our stores in Vilamoura and Almancil. We can’t wait to see you.