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How to Clean Your Mattress for Better Sleep

Although it's easy to de-clutter your home and start eliminating that winter dust, some regular use items we never think about cleaning shouldn't be forgotten! One-third of the average human life is spent sleeping and that's a lot of time spent on your mattress! Sweat, dead skin cells, stains, and dust mites accumulate over time in your bed, so make sure that you clean your mattress! Don't know how? Don't worry! The Front Door is here to help with these simple solutions to getting your mattress back to feeling fresh and new.

How to Clean Your Mattress.  Vacuum, Deodorize, Spot Clean, Air it Out.

1. Vacuum.

It might seem like common knowledge, but after removing your mattress cover, you'd be surprised at how much pet hair, dust, and sometimes dirt gets caught on the surface over time. Take the vacuum cleaner and just suck all that garbage up to keep the top of your mattress looking clean.

2. Spot clean.

Depending on the type of stain you're dealing with, the cleaning product you use to spot clean your mattress will differ. Bodily fluid stains such as sweat, blood, and urine are most common mattress stains and can be removed with a combination of water and detergent applied with a spray bottle and rag or a mixture of 1/4 cup lemon juice and 2 tsp. salt that sits for up to an hour.

3. Deodorize.

Get rid of nasty odors with baking soda! Sprinkle a light layer on the surface of your mattress and let it sit for a couple hours. It will absorb sweat smells and leave your mattress smelling clean. When you're done deodorizing, vacuum the baking soda in order to remove the powder, and voila!

4. Air it out.

Last but not least, clean your mattress by letting it get a little fresh air and sunlight by letting it sit outside! By letting your mattress breathe out, you can eliminate bacteria and give it that new air circulation it needs.

5. Protect your mattress with a cover.

Also be sure to protect your mattress with a mattress cover to ensure that future dirt and stains don't make their way to your bed. Mattress covers can also easily be put in the washing machine on a regular basis to stay clean and fresh! For some soft and durable mattress covers, check out these products from Denver Mattress. Consider replacing your mattress.

If all else fails, don't forget that you should replace your mattress every seven years so that you can sleep clean and comfortably. Every two years, your mattress collects one million dust mites, 53 gallons of sweat, and seven pounds of dead skin, so if your mattress is starting to sag and feel uncomfortable, it might be time for a new one!