A plethora of bacteria, dust and dust mites accumulate on the mattress on a daily basis, not to mention sweat and pee stains in the case of children.
Cleaning the mattress thoroughly is a matter of health and is essential for healthy sleep. Proper bed hygiene is synonymous with quality of life.
Changing sheets every week, ventilating the bedroom at least 5 minutes before making the bed, shaking pillows and sheets well, and using a mattress protector are all very useful activities to have proper hygiene.
To clean and sanitize the mattress thoroughly you need: a powerful vacuum cleaner, salt, water, baking soda, and a soft cloth.
Thoroughly clean the nozzle of the vacuum cleaner and run it over the surface of the mattress to remove all the dirt that settles there.
Dust the mattress with baking soda and leave it for 30 minutes, then remove it with the vacuum cleaner. Baking soda helps eliminate bad odors.
If there are stains on the mattress, dampen them with a wet cloth, then pour equal parts water, baking soda and salt over them. Let it sit for 30 minutes, then rinse with cold water.