Replacing an old innerspring mattress with a memory foam one can be a great way to improve your sleep quality and comfort. At the same time, however, memory foam mattresses are a relatively new innovation, so they can cost a pretty penny. For this reason, if you're thinking about buying one in the near future, then, of course, you want to make sure it'll last you for many years to come. Fortunately, there are some simple care tips you can follow to extend the life of your new memory foam mattress.
DO Rotate for Even Wear
Unlike some traditional innerspring mattress, a memory foam mattress doesn't need to be flipped from one side to the other. However, you can benefit from rotating the mattress 180 degrees, essentially swapping the head of the bed for the foot of the bed. This is especially helpful for couples who share a bed, as flipping it this way every so often can help to ensure even wear.
DON'T Skimp on Support
Before you buy your memory foam mattress, check the warranty requirements; you may actually need to purchase the corresponding box frame in order to keep your warranty active. Even if this isn't the case, you'll still want to make sure your memory foam mattress is well supported by a quality frame; this will help to prevent sagging and reduce unnecessary wear and tear in the process.
DO Keep it Protected
If you're going to spend the money on a memory foam mattress, why not spend an extra few bucks on a mattress cover? This can be a great and inexpensive way to protect your mattress from spills and stains, which can otherwise be difficult to remove. A mattress cover won't affect your comfort levels either, so it's a great idea to invest in one to protect your mattress from potential damage.
DON'T Forget to Clean
Even with a mattress cover, it's a good idea to clean your memory foam mattress every so often to get rid of allergens and dust, which can otherwise multiply in number. Remove and wash your mattress cover, then use a vacuum hose to clean the surface of the mattress itself. While you're at it, you should also wash your sheets, blankets, and pillow cases. Doing so will not only protect your mattress, but make for a more comfortable sleeping environment for you--especially if you have allergies.
If you're thinking of investing in a memory foam mattress, consider contacting a local mattress store to discuss any questions you might have.