If you love accessorizing your home, dressing up your new mattress can be a lot of fun. Before you get too lost in thread counts and throw pillow color patterns, consider the most important accessory of them all – the mattress cover. Here are the reasons you should love this really important, but often overlooked, bed accessory.
It protects your investment.
Your new mattress is an investment in better sleep, which is vital in having the energy you need to get through your busy days. You should take care of that investment, and a mattress protector is the best and easiest way to do that. Spills and stains can impact the mattress fabric and sleep surface foams – and can also void the warranty. A waterproof mattress pad can prevent accidental spills from reaching the mattress, so you can sleep worry-free for years to come.
It keeps your mattress cleaner and healthier.
Mattress covers also help reduce dust and allergens from building up on the mattress over time, which can be a helpful solution for allergy sufferers. These are also great for pet owners because pet hair is prevented from getting directly on the mattress surface. Plus, like your bed linens, these are removable and washable for easy cleaning.
It won’t break the bank.
Before you drop hundreds of dollars on one designer throw pillow, think about how much more you will get out of a quality mattress protector. With price points ranging from $30 - $150, you will get more from this little accessory than any other. Sometimes the most overlooked accessories are the ones you need the most. So, be sure to but a new waterproof mattress protector on your shopping list so you can enjoy the comfort and support of your new mattress for many, many nights to come.
New mattresses should be rotated, on average, every 3 months. But use your best judgment and if you feel a bit of a sag or can see one with the naked eye, it might be best to rotate your mattress more often. And make sure you don’t forget your foundation! Your nightly slumber can weigh heavily on a box spring as well, so rotate your boxspring every 6 months, but be sure to never, EVER flip it.
A new mattress needs the support of a proper foundation to resist sagging over time. You can choose from the matching box spring, an adjustable foundation (if the mattress is compatible) or a bed frame that has the proper number of slats (check the mattress warranty for details).