As the saying goes, “out of sight, out of mind.” You might not think about your mattress most days, but it profoundly affects your quality of life. Think about it. Did you toss and turn last night? Is your back feeling the result of a few too many years on the same mattress?
If you’ve recently purchased a mattress from Sleepland at Furnitureland South, chances are your answer to those questions is no. Just the same, we want to offer a few tips to make your mattress last. Here’s what our mattress experts said:
Flip it on its head!
Mattresses used to be made to sleep on both sides, which theoretically caused them to last longer. This is no longer a common practice; however, that doesn’t mean we can’t get the most out of our mattress’ lifespan. Instead of flipping your mattress over, turn it so that the head becomes the foot of the bed. This will ensure that your mattress is evenly broken in and, in the long-term, create a more resilient mattress.
Clean Mattress, Clean Health
A few significant reasons to take good care of your mattress are those that come in the form of health benefits. A simple mattress protector can be the difference between a night of sneezing for those with allergies or coughing from asthma and a clean bill of health. Plus, most mattress protectors are expected to last the life of your mattress because they’re machine washable. How’s that for sweet dreams?
But wait, if you have a fitted sheet, why do you need more protection for your mattress? This answer is simple. It will expand the life of your mattress. Mattresses can absorb up to one-third of a cup of sweat and one pound of dust mites in a year. However, if you’re able to remove the water-resistant cover and throw it in the wash with the rest of your linens, you can be assured that your bed is clean every night.
It’s a common piece of advice for new mattress owners that they should purchase a new mattress after eight years. This isn’t an outright lie. It has good intentions, but it isn’t the whole picture. In truth, there is not a perfect amount of time that a mattress is best. There’s a typical time frame for the structural lifespan of mattresses and a typical range of time for the comfort-based lifespan of mattresses. To make this matter simple, just know that if you’re uncomfortable on your mattress or waking up with pains, you probably need to consider getting a new mattress.
Sleepland at Furnitureland South offers a mattress shopping experience like none other. Its BedMatch system allows people to be fitted, under the supervision of trained sleep experts, for a mattress ideal for their perfect night’s rest. In a spa-like setting, it offers the best pricing on state-of-the-art mattresses, including Beautyrest, Kingsdown, Sealy, Serta, Spring Air, Stearns & Foster and Tempur-Pedic.
Want to learn more about creating your perfect bedroom oasis? Then check out our other blogs on choosing furniture to fit your space, mattress technology, color selection, mattress care and the perfect bedding!