How to look after your mattress
Once you've found the ideal mattress and taken it home, you'll want to take every precaution to preserve its appearance and comfort. Fortunately, there are a few easy ways to accomplish that.
Rotate or flip your mattress.
Our first piece of advice is straightforward: To prolong the freshness and lifespan of your new mattress we advise that you rotate your mattress weekly for the first 2-3 months. After this time has passed a monthly rotation will be more than enough then rotate or flip your mattress every six months. By doing this, the effects of sleepers' bodies are spread out over time. Inadequate weight distribution might cause the mattress to droop.
Depending on the mattress's construction, a mattress may need to be rotated or flipped. The majority of mattresses should be turned over to lessen this harm. However, some unique mattress designs, like pillow toppers, require rotation.
Check the care label on your mattress if you're not sure whether to rotate, flip, or do both.
Air out and clean your mattress on a regular basis.
Your mattress needs regular cleaning to stay lovely and fresh, just like any other piece of furniture in the house that is frequently used.
First, use a soft brush to remove any dust that has accumulated on the mattress. Then, use a cloth bathed in warm, soapy water to wipe the surface once again. Before making the bed again, let it dry.
There are other, more manageable steps you can take to keep your mattress clean longer. Simply removing your covers for a few hours each day will allow your mattress to air out. Additionally, you can frequently wash your bedsheets and linens once every one to two weeks to keep the mattress fresh.
How to Clean Your Bedroom to Aid Sleep
Start by organising and cleaning your bedroom. Although it may seem obvious, many of us leave clothing piled up or have bedside tables brimming with "things." A cluttered or disorganised space might make you feel stressed. According to research, people who sleep in busy environments are more likely to experience sleep issues, such as trouble falling asleep and nighttime awakenings.
Start by wiping down all furniture, including bedside tables. After clearing and decluttering, classify everything into the following three groups:
2. Discard or distribute
3. Trade or sell
By giving us a sense of serenity and a fresh start, decluttering can help us fall asleep. Additionally, it can lessen dust, mould, and mildew, which can cause asthma and allergies, as well as prevent pests. Additionally, decluttering frees up mental and physical space for mindfulness exercises and bedtime rituals, all of which promote restful sleep.
How to Reduce Allergens to Improve Sleep
Using a UV mattress hoover to vacuum your bed and mattress is one approach to lessen allergens and promote sleep. This gets rid of nasty things like dust mites and allergies. The handheld vacuum's UV lights eliminate germs.
Washing your linens at a hot temperature, such as 60°C, can also help to minimise allergens and enhance sleep. The ideal temperature for eradicating any bacteria that may still be present on the fabric is this one.
Choosing anti-allergy bed linen, such as mattress and pillow protectors, is a third option.
What to Use When Cleaning Your Bedroom
Use a cloth and a dust repellant to wipe clean the lamp shades, bedroom lights, and nightstands. Use the following DIY concoction when cleaning to keep dust away longer:
1 to 2 teaspoons of olive oil (this helps to repel dust)
vinegar, 1 teaspoon (to kill dust mites)
12 cup water
two drops of dishwashing liquid
10 drops of essential oil, or, if you don't have any, lemon juice
Shake all the components together before adding the liquid to a spray bottle. Dust after spraying onto a microfiber cloth.
I like to air my bed as frequently as possible when cleaning. This removes any moisture that could have accumulated the previous night. Open the windows in your bedroom and pull to removing the duvet and sheets to reveal the mattress For 20 to 60 minutes, repeat this.
How to Clean Your Mattresses
Your mattress will last longer and remain fresh if you regularly clean it.
If the mattress is covered, wash it frequently in the washer at a hot temperature. Stains on the mattress can be eliminated with a detergent or textile cleaner. When cleaning, be careful not to use too much water as this can encourage the growth of mould.
It's a good idea to let the mattress air dry thoroughly after cleaning. Use a steam cleaner for larger, harder stains. You can find a mattress cleaning specialist in your neighbourhood who can give your mattress a thorough cleaning.
I prefer to use an essential oil and water spray to clean the room, mattress, and linens in the spring. In addition to being antimicrobial, this mixture also has the added benefit of de-wrinkling the duvet cover and relaxing you for sleep.
To make it, fill a spray bottle with water and 10 drops of lavender essential oil. Spray the liquid all over the area, including your bed. Lavender essential oil's antibacterial and antifungal properties make it a fantastic choice for winding down after a long day and getting ready for bed. Bergamot essential oil, which has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial qualities and is also excellent for sleep and spring cleaning if you don't like the scent of lavender, is another option.
Make sure your mattress is still supportive as well. Rotate (move it around on the bed) your mattress every six months to prolong its life. Every ten years, it is advised that you replace your mattress.
A clean bed, mattress, and bedroom are essential for both the quantity and quality of the sleep we get because we spend about a third of our life sleeping or trying to sleep. I'm confident that these spring cleaning tips will keep your bedroom free of germs, dust, mould, and allergens, fostering a relaxing atmosphere for restful sleep.