So you’ve invested in a new bed….Lucky you! A new bed is a like a little bit of luxury at the end of long day. It will do wonders for your health and wellbeing too so it’s only fair to treat it well back. By following these simple tips you will get the most out of your new bed and ensure a happy life together.
Rotate your mattress
The key to increasing the lifespan of your mattress is to rotate it regularly. When you first get your new bed you should rotate it every 2 weeks for the first 4 months and then every three months after that. An easy way to remember this is to simply rotate your mattress at the change of every season.
Use a mattress protector
The importance of a mattress protector shouldn’t be underestimated. Studies show that after 5 years, up to half the weight of an unprotected mattress is made up of bodily fluids, skin cells, bacteria and mould. A quality mattress protector such as the Cumfysafe mattress protector will protect your bed as well as provide a safeguard against inevitable spills and accidents.
And pillow protectors
Just like a mattress protector, a pillow protector will extend the life of your pillow and provide a safer, more hygienic sleep.
Vacuum your bed and wash your linens
Dust mites are a common cause of allergies and without proper care, beds can be a potential haven for them. We recommend that you vacuum your mattress regularly to prevent any dust from settling into the fibres. Washing your mattress protector and sheets at a 60 degree wash will also eliminate dust mites (just make sure you check the care instructions first).
Air your bed
Regularly air your bed by removing all sheets and your mattress protector. You can place it outside for some fresh air but keep it out of direct sunlight.
And that’s all there is to it! With proper care, a good bed should last 10 years. If you’re reading this thinking “I’ve had my bed much longer than that…” or if your bed simply isn’t performing how it used to, then it may be time for a new bed. Make sure you check out our Big Bed Sale for amazing deals on top brands such as Sealy, Sleepmaker, AH Beard and more. You can even shop our beds online with free shipping NZ wide. Be quick, our Big Bed Sale ends on the 27th of May 2018.