Ever woken up with a neck or a backache? Well, one of the most common causes is due to an uncomfortable mattress. It may be that your mattress is low quality or is old and worn out, hence does not support your body properly.
In this case, you should consider buying another mattress or using a topper. The latter is considered more advantageous in the sense that:
- It is a cheaper alternative
- It reduces pressure
- It is more flexible
- It is a long-lasting Solution
- It is more comfortable
Mattress toppers can be made from silk, feathers, lose synthetic material and gel among others. Check out the BeddingnBeyond collection to find out more about the various types of mattress toppers available in the market today.
If you already own one, it is important for you to ensure it remains in top-notch condition for maximum benefits. How?
Here are 5 creative ways you can use to revamp your mattress topper.
Do not wait for stains to become too much or stubborn for you to clean up. Make it a regular thing. Every 6-12 months is considered ideal. Before cleaning, check the care label to find out its cleaning specifications. Not following a manufacturer’s recommendations can be disastrous. For example, washing a topper better suited for dry cleaning eventually destroys it.
If you can access a professional dry cleaner to do the job for you, the better.
2. Proper Drying
Some Mattress toppers may take quite a while to dry. Therefore, you should place it in a well-ventilated area after cleaning to allow it properly dry. If you need to store it before putting it back on your mattress, do so in a breathable bag. Dump tends to ruin a topper’s structure.
Pull back the covers once in a while and let the mattress topper air. This encourages any trapped moisture to escape and the fibers to breathe. For toppers made of lose synthetic fiber or feather and down fill, shaking is recommended as this helps the material redistribute giving the topper a proper shape.
4. Using a protector
In case you spill anything, a protector prevents it from getting to the topper. A protector can easily be removed and cleaned and also keeps your bed fresh. For convenience, you can have two or more protectors and rotate them on a weekly basis.
5. Keeping it in Place
If not properly held on to the bed, toppers may slide off and sag on the sides or bottom of the bed. This can be quite uncomfortable for you and also alters the topper. Use a properly fitted sheet to avoid this. Also tucking your sheets on the sides helps. Alternatively, you can use bed sheet straps to firmly secure the topper in place.
A good night’s sleep is important if you are to have a productive day. Proper maintenance of your topper is a huge step towards achieving this. Use the above tips to create a more comfy bed and always wake up relaxed, happy and alert.