Sleep Better with a Clean Mattress
It’s tough to get a good night’s sleep these days. The news has been showing that many of us are looking for help with bedtime rituals. There are many scientifically proven ways to improve sleep, like taking a warm shower or bath before bedtime, exploring the relaxing effects of aromatherapy, listening to relaxing music or white noise, and one less talked about ritual, cleaning our mattress. Yep, clean bed linens and a clean mattress are important for good sleep hygiene. Here are a few tips to help keep your mattress in the best and most comfortable shape.
A vacuum will remove dust and dead skin cells that build up on your mattress, yes icky but unavoidable. The next step is to deodorize by sprinkling baking soda (a natural deodorizer) over the mattress and leaving for 20 minutes or more. Then, using the vacuum again, clean up the baking soda. Your mattress will be clean and fresh!
Flip and Rotate
Flipping and rotating your mattress every few months will distribute wear patterns so it wears evenly. Nothing is more detrimental to your sleep than a lumpy mattress. Flipping and rotating will also help lengthen its life. Of course, if you have a no-flip pillow top mattress, just rotate the mattress instead.
Clean Up Stains
Using a damp cloth, blot away new stains, right away! To remove old stains, you may need to try an enzyme stain remover product. Apply the stain remover to the area, gently rub and wipe up a few minutes later with a cool, damp microfibre cloth. Be sure the mattress is completely dry before you remake it up with your fresh linens.
Change Bedding Weekly
It’s recommended to wash bedding in hot water every week to help control dust mites and keep bedding fresh. A good quality mattress cover is also worth the investment. It will not only keep out dust mites but will also contain spills, stains and dirt. But remember: your mattress cover also needs to be washed regularly.
PRO TIP: While jumping on the bed may be fun, make them off-limits as a play area. Not only dangerous, jumping on the bed can cause damage to the mattress and bed frame.
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