Sleeping on a comfortable and supportive bed is good for your health and wellbeing, so once you've found the right bed, it's important to look after it. Caring for your new bed will ensure its longevity and your comfort. To help you, here are 1o tips on how to care for your new bed.

How to care for your new bed

1. Air it out

When you first get your mattress, allow it to air out for a few hours to eliminate any odours from the packaging. Periodically, remove the bedding and let the mattress breathe.

2. Follow the manufacturer's instructions

There are many types of mattresses (e.g. memory foam, hybrid, pocket sprung and orthopaedic), and all require different care methods. Always follow the care instructions provided by the manufacturer.

3. Use a mattress protector

Invest in a good quality mattress protector to protect your bed from spills, stains and dust mites. Using a mattress protector will prolong the life of your mattress and keep it clean.

4. Rotate your mattress

If your mattress is double-sided or designed for rotation, rotate it and flip it over regularly. Rotation helps to prevent uneven wear and sagging.

5. Keep it clean

Regularly gently vacuum your mattress to remove dust, dirt and allergens. Spot clean stains with a mild detergent and water, but avoid saturating the mattress.

6. Use proper support

Ensure your mattress is adequately supported with a sturdy bed frame and foundation. Good support helps prevent sagging and extends the life of your mattress.

7. Avoid jumping on the bed

Jumping on the bed can damage the springs and foam layers, causing premature wear and tear.

8. Wash bedding regularly

Wash your sheets, pillowcases, and mattress protector regularly to keep your bed clean and fresh.

9. Monitor for wear and tear

Watch for signs of wear and tear, such as sagging, lumps or indentations. If you notice any issues, contact the manufacturer or retailer for assistance.

101 Replace when necessary

Even with proper care, mattresses have a lifespan. If you start waking up with aches and pains or notice significant wear, it may be time to replace your mattress. On average, the lifespan of a mattress is roughly seven years.

By following these tips, you can keep your new bed in great condition and prolong its lifespan and comfort.