Why You Need To Clean Your Mattress Properly

It’s important to clean your mattress, did you know that? Often times we have mattresses for years and they never get cleaned, not even once. Think about it like this, if you went to a hotel and you knew that they never cleaned their mattresses would you sleep on it? Probably not. So why are you sleeping on your uncleaned mattress? Because it’s yours? That’s no excuse. You get dirty too. Which is why you wash your sheets right? But when you wash your sheets and you don’t clean your mattress you’re just putting clean sheets on a dirty mattress ultimately causing them to get dirty immediately.

Did I give you something to think about? I hope so! Because that’s what today’s post is all about. How to clean your mattress properly and effectively. You’ll also want to check out our post about the importance of proper pillow care when you are finished.

Pro Tip: Invest in a good mattress protector. Put the mattress protector on your mattress to prevent it from getting dirtier than it needs to be. 

Why is cleaning your mattress important?

As mentioned above, if you don’t clean your mattress you’re basically sleeping on a dirty surface, even if your sheets are cleaned. Did you know that every night, your body makes about half a liter of sweat and sheds nearly a gram of skin? You do now!

That means that your mattress can easily become home to fungal spores, bacteria, bed bugs, and dust mites that want to feed on your newly shed skin. The average mattress has about 2 million dust mites. Which should come as no surprise seeing that without regular mattress cleaning, your mattress is one of the dirtiest things in your entire house.

How often should you be cleaning your mattress?

Many people would bat an eye at the thought of cleaning their mattress. It’s just not on their to-do list. Cleaning their sheets seems to be enough for them.

Your bedding itself should be washed at least once a week. This will minimize the amount of oil, sweat, skin, and fluids that get into your mattress. And your pillows should be cleaned at least four times a year. But this doesn’t exclude your mattress from needing to be cleaned. When it comes to the mattress itself you should try to clean it twice a year.

Pro Tip: When you take your sheets off to wash them spray your bed down with some disinfectant or vinegar and let it dry before putting your clean sheets on.

Are you worried about what might be hiding in your mattress while you sleep?

If you are worried about what type of pests might be hiding under your sheets, aside from cleaning your mattress yourself, you can always get your mattress professionally cleaned. Professional mattress cleaning is one of the easiest steps you can take to protect your health from a dirty mattress.

Pro Tip: Sprinkle some baking soda on your mattress and let it sit for about 15 to 20 minutes. Then take your vacuum hose and vacuum the mattress before spraying it and putting new sheets on. It’s almost like cleaning the carpet, it’s easy, try it.

Now do you think it’s important?

Hopefully, after reading this article, you’ve decided to take a new approach to mattress cleaning if you don’t want to throw out your mattress. And if you have children in the house, it’s important to make sure their mattresses are cleaned too. Children are more prone to sickness and disease so it’s crucial that we take the extra steps in order to prevent them from obtaining bed pests. 

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