4 Key Steps to Maintaining Your Mattress

Our mattresses are a very important part of our life, one we frequently overlook. If your mattress is not up to scratch, you will not get a good quality of sleep, and therefore, spend your days in a waking trance, exhausted and fed up. Equally, if we do not maintain our mattresses, they can fall into disrepair and the same thing can happen. Mattresses, if not looked after, can become a hive of bacteria and can make us quite sick. We will go over all of this on this page, however.

Yes, in this article, as both our title and introduction suggest, we are going to tell you four key steps in maintaining and preserving your mattress. By taking care of your mattress, it’ll last you a lifetime, we assure you (well, maybe not a lifetime) even if you have moved here.

Here are four key steps to maintaining your mattress, brought to you by a self-confessed sleepaholic.

Vacuum Your Mattress

In the Far East, it is common to have a collection of sticks tied together that work as a broom. This makeshift broom is used to beat the bed day and night to remove dirt, dust, and grime. In the West, however, we tend to just wipe our hands over our beds, give it a shake, then get into bed. The stick method can be highly effective, but many westerners may not be used to doing it, so instead, why not invest in powerful vacuum cleaners for mattresses to do the job for you. Vacuuming your mattress with a high-powered vacuum is a fantastic way for you to eliminate anything that may be hanging around on your mattress.

The proper way to do it is to strip your sheet and vacuum the mattress, then vacuum the mattress with the sheet on. This will ensure that nothing remains and that you are free from any germs or bacteria lingering on your mattress, or at least those that shed particles. There are other steps you must take to ensure you have a totally clean mattress, but a vacuum cleaner is one of the first, and most effective.

99.9% Spray

Mattresses cannot be put through the washing machine, so because of this, it’s important to regularly disinfect it. Bacteria and germs can thrive on mattresses, due to their absorbent nature. 99.9% spray, however, will allow you to eliminate any bacteria or germs. While you should not spray your mattress every day, it’s good practice giving it a spray once or twice a week. Be sure to find an eco-friendly spray that does not contain harmful chemicals or additives. Find a spray that kills mold, also, because mold growth on your bed can be very dangerous and is a lot more common than you might think.

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Mattress Topper

Mattress toppers, which are anti-bacterial I might add, are a great way for you to protect your mattress and to make your bed more comfortable. These comfortable toppers are often made out of cotton and are padded, giving your bed an extra layer of comfort. Mattress protectors prevent bacteria from reaching your mattress and also ensure that were you to say, spill a drink on your bed, that the liquid would not leak onto the mattress. Mattress toppers are a fantastic thing to invest in.

With that said, they can be very expensive. Though, with sale season upon us, you should be able to find a reasonably priced mattress topper, even if it is only a thin one. Mattress toppers are a must-have and I personally recommend them very highly. They protect and provide comfort.

The other benefit to a mattress topper is layered like already mentioned. Many of us have very uncomfortable mattresses, but with a mattress topper, this is no longer a problem. The thicker the topper, the more comfortable that it will provide you. We highly recommend you check out mattress toppers.


Using your mattress only when you sleep is a good way to boost its lifespan. If you spend all day just hanging around on your mattress, it will get out of shape, uncomfortable, and germs will thrive. Not only is it, of course, good practice to only use your bed when you need to sleep, it is also very hygienic. If you want to preserve your mattress and boost its lifespan, you must listen to us on this point. Mattresses are not designed for you to be lying around in them all day. On a side note, let them breathe, also.

In this article, we hope to have explained to you four ways that you can maintain your mattress. We hope that you have enjoyed this page and hope you will come back and visit us again soon. Thank you for reading!