In the southern hemisphere, spring has sprung, with warmer days, and we are throwing open our doors and windows to freshen up our living spaces. Let’s explore the importance of spring cleaning your mattress and offer some handy Comfi tips to ensure you enjoy a cleaner, healthier night's sleep.
Why spring clean your mattress?
Your mattress is a significant investment, and it plays a vital role in your overall health and wellbeing. Here are the reasons why spring cleaning your mattress should be on your to-do list this month:
Allergens be gone: Over time, your mattress can accumulate dust mites, dead skin cells, and other allergens that can trigger allergies and respiratory issues. Spring cleaning helps remove these potential health hazards.
Improve sleep quality: A clean mattress provides a more comfortable and hygienic sleeping environment, leading to better sleep quality and overall wellbeing.
Prolong mattress lifespan: Regular maintenance can extend the lifespan of your mattress, saving you money in the long run.
Prevent odours: Mattresses can develop unpleasant odours from sweat and body oils. Cleaning helps keep your sleep space smelling fresh.
How to Spring Clean Your Mattress:
Now that you understand why it's essential to spring clean your mattress, let's dive into some practical tips for the task:
1. Vacuum your mattress:
Did you know the average adult sheds around 454g of dead skin over the course of a year, which is the equivalent weight of a hammer in your mattress! Just like your floors, your mattress can accumulate dust, dirt, and allergens over time. Using the upholstery attachment on your vacuum cleaner, gently vacuum the surface of your mattress to remove these particles.
2. Deodorise with baking soda:
Baking soda is a miracle worker when it comes to neutralising odours. Sprinkle a thin layer of baking soda evenly across the surface of your mattress and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Then, vacuum it up to leave your mattress smelling fresh.
3. Sunbathe your mattress:
On a sunny day, take your mattress outside and let it bask in the sun for a few hours. Sunlight helps kill dust mites and bacteria while removing moisture that can lead to mould and mildew. On less sunny days, get into the habit of airing your sheets by throwing back your duvet and pillows in the mornings. This will allow body moisture to evaporate out.
4. Turn your mattress (but please don’t flip your Comfi mattress):
Turning your mattress ends every time you change your sheets every three or four months will help distribute wear and tear evenly, ensuring a longer lifespan for your mattress.
5. A mattress protector is your best line of defence:
Prevention is key to maintaining a clean mattress. Consider using a mattress protector to shield your mattress from spills, stains, and allergens.
6. Wash your bedding regularly:
Don't forget about your sheets, pillowcases, and duvet covers. Wash them regularly in hot water to kill dust mites and remove sweat and oils that can seep into your mattress.
7. Check for stains:
If you have any stains on your mattress, consider using a mixture of mild detergent and a small measure of water to gently spot-clean them. Go lightly and avoid saturating the mattress, as excess moisture can lead to mould.
8. Keep pets off the bed:
As much as you love your furry friends, their presence on your bed can introduce pet hair and dander. Consider designating a pet-free zone to maintain a cleaner mattress.
9. Replace old pillows:
Pillows can harbour dust mites and allergens too. Spring cleaning is a great time to replace old pillows for a healthier sleep environment every 1-2 years. If you notice your pillows have yellowed in colour, they have officially finished their lifespan and should RIP.
Sleep clean, sleep well
By giving your mattress a little extra care this spring, you'll not only sleep better but also extend the life of your mattress. Remember that a clean and comfortable mattress is essential for a restful night's sleep, so don't overlook these surprising tips when tackling your spring cleaning checklist. Your well-rested self will thank you!
When is it time to break up with your mattress?
If your mattress is older than eight years, these mattress care tips won’t necessarily save or make your old mattress better. You may have bought a new mattress topper, but this is often a short-term fix, as the weight of shed skin, dust mite poo and moisture are still inside your original bed. If you have started thinking about breaking up with your mattress, it’s most likely because your sleep is being compromised, and this is a sign it’s time to invest in a new mattress.
Comfi beds have a 10-year warranty. For your full warranty details, visit our warranty information page.
If you have any questions about mattress care or need recommendations for cleaning products, feel free to reach out to us. We're here to help you achieve a more comfortable sleep space. Happy spring cleaning!