If you're the proud owner of a custom mattress, you've already taken a giant leap towards a well-rested life. But, and here's the point, investing in a top-tier mattress is just the beginning of your journey to dreamland perfection.
To truly unlock the full potential of your custom mattress – to ensure it cradles you in comfort for years to come – you need to know how to care for it properly. That's where we come in. Here, we've gathered the ten most essential tips and tricks for caring for and maintaining your custom mattress.
Whether you're already enjoying the cloud-like comfort of your customized sleeping oasis or contemplating getting one, these tips will help you make the most of your investment. So, let's dive into the world of mattress care and maintenance and make sure your nights are nothing short of heavenly!
Give it the support it needs
Custom mattresses are one-of-a-kind in terms of size and shape; they could be larger or smaller than average, a circle, a triangle, or any other shape. Because of the odd size and shape, it necessitates extra support to bear and sustain the mattress's weight, size, and structure, which a conventional bed may not provide. This is why you need a tailored bed and foundation that are appropriate for the size and types of your mattress and give it the necessary stability.
This support keeps your mattress aligned and prevents sagging and premature wear. Sagging or bending caused by insufficient support can lead to discomfort and potential back problems over time. The right bed frame can also change the height of the mattress, making it easier to get in and out of bed.
Protect it with a mattress protector
We cannot stress this enough: mattresses, whether custom or regular, require protection from the elements, dust, grime, and dampness. It absorbs all of it, promoting the growth of germs, mould, dust mites, and mildew, rendering your bed unhygienic and potentially dangerous. The best, easiest and most effective way to avoid this is to use a mattress protector. Protectors are constructed of fabric layers and a plastic-like film that prevents damage from spills, stains, dust, allergens, and wear and tear, ultimately prolonging your mattress’ lifespan and ensuring a hygienic sleep environment.
Rotate it, every 3 months
Rotating your mattress every three months helps ensure that it remains comfortable, supportive, and durable throughout its lifespan. By rotating, you distribute the wear and tear more evenly across its surface. This prevents the formation of uncomfortable indentations and sagging in specific areas, preserving the overall comfort and support it provides.
Additionally, it can help with hygiene by reducing the accumulation of dust, allergens, and moisture. It's also often a requirement for warranty compliance, ensuring your investment is protected. Regularly rotating your custom mattress is a simple task that pays off in terms of comfort, longevity, and a more restful night's sleep.
Clean it once in a while
To maintain your mattress’s longevity, it is important to clean it periodically, approximately every three to six months. Start by vacuuming the surface to remove dust, dirt, and allergens. In case of spills or stains, spot clean immediately with a damp cloth and mild detergent, avoiding excessive moisture. You can also sprinkle some baking soda, let it sit for 15 minutes, and then vacuum it thoroughly to eliminate odours.
For deeper cleaning or stubborn stains, professional cleaning services are also an option. Always check the manufacturer's care instructions for specific guidance, as different mattresses have unique requirements. Regular cleaning and care help maintain your custom mattress's comfort and hygiene, providing you with restful nights for years to come.
Spot clean on the spot
Spot cleaning is a crucial part of maintaining your mattress’ pristine condition. When accidents happen, it's essential to act swiftly. Immediately blot the affected area with a clean, absorbent cloth or paper towel to prevent the stain from setting. Avoid rubbing the spot, rubbing the stain will only drive it deeper into the fabric.
Create a mild cleaning solution by mixing liquid detergent with water. Gently dab the stain with this solution, ensuring not overdoing. Rinse by blotting the area with a clean, damp cloth to remove any detergent residue.
Allow the spot to air dry entirely, and you can expedite the process with a fan or open windows for better airflow.
Wash bedding regularly
Your bed is made up of more than simply a bed and a mattress; it also includes pillows, bed linen, blankets, comforters, and other accessories. And, it is equally critical to keep your bedding clean as you use bedding on a daily basis, and it gets dirty.
Wash and clean your bedding on a regular basis, including sheets, pillowcases, and protectors, to avoid the accumulation of sweat, oils, and allergies that can migrate to the mattress. Wash your bed linens and pillowcases once a week. Wash your bedding every two to three weeks, more frequently if it is used frequently.
Use it to sleep, not to eat
One important mattress care advice is to keep its primary purpose for sleeping. Using it for activities such as eating can result in stains, crumbs, and spills that not only mar its appearance but also affect its hygiene. Many of us like to eat in bed, munch while watching TV, and drink tea or coffee with friends and family. Particularly in Indian homes. This increases the possibility of your mattress becoming dirty. So, if at all possible, avoid eating in bed.
It is equally vital that your children adhere to the same rules. Children are more likely than adults to spill food or drinks on the bed. If you are unable to follow this tip, use a protector to ensure that whatever you, your children, or anybody else spills on the bed does not penetrate.
Say no to bed gymnastics
If you want to keep your customized mattress in good condition, avoid activities like jumping, dancing, and playing on it. These motions can put undue strain on it, causing damage or premature wear and tear. It can damage the foam layers and innerspring structure and cause premature wear and tear. To avoid this, use it only for sleeping and follow any manufacturer's care instructions.
Let it breathe, Air it out
It is quite common for a mattress to smell funky and stuffy after years of use. This can be caused by dust mites, pet dander, and other allergens accumulation. And no matter how much you clean it from the outside, it will be hard to get rid of the smell and stuffiness. However, allowing it to "breathe" and airing it out can be a good and effective solution. It can help reduce moisture buildup, which can lead to mould and odours over time. It also allows any trapped dust or allergens to disperse.
To do this, simply strip the bedding and let the mattress sit uncovered for a few hours in a well-ventilated room. You can do this when changing the sheets or as needed. Just make sure to avoid exposing it to direct sunlight for extended periods, as this can cause fabric and material deterioration. This simple step can contribute to a fresher and more hygienic sleeping environment.
Follow the care and maintenance guidelines
Every mattress comes with care and maintenance guidelines, which include precise instructions on how to care for the product. Such as if, when, and how to rotate or flip it, how to clean it, what type of bed frame or foundation to use, and how to prevent habits that could harm it. These suggestions not only help to preserve your mattress’ condition but also ensure that you can claim the warranty. Because failing to follow the care and maintenance instructions may void the warranty. Following these guidelines is crucial to preserving the product's quality and durability.
So, if you've purchased a personalized bed, you've already taken an important step towards enhancing your sleep quality. But keep in mind that it's not only about what's between the sheets; it's also about how you treat it! We've covered some terrific techniques to do exactly that in top condition for years to come.
From using a mattress protector to keep it clean to saying no to jumping on the bed, these tips are your ticket to a cosy and long-lasting sleep. So, whether you're savouring the delicious tranquillity of a peaceful night's sleep or relishing leisurely Sunday mornings, your bed will be there for you, providing the comfort and support you need.
Also, remember to always follow the manufacturer's care and maintenance instructions for the greatest results. With these suggestions, you'll be well on your way to a healthier, happier, and more comfortable sleeping experience.
If you are still considering purchasing a custom mattress, we are here to assist you. Amore provides a variety of mattresses in regular and bespoke sizes. So, you can choose any of them and have them customized to your specifications. That too without paying a dime extra.