12 Tips To Prolonging Mattress Lifespan


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Did you buy a mattress recently, and need some useful tips to prolonging mattress lifespan? Well every mattress has a lifespan and one day it will meet its deadlines. Materials that are used in the construction of mattresses played a very important role here. A well constructed and quality approved mattress will definitely last for long. 

The lifespan of a mattress can be increased with proper care and protection. Everyone spends according to their budget to buy a dreamy and comfortable mattress. Average lifespan of a mattress is between 10 to 15 years but it is extendable. I know you spended a lot of dollars and now you are in the mood to recover it. 

My uncle runs a hotel in New York and he is very strict about mattress care. He always says a mattress is a thing that requires proper care and attention if you want to use it for a lifetime. Will you believe all the mattresses are in new condition but their life period is completed. I also asked him for tips to prolonging mattress lifespan that I listed below.

12 Best Techniques To Keep Your Mattress Alive

My uncle practiced these techniques many times each and every time they got the same results. Increasing the lifespan of a mattress is not a rocket science; you can do it with  just little care and effort. Once you follow these techniques you will be a hero at your home and may be an attention seeker in the family. 

Protector For Mattress

Protectors are very important for your mattress. We are using the mattress on a daily basis and anything can happen like liquid or fluids can spread to the mattress. So it’s best to take precautionary steps at the beginning. These protectors also come in waterproof features. Just buy a waterproof protector and feel free from all types of worries. There are many types of protectors in the market I will recommend you to buy which will fit with your mattress according to height and size.

Support Of Mattress

You should inspect your bed frame and foundation once a year or at any abnormal sound coming from your bed. As your body needs a good support mattress also needs some support to remain in shape and provide you with a good quality of sleep. Boxsprings may get worn out with time and wood slats can also broken so keep especial attention at them

You Should Avoid Eating At Bed

Eating at bed can be very bad for you according to Paul Bello owner of PJB pest management  Shared his thoughts that there will be bugs whenever there will be small pieces of food. A small snack at bed is enough to bring bugs to bed. It’s better to take precautions rather than follow cleaning or maintenance methods.

Rotate Your Mattress At Regular Bases.

Sleeping  at the one place on the mattress will leave a spot or wear and tear. You should try to rotate your mattress 180 degrees at the end of every season, by doing this the life of the mattress will increase.

 New models of mattress may not require that type of activity but for overweight people it’s very important, because the weight of big men will de-shape the mattress with some time. With rotation or by flipping you will also get a chance to clean the mattress. 

Keep in mind some brands like Tempur-pedic and Sleep Number are not suitable with this type of rotation. Read company guidelines also regarding the flipping of a mattress

Its Vacuum Time

With the passage of time sweat, dust and allergens make their living on mattresses, so it’s very important to vacuum your mattress twice a year or after every season.

No Pets At Mattress

Pets owners may find it great to nap with their pets but be aware they can bring germs, bacteria and bugs to the mattress. According to experts, pets hold parasites like hookworm and roundworms. Most of the time these parasites lay eggs at your pet’s skin and by sleeping with your pets these eggs have chances to have a new home on your mattress. Will you want to sleep with these types of parasites? Definitely not.

Bed Bugs

Mark my words, bed bugs are more dangerous than nukes. Yes they are, they can be reddish-brown small bugs that will attack you mostly at night. They feed on your blood. You should take precautions about them because they will affect and disturb your sleep.

  • Clean your room at daily basis and have room air ventilation
  • Keep your mattress in sunlight. The bed bugs are vampires; they are not able to handle heat and sunlight.
  • Use some type of bug spray to get rid of them .

Get Rid At Odor Of Mattress

If you are feeling any type of odor from the mattress dont worry they will vanish with little effort. Just use baking soda to deodorize. How to use it? You have to sprinkle the baking soda on the surface of the mattress for 24 hours. If you are going to clean your mattress for the first time use one pound of soda at least. If possible place the mattress near the sunlight the result of soda will be doubled. You may need to manage one night for this process but believe me the odor will never come back again.

Transport It With Care

During transport your mattress can get damaged, so avoid this and use plastic cover. Plastic cover will also save your mattress from all types of dust, dirt and water during transportation. You should also pay proper attention to the corners and edges of the mattress; they have high risk of damage.

Spot Cleaning

It’s very important to clean the spot with immediate effects. Because with the passage of time they will get dry and get more straight. You can clean all types of spots by using simple methods like lemon juice and salt. Another method is to take some water in a bottle and some baking soda, natural liquid dish soap and just a few drops of hydrogen peroxide. Spray it and clean with a rag that’s all.

Jumping And Bouncing

kids may love to jump but it is not good for a mattress. Jumping is not only an unsafe activity but it also puts unnecessary and sudden pressure on the mattress. By doing this the mattress will lose its life before the time so you should avoid kids to do that. 

Keep The Moisture Away

In the winter season there can be moisture on your mattress. So try to keep your mattress in sunlight and arrange some natural air ventilation by doing this moisture will be evaporated from your mattress.  

Listen What Manufacturer Are Saying

The cleaning methods are the same and basic as I explained above but you should listen to the manufacturer by reading the warranty card or maintenance pamphlet. Different brands prefer different types of cleaning and maintenance so it’s better to understand them. You can also avail replacements in case of damaged or faulty service by the manufacturer but first read the pamphlet and try not to violate any policy. 

Final Thoughts

Yes, it’s possible to increase life but it’s not easy. You have to follow a strict and a long list of cares to make it happen. But there is also no need to worry as I told you my uncle shared all techniques to increase the life of a mattress. You can follow them and get benefits from them. These tips are not hard to follow up and require little effort to perform. Hope so you enjoyed our guide about tips to prolonging the lifespan of a mattress.

Frequently Ask Questions (FAQ)

How will I know that my mattress is expired?

You will not be able to find a great place for sleep. You will keep rotating all night, and your mattress will also fail to provide the required comfort to your body.

Can we increase the lifespan of a mattress?

Yes, you can with certain types of care and with monthly or annual regular check you can enjoy more time. 

Should I rotate or flip my mattress?

Yes, it’s great care and maintenance to rotate or flip your mattress after every season. By doing this the lifespan of a mattress will automatically increase.

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By Muhammad Asim