Make your mattress last longer with these tips

Written by The Foam Factory

A good mattress is a long term investment. With just a little bit of care and maintenance, you will be able to make good use of the mattress for years. On average, a mattress has a lifetime of five to ten years, depending on the construction and type. The lifetime of the mattress assumes that it provides good sleep throughout. Here are a few ways you can make sure you will not need a mattress replacement shortly:


Just like seat cushions, proper support is essential for the long life of the mattress. Proper support ensures the integrity of the mattress. There will be a warranty sticker or tag that explains what kind of support is ideal for your mattress. For example, memory foam mattresses require firm support while box springs are perfect for spring mattresses.


A mattress protector should come with every mattress. With a protector, none of the spills, sweat or dust gets through the linen onto the mattress. This single change alone will keep your mattress in top condition for years.

Wash linen

Even with a mattress protector, it is important to keep your linen clean and wash regularly. The best practice is to wash and change your linen twice a week. The mattress protector should be washed once every year and pillows at least twice a year. With this schedule, the minimum amount of sweat, oils and other dirt will get through to your mattress.


The Foam Factory specializes in foam products suitable for your next foam mattress.