Did you know that cleaning your mattress properly could help you sleep better at night? Let’s look at tips on how to get rid of stains, dust, and other allergens which will make for a restful sleep at night.
According to an article at huffingtonpost.com, “Mattress Cleaning Tips”
“Make sure your mattress is properly supported.
While you may not always need to purchase the matching box spring or foundation with a new mattress, it is essential to make sure your mattress does have the right kind of support. This helps preserve the integrity of materials and prevent early wear.
Check with the manufacturer or look at the warranty policy for recommendations. Box springs are generally used only with spring mattresses, while memory foam and other specialty mattresses usually require firm, solid support.
Beds that use a frame should be designed to support the weight of sleepers and the mattress, and queens and kings should have center support bars. Platform beds with wide slats may need extra support depending on mattress type and weight.
It’s a smart idea to check on your bed’s support every year or so to make sure there are no broken slats or springs that could affect your mattress.
2. Use a mattress protector from the beginning.
We’ve covered the benefits of mattress protectors before, and they are one of the best and simplest ways to protect your bed’s longevity.
A good, quality mattress protector offers waterproof protection to guard against spills and accidents, and they also reduce the amount of dust, debris and dirt that make it into your bed.
This helps protect the materials inside your bed from damage, keeps skin oils and sweat off the bed and reduces build up of allergens like mold and dust mites. A protector also makes cleanups a snap when accidents do happen, and many newer types feel just as comfortable as a fitted sheet.
3. Wash bed linens regularly.
When you sleep, you shed sweat, oils, hair and skin cells. Eating in bed also leaves behind crumbs, and pets can track in all sorts of things. In addition to getting yucky, all of this can get into mattress layers, breeding bacteria and encouraging dust mites.
Bed sheets and blankets should ideally be washed every week to every two weeks according to most cleaning experts. Even when using a mattress protector, it’s still important to keep linens clean. The mattress protector should also be washed occasionally according to a manufacturer’s directions.” To read the entire article click here.