Let me rest

The very best mattresses need to be left for 24 hours for their natural fillings to recover back into place, so try to resist the temptation to jump straight into bed. You may detect a natural scent when opening the packaging. This is completely normal with natural fibre mattresses and will fade away in no time.

Rotate me

A Herdysleep mattress has been perfectly designed so it doesn’t need to be flipped. However, we do suggest that you rotate your mattress to help the fillings settle evenly. For the first three months, try to rotate once a month, and after that, twice a year should do the trick. Be aware this mattress is heavy and may require two people to position it.

Protect me

A mattress protector is a worthy investment – it provides your mattress with an extra layer of protection to ensure it stays clean and fresh. The Herdysleep mattress protector uses natural fillings which allows your bed to breathe. Even with a mattress protector and sheet in place, dust and fluff will always find a way into your bed, so every few months, grab yourself a brush and sweep it all away. Steer clear of using a vacuum as it dislodges the natural fillings. If there are any accidental spillages on your mattress, just dab them with a dry cloth. If you need something a little more thorough, use mild soapy water and let it air dry fully before you remake your bed.

Clean me

Even with a mattress protector and sheet in place, dust and fluff will always find a way into your bed, so every few months, grab yourself a brush and sweep it all away. Steer clear of using a vacuum as it dislodges the natural fillings. If there are any accidental spillages on your mattress, just dab them with a dry cloth. If you need something a little more thorough, use mild soapy water and let it air dry fully before you remake your bed.

I’ll support you

A feature of a natural handmade mattress is that it will adapt to suit the contours of your body and your sleeping profile. This means that you may notice slight body impressions on the surface. Following the rotating guidelines will help to even these out and the individual Herdysleep pocket springs will continue to push back and support you throughout the night.

Treat me well

The Herdysleep mattress can be used with any good quality bed base. However, if your bed slats are weakened or your frame has seen better days, it can compromise the support of your Herdysleep mattress. If you are using a slatted base, make sure the slats are no more than 75mm apart to support your mattress properly.