4.5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Mattress


You spent a month’s pay on a deluxe organic mattress and maintain that it is worth every last cent, even when your pals give you a hard time for such a splurge. But, the proof of the pudding is in the eating. After all, you sleep more soundly each night and awake every morning with an extra burst of energy. And you feel great knowing you’re not breathing in those nasty toxic chemicals. Plus, for a price so steep, it’s bound to last a lifetime, right?

Well, not exactly. And with a big investment like an eco mattress, make sure you practice these tips to extend its shelf life.

PhotobucketThe first time you saw the mattress commercial with the wine glass test, you just had to reenact this unlikely scenario. Suffice it to say, a mattress pad is a must. It’s a lot easier to toss it in the wash than spend hours with soap and a scrub brush.

PhotobucketEverybody needs a little fresh air and sunshine, but what you may not know is that your mattress does, too. When it comes time for spring cleaning, take your mattress outside to soak in some rays for an afternoon.

PhotobucketDo you toss your damp towel on the bed after a steaming shower? Over time, this can be a damaging reflex, but it’s nothing some stylish hooks can’t solve.

PhotobucketIf your mattress seems to sink in the spot where you snuggle up, then it needs to be flipped and rotated more often. Try working this into your routine whenever you change the sheets.

PhotobucketJump on your bed for five minutes once every six months. Okay, maybe this won’t help your mattress, but isn’t it fun to revisit your childhood once in awhile?

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