April 21, 2024


Keep Fit & Healthy

Top tips to clean your mattress and maintain a healthy sleep routine

6 min read


Keeping our mattresses clean is essential for our health and so that we receive a good night’s sleep. But new research has found that we may not be washing our sheets as much as we should.

New information has found that almost half of single men do not change their sheets for up to four months. Around 12% only wash them when they remember.

But what is the best way to keep your bedsheets clean? Sleep expert Jasmin Lee from Eachnight.com has offered up her top tips to keeping your bedsheets clean and fresh.

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She said: “If you have any decorative pillows, throw blankets, and mattress pads or toppers, you should put these aside and out of the way to give yourself room to clean the mattress. The washable pillowcases should be washed with the rest of your bedding and linens in hot water whilst also following the care instructions and guidelines. Putting washing on the highest possible heat whilst drying is essential to kill any bacteria and dust mites.”

The sleep expert also recommends making your bed every day. As well as looking tidy it can also help fight dust mite build up.

“Having a freshly made bed can provide enjoyment and comfort, and having clean sheets helps fight bacteria and dust mite build up,” she said. “Setting your mattress in a sunny area can also help kill bacteria. Making your bed every morning and putting on extra layers of bedding can help even further protect and shield your mattress.”

We are dependent on mattresses to maintain a healthy sleeping routine
We are dependent on mattresses to maintain a healthy sleeping routine

Baking soda can also be a useful, but unexpected, new tool in the bedroom. Jasmin said: “Baking soda is a natural odour neutralizer.

“Let it sit for an hour before vacuuming up if you have layered the mattress with a generous amount of baking soda on top. Steam cleaning mattresses has also been shown to be effective especially since it helps to remove allergen and dust mites.”

But, what should you do to clean different types of mattresses? Jasmin says: “To remove stains on a regular mattress, you should blot any stains with a clean damp cloth and press in a circular motion and continue this process.

“However, you can combine two tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide with one tablespoon of liquid dish soap to help with older, tougher stains. “

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