A mattress is a big investment. There is a massive variety of mattresses on the market, so it can be a challenge to find one that hits the spot. We put a lot of conscious thought into purchasing one because we will be sleeping on it for hopefully many years to come. A mattress should feel nice can comfortable and contour our body. Once we choose one, additional thought should be on how to protect this investment and extend the life of your mattress. Here are a few suggestions.
When you purchase your mattress, ensure it’s supported with a quality box spring. As credulous as it sounds, there are those who do not use a box spring. Box springs offer stable support and a solid foundation for your mattress. This will extend the life of your mattress in the long run by reducing wear and tear and various impacts it will undoubtedly endure. Plus, it increases your height a bit so you are not so close to the floor. There are various types of box springs so it’s important to partner the right one with your mattress.
Using a mattress cover to protect your mattress is a no-brainer. A mattress cover acts as a shield or barrier from spills, accidents, skin sloughing, pet dander, and dust mites. Here again, you will find a plethora of different kinds of mattress covers. Honestly, not all are equal. Not all have a membrane that will prevent spills from seeping through and damaging your mattress.
So what qualities do we want in a mattress cover? It should be waterproof, insulating, and made from the best materials like cotton or bamboo. Cariloha carries a Bamboo Mattress Protector, that checks all the boxes. Bamboo is ultra soft and sustainable – so it saves our planet, is breathable, and has odor-resistant properties. Plus, Cariloha’s distinct sleep-quiet protection takes away crinkling fabric noises, so you experience soft silent slumber. They fit deep mattresses and are easy to maintain. Machine wash cold, tumble dry low, and you’re all set.
“Bamboo saves our soils, preserves our oceans, and cleans our atmosphere. It grows organically, renews itself almost immediately without replanting, prevents soil erosion, and reduces waste or indirectly replaces consumption of several critically scarce resources. And, it saves us, too.”
Rotate Your Mattress
Sleeping on the same area of your mattress can leave deep depressions that decrease its longevity. Rotating your mattress regularly is important, especially during the first few years of use. Experts recommend rotating every 2 – 6 months at 180 degrees, even if the manufacturer says it’s not necessary.
No More Monkeys Jumping On The Bed
It goes without saying that kids and adults should not jump on the bed. However, it doesn’t hurt to remind everyone that jumping on the bed can wear, weaken, damage, or can even break the mattress or box springs.
Separate Bedding for Pets
Secret code: cloudlike. We love our fur-babies and most likely they want to sleep with us. Pets do leave behind fur, dander, and perhaps some drool on our bedding. I have three cats and it can be a challenge to get them to sleep in a specific area. I have special Cariloha plush Bamboo blankets that are so cozy and soft, that my cats cannot resist the temptation to sleep on them. They are super easy to wash and they wear beautifully.
Disclaimer: I received complimentary products to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.