Caring for Mattresses
The following guidelines help ensure your organic innerspring mattress will live up to its promise of providing many comfortable nights of sleep.
During the first few weeks, your mattress is breaking-in. The natural materials will respond to your body in a way that will make your mattress more comfortable. The materials should conform to your body like a pair of shoes. Proper care will prevent normal body impressions from becoming sags and will also prolong your mattress life.
Adequate support is very important. For full/double size and larger, we recommend a bed frame that supports head, foot and sides as well as one that contains a rigid center support. On a free-standing bed frame, it should have at least 5 legs including the rigid center support. For latex mattresses, platform beds should have at least 15 hardwood slats.
Please alternately rotate and flip your mattress every three months to encourage even wear. For Savvy Rest’s layered mattress it is generally only necessary to unzip the mattress and flip/rotate the top layer.
Use a washable protector or pad to help keep the mattress clean.
Should a liquid soak through your mattress protector, remove sheets and pads immediately. Wick away spots with a solution that is 1 part white distilled vinegar and 3 parts water. Spray solution on the spot, blot it with a cotton fiber and then let it air dry. Make sure the mattress is thoroughly dry and free of cleaning solution before returning it to use. Never use detergent or a hard brush. Vacuum your mattress regularly to remove dirt, dust, or lint.
Once a month, strip all the sheets and mattress pad to allow the natural fibers in your mattress to breathe.
Do not place your mattress on a sheet of solid wood or the floor. Surfaces like these will allow condensation to accumulate under the mattress, leading to mildew, or even mold. Using a layer of coir under the mattress can minimize this risk.