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Goldilocks knew the im­por­tance of the right mat­tress, but ac­cord­ing to Melissa Power from The Sleep­ing Giant a com­mon mis­con­cep­tion is that a firmer mat­tress equals bet­ter sup­port. “Firmer isn’t al­ways bet­ter,” she says. “En­sur­ing your mat­tress is ‘per­fect’ is about com­fort and ad­e­quate weight dis­tri­bu­tion. If your weight is more evenly dis­trib­uted and key parts of your body are well sup­ported, then you will have less pres­sure on your body and ul­ti­mately a much more com­fort­able night of sleep.”

Once you have found your per­fect match Melissa says there are three rules to fol­low to make sure you care for it ad­e­quately.

“You should ro­tate your mat­tress head to toe every two to three months rather than flip­ping it over as was com­mon prac­tice a few years ago,” she says.“A mat­tress pro­tec­tor will also keep your new in­vest­ment clean and com­fort­able, and lastly, you should reg­u­larly strip off your bed and al­low your mat­tress to air.

“It’s also wise to vac­uum the mat­tress at the same time so that any dust and par­ti­cles can be re­moved.”

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