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The overall condition and how you take care of your mattress set will directly affect how long it lasts.

Consider your mattress and box spring/foundation as a piece of equipment that needs to be maintained and cared for in order to assure the best performance and longevity.

How to care for your mattress

Mattress pad

Be sure to buy a quality mattress protector or pad when you purchase a new mattress. While keeping your mattress fresh and stain-free, a mattress pad will also protect the mattress warranty. All mattress manufacturer warranties require the mattress to be kept clean and stain-free in the event of a warranty claim.

Bed frame/Center Support

Make sure your new mattress set is properly installed in your home. The use a proper bed frame and center support is essential to the life of your mattress set. It is recommended that all queen and king sizes need to have center support legs to prevent any bowing in the middle of the mattress.


To maximize comfort and longevity of your mattress, it is recommended to rotate your mattress head to foot (180 degrees) every month. Rotating your mattress helps minimize the appearance of body impressions and prevents you from sleeping in the exact same spot every night for the duration of your mattress. It is also recommended to rotate your box spring/foundation every year.

Things not to do

  • Never put a board between the mattress and box spring/foundation. Although, it may enhance the sense of support for the time being it will only make the problem worse. If you've reached the point you need to put a board between your mattress and box spring/foundation, it is probably time to get a new one.
  • Avoid sitting or standing on the edge of your mattress or box spring/foundation.
  • Don't remove the law tag. The information on the label will serve as a means of identification if you ever have a warranty claim. Mattress manufacturers will not honor a warranty without these tags attached.

Things to expect from your new mattress

Body Impressions

Your new mattress is designed to conform to your body allowing you a comfortable, restorative sleep. Just like a new pair of shoes, a new mattress will need to get broken in by using it and will become even more comfortable with use. If you notice body impressions, don't worry, this is normal and means that your mattress is conforming to your body.


You may feel a slight discomfort with your new mattress for the first week or so, this is normal and to be expected, your body is used to the old mattress and your new one is now supporting your body. Give it time. It may take up to 2-3 weeks for your body to adjust to your new mattress.

Feeling comfortable in your bed is not everything, it's the only thing!

Your mattress should fit like it was made for you. On average, you spend 1/3 of your life on your mattress. No other piece of furniture in your house is used as much as your bed. A mattress set with the right comfort and support for your body can make the difference between a good day and a bad day. Find the right comfort in a mattress and get the deep, restorative sleep you need to start the day.

Comfort is a personal preference, so you have to find the right match for your body. A mattress with a firm top will give you a harder, more solid feel. A mattress with a softer top can help relieve pressure points along your body which will help increase blood flow and circulation. Improved blood flow and circulation should prevent you from tossing and turning as much at night. A common misconception about mattresses is that you have to sleep on a hard, firm mattress to have support. This is not true. If you sleep on a mattress with a softer top, you are gaining a softer feel and not losing support. The same support system exists in both types of mattress comfort.

Whether you like a firm, solid feel, or a softer, cushier top, or something in between, Baumgartner's Mattress World will have a mattress for you.
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