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Aside from protecting your mattress from potential stains, our body fluid and oil can fall on the mattress, causing the foam to not be firm anymore. It also helps to prevent the foam in your mattress from sagging.
However, don’t get confused with a mattress pad. The main function of a mattress protector is to keep your mattress clean but a mattress pad is to provide firmness. A good rule of thumb is to buy a waterproof mattress protector so that it can even prevent growth of mold when it comes into contact with liquid.
The mattresses tend to sag or sink down on the area where you regularly sleep on due to the body weight. For those who have innerspring, latex or foam mattresses, you should rotate it at least every 6 to 12 months.
But one thing to take note of is that certain mattresses these days don’t require any rotation. This is due to the fact that there’s a certain side where the mattresses have to be placed to ensure maximum comfort. You can always request for assistance from where you bought the mattress from so that they are able to give you proper advice regarding rotating or flipping.
Can you imagine the amount of dirt and grime found on your sheets? We sweat very often and this includes our natural body oils being secreted as well. Our beds are the #1 spot for dust mites and various other creatures which will cause allergies.
If you don’t wash them often, you’ll be sleeping on a pile of dust and basically on your own sweat! You should change your bedsheets and pillowcases once a week (preferably more). Your blankets or comforters don't have to be washed regularly, perhaps every 3 months or so.
This may be time-consuming and we do understand not everyone has the luxury to vacuum, but it’s recommended to vacuum your mattress every 3 months to prevent the dust mites from accumulating. You’ll get itchiness and sinus from all the dust, especially since the dust mites are super tiny so you can’t even see the amount found on your mattress.
All mattress needs to have proper support and foundation so that it prevents any backaches or damage to the mattress. You can use a good bed frame which is suitable enough to fit your mattress nicely and have the weight evenly distributed.
You can seek advice from the furniture store where you bought your mattress from as they would offer proper guidelines on what kind of bed frame is suitable.
Ashley furniture offers a wide variety of bedroom sets which includes everything you need to get that perfect dream bedroom. In need of other bedroom furniture? No problem! Our bedroom collection features nightstands, drawers, cabinets, and many more. We can’t wait to see your Ashley-inspired bedroom!