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Most people overlook their mattress. They think it is just something that they sleep on. However, your mattress is so much more than that. When you have a great mattress, you are likely to get a good nightís sleep as well. Sleep is so vital to your health and well-being. There are so many important things that you will need to know about how your mattress helps you sleep and how to take care of your mattress so that it will stand the test of time.

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Why is it so important to have a good mattress?

A good mattress will provide support for your back and your spine. Many people toss and turn because they just canít get comfortable. That can lead to sleep deprivation which has major effects on the body. It can increase the risks of kidney disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. It also will affect your cognitive function the next day which makes it hard for people who are sleep deprived to safely operate a motor vehicle. Sleep is important and without a good mattress, you may not be able to get a good nightís sleep.

How do I care for my mattress?

Knowing how to care for your mattress will increase its longevity and its youth. Here are the best tips to keep your mattress in the best shape for longer:

Rotate your mattress
You should rotate your mattress every couple of months. You can turn the top of the mattress to the bottom or flip it over. The next time you flip it, you will flip it the alternate way that you hadnít the first time around. People usually sleep in the same spot on their mattress and in the same position. By rotating it, you give the materials a chance to bounce back and you also relieve certain parts from experiencing pressure in one spot the entire time. This will allow your mattress to stay firmer longer and to be more comfortable for longer periods of time.

Use a pad
To protect your mattresses cloth from getting ruined you can protect it with a pad. It will keep the bed from getting soaked by a spilled drink or excessive sweat. This is also great for any little ones that may have an accident. It is a great way to preserve the mattress and prevent any liquid damage.

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Donít misuse
It may be a lot of fun to jump on the bed or allow your children to jump on the bed. Even when you get into bed, you can be damaging the mattress if you plop down on it. This will start to deteriorate the materials inside of the mattress and cause issues. It is not a trampoline and should not be used as one.

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Replacing your old mattress
When your mattress loses support, it is time to find a replacement. Buy a mattress that can offer the support and comfort you require. It is so important to make sure that you get a quality mattress. While it can be an expensive purchase, consider it an investment in your sleep. After all, your quality of sleep dictates your productivity the following day.

It may cost more now but in the end it will end up saving you a lot of money. You can use these tips to make your new mattress last. If you spend a little more now and take care of it, you will be able to reap the rewards of comfort and support for longer.

Article supplied by Aemilia Lvy

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