The thought of sleeping on a mattress swarming with bacteria and germs sends shivers down our spine. Imagine sharing the bed with dust mites, sweat, stains, dead skin cells, dirt, and other small critters every night without ever knowing about it. 

Cleaning your mattress regularly is just as important and necessary as washing your clothes. Just as you won’t wear dirty clothes, you shouldn’t compromise on sleeping on a dirty mattress. Failure to clean your mattress can cause a wide range of health complications such as asthma, insomnia, and allergies.

The first step to living a comfortable and healthy life is having a quality, long-lasting, and clean mattress. We’ve done the research on how to clean your mattress properly. Let’s dive straight into it!

1.     Clean Your Mattress Every Six Months

You need to clean your mattress every six months. One way to remember when it needs cleaned is to simply add the task to being a part of your spring cleaning. You can clean your mattress before the new season starts or every six months without fail. If you have a mattress that’s not our high-quality memory foam mattress, you’ll need to flip and rotate it to prevent sagging. Make things easier by investing in a memory foam mattress that doesn’t need to be flipped and rotated.

2.     Launder Your Linens Weekly

Apart from cleaning your mattress every six months, you’ll want to wash your linens and sheets at least once a week. Another great way to ensure your mattress remains clean is to wash the sheets as well and to make your bed. By making the bed, you prevent unwanted dust or other items from settling in your sheets or on the mattress.

For mattresses that have extra attention, we recommend washing the sheets and linens twice a week. By this, we mean if you have fuzzy pets that sleep and leave their fur behind on the bed, sleeping in bed after working out, or eat in bed.

3.     Use a Mattress Protector

If you sleep on a memory foam mattress or have plans to upgrade to one, you can prolong its already long life by buying a mattress protector. A mattress protector can reduce the dirt, stains, and the grime that accumulates on your mattress. It can also prevent moisture and fluids from damaging your mattress. Go for a waterproof mattress cover, especially if you have little ones running around.

4.     Vacuum Your Mattress

Many people don’t know this, but you can vacuum your mattress. While sheets should be washed at least once a week, we would recommend only vacuuming the mattress once a month. If you have allergies, it may be a good idea to do so more frequently. Use an upholstery attachment and vacuum the sides of your mattress on the lowest settings. Next, use the crevice attachment to vacuum the hard to reach spots.

5.     Know When You Can Clean No More

Whether you have a spring mattress or a memory foam mattress, know every mattress will eventually go bad. As a general rule, mattresses are only good up to 10 years. If the mattress has expired, there’s less benefit to cleaning it as the mattress itself becomes a detriment to your health and sleep. The only cure for an old expired mattress is to upgrade to a new one.

Are you searching for a durable mattress that’s easy to clean and maintain? If you are, look no more! Buy Wolf Corporation’s mattress today to sleep well and wake up healthier. Don’t forget to order a mattress protector as well!