Caring for your Mattress

Keeping your mattress in top condition is just a matter of following a few simple tips, and will help give you years of comfort and restful sleep night after night.

When you get your new mattress

Once you remove your new mattress from its packaging, leave it uncovered for a few hours to allow to air. If you have a rolled up mattress, you need to leave it to flatten out in a warm room for 24 hours before using it.

When you first start using your new bed, it will probably feel a bit different to your old one, so please allow time for your body to adjust to the new level of comfort and support, and the mattress fillings to settle.

Allow for settlement of the fillings

It's normal for the upholstery of your mattress to settle a bit during use, but this doesn't compromise the support or comfort it provides. You may notice that certain parts of the mattress settle more than others, but this is due to the zoned support responding to the areas where your body weight is more pronounced, so it's actually just a sign that it's doing its job.

While a bit of settlement is no cause for concern, there are ways you can minimise this effect:

  • Give your mattress a daily airing by leaving the covers off after you get up.
  • Turn your mattress regularly (unless your mattress is 'No Turn', which will be stated on the label.
  • Rotate your mattress top to tail every so often so that natural settlement from body pressure is evenly distributed.

Protecting your mattress

One of the best ways to keep the upholstery of your mattress in good condition is to use a mattress protector as this will protect it from contact with body moisture. You should also avoid using detergents or chemical cleaners as this may damage the fabric and stitching, instead just use a clean damp cloth for light cleaning, allowing the mattress to thoroughly dry afterwards.

Storage drawers

If your divan base includes storage drawers, you can keep them in top working order by being careful not to overload them. They are designed to store lightweight items only, and excessively heavy objects may stress or distort the frames. Avoid overfilling the drawers also, as this may cause them not to open properly. The maximum weight for a standard drawer is 15kg; for a mini drawer it is 7kg.