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Help and Information for your Divan or Mattress.


When you first receive your mattress, slight hollows may appear in the sleeping areas. This is quite normal and is caused by the fillings compacting under body weight, not by faulty springs or fillings. The fillings will compress to an even level over the entire surface, which can take up to 4 weeks for your body to adjust and the fillings to settle evenly. Turning and rotating the mattress will benefit and help this process, and ensure even settlement.

Turning Sprung Mattresses

All sprung mattresses have substantial layers of upholstery fillings and require turning and rotating to ensure even settlement across the whole surface of the bed. Rotate the mattress head to foot and turn over completely once a fortnight for the first twelve weeks, then once a month. If you do not turn the mattress regularly, hollows will form in the sleeping area.

Turning latex and memory foam mattresses

These types of mattresses only have one sleep surface so cannot be turned over. The mattress should, however, be rotated through 180 degrees monthly. With ongoing use, the cells within the foams used will open fully and the sleeping surface will react more quickly. The mattress may feel as if it is gradually getting softer but the important pressure relieving properties remain the same, and eventually the whole mattress will react evenly.

Protecting and cleaning the mattress

After delivery the mattress should be aired for a minimum of four hours to freshen and remove any aroma that may have been caused by storage. The mattress should be aired on a weekly basis by turning the linen back for a few hours. We recommend you use a mattress protector or an under blanket below the sheet. Try to avoid using a plastic sheet on or under the mattress as this can prevent air circulation and may cause condensation. Clean the bed every few months with a soft brush, do not vacuum as the process can damage the filling. Any spills should be absorbed with a dry cloth and sponged with a slightly damp cloth and a mild detergent solution.