Most mattresses will last for eight to 10 years, but how you care for your mattress can have a dramatic impact on its lifespan. To get the most out of your mattress and to ensure it stays as comfortable and cozy as the day you picked it out for as long as you have it, keep these tips mattress care tips in mind.  

Use a Mattress Protector 

Contrary to popular belief, mattress protectors are not just for kids or for older mattresses. If you start using a mattress protector on the first day you get your mattress, you will help to keep it safe from moisture, dirt, and other debris that can get inside your mattress and cause to wear out quicker than expected. With a protector, all of the oils and skin cells that you shed when you’re sleeping won’t penetrate the surface of the mattress, so you’ll have fewer issues with dust mites, allergens, mold, and other contaminants. Using a mattress protector is one of the simplest things you can do to keep your mattress in top condition.  

Wash Your Sheets 

Clean sheets don’t just feel good to slip into—they’re also good for your mattress. Even if they look clean on the surface, your sheets are harboring bacteria, crumbs, hair, skin cells, and oils. If you let your pets sleep in your bed, you add a whole new level of contaminants. Letting these build up on your sheets also lets them come into contact with your mattress for an extended period. Ideally, you should wash your sheets once a week.  

Rotate Your Mattress 

To ensure even wear and tear on your mattress, rotate the mattress 180 degrees every six months, flipping the head and the foot. For the first few years of ownership, it is especially important to stick to this schedule, so that you’ll break in the entire mattress evenly.  

Ask the team at Mancini’s Sleepworld for more care advice when you’re picking your new mattress. We have 33 locations across Northern California to serve you with a huge selection of mattresses for every sleep style and budget. Contact us today at (800) 647-5337 to find a location near you.