A lot of mattress companies have come on the market recently, all promising a superior sleep experience with numerous health benefits and other positives for buying their mattress. But, if you need to see more, sometimes the accessories are almost an afterthought. Care of the mattress is important as well as good fitting sheets, pillows, and general sleep aids. In addition, finding out what base is needed to support a new mattress is almost as important as the bed itself, since the mattress rests on the support underneath it. Here is an overview of some accessories and other areas to keep in mind as well as some foundation information for a new mattress.
A Great Sleep Starts with a Superior Foundation
A lot of new mattress companies, especially the bed-in-a-box ones, will make it seem like you need their specific foundation to make their bed the best it can be. While it may deliver different results with some mattresses, the traditional style is still plenty capable with a traditional box spring or platform foundation. A bed base can be expensive and, in some cases, may not be necessary. Additionally, many of these beds ship with their own covers to protect the inner material. Make certain the one you’re getting has a well fitting, breathable and washable cover, or can have one purchased for it.
Caring For a Mattress Will Extend Its Life
Most modern memory foam mattresses require no flipping as traditional beds have in the past but may have their own break-in period where the mattress is adjusting to your specific body type and needs. If an impression forms during that period, rotating can be the best way to minimize those impressions.
Also, make sure you turn and rotate a new mattress every three months to prevent sagging and only use a mild detergent to clean. Otherwise, you could damage the memory foam material and other layers that make up the mattress. Also consider investing in a mattress protector and fitted sheets, as they will often be tailored for the bed if purchased from the manufacturer.
A great bed is more than just a mattress. Taking care of it and its accessories will make an exceptional sleep even better.