Investing in a quality mattress is essential for good sleep and overall health, as a good night’s rest affects every aspect of your life; it boosts your immune system, fights off disease, improves your mood, and enhances brain performance. A mattress's lifespan ranges from seven to ten years, depending on the maintenance, usage, and materials used in construction. However, there are several things that you can do to extend the lifespan of your mattress. A little care goes a long way in keeping your mattress in top shape. This guide contains helpful tips to help you get the most out of your bed for sound sleep.


Placing the mattress on a firm foundation is crucial to maintaining its integrity. The mattress must have support all around to prevent wear and tear while supporting your body. The perfect support for a mattress is a sommier, specially designed to give adequate support to the mattress, which can extend its lifespan. The sommier enhances air circulation and prevents moisture accumulation on the bed or mattress, conserving both. It is elevated from the ground, which makes cleaning the mattress easier. When using a bed frame, it must be checked regularly for broken or bent slates.

Rotate and flip

Rotating and flipping the mattress every three to six months prevents sagging and indentations in the space where you sleep. Rotating the mattress regularly also ensures even pressure distribution. These two actions go hand in hand unless the manufacturer’s guidelines state differently.


There are various ways to clean your mattress, which is often neglected. This cleaning can take place every six months to ensure its integrity, freshness, and longevity.

  • Vacuum: Dust, dead skin, and other debris can accumulate on your mattress, leading to allergies and reduced air quality. Sprinkling baking soda over your mattress and vacuuming afterward helps the mattress stay fresh. Baking soda diminishes bed smells, dust mites, and stains.
  • Stains and spills: Cleaning your mattress immediately when a spill or accident occurs may help prevent stains from settling into the fibers. Try not to get the mattress too wet; wipe it with a cloth rinsed in clean water, and then let it dry completely before making the bed. For dried stains, blot the stain on your regular cleaning routine and wait for it to dry before covering it. Apply baking soda when it is clean and dry, and vacuum. Use a gentle cleanser like dish soap, vinegar, or a commercial enzyme cleanser. You can use a paste from lemon juice and salt for a lighter color mattress. Rub the paste into the stain, leave it for thirty minutes to an hour, and wipe it off before vacuuming all particles.

  • Mattress protector: A mattress protector is an essential part of your bedding and serves as a barrier between your mattress and sweat, dirt, moisture, makeup, dust mites, dead skin cells, and other contaminants that might settle into your mattress. It will also protect the mattress from spills, stains, and allergens and extend its lifespan. A durable mattress protector is worth the money spent. Most mattress protectors are machine washable, waterproof, or water resistant. Encasement mattress protectors have zippers on the side and protect all six sides of the mattress. Mattress toppers and pads can help protect the mattress, but the primary purpose of mattress toppers or pads is not to protect the mattress but to supply an extra layer of firmness.

Treat the mattress with respect

  • Heavy objects: Avoid placing heavy objects on the mattress for extended periods. The weight can cause indentations and compromise the mattress's internal structure.

  • Jumping around: Pets and children can also cause pressure on the mattress by jumping, which creates impacts and weak spots with uneven pressure and weight distribution.

  • Sitting on the edge of the bed: Sitting on one spot at the edge of the bed can cause sagging and should be avoided. With equal weight distribution, the mattress will regain its shape and support.

  • Limit eating and drinking: The bed is your haven for a peaceful night. Eating and drinking can result in minor stains, crumbs, and an unclean environment where ants and cockroaches might end up.

Some last remarks

Wash your linen frequently, including the mattress protectors, sheets, blankets, and bedding. Follow mattress care 101, make your bedroom your retreat, and expand your mattress’s lifespan with care.


The average person spends 33 years of their life sleeping. Sleeping well makes us feel better, more alert, energetic, and better able to concentrate and perform. Getting quality sleep is one of the most important things you can do for your health and wellbeing. Read our magazine for the ultimate guide to a good night’s rest!