How to care for your new bed
Rotate your mattress regularly
Rotate it from end-to-end to help minimise impression marks. It is crucial that you also turn (flip) it from side-to-side and end-to-end every week for the first few months and about every three months afterwards. However, if you have a non-turn (non-flip), also known as a single-sided mattress, this has been specifically designed not to be turned but must still be rotated from end to end.
Don’t bend or roll your new mattress if it is delivered flat
It will permanently damage the spring unit and invalidate any warranties or guarantees. Similarly, don’t treat it like a trampoline and avoid standing on it if you can – we know how tempting it can be when changing the sheets!
Air it out
Air your new mattress well before use and regularly – take it outside if you can and gently vacuum the top from time to time. Have an upcoming holiday? Strip the bedclothes the next time you go away to give it a decent time to air.
Keep it clean
Clean the base with a soft brush to remove fluff and dust, or with a vacuum cleaner very carefully and open the window. While the bed is moved out from any walls, vacuum thoroughly under and around the bed – it can yield masses of dust and fluff!
Our beds withstand all kinds of spillages and seepages over their lifetime, so make sure you use a mattress protector to help avoid the mattress itself staining. If your mattress is stained, read our guide on cleaning the common offenders.
Ensure your bed base sufficiently supports your mattress – it can be a false economy to put a new mattress on an old bed base!
Remember: expect some degree of body impressions – also known as settlement or dipping – it’s a sign your mattress is conforming to the shape of your body.
Is it time for a replacement?
If you are taking good care of your mattress but you are starting to notice lumps and bumps, creaks and crunches, and waking up with a sore back, it might be time to replace it. Take our quick and easy quiz to find out if you need a new bed. See our previous blog on tips for buying a new one.
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