Sleep & Wellness

Rest Assured: 5 Tips to Keep Your Bed and Mattress Clean

8 July 2024

A blissful slumber on the soft support of a Vispring mattress is an unparalleled embrace of comfort and rest but a good mattress isn’t just about sleep – it’s an investment in the quality of your wellbeing.

But just like any valuable purchase, your mattress needs the proper care to stay comfortable for years to come,

Dust, bed bugs and other pesky particles are harmless, but they can be to the detriment of the health of your mattress, as they gradually build up and reduce the lifespan and comfort of it. Not to mention, a cleaner bed offers a more refreshing night’s sleep.

In the sections ahead, we’ll walk you through easy steps to maintain the cleanliness and comfort of your mattress. Our goal is simply to help you make the most of your Vispring mattress and ensure countless nights of uninterrupted, high-quality sleep.

 1. Protect Your Mattress With A Mattress Topper

Maintaining the pristine condition of your mattress begins with protecting it. A mattress topper offers an additional layer of comfort, customising the support of your bed to your exact specifications whilst also creating a layer of protection. We recommend also purchasing a mattress protector, which protects your mattress from stains and can help to lengthen the lifespan of your mattress. Such products not only deter the accumulation of dust and potential allergens but also safeguards your mattress from future stains or spills.

2. Clean Your Mattress Regularly

Regular upkeep ensures the longevity and hygiene of your mattress. Just as you’d service a car or deep-clean your home, it’s essential to give your mattress a thorough cleaning every 6 months. This semi-annual routine removes accumulated dust, allergens, and potential stains, rejuvenating your bed for continued comfort and ensuring you’re resting in a clean, healthy environment.

As a key part of mattress care, it is also important to occasionally turn your mattress, this can allow you to extend its life even further. We advise you to turn your mattress twice a month for the first three months and once each season thereafter.


3. If There’s A Stain, Assess The Extent Of The Damage

Before diving into the cleaning process, it’s crucial to assess the nature and extent of the stain on your mattress. Identifying the type of stain—be it from a spilled drink, body fluids, or any other source—will guide you in selecting the appropriate cleaning materials and methods. Some stubborn or specific stains may warrant professional cleaning, ensuring thorough removal without damaging the mattress. However, for minor or more common stains, with the right approach and materials, a DIY cleaning might suffice. Making this distinction can save both time and the integrity of your mattress.


4. How To Clean Your Mattress If You Spot A Stain

Cleaning your mattress doesn’t mean dousing the entire thing in water or solution. Instead, focus on the stained area to prevent unnecessary wear. Begin by applying a modest amount of cleaning solution to a clean cloth. Gently blot the stained region with this cloth, avoiding any rubbing that might push the stain further in. Following this, dampen a separate clean cloth with cold water and continue to blot the area, assisting in the removal of the cleaning solution and the stain. If the mark persists, repeat these steps until it lifts.

5. Keep Your Bed Ventilated

When it comes to ensuring the longevity and freshness of your mattress, the materials of your bedding play a pivotal role. At Vispring, we love Bedfolk’s linens, crafted from natural fibres such as linen and cotton. These materials, apart from being environmentally friendlier, are more breathable than their synthetic counterparts, providing you with a cooler and more comfortable sleep. While each Vispring mattress is crafted with multiple air vents to ensure air circulation, to further maintain the quality of your mattress, make it a daily habit to pull back your bed covers for at least 20 minutes each morning. This simple practice allows your bed to air out, helping body moisture to evaporate and keeping your sleeping space refreshed.


If you’re looking to elevate your sleep experience, look no further than Vispring. We are dedicated to providing the best quality mattresses and beds, and we’d be more than happy to help if you have any questions. Get in touch with us today.