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Caring for a Memory Foam Mattress

August 11, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Memory foam mattresses can be some of the most comfortable sleeping experiences you’ve ever known. They can also be a costly mistake if you don’t know what you’re buying. In order to get the most out of your memory foam mattress, follow these simple instructions for installation and cleaning, and be sure that you have good support for your back.


The foundation for your mattress matters a lot, as poor installation can disrupt your sleep. When you’re installing a memory foam bed, don’t use wooden boards to support it. Get a frame. Always ask store personnel for tips on installing and transporting a mattress. You should also let your mattress breathe upon bringing it back home from the retailer. That “new mattress smell” you’re smelling could be a sign of chemicals used to treat the mattress, and you should air those out to protect yourself. You also shouldn’t remove the tag. Not for legal reasons, but the tag is like a sign of your warranty for the bed. It will come in handy if you ever need the mattress serviced or replaced per your warranty.


Firmness of one’s mattress plays a role in sleep patterns, and you should be sure that both you and your partner are well supported. Invest in a high quality bed frame that will maintain integrity. Check your frame for bowing and signs of breakage, as this can cause harm to your back if left unchecked for too long. A washable mattress topper will also add some extra back support to the mattress, and protect it from stains.

Sometimes, the mattress topper isn’t enough. If you find that you are experiencing discomfort as your rest, you might want to consider replacing your mattress entirely. Order a mattress in Canada cut to your exact specifications. You can even choose materials like foam or latex to suit your comfort level.


Cleaning your mattress is a difficult prospect, and many people don’t do it properly. First of all, avoid the temptation to dry clean. It sounds like a good idea, but it can harm your fabrics overtime. This tip excludes bedding, which may have special instructions from the manufacturer. Instead, use a vacuum to clean up dust and debris that accumulates on the mattress. If you do find stains, you should use cold water and a small drop of dish soap to help clean the mess.
Carlo Badalamenti writes on behalf of Canada Foam by Mail, a foam manufacturer that specializes in mattress toppers. Find foam for cushions, art projects, and bedding mattresses at Canada Foam by Mail.

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