How to Take Care of Your Mattress

Protect Your Mattress

Use a protective mattress protector or mattress encasement designed to work with your mattress. This will keep your mattress fresh and free from stains.

  • Mattress Protectors are good for top of mattress protection and some options offer both top and side protection. Mattress Protectors, protect against spills and fluids. Their fabric is quiet and breathable, and most brands fit mattresses up to 18 inches. Mattress Protectors fit around the mattress like a fitted sheet.
  • Mattress Encasements are good for complete mattress protection. Mattress Encasements protect against bed bugs, dust mites, liquids and allergens. Their fabric is soft, quiet and breathable. They fit around the entirety of the mattress with a zipper and some brands fit mattresses up to 22 inches.


Rotate or Flip Your Mattress

To properly break in your mattress and avoid having one part of the bed grow softer due to your sleep pattern you should rotate or flip your mattress depending on the type of mattress your have. 

  • One-sided mattresses should be regularly rotated from head to foot every 2-6 months depending on the age of your mattress. The older your mattress the more often you should rotate it.
  • Double-sided mattresses should be flipped and rotated from head to foot every 6-12 months depending on the age of your mattress.

Change Your Sheets & Bedding

Changing and washing your sheets and bedding is important for hygiene and it also protects your mattress. While we sleep our bedding and sleep accessories accumulate sweat, body oils, and other dirt that can seep into your mattress if it is not protected.


A good rule of thumb is to wash your sheets and bedding once a week, or more often if you have pets that sleep with you.

At Columbus Mattress Wholesale our favorite sheets are woven brushed microfiber by Malouf. They are made from hypoallergenic micro-yarn fibers that are more durable than cotton and softer too.

Use A Proper Foundation

Proper foundation support for your mattress is essential. Mattresses need to be paired with a solid foundation to prevent your mattress from getting damaged and your spine from hurting!

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