We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Mattresses are not cheap. It’s not for a bad reason, either.

Beautyrest Mattresses are made with materials that aim to support, comfort, and contour your body so you can sleep well to live a healthy life. Science and creativity went hand in hand to design and build your rectangular sleep haven, and every bit of it is worth every bit of money you need to put into one.

With that said, once you’ve bought one, it’s your responsibility to take care of it, just like it’s working to take care of you. Give your mattress the love it deserves by trying out some of these tips.

1. Just like your back, your mattress needs good support

What does your mattress sleep on? Do you place it on a box spring? A bedframe? Do you just place it on the floor? Many people don’t realize this, but what your mattress lays on is crucial to its health. Depending on whether your mattress is a spring mattress, memory foam, powerbase, adjustable bases or another specialty mattress, will help you figure out what kind of support it needs. Getting the right support for your current mattress will make a dramatic difference in its life expectancy.

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2. Mattress protectors will shield your mattress

It’s simple, but it works. A mattress protector will prevent stains, spills, allergens, sweat, and more from getting all over your Beautyrest Mattress. The cleaner your mattress stays, the less wear it will show and feel over time. The cleanup is easy and you are less likely to get sick. Remember to still wash your mattress protector!

3. Wash your sheets and blankets often

If you don’t use a mattress protector (something we don’t recommend) wash your bed sheets, blankets, and pillowcases regularly to prevent bacteria from growing. We suggest doing it at least once every week or two.

4. Give the pets their own bed

We all want to snuggle with our pets in bed, but you’ll soon regret it. All the animal hair, allergens, oils, and so on that your animal carries on their body will soon be on your bed – resulting in a dirty mattress! Do you and your mattress a favour and get your fur friend their own bed.

Visit your local BrandSource retailer carrying Beautyrest Mattresses for more ideas on how to protect your bed!

Angela, Your SleepExpert