As humans we love to sleep, we spend around a third of our lives in bed! However, we don’t spend even a fraction of time considering how to keep our mattresses clean, because BORING! As gross as it sounds, while we sleep, we produce more bodily odours through sweat and drool (ew!) and these odours will seep into our mattresses over time.
It is so important to keep your mattress clean as poor hygiene levels can have negative effects on your sleeping. There are some simple things you can do to not wake up on the wrong side of the bed! Follow these steps and you will be getting the best, most hygienic sleep you have had in ages!
Try and keep to the following routine:
- Change your bed clothes regularly (bit obvious right?). At least once or twice a week is recommended to keep your sleeping den in good condition. Admit it, when was the last time you changed your sheets? Finish reading this article then go change them!
- Vacuum your mattress once a month, this helps remove dead skin (ew again!) and will keep bad odours from sinking into your mattress.
- Flip your mattress every 6 months. Avoid one sided deterioration and keep it fresh by swapping your mattress regularly. You’ll get more out of that lovely mattress!
Now, we all know that feeling of putting your bed clothes in the wash and forgetting to put them back on the bed until you are soo ready for bed! But don’t let that put you off. Just take 10 minutes to do this chore and it will save you lots of time, money, and sleep in the future!
Give your Mattress a deep clean
If those tips weren’t enough for you, follow our guide on how to deep clean your mattress to make sure those odours and pesky skin cells are gone for good (well maybe for a month or so until you make it all gross again)
Find the following things:
- Vacuum cleaner
- Bicarb Of Soda
- Essential Oils
Step 1. Strip your bed clothes and vacuum the top side (you can worry about the bottom side when you flip your mattress over in 6 months)
Step 2. Sprinkle the bicarb of soda onto the mattress evenly and leave it for an hour. If you have super stinky feet or perspire a lot in the night, leave it for 2 or 3 hours to really soak everything up!
Step 4. Vacuum it up! Get your vacuum cleaner and make sure to get all the little particles up. The bicarb will absorb odours so, say ‘bye-bye’ to any unpleasant smells!
Step 5. Add 10 – 20 drops of your favourite essential oils around your mattress. Lavender is a great one for ensuring a lovely, peaceful sleep!
Step 6. Pop on a new set of bed clothes, grab a cuppa and bask in the ambience of a super clean bed!
Now you know how to keep your mattress clean and tidy, you can enjoy a wonderfully, hygienic nights sleep! Not to mention you’ll be saving money on a mattress as you can make your current one feel brand spanking new!
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