Introduction

It is normal to experience an adjustment period after switching to a new mattress, especially if you had been sleeping on your last mattress for a long time.  In order to protect the investment you have made and the performance of your mattress, please consider these valuable tips from your friends at Perrysburg Mattress.

Mattress Pad

A good quality, washable mattress pad is a must to keep your set fresh and free from stains. It also protects the manufacturers warranty.

Matching Foundation/Boxspring

Don’t forget your mattress’s matching foundation. Today’s mattresses use a matching foundation built to provide proper support and durability. Putting a new mattress on an old box spring has two drawbacks: 
• The “feel” you bought in the store won’t be there when you get it home.
• Your new mattress will probably sag or wear sooner. Therefore, your bed won’t perform as well, and your warranty may be invalid.

Flipping/Rotating

You'll be happy to hear that the days of flipping your mattress is over thanks to new technology and innovation in mattress construction. These new and improved mattresses still need to be rotated, just not flipped. To prolong the life of your mattress it should be rotated, on average, every 3 months. But use your best judgment and if you feel a bit of a sag or can see one with the naked eye, it might be best to rotate your mattress more often. Note: If you've purchased a king size mattress read the special rotating section below...

Rotating a King Size Mattress

A king size mattress requires a slightly different rotation pattern.  This is because people tend to sleep less in the center of a king mattress, sometimes resulting in a “high spot” in the center of the mattress.  To help minimize this common situation, we have developed a specialized rotation pattern that should be used with all new king mattresses.  This unique pattern of 90-degree rotations will help all of the foams in your new mattress break-in at an even rate, creating a more level sleep surface.  A king mattress is not a perfect square (76” x 80”), but the small side overhang you'll notice during these 90 degree rotations will be so small as to not cause damage. A king mattress should be rotated as follows:
  • First two weeks:  Keep mattress as delivered.
  • Week 3:  Rotate the mattress 90 degrees clockwise.
  • Week 4:  Rotate the mattress another 90 degrees clockwise.  (the original head of the mattress is now at the foot of the bed) Maintain for two weeks.
  • Week 6:  Rotate the mattress 90 degrees clockwise.
  • Week 7:  Rotate the mattress another 90 degrees clockwise.  (you should now be back to the original orientation of the mattress) Maintain for two weeks.
  • Week 9:  Rotate the mattress 90 degree clockwise.
  • Week 10: Rotate the mattress another 90 degrees clockwise.  Maintain for two weeks.
  • Week 12:  Rotate the mattress 90 degrees clockwise.
  • Week 13:  Rotate the mattress another 90 degrees clockwise.

To prolong the life of your king mattress it should now be rotated, on average, every 3 months. But use your best judgment and if you feel a bit of a sag or notice a small “high spot” developing near the center of the mattress, it might be best to rotate your mattress more often and occasionally, rotate it 90 degrees for a week.

Support

Use a sturdy bed frame. If your set is a full, queen or king size, make sure your frame has an adequate center support that will prevent bowing or breakage.

Protect the edge of your mattress

Edge support is a very important component of a mattress. Do not repeatedly sit on the same part of the edge of the mattress when putting on clothes and shoes each morning. Repeated pressure could wear away those edges.

Cleaning your mattress

Your mattress should be vacuumed as often as possible to remove any and all dust particles. If you have spilled something directly on your mattress and it is necessary that you wet it, do so sparingly! Use a small amount of soapy water and rub the stain with a towel. Moisture is the prime ingredient for mold growth, so make sure the mattress is completely dry before placing the sheets back on top. To combat any odors, sprinkle baking soda atop the surface of the mattress, wait 20 minutes, and then vacuum.