Did you know that if you sleep for an average of eight hours a night? That’s equates to a third of your life spent asleep.

With all that time snoozing, it’s no surprise that your mattress can start to feel the effects of your body lying on it every night.

If too many changes take place with your mattress, it can mean that your comfort takes a toll and you can begin to feel aches and pains after what should be, a night’s rest.

While curling up in bed every night can’t be avoided, there are certain measures you can take to prevent getting a lumpy mattress.

Here are several changes that you can expect to see in your mattress and how to prolong its life:

Lumps forming in mattress

One of the most irritating mattress faults can be when mattresses become lumpy and uncomfortable. This is usually found with a pillow top mattress.

This type of mattress has several inches of additional padding, such as memory foam or latex – sewn into the top. After a lot of use, these layers can begin to form lumps or become misshapen.

Some tops have an integrated appearance, while others appear to be lying on top.
While these can’t be flipped, rotating them so that one end is at the other can help to give the mattress even usage, and reduce the effects of long term wear.

Losing firmness

Badly made firm mattresses can quickly lose durability, which is not good news if you need a certain level of support at night.

Flipping these, so that each side gets equal usage, can prolong the firmness of your mattress and give different parts of the bed chance to recover. Aim to do this every three or four months for the best results.

Bespoke beds are a great way to ensure that your mattress stays as firm as you need it.

Purchasing a well-designed bespoke bed base will give mattresses the support that they need to stay firm, as the mattress will be reinforced from underneath.

Sagging springs

If you have found that there is a large lump in the middle of your mattress, it may be down to sagging springs, making relaxing at the end of the day virtually impossible.

If you’ve noticed a large lump in the centre of the mattress, sagging springs or bending bed slats are often the cause. This means that less support is given to the sides of the mattress.

To combat this wear, making a conscious effort to utilise the middle of the bed can put pressure on the lump and even it out. You should also be rotating and flipping your mattress every few months to avoid overusing a certain area.

Ensuring you have a good quality bed base, can in turn help towards the upkeep of your mattress.

Itching in bed

If your mattress is not cleaned often, it can develop dust mites or bed bugs which can cause you to become itchy in bed. You may also be prone to other illnesses.

To avoid this, be sure to deep clean your mattress with a vacuum cleaner every so often, to rid it of dust and dead skin.

As you can see, there are plenty of ways to maintain a mattress, and give it a new lease of life when needed.

This informative article was provided by The Odd Mattress Company who are more than happy to answer any more questions you may have about mattress care and upkeep.