To get a good night’s sleep, we need not only warm and soft bedding but also a clean mattress. Unfortunately, we often forget to clean it. This is a mistake which our health and well-being will eventually pay for.
To start with, let’s choose the right mattress
The right mattress is the base. Its purchase is a big investment, so you have to choose it with special care. A lot depends on your preferences. It is advisable to opt for an anti-allergic product sold by reputable manufacturers. To keep the mattress clean, it is important that the cover should be removed and washed properly. This solution is used, e.g., in MED LINE products. For an anti-allergic mattress of this brand with dimensions of 140 x 200 cm, you will pay $60
How to take care of your mattress every day?
It’s best to put a waterproof protector on it. You may need to spend a relatively small expense (about $10) to keep the bed clean. This product provides protection against house dust mites, does not cause sore spots, and is gentle on the skin. The best choice is a protector that can be washed at high temperatures (90° C). It is recommended to do this once every two weeks. On Amazon, you can also buy waterproof sheets which are effective protection for the mattress against dirt. Their prices start from $10
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What is worth remembering every day when it comes to mattress care? In the morning, when you get out of bed, it’s better not to send it out right away. It is recommended to take off the duvet and open the window to let some fresh air into the bedroom and at the same time “cool down” the mattress (mites feel very well in warm weather and multiply the fastest in such conditions). When changing bed linen, remember to turn the mattress front to back or and top to bottom).** This is particularly important in bonel and pocket models.
How do I remove stains from my mattress?
Not everyone knows about it, but the mattresses should be washed regularly (at least twice a year). To restore its freshness, sprinkle the whole surface with baking soda (the price of 1 kg is about $1), leave it for 30 minutes and then vacuum it (use a new or very well cleaned brush).
In turn, stains on the mattress can be removed without any problems in a home manner. To do this, mix a glass of hydrogen peroxide with four tablespoons of baking soda and two drops of liquid soap. Rub the prepared mixture with a white cloth into dirty places and leave to dry.
Stains from the mattress will be effectively eliminated by the liquid for washing carpets and upholstery, e.g., FM ($3 for 1 l). In this case, the foam penetrates deep into the fibers, removing dirt. This product contains an anti-electrostatic agent which prevents the fabric from electrifying and makes dirt and dust slower to penetrate the mattress surface. It is important to use only a small amount of liquid.
A few usage rules
For a mattress to be used for many years and to provide maximum comfort, let’s remember a few rules.
1) Do not jump on the mattress and do not walk on it. Do not let kids play in bed.
2) Do not place the mattress directly on the floor. This makes it breathless, and the moisture accumulating inside creates excellent conditions for microorganisms to multiply.
3) Use pads, waterproof sheets, or special protective mats. Remember to wash them regularly.
4) The mattress has a defined life span. If you clean it regularly and take good care of it, you will only have to invest in a new one after at least ten years.
Various unpleasant ailments (e.g., coughing or headaches) may result from a lack of hygiene in the bedroom. A clean and comfortable bed is a guarantee of healthy sleep, which gives effective rest.