Mattress Cleaning, Care & Good Health
Keeping your mattress clean and well cared for will ensure you can prolong the life of your mattress and benefit from improved sleep and mood. The UK Sleep Council, our go-to resource for sleep and bed advice advise that you should replace your bed and mattress every seven years.
Sleep is such an important factor in how good you feel, how well you perform and the relationships that you have with those around you.
We have put together this guide on mattress cleaning and mattress care to help you get the full life out of your mattress.
The Benefits of Mattress Cleaning and Good Care
- Your mattress will last longer
- You will save money in having to replace your mattress
- You can sleep longer
- It’s more hygienic, so you have less chance of getting ill
- It can reduce allergies such as asthma and eczema
- It can improve air quality in the bedroom preventing health problems
Caring For Your Mattress – Our Advice To You
Use A Mattress Protector
A good mattress protector can protect your mattress from spills, dirt, dust and fluids. Mattress protectors can be easily washed, keeping the top of your mattress clean and helping to keep nasties such as bed bugs at bay.
Use a Mattress Topper
If your mattress is a little firm you may want to invest in a mattress topper. This gives an extra layer of protection to your mattress.
Keep Pets Off Of Your Bed
Cats and Dogs love the comfort of a nice cosy bed. Keep them away from your mattress to prevent the transfer of dirt, bacteria, mites and liquids.
Air Your Mattress Regularly
Allow your mattress to air every day. It helps fluids to evaporate and not stay within the mattress.
Vacuum The Mattress Weekly
As part of your mattress cleaning ritual ensure that you vacuum the mattress. Leave the covers off for a few hours and give it a light once-over with a vacuum cleaner. It will help to keep dust mites at bay and reduce the amount of dust and dead skin cells on the mattress which can lead to allergies.
Turn Your Mattress
If you mattress is turnable, make sure you turn your mattress every few months to ensure an even wear and tear on the mattress.
Move Your Mattress with Caution
If you are moving home or moving your mattress from room to room it is important to keep your mattress in its original position and not to bed or fold your mattress. It can be tempting when moving your mattress up stairs or around corners to fold or roll your mattress – avoid doing this to keep your mattress in its original shape.