Did you know that your two-sided mattress needs regular maintenance to help it stay comfortable and supportive? Unlike one-sided beds, two-sided mattresses require routine flipping to help keep their padded material and wear evenly distributed. There are a few other best practices that can help keep your bed comfortable, clean, and in good condition for the long haul. Follow these two-sided mattress maintenance tips, and visit a Sleepwell retailer to find the perfect bed for you!
Two-Sided Mattress Basics: Flipping vs. Rotating
One of the most important things that you can do to prolong the life of your two-sided mattress is to flip and rotate it seasonally. Because two-sided mattresses are designed to be slept on on both sides, flipping is necessary to keep the inner material from getting too compressed. Flipping a bed over also helps distribute wear evenly. A typical mattress maintenance schedule involves flipping the mattress over in the spring and flipping the mattress and rotating it from head to foot in the fall. By following this schedule, you can help reduce uneven wear and material compression.
Use a Mattress Protector or Pad
While your bed’s interior cushioning is essential for comfort and support, its exterior is important too. Protect the surface of your mattress with a zippered mattress protector or cushioned pad. Some mattress protectors feature waterproof lining, while others incorporate added cushioning or cool gel layers. Using a durable mattress protector can help prevent stains and limit the accumulation of dead skin cells and moisture from sweat. Wash your mattress pad regularly or spot clean as necessary, following all manufacturer directions.
Air Out and Clean Your Mattress
Whenever you change your sheets, it can be a good idea to leave your mattress exposed to air out for an hour or two. This can help release any built-up moisture. You may also want to vacuum your mattress periodically. Your vacuum’s upholstery attachment can help you remove any dead skin cells, pet hair, or dust mites on your bed’s surface. Keeping your mattress clean can help extend its life, so a thorough cleaning regimen is a great way to protect your investment.
Sleepwell Is the Key to A Good Night’s Rest
With over 85 years in business, Sleepwell has been supplying consumers and retailers with the highest quality mattresses and bedding products in the industry. Sleepwell is a family-owned company that knows the true value of a good night’s rest and what it takes to achieve it. Our experts know how to match every customer with the right products. We service Maryland, Delaware, Washington, D.C., New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. You can reach us at 301‐322‐1000. Also, be sure to follow Sleepwell on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter!