So you’ve taken the leap, and it’s out with the old and in with the new. A brand new mattress lays waiting for you, offering you countless nights of sweet dreams and comfortable slumber. A new mattress, however, requires lots of love and a bit of TLC.

A good spring mattress can last up to ten years, so you want to make sure you are following all the steps needed to maintain your mattress and protect your new investment.

And with so many different factors affecting individual people in different ways, we might find a better solution to the problem in combinations of approaches rather than a single one-size-fits-all formula.

If we look at our sleep from a few different perspectives, getting that elusive block of uninterrupted REM could be as easy as committing to 5 simple rules.


Use a Mattress Protector

714N6OzVTyL._SL1200_You may not realise it, but when we are sleeping our body is actually releasing different types of fluids and cells, which can then cause stains on a mattress or soak into the mattress itself. 

Oil from our skin, makeup, dead skin cells and sweat can be soaked up and therefore decrease its quality. Using a mattress protector can prevent any kind of moisture soaking through, prolonging the life of the mattress and making it feel like new for longer.

The best part about using a protector is that you can just take it off and give it a wash, resulting in a clean and fresh mattress once again


Rotate your Mattress

FlipTheMatressOver-Step-4We all know how satisfying it feels to find that perfect sleep position, a mould in the shape of our body forming on the mattress in just the right places. However, when we sleep on one area of the mattress more than others, it can result in the mattress to sag and consequently decreases its life span.

The best way to stop this from happening is to rotate the mattress regularly. Each one may be a little different, and there should usually be care instructions provided, but it is recommended that within the first couple of months it is best to rotate the mattress 180 degrees, every two to three weeks.

If you ever notice your mattress seems to be sagging in particular areas, it’s best to rotate it in order to prolong the mattress life.


No Jumping on the Bed

giphySorry to be a party-pooper, but a sure-fire way to damage your mattress is to jump on the bed. Jumping can ruin the springs and fibres within your mattress, quickly decreasing its quality.

As fun as it can be to jump on the bed with the kids, if you want to protect your investment and maintain its quality, this activity is a no-go.

Plus, you’re probably preventing broken bones and sore heads too – it’s a win-win!


Clean your Mattress

maxresdefault (3)Using a mattress protector is a great way to protect your mattress from moisture and stains, however it is still possible that fluids and dirt can seep into it.

If there is some kind of spill or stain, cleaning it up as soon as possible is vital. It is important to follow the care instructions provided for your mattress, however a small amount of warm soapy water usually works well to clean.

It is important to only use a small amount, as using too much water will only cause more moisture to seep into the mattress, which can then cause mould to form.

Vacuuming the mattress is another way to keep it clean, getting rid of dust mites, dirt and any other unwanted friends who may exist.

Be aware of your Matress Warranty & Guarantees


Rotating your mattress, cleaning it regularly and using a mattress protector are the best ways to keep your mattress in its best condition.

However, it’s always important to be aware of your mattress warranty and company guarantees, just in case any unexpected issues arise. Make sure you hold onto any receipts, tags or warranty booklets that you may need.

Spills and stains to your mattress can often void the warranty, which is why it is even more important to use a protector. Sometimes you buy your brand new mattress and go to bed planning on having a wonderful night of sleep, but realise the next morning that you have made the wrong purchase for your body and sleep patterns.


Galligans Mattress Factory has a 30 Day Guarantee, in the rare occurrence that you are not completely satisfied with your purchase. In order to provide the best level of comfort possible, the Adelaide bed store will make one firmness alteration to your mattress where possible, by changing the internal comfort layer to change the mattress specifications to any other firmness level available in that range.

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