After delivery the mattress should be aired for 4 hours to freshen and remove any aroma from storage. The mattress should be aired on a weekly basis by turning back the bedlinen for a few hours.
- Sprung mattresses
With sprung mattresses it’s important to turn your mattress regularly to maximise its life. Body weight compresses a mattress, leading to dips and ultimately an uneven sleeping surface. Consider a one-sided ‘no-turn’ mattress if turning a heavy mattress could be difficult.
Avoid using a plastic sheet on or under the mattress as this prevents air circulation and can cause condensation.
- Latex and visco-elastic (memory foam) mattresses
These mattresses do not need turning and in some cases only have one sleeping surface so cannot be turned but the mattress should still be rotated lengthways occasionally (once a month) to maximise their life. Over time these mattresses may feel as if they are gradually getting softer, as cells within the foam open more fully and the surface reacts more quickly. However the important pressure relieving properties remain the same and eventually the whole mattress will react evenly.
To get the best out of your chosen mattress and maximise longevity, we recommend you buy one of our mattress protectors which can be found under the ‘Accessories’ link. These are also available in anti-allergy and waterproof styles.
TO PROTECT YOUR GUARANTEE, IT’S VITAL THAT YOU FOLLOW THE MANUFACTURERS’ CARE INSTRUCTIONS, WHICH WILL USUALLY BE DELIVERED WITH YOUR NEW BED. PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU DON’T RECEIVE YOUR COPY.