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How to Remove Sweat Stains From a Memory Foam Mattress

How to Remove Sweat Stains From a Memory Foam Mattress

How to Remove Sweat Stains From a Memory Foam Mattress
Every mattress is bound to get a little sweaty every once in a while — it’s not the end of the world. We've broken down the easiest way to eliminate sweat stains from a memory foam mattress in five easy steps. If you're looking for a general guide on how to clean memory foam mattresses, read our guide on How to Clean Memory Foam Mattresses.

To remove sweat you will need baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, soap, paper towels, and a vacuum


Eliminate Moisture

If the stain is relatively fresh, you want to get rid of as much moisture as possible. Just grab a clean rag or paper towel to absorb it. Make sure to blot instead of rub. Otherwise, you could end up pushing the stain deeper into your mattress.


Spray the Stain

Next, mix together equal parts hydrogen peroxide, liquid dish soap, and water into a spray bottle. Spray the mixture on to the stain and let it soak for roughly 20 minutes.


Blot It Out

Time for more blotting! After letting the mixture soak into your mattress, blot the stain with a clean rag or paper towel to again absorb as much moisture as possible.


Cover the Stain in Baking Soda

When it comes to mattress stains, it’s better to be safe than sorry. That’s where baking soda comes in. Completely cover the sweat stain with a layer of baking soda and let it sit for 10-24 hours.


Vacuum It Up

After the baking soda has had time to dry up any remaining moisture on your memory foam mattress, it’s time to vacuum it up. Use a handheld vacuum or the hose attachment of your upright vacuum to get every last bit of baking soda off of your mattress.


Prevent Future Stains With a Mattress Cover

Whether you or your partner is a naturally sweaty sleeper or you live in a particularly warm climate, a mattress cover can save you a lot of time and effort keeping your memory foam mattress clean. A properly fitting cover will keep moisture from seeping into your mattress without getting in the way of a comfortable night’s sleep. Learn how hot sleepers can benefit from cooling memory foam in this guide.


If you follow these steps, sweat stains on your memory foam mattress will be a thing of the past. If you feel like your current mattress is already past saving and you want something new, check out our Tips on Buying a Memory Foam Mattress.