Good quality memory foam mattresses are well known for their durability – and with hardly any effort on your part! Take a look at our 5 tips on how to care for a memory foam mattress, and you’ll sleep like a dream for up to 15 years!
5 ways to care for a memory foam mattress
1. Rotate it regularly
Our memory foam mattresses are designed to not be flipped over – as is the case with many other layered foam mattresses. However, we do recommend that you rotate it head-to-foot every three months or so to help prevent depressions developing in areas of concentrated pressure.
2. Keep it dry
Do your best to avoid spilling liquids on the surface of the mattress, as fluids can interfere with the foam and increase how quickly it deteriorates. We recommend using a mattress protector to help protect against this, especially if you’re prone to spillages!
Ensure you know how to clean a mattress is also essential.
3. Use a suitable bed base
Make sure that your bed base is firm, even and has no major gaps. If your base has slats, they should be 10 – 15cm wide and have gaps no more than 5cm. Larger gaps will contribute to the deterioration of the mattress over time due to an uneven support. Not sure which bed base is right for your mattress? Click here to find out.
4. Keep it away from strong heat sources
Memory Foam is a heat-sensitive material – that’s why it reacts to your individual body shape so perfectly. So it’s best to keep your memory foam mattresses away from strong heat emitters. Similarly, electric blankets and hot water bottles should not be used with memory foam mattresses as the strong heat source will interfere with the foam’s performance, damage the structure of the foam, and ultimately shorten its lifespan.
5. Don’t make your bed!
And finally…breaking all rules here but we advise not making your bed as soon as you get up. This way, you’ll allow your mattress and bedding to breathe and any moisture created in the night will be evaporated.
Making a little effort to care for your memory foam mattress will pay dividends, when your bed continues to provide the perfect balance of support and comfort for you in years to come. If you’d like some more help or advice about caring for a memory foam mattress, get in touch! We’re happy to answer all of your questions.