Keep Your Memory Foam Mattress In Great Shape with These Tips
You've bought your new memory foam mattress, and nights haven’t been the same since. Tossing and turning are distant memories, and mornings are bright and sunny again. Your body has never felt better and your energy levels are full! Now that you’re the proud owner of a memory foam mattress, you've experienced its benefits, but need to know how to maintain it properly.
The good news, they're as easy to maintain as they are to sleep on!
Here are some helpful tips for maintaining your memory foam mattress:
- Rotate the mattress from head to toe every 3 weeks to extend its lifespan
- Vacuum your memory foam mattress
- Wash the antimicrobial cover
- Remove stains with a mild detergent and sponge
- Use baking soda to dry liquids or remove odors
Pets are often like family and sleep beside you, on you, or at the foot of the bed. They often leave behind drool, fur, and uninvited guests like fleas! Remember this, the vacuum is your friend, and is one of the easiest ways to get rid of anything yucky on your mattress (like dead skin cells, dust, and pet hair). Instead of using your big bulky machine, try using a handheld vacuum to clean those hard to reach spots and maintain control.
Before you vacuum and on a routine basis, you’ll want to remove and wash the Antimicrobial Cotton Blend Cover on your Nature's Sleep memory foam mattress.
Kids, pet and even grown-ups often spill something while in bed. Let’s say your dog knocks over your sweet tea, with his wagging tail. Your mattress should be placed in the sun immediately so it will dry quickly. Remember to turn your mattress so that it will dry evenly.
But if your mattress gets wet at night (Murphy's Law), you can use baking soda on the wet spot to absorb the moisture. Just sprinkle on the baking soda, let it sit for 30-60 minutes and when it’s worked its magic, you’ll see a clump of baking soda. Now, just vacuum it up and voila’, you can re-make the bed and go to sleep! Baking soda also absorbs odors, so if you spilled pickle juice, definitely use some baking soda before drying the mattress.
If there’s an accident and a stain gets on your memory foam mattress, don’t use commercial products that contain harsh chemicals like bleach or ammonia. Instead attack the stain with a mild detergent like dish-washing liquid. Mix the dish-washing soap with water until you have bubbles. Then use a clean sponge, to dip into the bubbles and clean using a circular motion from the outermost portion of the stain towards the interior of it. You don’t want to use the actual liquid solution, only the bubbles. (Just think bubbles are magical)
You can also try a water and vinegar mixture. Mix water and vinegar in a spray bottle and then spray the mattress lightly. Use an absorbent cloth to quickly scrub the stain. The vinegar will help dilute the stain and will also soak up any unpleasant odor.
With proper care and maintenance, you and your memory foam mattress can have a long, beneficial relationship. What's the worst thing you've ever spilled while in bed?