How regularly do you clean your Mattress? If so, are you using the correct method?
How to clean a Hybrid Mattress is a question to consider when you are spending at least eight hours sleeping on it every night. Though we may be ensuring our bedsheets are regularly changed and clean, it is crucial that we also make sure our mattresses are clean because over the years there is an accumulation of our dead skin cells, body odour, sweat, hair and dust particles. Despite not being visible to the naked eye, it is existent so we highly recommend cleaning your mattress at least twice a year.
Our Memory Foam Hybrid Mattress comprises multiple layers, essentially a blend of a soft material coupled with an innerspring system enabling it to contour to your body's shape. Polyurethane foam, also known as PU foam is the primary foam material utilised in the majority of bed-in-a-box mattresses which has a plush and soft-like feel to it.
The steps below will guide you on how to keep your bed feeling and smelling fresh so you can sleep right and sleep tight.
Vacuum the mattress - This can be done via a hand-held vacuum or with a brush attachment. This will get rid of any surface build-up, dust mites and other potential residues. Ensure you do not apply an excessive amount of pressure in the steps to follow, to avoid getting anything scrubbed deep into the mattress. When vacuuming, make certain to cover the entire surface and around the sides too.
Clean with solvent – In doing so, we do not recommend the use of harsh cleaning products such as bleach as this will result in damaging your foam mattress. Preferably, you can use ½ cup of fabric cleaner or white vinegar diluted in 1 cup of water. Transfer it into a spray bottle and shake well before using. Do not spray an excessive amount because it will allow mould to form if the mattress is too wet.
Alternatively, you can spot clean by dabbing the solution on the spot and allowing it to sit for 30 minutes. Then rub the area in circular motions with a clean damp cloth to eliminate any stains and towel dry, leaving the spot to dry completely.
Deodorise – Sprinkle baking soda on the mattress, this can be carried out whilst the mattress is still wet. Open the window and allow air to circulate the room and leave a fan running to let the mattress dry. As an alternative, you can leave the mattress outside to dry if it is sunny, however, refrain from doing so if it is windy as this will blow the baking soda off the mattress.
Vacuum again – Make sure the mattress is completely dry before vacuuming it again, getting rid of all the baking soda and putting fresh bedding on.
Is your mattress reversible? If your mattress can be used on both sides then ensure you are completing the above steps on both sides.
Benefits of cleaning mattress
Cleaning your mattress may not be a fun chore to carry out nevertheless it comes with its benefits.
- Decreases dust mites and any potential allergens affecting the quality of your sleep
- Deals with smells and odours that could be absorbed into the mattress
- Regular upkeep can increase the longevity of your mattress as it will get rid of any substance build-up
So what are your final thoughts?
In conclusion, regular maintenance and upkeep of your mattress will prolong the longevity and the quality of sleep you will receive. Moreover, it will diminish the possibilities of build-up. I mean nothing feels better than sleeping on a fresh, clean and odour-free mattress at the end of an exhausting day.
As deterring and cleaning a mattress may appear, it is relatively a straightforward process if you follow the steps mentioned above.
Lastly, we recommend the use of a mattress protector underneath your bedsheets as it will further assist in avoiding stains and damages to the mattress.
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January 19, 2022 3 min read
January 19, 2022 3 min read
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