Caring For Your New Bed
A great deal of effort is given to ensure that your new bed will provide you with excellent comfort and support for years to come. There are additionally a number of steps you can take to ensure that you get the most from your new purchase. Please follow our advice: -
Turn your mattress regularly to enable the generous layers of fillings to settle evenly over the whole surface of the bed. During the first 3 months, turn the mattress every week. The best way is to turn it alternately head to foot and the next time turn it over completely. Continue this cycle for three months, thereafter, monthly rather than weekly. Upholstery in the centre of the mattress will bed down quicker because this is where most of the weight is concentrated. This should not be cause for concern and is not due to any fault. Continue this process and the upholstery layers will gradually bed down over the whole surface.
Handles are designed to assist with the turning and positioning of the mattress. They should not be used to carry the mattress any distance.
We strongly recommend that you use an underblanket or mattress protector. Never use a plastic sheet or bag. Beds need to breathe and using plastic will lead to damage through condensation.
Cleaning your bed every few months with a soft brush to remove dust and fluff is advantageous. Never use a vacuum cleaner. Stains and spillages should be adsorbed using a dry cloth or paper towel. If you need to sponge the mattress, do so with a damp cloth and the mildest solution of soap and water.
Sitting on the edge of the bed is discouraged, as this will place undue pressure on the edge springs and borders. Children should never be allowed to trampoline on the bed.
Never roll or bend your mattress.
Finding the Right Mattress
No other piece of furniture in you home gets as much use as your bed or is as crucial for good sleep. That's why it's important to find the right mattress for you. Before you start shopping, prepare by learning the basics.
Mattress Construction - A mattress is made of three basic elements:
Foundation - This acts as a giant shock absorber, taking the normal wear and tear of nightly use. Foundations also lend added support, durability and, in the case of adjustable beds, flexibility.
Mattress core - The core construction varies with the type of mattress. Whether the mattress is made of springs, air, foam or water, this middle "core" provides support for the sleeper.
Upholstery layers - These wrap around the core to provide surface comfort. A variety of foams and fibres are used to improve cushioning properties and enhance the support of the mattress core.
Shopping for a Mattress
Support - A quality mattress and foundation will gently support your body at all points and keep your spine in good alignment, in the same body position as good standing posture. Select a mattress that supports your spine along its natural curve. Otherwise, your muscles work all night and you can wake up feeling stiff and sore.