Mattress hygiene has a direct impact on sleep quality and serves as a benchmark for your sleeping environment. A dirty mattress that is influenced by external elements is the equivalent of not taking a bath or not wearing clean clothing. You wouldn’t wear clothes from the store that everyone else is trying, without washing them, especially in these times.
It depends from person to person whether to wash a newly purchased item before using it, but it is advisable to wash a mattress before using it. This ensures that any factory or storage residue, dirt, or debris is removed. The fabric used to manufacture a mattress contains a feature known as “sizing,” which is the addition of starch to assist stiffen the cloth for easier and more accurate sewing. The starch must be eliminated, which is why you should clean your recently purchased mattress before using it, regardless of whether the label recommends washing it before use. Washing a new mattress before usage is important because most, if not all, have undergone chemical treatments prior to storage. Furthermore, the warehouse where the mattresses are stored prior to packaging could be full of dust and dander, as well as cockroaches and rats that could wander on the product. If you wash your new mattress, you won’t have to worry about the common “factory smell” as well. Well, you can’t really wash your mattress without damaging it. But there are ways to clean and sterilize the mattress.
Here Is How You Clean Your Mattress
Vacuum Your Mattress First
Use the upholstery attachment on your vacuum cleaner to go over the whole surface of the mattress, including the sides. Pay extra attention to seams and use the crevice attachment to remove any debris or dust that has crept in.
Steam Your Mattress
If you have a garment steamer, use it to go over the mattress, keeping the nozzle as close to the fabric as possible (without causing the steamer to drip). Dust mites, bacteria, fungus or any organic material lurking on the surface will be killed by the penetrating steam. To get rid of them, vacuum the mattress once more. Is there no steamer? Give it steamy spurts from your iron.
Using Vinegar And Baking Soda
White vinegar should be sprayed on the mattress. Wait until the mattress is completely dry before attempting to clean it. On top of the dry mattress, sprinkle baking soda. Allow a few minutes for it to sink in. Suction all of the baking soda from the bed’s surface with a small handheld vacuum.
How To Keep your Mattress Clean
A clean mattress is an important aspect of personal hygiene that has a direct impact on your overall health and sleep. Body smells, dampness, dust, mites, and other elements are all symptoms of potential health problems. A mattress should be the safest place for you to sleep, not a breeding ground for bacteria or other external agents.
Get Mattress Protector
A mattress protector is a large, detachable sheet that covers the entire mattress and protects it against bacteria, spills, and other allergens. On top of that, a standard bed sheet is laid. There are a variety of mattress protectors available to meet your needs. You can have one with zippers or one that looks like a fitted sheet. Protectors made of various materials, such as polyester, cotton, or plush, are also available. The most obvious benefit of purchasing a mattress cover is that it will keep your mattress clean and fresh. Cleaning the mattress cover is much easier than cleaning the mattress itself. You can’t put your mattress in the washer, but you can certainly put your stained mattress protector in there. Dead skin cells, germs, bed bugs, and dust mites could all be found in an unprotected mattress.
Routine Mattress Cleaning
If left unattended, your mattress can collect dead skin, dust mites, dirt, and a variety of other contaminants. Mattress cleaning should be done on a regular basis to extend the life of your bed and to eliminate allergies. You don’t have to clean your mattress as frequently as you launder your sheets, but at least once every six months, you should give your bed a thorough cleaning.