So you're a responsible adult who changes the sheets with regularity. But what about the mattress itself—are you cleaning that? Your mattress can quickly accumulate all manner of nasty microscopic stuff, be it dust mites or dead skin. This is why cleaning your mattress should become part of your regular household chores.
As is the case with most cleaning projects, the best, first step is investing in a mattress cover. These will protect your mattress from dirt and moisture and can be easily removed and cleaned in your washing machine. You can choose a that even has bit of padding or a that can repel liquids but is also breathable.
To clean the mattress itself, remove the mattress cover and use your vacuum and go over the entire surface. Use the attachments and nozzles to thoroughly vacuum the corners and edges of your mattress to get every little spot. Flip the mattress and repeat.
To keep your mattress smelling fresh and free of bugs, you can deodorize it like you would with your carpets. A deodorizer like is a non-toxic and biodegradable solution and safe to use on your mattress. (Remember,you spend a third of your life sleeping and don't want to be inhaling any fumes.) If you want to go with a completely natural solution, a mix of baking soda and will also work. Let that sit on your mattress for 30 minutes then vacuum it off.
To spot clean your mattress, you'll want to stick with non-toxic products like , and make sure your mattress properly drys before placing a cover or sheet back over it.
Keep your mattress flipped over every time you clean it. This will increase the life of your mattress and help retain it's shape. Do this every three to four months, and don't forget to occasionally rotate it from top to bottom, too.