Choosing and Maintaining Your Mattress
June 17, 2011
We’ve given you numerous articles on the best types of mattresses in the market. By now, you should know what type of mattress fits your needs, lifestyle, and budget. But there are other factors that you should consider in choosing your mattress. What’s more, your mattress know-how should not end once you’ve bought your mattress, as there are important things that you need to note in order to properly maintain your mattress.
Mattress size matters
When acquiring your foam mattress, you should be familiar with mattress sizes. For most mattresses, as in the case of Uratex foam mattresses, the default length is 75 inches while the width varies at certain points between 36 and 72 inches. So as you can see, there are a lot of sizes to choose from, but that’s easily determined by your preference and by the number of people who will be sleeping on the bed. Check out one of our previous articles to know more about determining the right mattress size for you.
Maintaining your mattress
A lot of advice has been given on maintaining your mattress, but I have one very simple though often overlooked advice that I know would be a lot of help to maintain the life of your mattress. Have you noticed that most bed frames (the thing that holds your mattress) has a series of metal rods or wooden planks that run crosswise along the width of the bed to support the mattress itself? Do you notice the large gaps in between each one? Well that puts your mattress’ long life in jeopardy. What’s the solution? Put a piece of wooden plywood so that the weight your mattress, and you included, will be evenly distributed along the bed frame. This also ensures that there won’t be unwanted lines on one side of your foam mattress, so you can flip it if you want and still enjoy a flat, even surface. To set simple points, remember to never jump on your mattress, keep it clean, and flip it from time to time. That is, if necessary, since some mattress types such as the memory foam mattress don’t need to be flipped.
Remember that any decent mattress should suit your needs. It should firm but not hard, soft enough to be comfortable but not too soft to lose the spinal support. Take care of your mattress, which should be the right size for you, and it will take care of you. After all, everything in this world is give-and-take, right? Even if your mattress is made from hypoallergenic Uratex foam and requires easy maintenance, it will still need some sort of maintenance and care. Choose the right mattress and maintain it properly so that you will always have pleasant nights and enjoyable mornings to look forward to.