If you’ve had trouble sleeping lately (and it’s not because of the temperature), it might be time for a new mattress.
It sounds simple enough, but it can be a big expense that’s hard to justify when you already have a sleep surface—even if it’s not doing you any favours.
Whether you’re returning to Uni, moving house, or just trying to keep up with the cost of living at the moment, it might be easy to put your mattress pretty far down the priority list when you have to tighten your spending.
But sleep is still the most important aspect of your overall wellness, so we’ve included some tips for caring for your mattress in order to get the most life out of it. Further down you’ll also find our value collections, perfect for the budget-savvy!
Bed Care for the Budget-Conscious
If it’s time for a new mattress, your best, most beneficial course of action is to get a new one, without compromising the budget. Being the experts in beds, we have the largest Sleepyhead range in NZ which means we have a bunch of options that feature the tech you need without the unnecessary bells and whistles you don’t. Just good quality sleep at a super dooper price.
When you do invest in a sleep upgrade, the best way to save money long term on your mattress is to give your bed it’s longest life possible, and you can do that by caring for it correctly.
Here are our six top tips to get a longer life out of your new mattress:
1. Use a mattress protector
Probably the simplest way to keep your mattress in good condition is to use a mattress protector. It adds a barrier between your mattress and whatever happens on top of it, and is much easier to clean than the mattress itself!
2. Flip (if needed)
The newer generation of mattresses often don’t require flipping, or aren’t designed to be flipped. Some of them do need to be rotated in order to encourage even wear. Check the manufacturer's instructions to see if you need to flip or rotate your mattress.
3. Keep it clean and hygienic
Spot-clean stains immediately. The longer you leave them, the more difficult they are to get out. Unattended stains can also be a breeding ground for bacteria, which impacts the health of your mattress. Make sure you leave your mattress open and uncovered now and then (when washing your sheets is a good time) as it helps it breathe and get exposed to fresh air.
4. Transport with care
If you’re moving and you want to take your mattress with you, be sure to wrap carefully beforehand. Make sure the mattress goes in the back of a truck or van, or if you have to carry it on top of your vehicle, try and protect it as much as possible, (ensuring it is tied down VERY securely as incorrect transportation is not only bad for your bed but can be extremely dangerous). Also, try not to stack too many things on top of it—if it gets too heavy, it can damage the mattress.
5. Don’t eat in bed
Crumbs can attract all manner of creepy-crawlies, and some of those undesirable night-time companions like to make your bed their more permanent home. The solution is simple: eat away from your bed (and your bedroom)!
6. Be strategic with pets
It’s best to keep pets out of the bed, because they can carry all sorts of things that you’d rather not have beside you while you’re sleeping. Pet dander can also reduce the life of your pillows and mattress. If you just can’t go without your furry friend by your side while you sleep, make sure they’re shampooed regularly. If possible, put an extra blanket down in the spot where they sleep for added protection.
Most Affordable Beds
At BedsRus, we don’t want cost to be a barrier for achieving your best sleep. So this month, let’s look at our most affordable ranges: Wonderest and Zero, for all the reasons you don’t have to sacrifice comfort when you’re on a budget!
The Reliable and Simple Wonderest
The Wonderest Easy Sleeper was made with reliability and simplicity in mind.
It’s a firm-medium option that enjoys a reputation as a general crowd-pleaser—it’s one of the best sellers in the value category!
The Recyclable Zero Mattress
Sleepyhead Zero is the first mattress in New Zealand that’s designed to be recycled—perfect for the sustainably-minded sleeper!
But no sacrifices have been made when it comes to comfort. The Zero mattress is made with memory foam to be ultra comfy.