This current virus breakout has got us all conscious about our surroundings. From drawer handles to our comb we are disinfecting every single thing. But aren’t we missing a very important thing here? Yes! You completely forgot about your mattress. We all know, a mattress is not something that can be changed or disinfected regularly. Mattresses are usually a long-term investment. Once we get them, we don’t even think of changing them unless they are completely worn out or develop mites, etc. At this time, good hygiene and a strong immune system are the biggest defense one has got- we just cannot ignore the surface we sleep on.
Your mattress contains a lifetime of your body oil, dead skin and other such material promoting the birth and growth of bacteria, fungi, and mites, etc. Disinfecting your mattresses will not only prevent us you from the deadly virus but also will allow you to sleep better and boost immunity effectively.
Well, there are several companies offering mattress cleaning services, but since we cannot let anybody enter our households, we need to find effective ways to disinfect our mattresses and sofa seats ourselves. Here are a few techniques you can try at home to disinfect your mattress:
Air drying your mattress:
Sun rays are a natural disinfectant. Air drying your mattress can prove to be quite effective for sanitation. Leave your mattress in the sun for four to five hours- UV rays kill the bacteria, fungi, and mold present in the mattress.
Vacuum your mattress:
Vacuuming your mattress is an old yet effective technique. Reach for the mattress cover, attach the upholstery cleaner to your vacuum handle and clean your mattress thoroughly. Make sure of cleaning the mattress sides too. If you own a flip-able mattress I would suggest you clean both the sides of the mattress for ultimate disinfection.
Flip/Rotate the mattress regularly:
To keep your mattress clean at all times, flip or else rotate it often. Flipping/Rotating your mattress frequently will not only enable you to clean both the sides regularly but will also prolong the life of your mattress.
Use baking soda for staining:
If you are living in apartments or you don’t have the space to expose your mattress to the sun, then baking soda is the best thing for you. Baking soda is like a miracle powder. It almost offers the same benefits as that of airing out your mattress. Baking soda absorbs all the moisture, odor and nastiness from the mattress leaving you a new clean mattress.
The process is quite simple and hassle-free. You don’t have to carry your mattress to the roof or some open space to expose it to the sun. Rather just sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda on to your mattress and let it stay on top of it for at least 5 hours. After leaving baking soda for a specific period, vacuum it up for a disinfected mattress.
In case you have been utilizing a mattress for a long time. Even after disinfecting it, you just cannot get a hygienic satisfaction; there is a simple hack to it. Buy yourself a mattress protector treated with anti-microbial properties. Master MoltyFoam, the foam pioneer of Pakistan provides a waterproof hypoallergenic mattress protector preventing you and your mattress from allergens, dust mites, etc. It’s the easiest way to maintain bed hygiene.