REVEALED: How often you should deep clean your mattress – and the serious impact on your health if you leave it too long
- Bedding experts have revealed how often you should clean your mattress
- Your mattress should be cleaned every six months or once every season
- This will eliminate dirt, dead skin cells and prevent an infestation of dust mites
- To clean your mattress you’ll need a vacuum, baking soda, vinegar and water
The experts from an Australian bedding company have revealed how often you should be cleaning your mattress.
In order to eliminate dirt, dead skin cells and prevent dust mites, your mattress should be cleaned every six months or once every season, the Bed Threads team advises.
Mattresses can become infested with between 100,000 to 10 million dust times, which can seriously impact your health and sleep and those with allergies should opt to clean their mattress more often to avoid triggering health problems.
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In order to eliminate dirt, dead skin cells and prevent dust mites, your mattress should be cleaned every six months or once every season
Side effects from an unclean mattress can include runny nose, itchy eyes, coughing and sinus issues.
All you need to clean it is a vacuum, dish soap, white vinegar in a spray bottle, baking soda, cleaning cloths and cold water.
First start by stripping the bed by removing the sheets then vacuum the entire surface of the mattress thoroughly – including the sides.
Spot-clean any stains by dabbing enzyme cleaner or dish soap and water onto a clean cloth, then blot the stained area with the rag.
All you need to clean it is a vacuum, dish soap, white vinegar in a spray bottle, baking soda, cleaning cloths and cold water
How to clean your mattress:
Strip bed and vacuum the mattress
Mix baking soda with essential oil and sprinkle all over the mattress – leave for several hours
Wash linen, sheets and pillowcases
Vacuum the baking soda mixture and make the bed
Finish with linen spray
Next, sprinkle baking soda over the entire mattress and leave for several hours to eliminate odors, remove dirt and moisture.
After a few hours, vacuum the baking soda up and dress the bed with new sheets.
Last year Australian mum Mila demonstrated the cleaning method in a TikTok video, which has currently been viewed more than 279,500 times.
‘Treat yourself to a good nights sleep,’ the woman said in the caption of the video.
As mattresses can become stale over time, the handy tip will deeply clean the bedding and remove dirt, dust, sweat and bodily fluids lurking beneath the surface.