Caring For Your Mattress

Like often with new things, the product's life span greatly depends on the amount of care you give it. Here is some expert advice on how to best care for your new bed and mattress

• Do not bend or roll your new mattress (especially during delivery into the house). It could permanently damage the spring unit and invalidate any warranties or guarantees.

• Give the mattress time to breathe. Just like a new car, a new bed may initially have a ‘brand new’ odour. This will eventually disperse if well aired.

• Turn your mattress regularly. Unless you have bought a nonturn (which has been specifically designed not be turned but must still be rotated), it is important that you turn your mattress from end to end and side to side every week for the first few months and thereafter about every three months. This will prolong the life-span of your mattress considerably and minimise impression marks.

• Body shaped impressions are normal. Impression marks – sometimes known as settlement – are a normal characteristic of quality mattresses working as intended to conform to the shape of your body. These will be minimised with regular turning.

• Your body will take a whie to adjust to sleeping on a new surface, so don’t worry if your new bed doesn’t immediately meet your expectations. Give it time – it could take a few weeks!

• Use a washable mattress and pillow protector to prolong the life of the mattress and pillow.

Please be aware that persistent localised pressure (i.e. repeatedly sitting on the edge of the mattresses) can cause serious damage to the springs. Damage can also occur to the springs if the mattress is subjected to excessive wear and tear (i.e. jumping on it). Please note that misuse of the mattress in this way will invalidate the guarantee.