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Mattress FAQ

How to Clean a Mattress

All mattresses come with manufacturer’s labels and generally provide how-to’s when it comes to cleaning their products. So before anything else, check the label or the handy guidebook first.

In general, your vacuum cleaner’s upholstery attachment is the best tool for mattress cleaning. Always start at the very top and gradually work your way down in narrow and overlapping paths, then onto the sides.

You should also deodorize your mattress regularly. Do this by sprinkling baking soda all over the mattress and scrubbing it evenly. This will get rid of odors caused by sweat and body oils. Allow the baking soda to sit for 10 to 15 minutes.

Now that the baking soda has bonded with the sweat and oils in the mattress, vacuum it again to pull the moisture out.

If your mattress has stains, be it urine, blood, other bodily foods, or stains caused by food and drinks, it is best to treat it immediately with hydrogen peroxide or a strong detergent specifically for stains.

How to Choose a Mattress

When selecting a mattress you should consider the type of mattress, your budget, the firmness level, the position you sleep in, and how much you weigh. Yes, choosing a mattress has become a daunting task because of the hundreds of options available in the market right now.

Start with the type. Do you want a mattress with coils or with a traditional foam? Coils have that “just right” kind of bounce, while foam mattresses offer great hug and contour.

Next is your budget. Are you willing to spend more than $1000 for a mattress? Ideally, you should expect to spend something between $800 to $1000. Don’t buy something below the $500 mark, unless it’s on sale of course. You don’t want something that’ll easily break down, do you?

You’ll also have to consider if you want a really firm mattress, a really soft one, or something that’s in between. Your sleeping position should help you decide. Typically, most people prefer a firmness in the 5 to 7 range. It’s best to ask the sales rep or manufacturer what mattress suits you depending on your sleeping position.

What is the Best Mattress?

Here at TheCleanBedroom.com, we only offer the best mattresses your money can buy. Our organic mattresses should give you that quality sleep you’ve always dreamed of. If you want a natural mattress, you can choose from among our top name brands including Obasan, Oyasumi, Royal-Pedic, and a whole lot more.

Do you want something made with organic wool or cotton? Or natural Talalay latex or Dunlop? We have them. Our extensive range of products and knowledge of mattresses will help you choose the bed that’s right for you. Our prices are fair and all the brands we carry have been tried and tested to make sure it meets the needs of many sleepers.

For your convenience, we also have mattress toppers, beddings, and pillows -- all of which are organic.

What is a Hybrid Mattress?

A hybrid mattress is a mattress designed to have a combination of coils and another comfort material such as latex or memory foam. It is created to address various sleeping styles by offering the right amount of bounciness, but at the same time offers that soft, cushiony feel.

To make this possible, hybrid mattresses have several layers in them. The very bottom, or the foam layer base, is often made of PU foam, a material that can easily adjust to pressure or weight.

Next is the spine of the mattress, or what we call the innerspring coil support core. This layer is responsible for offering spinal support, as well as provide relaxation for various pressure points.

On top of the coil grid is the comfort grid. This layer is made from soft and cushiony materials such as latex or memory foam and is responsible for providing coziness when sleeping. While this layer is often the topmost level of most hybrid foams, other manufacturers add an extra pillow top layer, which is designed to substitute a pillow. This is made from wool, cotton, polyfoam, memory foam, or latex foam.

How Big is a Queen Size Mattress?

Queen size mattresses are 60 inches wide by 80 inches long, which means they are 5 inches longer and 7 inches wider than a full-size mattress. With this additional length and width, a queen mattress can be more comfortable, whether for single use or for couples. This fact has made the queen mattress the popular size.

This mattress size is perfect for couples who don’t need a very wide space when sleeping, or for those who don’t have that much space in the bedroom. For single sleepers, they will find a lot of room in a queen-sized mattress, which is ideal if you’re the restless type of sleeper.

How to Dispose of a Mattress

Your mattress did a good job for you for many years, so make sure you dispose of them properly. They don’t belong in the middle of a field, the bottom of a lake, or the side of the road. Your manufacturer may be able to do it for you, so give them a call first. If you have the time to do it yourself, try looking for thrift stores, recycling facilities, or other organizations or offices that accept used mattresses. If you do not live close to any, solicit the help of junk removal services.

