The purchase of a new mattress is an investment in the quality of your sleep. Like all major investments, you want to get the best return, and for your mattress, that means getting the most useful years from your mattress. You can get the best and longest performance with proper mattress care.
Myths about Mattress Care
Some old beliefs and practices concerning mattresses are outdated or just plain wrong. For instance:
Vacuum your mattress to remove dust and hair.
The level of suction produced by household vacuums is not sufficient to remove dirt, hair, dust mites, etc. from the inner layers of your mattress. As a result, vacuuming cannot effectively prevent the deterioration of mattress materials caused by environmental contaminants and body shedding.
Store your mattress vertically.
If your mattress needs to be in storage for any length of time, it is best stored flat—in the same position as when it is in use. The materials used to provide support are layered to counter body weight and gravity in one direction. Standing the mattress on its end introduces stress on a different plane, which can shift or damage the support layers.
Although we do not encourage jumping on your mattress (because of the safety risk), such activities will not actually damage your mattress (despite what your mom and dad may’ve told you).
What You Need for Proper Mattress Care
For optimal mattress care, you need to protect your mattress every day and every night from the stuff that breaks down the comfort and support layers—body oils, hair, dust, mites, etc. The most effective mattress care strategy is to use a mattress protector.
The Mattress Store carries mattress protectors that create a barrier against spills, allergens, dust mites and other contaminants that may deteriorate your mattress construction and/or void the manufacturer warranty. In fact, you can get everything you need for a complete sleep system at any one of our ten El Paso locations. Visit us today!