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How to Ensure Your Mattress Lasts the Full 8 Years


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If you’ve ever bought a brand new car, the feeling of driving it off of the lot is both exciting and a little scary. You are worried about anything bad happening to it! You drive it carefully and are sure to park where no one will hit you. You keep up with the washing, waxing, and fluids it needs. You’d never purchase a new car and drive it through the mud or spin out in circles as soon as you purchased it. A car is a big investment, and you don’t want to waste your money by ruining it! 

This same mentality extends beyond car shopping to purchasing a new mattress as well. It’s more than likely your new mattress cost hundreds, thousands, or even tens of thousands of dollars. Just like any other type of investment, you want to get your money’s worth and this means taking care of it! Of course, you don’t put your mattress in the washing machine. So, what do you do in order to make sure it lasts for years to come?

Ensure you have proper mattress support

 Your mattress supports you as you sleep, and so you need to make sure your mattress is supported as well! This means either a boxspring or adjustable bed base foundation. This helps preserve the integrity of your mattress’s materials and prevent early wear. A boxspring helps to absorb shock and reduce wear to the mattress, as well as to create a flat and firm structure for the mattress to lie upon. Center support is absolutely vital. Of course, if you choose an adjustable base to place your mattress on, this foundation adds a lot of benefits to you as well!

Purchase a mattress protector with your new mattress

 Don’t leave the store without picking out a mattress protector as well! These are one of the most effective and easiest ways to protect your mattress for the long haul. A good, quality mattress protector offers waterproof protection to guard against spills and accidents, as well as keeping dust, debris, and dirt from making its way into your mattress. This helps to protect the materials inside from being damaged, keeps skin oils and sweat out, and stops allergens like mold and dust mites from building up inside.

Take care not to damage your mattress

There’s a reason your mom taught you never to jump on the bed! Any kind of excessive force like this will tear your mattress up. Be extra careful when moving, as this is a common time for damage to occur. If you do need to move your mattress to another room or house, protect it from damage by encasing it in plastic and be extra careful to avoid scrapes, scuffs, bending, or folding. It’s also best to keep a mattress upright on its side when moving it. Address mattress stains when they appear.

A mattress typically lasts somewhere between five to ten years, according to the Better Sleep Council, National Sleep Foundation, and Consumer Reports. An individual mattress’s lifespan depends on many factors, including the brand, materials, and quality. The better the quality, the longer it will continue to provide good support and total comfort. Your mattress is the most important piece of furniture you will purchase; it's truly an investment in yourself! By following a few simple tips, you can help ensure that you enjoy years of healthy sleep and that your investment lasts as long as possible.

The average person spends from $500 up to $3,000 on a new mattress, so it isn’t a purchase to take lightly. You get what you pay for" couldn't be more true than when you purchase a mattress! A little care and maintenance can go a long way in keeping your mattress in good shape for years to come. If you need any essential items, like a mattress protector, or simply need someone to ask a few questions to, City Mattress is here to help! Visit your nearest store and speak to one of our friendly professionals. We can point you in the right direction to whatever it is you need. It’s just one way we show we’re experts at what we do, and we place customer service first!