make your mattress last longer

If you plan to keep your mattress in tip-top shape for its full lifespan, it’s important to follow these care tips to not only protect your investment but also ensure you continue to get good sleep every night. 

#1 Mattress Protectors

Mattress covers or protectors serve as an extra line of defense for your mattress. It protects your mattress from sweat, dirt, bacteria, stains, pet dander and all that icky stuff. Since you can’t exactly toss your mattress in the wash, you’ll want to purchase a cover that can be easily laundered every month to free your health and your bed of these irritants, allergens and stains.

It also protects your warranty, and therefore your investment. In fact, here at Head Springs Depot, you are required to purchase and use a mattress protector when you buy a mattress from us. Our 60 Day Comfort Guarantee only protects mattresses that are surrendered without soils and stains. 

#2 Clean Your Mattress

Even with a mattress protector, you’ll want to regularly vacuum your mattress with a hand-held attachment to catch any dust or allergen build-up that may have found its way through. Should an accidental spill or stain take place directly on the mattress, spot clean using warm water and mild detergent. Allow the mattress to completely air dry before putting the mattress cover and sheets back on. 

#3 Rotate Your Mattress 180 Degrees

Turning your mattress 180 degrees every 3 months will help even out general wear and tear, especially if you and/or your spouse sleep in the same spot every single night. Add a reminder to your calendar and make it a part of your cleaning routine!

#4 Support Your Mattress

Ensuring that your mattress is properly supported will greatly reduce sagging over time. When purchasing, it’s important to speak with an associate about a compatible foundation for your specific mattress. 

#5 Use Caution When Moving

Whether you are moving your mattress to a different room or a different house, it’s important to be gentle and avoid bending. Measure doorways and entryways to ensure your mattress will fit. You may also want to purchase a heavy-duty mattress bag to protect it from dirt and debris that it may pick up along the way. 

When to Replace Your Mattress

It is recommended that you replace your mattress every 7 to 10 years, but that all depends on care, comfort and support. If your mattress is sagging, soiled, stinky or simply no longer serving you a comfortable night’s sleep, it’s time to invest in a new one. You may also need to replace your mattress if you experience changes to your health or physical well-being, where you would benefit from a softer or firmer mattress. 


Head Springs Depot carries a wide variety of high-quality mattresses for every type of sleeper and their budget. We understand that mattresses are like wine… everybody needs something a little different. This is why we go above and beyond to personalize your mattress buying experience. Each mattress is also backed by our 60 Day Comfort Guarantee to ensure you are getting the good night’s sleep you deserve. Speak with one of our knowledgeable sales associates at our warehouse in Downtown Franklin!

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