Statistically, 80% to 90% of mattress parts can be repurposed or recycled, and some of them are still pretty much usable. To make sure that your old mattress will be put to good use, try calling Earth911 or ByeByeMattress.com.

Try Googling for organizations that accept mattresses as well. Some of them are Goodwill, Furniture Bank Association of America, Habitat for Humanity International, and The Salvation Army.

It’s best to know your options first before calling your mattress a piece of junk.

How Big is a Full-Size Mattress?

Full-size mattresses are 75 inches long and 53 inches wide. They are approximately 15 inches wider than a twin-size mattress. This size is much suited for single sleepers. Sharing it with someone will only leave about 27 inches of personal space. It worth noting that the length of this mattress may be too short for some adults.

While they can be used by adults, a full-size mattress is the best choice for teenagers and younger children. Kids will have a lot of room sleeping in this mattress size and will take longer for them it outgrow it.

How Long does a Mattress Last?

The answer depends on the materials the mattress is made of. On average, an innerspring mattress will last from 5 to 7 years. Memory foam mattresses, however, can last a decade or two. There are also warranties that you have to consider as well. Your manufacturer may be able to give you options when your mattress breaks in the first 10 years. After the 10 years, any cost will be prorated. Make sure you get what you paid for.

To ensure you get quality sleep each night, the Better Sleep Council recommends that you replace your mattress every 5 years or so. Like most things, a mattress will eventually break down, which could cause a lot of pain and discomfort.

It’s important to take note of the longevity of your mattress so you can dispose of it or have it replaced it immediately.

How to Get Rid of a Mattress

Your mattress will eventually give up on you, and when this happens, make sure you get rid of it in a responsible manner.

Your first option is to return the mattress to the manufacturer. Give them a call if you need to get rid of the old one. Many manufacturers are taking on the task of recycling the mattress themselves.

If your mattress is still pretty usable, you can either give it away or sell it. Of course, make sure the mattress doesn’t have a lot of signs of wear and tear or harboring bedbugs. You can also donate your mattress to non-profit organizations. They pretty much have the right tools and ideas on how to get rid of old mattresses properly and responsibly.

Where to Buy Mattresses

Look no further -- TheCleanBedroom.com has got all the types of mattresses perfect for your needs. We understand the importance of good rest and better sleep, so we encourage everybody to switch to organic and all-natural mattresses.

We are committed to helping you find the right solution. We live for customer satisfaction and not the sale. If you have any ideas in mind, talk to us and we’ll listen. Based on your needs, we’ll come up with some mattresses you may find useful, and we’ll wait for you to decide. With our recommendation, it’s a guarantee you’ll find the best mattress there is!

How Long is a Twin Mattress?

A twin mattress, also called a single mattress, is only 75 inches long -- the same length with the full-size mattress. Twin mattresses are around 38 inches wide, making it the tiniest possible mattress size other than crib mattresses. This size can be used by adults who are not that tall, but it is most fitted for children who don’t fit in a crib-size mattress. This size can be also used in bunk beds, daybeds, or guest beds, and will fit perfectly in small rooms.

How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs in a Mattress

While bug exterminators are only one phone call away, you can get rid of bed bugs in your mattress by creating a bedbug-free zone in your home. Firstly, you must isolate your mattress and make it doesn’t touch anything else in your house.

Strip off the sheets, comforter, and pillowcases. Wash them in the highest setting and dry it thoroughly. Bed bugs will at 113 degrees F if sustained for 20 minutes or more. For bed bug eggs, however, they’re a bit harder to kill. You need to expose them at 118 degrees F for 90 minutes to ensure none of them come out alive.

Since you can’t throw the mattress in the wash, kill them off by steaming them to death. Use a home steam cleaner to sanitize not only your mattress but the whole house as well. Steam cleaners are a bit expensive, but they’re worth every penny.

What to Do with Old Mattresses

Old mattresses can be recycled, repurposed, sold, given away, or donated. You can either do this on your own by contacting the nearest available facility, or giving the manufacturer a call and let them do the job.

If your mattress is extremely worn out, however, hire a junk removal service to effectively get rid of it. Do not let your mattress sit on the basement, attic, or the side of the road. Most parts in mattresses are recyclable, so make sure they’re put to good use.