Did you know that your mattress contains millions of bacteria per square inch? You sleep on it every night, and you shed a lot of dead skin cells throughout your life. That, plus the particles of dust and debris in the air that will need somewhere to settle, means that your bed is likely dirty. If you do not want to sleep on a mattress that is home to millions of bacteria, regular cleaning will keep it from building up.
If you think that using and maintaining a Sleep Number bed is a little intimidating, you are mistaken. Cleaning one is relatively easy. Here are steps on how to do so, depending on the type of Sleep Number bed you have.
For Traditional Sleep Number Beds
The standard Sleep Number bed is a mattress that has a dual air chamber. The exterior depends on what type of bed you get. Some have a knit outer cover, while others have a 1.5-inch polyfoam comfort layer.
- Start by removing the bedding on your mattress.
- Unzip the top panel of your mattress cover until you have everything out.
- Using a solution of mild detergent and warm/sparkling water and a soft-bristled brush, begin spot cleaning your mattress cover. Remember not to soak it because it may lead to shrinking.
- Afterward, lay the mattress cover flat and let it air dry. Once it is completely dry, you may now zip the top cover of the mattress back onto your bed.
For Sleep Number 360 Beds
The Sleep Number 360 bed is a smart bed. It has a feature that allows the mattress to adjust the amount of air in the bed throughout the night. Compared to standard Sleep Number beds, a 360 bed also has a thicker polyfoam comfort layer that ranges from four to seven inches in thickness.
- Never remove the cover for your smart bed.
- For this bed, use a minimal amount of mild detergent and water. Instead of a brush, use a white cloth and rub the solution gently onto the surface. Make sure not to saturate the mattress with it.
- Allow it to air dry.
Here are some more cleaning reminders for this type of bed:
- If your bed gets stained, treat it as soon as possible to get the best results. Waiting for some time may lead to a stain that will never get removed.
- Use a lint-free material with a mild detergent when cleaning the stain.
- Do not consider applying a stain-guard. It can only cause yellowing on your fabric.
- If you need to remove an odor, try to use dryer sheets and place them beneath the top panel of your mattress cover (for non-360 beds) or under the mattress/fitted sheet (for 360 beds) until the odor disappears.
- Never use air-freshener sprays on your mattress, as they could saturate your mattress.
- Never oversaturate, machine wash, or dry clean your mattress cover, as it can lead to shrinking and damage.
- To remove loose dirt and debris from your mattress, use a vacuum cleaner with a non-bristled attachment. Using a vacuum directly onto your mattress may cause damage.
Sleep Number mattresses are made from materials that do not encourage bacteria growth, but you need to regularly clean them as part of the maintenance process. Keeping them fresh and tidy is not as difficult as you might think, so do not worry about getting yourself this type of mattress.
Do you need to know more information about your queen-sized Sleep Number bed, or are you considering getting yourself one? Sleep Number Beds is a site dedicated to providing everything you need to know about Sleep Number and sleep education. Stay up-to-date with us and remember to read mattress reviews and comparisons before making any purchase.