How to clean your foam mattress
There’s nothing better than crawling into a fresh, clean bed at the end of a long day. But life happens and sometimes your bed is far from fresh. From spills to stains and messes, we’ll talk you through cleaning and caring for your Leesa mattress.
Foam mattress upkeep 101
We recommend cleaning your bedding—sheets, blankets, pillowcases—about once a week. Why? The bedding you come in contact with every night collects dust, skin cells, sweat and oils, plus pet dander if you sleep with a furry friend. After a week, these things build up and should be washed.
If once a week is too much (we get it, you’re busy!), try not to sleep on the same sheets for more than 2 weeks. Keeping clean sheets and bedding will help protect your foam mattress and extend its life.
Another great rule of thumb to stick to, especially when you have a foam mattress, is to rotate your mattress. Leesa mattresses cannot be flipped, but you should rotate your Leesa 180 degrees every 3 to 6 months. When it’s time to flip, it’s also a great opportunity to deep clean your foam mattress.
Want extra protection for your favorite mattress? Try a mattress protector. Look for something that’s waterproof, lightweight and silent.
Vacuuming your foam mattress
Just like your bedding collect dust, dirt and skin cells, your mattress does, too. We recommend vacuuming your foam mattress a few times a year. (You can rotate and vacuum your mattress at the same time to simplify the schedule.
Foam mattresses in general are less prone to harboring allergens and dust mites, but your bedroom is not, necessarily. Strip your bed down to the Leesa cover (leave that on!) and use a vacuum cleaner with an upholstery attachment to deep clean your foam mattress. This is an especially important cleaning step if you sleep with a pet. Not only do your hair and skin cells collect in your bed, your pet’s do, too.
How to remove stains from your foam mattress
Our Leesa cover protects your mattress from damage and stains (and a mattress protector helps, too), but sometimes spills happen. Unfortunately, we don’t recommend washing your Leesa mattress cover. Instead, for any type of spill, soak up as much liquid as possible with a towel and then dab at the spot—DON’T RUB IT!—with a damp cloth. If there’s still a stain, try these homemade remedies:
- For sweat stains: combine 3 tablespoons of baking soda, 1 drop of liquid dish soap and 8 ounces of hydrogen peroxide in a spray bottle. Spray and let sit for 10 minutes. Dab away.
- For blood stains: form a paste with 1-part baking soda and 2-parts cool water. Apply to stain with damp cloth and let dry 30 minutes. Dab to remove and repeat until stain is gone.
- For urine stains: Spray area with distilled white vinegar and let sit. Dab dry with cloth. Sprinkle area with baking soda and let sit overnight if possible. Vacuum clean.
Can I remove and wash my Leesa mattress cover?
Unfortunately, we don’t recommend removing your mattress cover. Using a mattress protector and spot treating your cover will help your Leesa last longer and stay fresh.