How To Care For Your New Mattress

How Do I Care For My Mattress?

Your new mattress is an investment that will benefit your health and comfort for years to come, as long as you care for it properly.

All LunaZen mattresses come with a 10 year limited warranty, which will cover you in the event of a manufacturer's defect, but does not cover damage due to improper care. To help guide you, we've put together this list of mattress care and maintenance tips.

What Can I Do To Make My Mattress Last Longer?

When you buy a new mattress, you want it to last. The average mattress is good for 5-7 years before it needs replacement. Luckily, you can add years to its life if you follow these simple care tips:

  1. Use a water-resistant mattress protector.

    We highly recommend using a mattress protector with your LunaZen mattress to avoid stains from spills, accident-prone children or pets, and other sources of damage like dirt, dust, and allergens. It will help keep your mattress fresh, clean, and unsoiled.

  2. Make sure your mattress has the proper support system.

    All mattresses need a strong base to avoid sagging over time. We recommend replacing your box spring/foundation at the same time as your mattress so you know it's in the best possible condition, but if your old one is still in excellent shape (without any warping or sagging) it's fine to use that, too! Your mattress' support system should hold it evenly all around without any high spots or gaps along the edges.

    LunaZen offers two types of box springs: a regular version, and one with a low profile. The regular version (9" in height) is great for lower bed frames or to make it easier to get in and out of bed. If you have a larger bed frame or just like to sleep closer to the ground, the low-profile version (5" in height) might be better for you.

  3. Wash your sheets regularly and keep your mattress clean.

    Beyond extending the lifespan of your mattress, keeping it clean will prevent the buildup of dust, allergens, and odours which can sabotage your sleep and health over time. We recommend gently vacuuming your mattress with a hand-held attachment as part of your regular cleaning schedule, and avoiding spills/accidents whenever possible.

    If an accident does happen, be sure to check out the “How Do I Clean My Mattress" section below for more detailed mattress cleaning instructions!

  4. Rotate your mattress occasionally so it wears evenly.

    Mattresses are made of soft materials like memory foam that will compress over time as you sleep on them. Body impressions and soft spots are expected eventually, but you can add years to your mattress if you rotate it regularly.

    We recommend rotating your new LunaZen mattress once a month for the first 6 months, and once every 3-4 months after that. This will ensure that your bed wears evenly and doesn't develop any unusual lumps or bumps from your sleeping position.

  5. Don't jump on the bed or sit on the edges.

    As tempting as it can be, you should never jump on your bed. Your mattress is designed to support your whole body evenly, so if you put too much pressure in one spot you run the risk of damaging the coils or fibres. You should also avoid sitting on the edge of your bed when you're waking up or getting dressed, because sitting in the same spot every time can permanently change the structure of your mattress.

How Do I Clean My Mattress?

The LunaZen mattress comes with a stretch-knit cover treated with Silpure Technology to fight odors, sweat, and bacteria, but your mattress still requires regular cleaning. You should take care to vacuum your mattress regularly, and treat stains as soon as possible to avoid them setting in or voiding your warranty. Here are some more detailed cleaning instructions to help you maintain your mattress.

How to Vacuum Your Mattress

Built up dust and dirt can make asthma symptoms worse and make it harder to get your mattress clean over time. To avoid issues with allergens, make vacuuming your mattress a part of your regular household cleaning routine.

Strip your bed of all sheets and pillows, and use your vacuum's upholstery attachment to remove dust, dirt, and allergens from the surface. Start at the top of your mattress and work your way down in overlapping lines to cover the entire surface, then repeat that same process on the sides. Ideally, you'd do this every time you change your sheets, but every 2-3 weeks is fine for most people.

How to Deodorize Your Mattress

Your mattress' Silpure cover will help combat most sources of odor (like sweat and bacteria), but you might still want to freshen your mattress up after some time. Baking soda is a great, natural way to lift odors from fabric without damaging it.

First, vacuum your mattress according to the steps above to remove any dirt on the surface. Then, sprinkle baking soda generously over the top of your mattress. Gently rub the baking soda into your mattress with a scrub brush so it penetrates the surface and can bond with any body oils or moisture in the top layers of material. Let it sit for at 15-30 minutes so it can soak up the odors, then vacuum again making sure you're getting all of the baking soda out.

How to Clean and Remove Stains on Your Mattress

Accidents happen. Even with a liquid-resistant mattress protector, you might find yourself struggling to remove a stain before it sets in, and it's important to treat your mattress with care to avoid damaging the memory foam.

It's important to keep your mattress as dry as possible to preserve its integrity. Before applying any cleaning products, use a soft, white cloth to soak up any additional moisture. Then, get the cloth damp with cool water (hot water can set protein-related stains like blood or urine, so you want to avoid it) and use a gentle circular motion to clean the stain. You should use a white cloth to avoid transferring any dye from the cloth on to your mattress.

Light fabric cleaning products are safe to use on your LunaZen mattress, but you should use them sparingly. You don't want to soak the mattress under any circumstances because it can damage the underlying memory foam. After you've treated the stain, vacuum up any additional moisture and let the mattress air out until it's completely dry to avoid the growth of mold and mildew.

How Often Should I Flip My Mattress?

Many new mattresses are built with one “right-side-up", so they can't be flipped upside down. Instead, you should rotate it regularly to avoid body impressions and keep it comfortable for years to come. Starting from the day your mattress arrives, you should rotate it head-to-foot at least once a month for the first 6 months, then every 3-4 months after that. Mattresses are heavy, so you should get help from someone else if possible.

Your box spring/foundation should also be rotated regularly to keep it strong, but not as often as your mattress. Once every 6 months is a good guideline to follow for rotating your mattress base.

If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact us, or check out our FAQ page for more information!