How To Care For Your New Mattress

How To Care For Your New Mattress

Buying a new bed is an investment that you make in order to experience comfortable, pleasant, and restful sleep night after night. As a result, it is critical that the mattress and bedding you select are capable of providing such. However, even if you buy the best mattress in India, chances are that it could lack comfort, and support and may harbour germs, dust, and mould disrupting your sleep. Especially if the mattress is old and has been used for a long time.

To prevent that, it is important that you take care of the mattress from the start to retain its comfort, structure and quality and to extend its lifespan while keeping it as sanitary as possible. From utilizing the correct support to cleaning and rotating, here are some simple but effective tips to help you get the most out of your investment and enjoy a comfortable, peaceful sleep.

  • Use proper support (bed frame | bed base)

Mattresses should be put on a robust and supportive base to offer optimum support and comfort. That offers support from the bottom and prevents damage and retains its shape. A base and frame constructed of sturdy, supportive, long-lasting material, such as natural wood or metal, are excellent choices.

Best Bed Frames

If you have a memory foam mattress, it's recommended to use a solid platform or slatted bed frame with closely spaced slats to prevent sagging and ensure to retain its shape and comfort. For traditional innerspring mattresses, box springs or foundations can be used to provide the necessary support. These types of beds rely on a coil system to provide support, and the box spring or foundation helps to evenly distribute weight and prevent sagging. Using improper support can not only cause discomfort and reduce the mattress’s lifespan and it can also void the manufacturer's warranty.

  • Use mattress protector

Protector is a removable cover that fits over your mattress to form a barrier between your body and the bed surface keeping spills and stains from penetration. It can also aid in the prevention of allergen build-up, such as dust mites, pet dander, and pollen, which is especially helpful for those who suffer from allergies, asthma, or breathing problems.

Mattresses cannot be washed once they have become dirty, however, protectors are made to be removable and washable. They can be washed by hand and reused as sheets or covers. As a result, they are simple to clean, use, and maintain. A protector helps to extend your mattress’s life by keeping it clean and safeguarding it from moisture, dust, and grime. Furthermore, if the protector becomes damaged or stained, it can be easily replaced.

  • Don’t fold or bend it

A mattress's interior architecture and layers include foams and springs that can be destroyed by constant bending or folding. It causes dents, tears the foams, bends border rods, and damages coils. The continual friction between the coils causes the spring to break. The damaged springs can cause further damage to the foams and can even be felt from the outside of the mattress. 

In Indian households, people often use box beds for storage and constantly open and close the bed without removing the bedding. Doing this bends mattresses from the middle leading to breakage, premature wear off and compromising their support and comfort. Therefore, it is advised to not fold or bend the mattress and handle it with care.

  • Change bed sheets & covers regularly

While you sleep, your body sheds dead skin cells, oils, and sweat, which can accumulate on your sheets and covers. This build-up might eventually transfer to your mattress, causing it to become dusty and soiled. It also breeds bacteria, dust mites, bugs, and other pests. Sleeping on such a bed causes a variety of skin, respiratory, and other health problems. It is critical to change your bed sheet and cover frequently to eliminate hazardous bacteria and microbes and refresh your bed. Change your bed sheet at least once a week, and wash and replace your bedding on a regular basis. It prevents you from coming into contact with dust or germs and keeps your bed clean for sleeping.

Clean Your Mattress

  • Vacuum to clean

Vacuuming is an effective way to keep your mattress clean and well-maintained, it can help remove dust, dirt, and other debris that can accumulate. Use a handheld vacuum or a vacuum with a soft brush attachment; start at the top of the mattress and work your way down, using long, sweeping motions to remove any dirt and debris. Make sure to vacuum all sides, including the sides and bottom. Do it at least once every three months to keep it clean and well-maintained.

  • Rotate and flip regularly

Sleeping in the same position night after night can contribute to unequal wear and tear on your mattress, resulting in sagging and dips in specific regions. Its materials can also settle and compress over time, resulting in a less comfortable resting surface. Rotate and flip your mattress to distribute your body weight more evenly across the entire surface and rearrange the materials. Doing so helps to extend the life of the mattress, restore its original form, and reduce the danger of uneven wear and tear while retaining its supportive elements. It also reduces the amount of time that any section of the mattress is exposed to dust mites, bacteria, and other allergens, improving the overall hygiene of your sleeping environment. Therefore, rotate your mattress every three months and, if it has a dual-sided design, flip it every three months, or as directed by the manufacturer.

  • Don’t eat or drink in bed

Refrain from eating or drinking in bed because there is a higher risk of spills and crumbs getting onto bedding. This can cause stains, odours, and even mold growth over time, which can be difficult to clean and may require you to replace your mattress sooner than you would like. Additionally, food crumbs and spills can attract pests such as bed bugs causing further damage. Thus don’t eat or drink in bed to prolong your mattress’s lifespan and keep it clean and in good condition to get a better night's sleep.

Mattress Edge Support

  • Do not sit on the edge of the bed

It is typically advised not to sit on the edge of the bed because doing so causes the foam and other elements inside the mattress to compress and break down more quickly, which can lead to sagging and other concerns. It can also place unnecessary strain on the box spring or bed frame, potentially causing damage or weakening the support structure over time. Sitting on the mattress's edge on occasion is unlikely to cause considerable harm, especially if your weight is distributed evenly across the edge rather than resting in the same location repeatedly. However, it is best to avoid sitting on the edge as much as possible.

  • Keep fire, heat and iron away

Mattresses are made of foam and fabrics are highly flammable and can quickly ignite if exposed to open flames or high heat sources. To keep it safe and undamaged, keep it away from fire hazards and heat sources such as space heaters and open flames.

Keep Fire Heat And Run Away From Mattress

Refrain from ironing on the bed as irons can melt or burn the fabric, foam, or other materials. If you accidentally leave an iron on your bed or drop it, it can cause irreparable damage. Also, never smoke on or near the bed to evade accidentally burning or damaging the mattress.

  • Don’t jump or put heavy weight

Excessive weight or jumping on the bed can harm the mattress's support system and disrupt the foam comfort layers, causing it to become lumpy and bumpy. Making sleeping on it even more uncomfortable, causing back pain and pressure points, and may prick the person sleeping on it. As a result, never jump or place heavy weights on the bed. If you have children, keep them from jumping on the bed as well, because children love doing that.

Don't Jump On Mattress

  • Air it, every once in a while

After being inside and in a place for an extended period of time, bedding develops dust and filth. Sleeping on such a bed can trigger allergic reactions, reduces airflow, and promotes the growth of germs and microorganisms. It can interfere with your sleep and potentially impair your health. One method to dodge this is to air out your mattress every three or four months.

Remove the bedding and cover from the mattress, then remove it from the bed and keep it in an open area or outside. It allows the mattress to breathe and removes odours while reducing stuffiness and dustiness. Airing out can also aid in the removal and drying of retained moisture, as well as the prevention of mould, mildew, and odor.


By following the tips outlined above, such as rotating and flipping, using a protector, and avoiding eating or drinking in bed, you can ensure that your mattress’s in good condition for years to come. And it maintains its quality, durability, and comfort. Additionally, don't forget to regularly clean it and replace it as needed to ensure that you're getting the best possible sleep experience.

So, take the time to care for your bed, new or old, and enjoy a restful and rejuvenating sleep every night. And if you are thinking of purchasing a mattress online, check out Amore mattresses collection!