How to Take Care of Your Memory Foam Mattress

Take care of mattress with these helpful tips.

A memory foam mattress can last for 20 years if you take care of it properly. There are several things you need to know about getting the best mattress for you set up and maintaining it.

 

Let it Breathe

After your memory foam mattress arrives, remove the packaging and let the mattress sit uncovered for a while. Chemicals used during manufacturing need time to release emissions, which is called the off-gassing process. If you don’t let it off-gas, you may smell unpleasant odors that could trigger allergic reactions for some people. You can speed up and enhance the process by raising the temperature, turning on a fan and opening a window to increase ventilation.

 

Prepare the Foundation

A good foundation is essential to ensuring a long life for your mattress. Your bed frame needs to be sturdy with center supports to keep the mattress from sagging.

 

Keep it Clean

You should vacuum your mattress and under your bed periodically to remove dust and dead skin cells. If you have a spill, spot clean it with a mild detergent and a damp cloth. Don’t introduce any more moisture than necessary. Too much moisture can cause mildew and moisture in your mattress.

 

Avoid Stains

You won’t have to worry about spills if you plan ahead and buy a mattress pad. This added layer of protection can be water resistant and hypoallergenic. You can remove the pad and wash or wipe it down occasionally too. You can also purchase hypoallergenic covers for your pillows.

 

Turn Your Mattress

To help your mattress wear evenly, you should turn your mattress four times a year, turning it over and flipping it end to end.

 

Don’t Get Rid of the Tag

Any tags stitched to your mattress need to stay there. Removing those tags may void your warranty. You may also need the information on those tags later to ensure proper care of your mattress.

 

Doing your part can help your memory foam mattress continue to deliver a comfortable night’s sleep for the full 20 years.