Removing Stains from Your Memory Foam Mattress

When you have purchased a mattress made of memory foam or a foam topper, you will find that you are in a great place to get a good night's sleep. A foam bed will conform to your body and let you sleep in comfort, but it is far different from a normal mattresses that has cotton batting on springs. If your foam mattress gets soiled or if something spills on it, what should you do? A foam mattress is something that you can use for years and years if you keep it in good shape, so take some time and make sure that you consider what your options are going to be.

In the first place, you will find that in many cases, prevention is the best cure for the problems you are going to face. Make sure that you do not eat or drink in bed, and if you are going to be engaging in sexual intercourse, consider putting down a towel or a plastic sheet liner. These simple steps can save you some time later, and as they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

When you want to remove a stain from a memory foam surface, remember that the sooner you get to it, the better. Most people have their favorite methods for removing stains, but one very simple one involves some powered detergent. Make sure that the detergent is fairly mild, and ideally without bleach to prevent discoloration. Fill a small bowl with some warm water and sprinkle some of the powdered detergent into the water. Then use a whisk or an egg beater to whisk the solution into a froth. You can take some of the froth and put it on the stain. After letting it sit for a few moments, you can use a slightly damp sponge to blot it away. Repeat a few times and most stains can be shifted.

Another good method for taking stains off of your memory foam mattress involves using warm water and white vinegar. Put half a cup of white vinegar and half a cup of warm water into a spray bottle and then apply it to the stain on the bed. If the stain is very deep or if it has soaked into the memory foam mattress, look to make sure that you get the solution into the mattress as thoroughly as possible. Then you can simply turn a fan onto the mattress and wait until the mattress has dried and the smell of vinegar has lessened. Then you can let your mattress sit out for four hours; at this point, it should be clean.

Take some time to learn more about how you are going to be able to get stains off of your memory foam mattress. A good memory foam mattress can last for a good decade and you will find that you can keep it in tip top shape jut by keeping stains away. Wherever possible, make sure that you are able to clean up the stains before they set in. If all else fails, however, make sure that you consider securing the services of a professional cleaner; it really is that easy!

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Jitu 23 months ago

Hi Lindsay and Amy I really hope you reply even thguoh it has been 2 years since you've posted on here I'm so glad to have found this site. My name is Nichole and I am almost 23 years old, I have suffered with NDPH since I was 16. I was a Sophomore in high school, it was near the end of 2006 when I got sick with bronchitis and the flu and coughed and coughed and noticed I had a really terrible headache with it. Once the sickness went away I noticed that the migraine, that pain in my head that had been so foreign to me prior to this, had not gone away, and still has not to this day I had to be home schooled and quit all of my sports I was a part of My friends went on with their lives and forgot about me while I had a constant 24/7 pain that I could not get rid of no matter how hard I tried or how much it killed me, physically and mentally. We began with Chiropractors, decompression machines, adjustments, etc. I traveled hours to probably 20 different Chiropractors that all said that they knew what I had and exactly how to treat it. I've tried natural supplements, over the counter medications, 6 Occipital nerve blocks in the back of my head, massage, diets of no wheat, no gluten, no sugar, vegan only, all with no progress. My family understands the pain and how I can be ok one minute but then pick up something slightly too heavy, walk a little too fast, sit down a little too hard and I will have to be in my room with blankets over my windows and absolutely no sound because the pain is so unbearable. It is so frustrating because I too feel like a burden, like ok you have a headache so what? Why can't you stay out late or get up early or work long shifts or run around and be active? But it is so much more than a headache It's become a way of life and althguoh I think I handle it well I know that deep down I am depressed and deeply saddened by it because anytime I stop to think about it or talk to anyone about it I cry instantly. Lindsay, I too have tried the things you have with no help and at Cleveland Clinic where they did my nerve blocks they told me about the program where you stay there for an amount of time. My option they told me about when staying there was a few weeks, they would put me on all these medications and steroid medications, have physical therapy and counseling as well. They also said the FDA would soon be approving the Botox injections, I'm sorry those did not help you either NDPH has altered my life drastically, I can't work as much, I can't run around and just be free, I can't take a full load of classes at a time Basically I just want to thank you for having this site Amy, it is really more helpful than you know, just knowing that I'm not the only one to suffer from this and that I'm not the only one that has this pain to think about every single second of every day Bless you and bless all your readers, may you all find relief from the pain -Nichole

Kritsada 23 months ago

Amy, I just found this website and I've been liarneng a lot from reading the different posts from patients with NDPH. I would like to share my medical story. I am a pre-med student that has had to withdraw from college and almost all other activities because of the chronic pain I've endured over the last 3 years. The pain is unrelenting and has brought my life to a screeching halt. The pain I experience is a non-stop, bilateral, dull, aching soreness in my eyes and in my forehead. It is not throbbing, or sharp, or pulsating. It is a static, steady ache. When different specialists have asked me about my headaches I always respond that I don't have headaches . Rather, I've had one long continuous headache that has lasted over 3 and 1/2 years.I reside in Texas and I've traveled all over America to see many excellent physicians across the various specialties who have done careful evaluations. Unfortunately, despite all of these efforts, my diagnosis remains in doubt by many and none of the medical or surgical treatments have alleviated the pain I experience. My father (a physician) and I have created a website that contains my full medical information, including imaging reports, pictures from my surgeries, and various medical articles we've pulled over the years. there is a lot of information on the website, but if you're willing to read through my medical history, you may have a better understanding of what I've gone through the past 3 years, what meds I've been prescribed, what surgeries I've undergone, etchere is the link:'d be so very grateful for any kind of helpful suggestion, recommendation, or referral. thank you in advance for your time and considerationmy email: most sincerely,Austin

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