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Midlife Mattress Crisis: Quick and Easy ways to Extend the Life of Your Mattress

You may have heard our golden rule, Replace Every 8. We all know that eight years comes faster than you think. Time flies by; and it may seem like just yesterday when you were researching and testing all sorts of mattresses to buy.

After all, buying a mattress is a long-term investment. And everyone wants to maximize an asset, right?

There’s no better time to give your mattress some extra tender, loving care than today, which will help maintain your investment and ensure you get the best sleep possible night after night for the full eight years.

Before we get into the nitty gritty of mattress care, remember Mattress Firm offers a peace of mind with its warranty offer in case your mattress shows early signs of wear, or has a manufacturing defect. That is important to know when buying a Mattress from us. But lets say your mattress is still in great condition and you haven’t met the eight year mark. You want to do your best to make sure your mattress stays in good condition for as long as possible, here’s how.

For starters, keeping your mattress clean is not just important for your personal sleep hygiene; it’s an integral part of maintaining the quality of the mattress.

You probably wash your sheets, bedcovers and mattress protectors regularly, but it’s common to forget that your mattress needs attention as well. Dry skin flakes, sweat and allergens can buildup on your mattress cover, leaving you with a mattress in less than pristine condition.

Protect your mattress and the investment you made years ago with the following mattress cleaning tips:

Rotate, Don’t Flip

The days of mattress flipping are behind us, but rotating your mattress is still a good idea. Rotating your mattress every three months will help prevent lumps from forming that could easily interrupt your sleep.

Vacuum your mattress

Trust us, it’s way easier than it sounds. Strip the sheets from your bed and use the upholstery attachment on your vacuum on the top and sides of your mattress. Doing so will draw the dust and dirt from deep inside your mattress and leave you sleeping soundly.

Protect Your Rest

At the end of the day, prevention is the best way to keep your mattress clean. We recommend covering your mattress with a machine-washable mattress protector to provide the best barrier and keep you comfortable year-round. Ask a Mattress Firm employee for help picking the right mattress protector for your bed.

It’s that simple. Proper care and mattress cleaning will extend the lifespan of your mattress. When you approach eight years of use, your bed will begin to show signs of wear and tear, and will need to be replaced. When that time comes, The Daily Doze Mattress Tips & Education and our Mattress Firm locations are here to help you find the best mattress for you.

About The Author

The Daily Dozers

The Daily Dozers are the mattress experts behind The Daily Doze, pooling their knowledge to bring you all that you need to know about what’s right under your head (literally). The Daily Dozers are team members who have been embedded in the mattress industry for years, whether that’s at one of our more than 3,000 neighborhood stores, or in our hometown of Houston at BedQuarters. These product experts can answer any question you might have about your bed. From ‘what size mattress do I need for my room?’ to ‘how do I know if I need an adjustable base?’ – there’s no topic too tired for The Daily Dozers. Even better? The Daily Dozers work together with The Savvy Savers to make sure you’re getting the bed you want, at a price you can’t find anywhere else.

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