Keeping your home clean is at the top of everyone’s list for sure, but how many of you can really keep to schedule and do everything you want to do? Unfortunately, one of the items least though of is your mattress. Mattresses collect dirt, dust, and other allergens. This can cause your mattress to degrade faster too, so here are some tips on how to clean your memory foam mattress, and reasons why you should make the effort to keep your mattress cleaned regularly.
Why Should You Clean your Mattress?
So you already know this right? Mattresses collect allergens and many other things we really don’t want to think about because you can’t really see microscopic dust, and dust mites, that are on your mattress. This means that we breathe in that dust while we sleep. Breathing in this dust can be especially harmful to those suffering with asthma. Breathing in the dust can also trigger a person’s allergies triggering runny noses, itchy eyes, and even skin rashes.
Our bodies also deposit dead skin cells on your mattresses. Our mattresses will just continue to absorb all of those skin cells. This can be really detrimental to your overall comfort level, after all we spend most of our time in bed. This is another reason why you should clean your memory foam mattress more regularly.
How do you actually clean your mattress?
The first thing that you need to do is to make sure to vacuum your mattress. This will help remove the microscopic dust that is accumulated on your mattress. Making sure that you vacuum your memory foam mattress every few months will keep you healthier. It will also allow your mattress to last longer than it would if you do not care for it.
If you have stains on your mattress you will definitely want to try and get those out. Stains can have cause odours and potentially degrade the quality of the mattress. Thankfully there are a few things you can try to get the stains out. One way to try and get the stain out is to spot clean stains with a small amount of laundry detergent and water. Make sure that you do not soak the mattress, as this can be harmful to the material in the mattress. Instead, just get it damp and clean it with a clean cloth. If the laundry detergent does not work, you should try a little bit of water and hydrogen peroxide. This is a little stronger than the detergent and may have a better success rate of getting the stain out.
You do not have to deep clean your mattress that often. Only deep clean your memory foam mattress if there has been a spill or accident stain.