Caring For Your New Mattress
Please, remember that purchasing a new mattress is not enough. You should also take care of it.
First, unpack your new mattress and let it air out for 48 hours. Some odor from the manufacturing process will be noticeable when you first take the mattress out of the box. Stick with it as long as possible before you sleep on it so that the smell has a chance to dissipate.
Use a protective pad
A protective pad costs not too much, but can significantly extend the life of your mattress. It will protect your mattress from unwanted liquids such as sweat, vomit, and leaking water. And it will protect from allergens such as dust and pet dander. Finally, a protective pad can also protect your mattress from moisture if you use the bed for reading or watching TV in bed.
The protective pad can also help to reduce noise and movement which might cause disruption in the rest of your family if you sleep on a double- or queen-size bed.
Use a sturdy bed frame
Even the most durable mattress will sag if you don’t give it good support. This is why using a box spring mattress frame or a wooden bed frame can help you prolong the life of your mattress.
You should also consider getting a bed frame with adjustable height slats if you have heavy-weight partners in your sleep group.
Avoid dry cleaning your mattress
While a dry cleaner can flush out any dust mites and allergens that might be lurking in your mattress, it could also damage the materials.
Avoid bringing pets into bed
Many people bring their dogs to bed with them when they sleep at night. Try not to do this because pets can shed fur which could get stuck in your sheets and cause numerous problems such as asthma and allergic reactions. Also, if you have a dog that sheds fur, try brushing him before bringing him up to your bed or consider investing in a nice dog bed for all his shedding purposes!
Don’t remove the tag
First of all, you should know that it’s not illegal to remove the tag from your mattress. However, it’s a good idea to keep it: some manufacturers require you to keep the tags attached to your mattress for a period of time after purchase and be able to provide them with the serial number if needed. Also, some people use the tag as proof that they own a quality product. If something were to happen to their mattress (stolen or damaged) they could then show that it was indeed.
Also, the tag contains all the useful information about the care and dimensions of your mattress.
Do not jump on the mattress
Sagging is the #1 problem of back pain during sleep. If you want your sleep to be healthy, you should never jump on the mattress. Jumping will damage the innerspring that aren’t supposed to deal with this kind of load. Some mattresses are better than others when it comes to durability and sagging resistance. Innerspring mattresses with thicker coils usually offer more support, but they may also be noisier.
But there’s no mattress manufacturer that will replace or repair a mattress after you jump on it because it is not covered by warranty.