We’ve spoken about carefully choosing a bed for your room, and how to pick the right type of mattress to address all your sleeping needs. But it doesn’t stop there. Once you invest in a good bed and mattress, it’s also vital to maintain your mattress by caring for it, so it can give you a good run. Since we all know that good sleep is extremely important for your overall well being, let’s dive right into tips on caring for your mattress:
Your mattress is at the receiving end of dust, dead skin cells, stains, sweat and also crumbs, if you love midnight snacking. Remove the sheets and cover, and give the mattress a good cleaning with your vacuum cleaner, to get rid of any unwanted foreign particles accumulated over time.
Your friendly neighbourhood baking soda is a solution for your bedroom too! Add 10 to 20 drops of your favourite essential oil to a box of baking soda. Lavender, chamomile, sandalwood, and ylang-ylang are all soothing scents that would be wonderfully calming. And, essential oils are naturally antibacterial. Sprinkle this concoction on your bare mattress and leave for an hour, to vacuum it later. When you rent a bed from Furlenco, we don’t just give you pillows and covers, we offer deep cleaning services once in 6 months.
Giving your mattress a breath of fresh air might just be what it needs when you’ve been sleeping on it continuously for a significant amount of time. You know how good that freshly folded piece of laundry feels? Airing your mattress in the sun can do just that – just make sure you don’t leave it outside for too long, or your mattress can become damp after the sun goes down.
When you sleep on the same side of your mattress, and especially if you sleep alone, your mattress tends to wear out sooner than you can expect. Flip or spin your mattress at least twice a year so that you avoid putting pressure on the same spots; resulting in sagging and sinking in the middle.
Even the best of mattresses are built to last around 7-8 years. Once you cross this time interval or notice irreplaceable springs or coils, trade in your old mattress for a new one, lest you find yourself complaining of body aches or sleep deprivation.