Maintaining your mattress in a good condition is important if you want to sleep well and be healthy. Some of the things you need to do to prolong the life cycle of your mattress are to flip it two times a year, wash and change your sheets every week and to keep it clean. The latter can be difficult as they are too many myths on mattress cleaning that have been circulating for decades. It’s time to debunk them!
Mattresses don’t need to be cleaned
False! Not cleaning your mattress will not only wear it out faster than the usual, but it will also mean that you will sleep over a colony of bugs, dust mites and microbes every single night. That does not sound nice, does it? Therefore, thoroughly sanitise your mattress at least once every year. Also, clean it from dust every week or every month. By doing so you will greatly improve your sleep. If not, you may develop serious allergies, respiratory conditions and weaken your immune system.
All you need is a vacuum cleaner
Vacuuming your mattress is a great way to clean it since that won’t damage its structure and it will effectively remove the dust from it. Still, it will clean only its surface and it will leave things like fungi, pollen and mould to exist in peace and harmony. Therefore, do not be afraid to use cleaning supplies that were specially created for this purpose. Don’t forget to read the label of the product and that on the mattress itself to see whether they will make a good match. You can also use home-made solutions. Baking soda or hydrogen peroxide can do wonders. Water is also acceptable but in very moderate amounts. Otherwise, your mattress may never recover from its bath.
Sunlight can damage the mattress
Another common misconception about mattresses is that they should be kept away from sunlight. In reality, there is no truth in that. The sun will cause no damage. In fact, it is advised to take the mattress outside and leave it for a while. In that way, the moisture in it will evaporate and the fresh breeze outside will work like a natural ventilation. Yes, mattress moisture is a real thing and it is caused by body perspiration, high room humidity and etc.
You will never remove the bad odours
Once smelly, always smelly is not a phrase that can be used for mattresses. A bad odour can easily spoil your sleep but it won’t be the end of the world as it can be removed. Again, baking soda is a great solution for that. Just sprinkle it over the bed and leave it for half an hour. Then, vacuum it and repeat in case you can still smell the unpleasant aroma. For even better results, mix the baking soda with a few drops of your favourite essential oil before you sprinkle it.
Turn those myths into facts and – voila – your mattress will be as good as new!
Posted by: Monster Cleaning Brixton