How Can I Clean my Mattress?
Keeping your mattress clean and in good condition is important. This helps to ensure that your sleeping environment is healthy and conducive to a good night's sleep.
There are a number of ways that you can look after your mattress:
Prevention is better than cure! Investing in a good washable mattress protector is the first step in keeping your mattress clean. We offer a range of mattress protectors, including waterproof mattress protectors which offer discrete solutions for bedwetting and incontinence, as well as protecting against spills. Anti-allergy mattress protectors are ideal for those who suffer from allergies, providing a barrier to dust mites.
We lose around a quarter of a litre of moisture from our body every night, and shed nearly half a kilogram of skin cells in a year! Dust mites thrive in these conditions. Airing your bed for around 20 minutes a day can help to evaporate the moisture accumulated over the night. Carefully vacuuming your mattress and base every so often in a well-ventilated room will help to remove dust and maintain a hygienic sleeping environment.
Should your mattress get stained or soiled, the Sleep Council recommend using a mild detergent and warm or cold water to spot-clean your mattress. However, always remember to refer to the manufacturer's care instructions before cleaning your mattress, as different fabrics may require different methods of cleaning.