Tips For Bedwetting Mattress Care After A Kid Has An Accident
Fit For A King: Keep Your Mattress Looking Tip Top
Whether you’ve considered changing your Facebook status to “in a relationship with my bed” or have a more casual affair with the old shuteye, you’re looking at an average of 2,000 bedtime hours.
That’s a lot of time to be spending in bed, even if it’s purely for functional reasons.
Unfortunately, you probably take your bed so much for granted you may be neglecting a key component of a good night’s sleep: the mattress.
And we’re not talking about choosing the right one, either. Keeping your mattress sparkling clean is just as important when it comes to the quality of your sleep – and your overall health – as its type or material.
Why You Need To Clean Your Mattress
Despite being tucked away in the bedroom and covered under sheets, your mattress takes a lot more abuse than you might think.
With the warmth of your body, the moisture from your breath and an endless supply of dead skin cells to feed on, your mattress can quickly become a haven for dust mites, bed bugs and all sorts of other invisible critters. What’s more, night sweats and body oil seep into the mattress over time, creating a humid atmosphere that attracts fungi, mould and all sorts of harmful bacteria.
It’s said that the average bed contains more than a million dust mites, all leaving a mess behind. That’s pretty scary, right?
But if the thought of millions of invisible fiends munching away on your discarded body parts isn’t enough to send you in a cleaning frenzy, just take a minute to consider the implications on the quality of you and your family’s sleep and health.
Funky odors, waste particles, unpronounceable organisms – all vying for your nostrils. And there you were, wondering why you wake up each morning with a stuffy nose and red eyes.
Put Your Mattress On A Regular Cleaning Schedule
If you’ve never thought about cleaning your mattress, you really need to start doing it right now.
Air the mattress every morning before you make the bed. This will give time for the moisture from your night sweats to dry.
But that’s only the beginning.
You should whip out the vacuum cleaner at least once a week. Start with the upholstery tool and go over the whole mattress, pressing as hard as you can. Once that’s done, switch to the crevice tool and give it another go round. That’s sure to bust the surviving dust mites hiding in the nooks and crannies of your mattress.
Dealing With Spots And Stains
Accidents do happen in the bedroom; and no, that’s not what we mean.
Those wine and pizza nights in bed are bound to involve your mattress at some point, and it won’t be pretty. Even if you do keep dodging the bullet, your four year old might have a bad dream. Or Cupcake might mistake your bed for the litter box. Sadly, these things happen all too often.
You need to deal with spills and stains pronto. Apart from the bad odor, which makes for an unpleasant sleeping experience, any liquid will seep into your mattress and make it even more humid – manna for the fungi and mould lurking in the shadows.
Mop up as much of a spill as you can with paper towels, being careful to blot. Rubbing will just spread the stain around, which will make matters worse. Once that’s done, blot the stain with diluted dish detergent, being as sparing as possible with water. Or, if your stain is really stubborn, let some baking soda set on it, and then vacuum it up.
Professional Mattress Cleaning Matters
Even if you keep your mattress obsessively clean, it’s still a good idea to let a professional have a go at it once in awhile.
Professionals are trained to deal with stubborn stains and bacteria; and their industrial-grade equipment can reach the toughest spots your vacuum might have missed. They’ll also deodorize your mattress and protect it against resoiling, so your mattress will be fresher, cleaner and last longer.
Don’t settle for less than a good night’s sleep. Get your mattress professionally cleaned today. Click here for a free quote.
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