Best Way to Care for Your Memory Foam Mattress
Have you ever moved a mattress? Let me tell you – it is not for the faint of heart! We have moved too many times to count, and each time we had to move at least one, if not several, mattresses. Let’s not even discuss how difficult it is to transport a mattress after you have purchased it!
When I first heard about memory foam mattresses that come to me in a box, I had mixed emotions – doubt, joy, and more doubt. Guess what?! Life. Changing. Gone are the days of wrestling to put a new mattress on the roof of my car or feeling springs pushing on my back! When we received our SensorGel mattress, it was delivered in a box that was easily carried into my daughter’s room (and then again into my son’s room – I’ll explain!).
My son liked the mattress he already had on his bed, or so he thought! When I received the 10″ plush SensorGel Mattress, he told me that I could put it on my daughter’s bottom bunk. He asked me if he could do the unboxing for me. I agreed, and he was able to do the unboxing ALL by himself (huge bonus for this busy mom!). Once he laid down on the mattress, it was over! We wound up switching it to his bed because he decided it was too comfortable to pass up (and he had first dibs considering he was older)!
Don’t believe that an 11 year old can unbox a mattress? Here’s the proof of just how easy it is!
This plush mattress features three layers of cooling, comfort, and support. The bottom layer features high-density support foam, while the middle layer contains SensorGel, a gel infused memory foam and the top layer has Sensor Air Foam. A great mattress for a VERY reasonable price!
It is important to me that we care correctly for our mattresses so that we can use them for many years. To care for a foam mattress I recommend following these simple steps:
1. Make sure that you have a firm foundation for your mattress. A frame with slats or a platform bed is ideal for a firm foundation. If you are using a slated frame, the slats should be less than three inches apart.
2. I highly recommend letting your mattress air out when it is removed from the box. Allowing your mattress to air out for a day before you sleep on it is recommended to enable the chemicals that are used to help form the foam to escape. If the odor is strong, then you can use an air purifier or lightly spray the mattress with full strength vinegar and place a fan near it to help it dry.
3. Once your mattress has aired out, it will be time to put the mattress cover on for added protection. A zippered or enveloped mattress protector is best for foam mattresses – slide the mattress in and zip it up for extra protection (when compared to a traditional mattress cover that fits on like a fitted sheet).
4. If you need to clean your mattress, you can use diluted fabric cleaner or vinegar. To deodorize a foam mattress, you can sprinkle it lightly with baking soda and allow it to sit for an hour or so, then vacuum. Make sure that you let the mattress dry out completely before you replace the mattress cover and sheets.
5. Be sure to rotate the mattress 180 degrees every three to six months. Turning your foam mattress allows for the foam to wear evenly.
The SensorGel foam mattress is made with three layers of foam: The top layer is made of SensorAIR foam, the middle layer is made of SensorGEL Gel Infused Memory Foam, and the base layer is formed of high-density support foam. Together, these layers provide for a good night sleep on a cushioned and cool surface that conforms to your body. Make sure to take care of your foam mattress so that you can enjoy it for many years!