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The end of daylight saving time is just around the corner (we turn back the clocks at 2:00 AM, Sunday, Nov. 3). That means it’s time to add another task to your to do list.
But don’t worry, this one is far easier and less time consuming than spring cleaning. In fact, it won’t take you more than a minute.
That’s right, it’s time to flip your mattress. The reason is simple: By rotating your mattress regularly, you’ll wear your mattress evenly. Think of it like rotating tires on your car. Not only does flipping and/or rotating your mattress extend the overall lifetime of it, but it also makes the mattress more comfortable in the long-term. By wearing it evenly, you’ll prevent sagging that can occur when the mattress is always being worn down the same way year in and year out. The Better Sleep Council recommends that you rotate your mattress every six months, making spring and fall the perfect times to remember to do so.
Does your mattress still feel lumpy or uneven after flipping it? Are you suffering from inadequate and restless sleep? Perhaps it’s time for a change. You should replace your mattress every five to seven years. If your mattress is getting old, replace it by picking out a new one at Mancini’s Sleepworld! Visit them here or call them at (800) 647-5337.
What else can you do to keep your mattress healthy? Consider the following two tips:
Changing the sheets every week or two isn’t the only cleaning that you should give your mattress. Using protectors isn’t enough, either. It’s true that changing your sheets can keep your mattress clean, but you need to go a few steps further: Vacuum it, inspect it for stains, and put it in the sunlight. Why sunlight? Exposing your mattress to sunlight acts as a natural disinfectant. This keeps the germs at bay, and consequently, improves your overall health.
You should never let your mattress get or stay wet, as excess moisture can feed dust mites and mold. A wet mattress will also take on a musty smell. Make sure your bedding is completely dry after you’ve washed it before remaking the bed. You may also want a dehumidifier for your bedroom. If the mattress does get wet, putting it outside where it can get sun and air is a good option.
Keeping your mattress clean and rotating it regularly are great ways to ensure a healthy and comfortable night’s sleep.
With 33 locations in Northern California, Mancini’s Sleepworld is the perfect place to get a new mattress. To learn more, visit them here or call them at (800) 647-5337.