Dry the mattress quickly and reliably

The mattress should be a place of relaxation for you . During the night, the mattress absorbs your body weight and ideally relieves your spine. You wake up well rested in the morning and are fit for the day.

But it could be that the mattress is extremely damp . Then you have to react quickly to avert damage. In this guide you will find out how to dry the mattress quickly and what options are available to you.

There are several reasons for moisture in the mattress. For example, you might have spilled a glass of water or sweating excessively during the night.

Every night we lose a significant amount of sweat. Most cold foam mattresses prove to be very breathable, but even modern materials cannot always cope with this stress. If you tend to sweat excessively and this is especially noticeable in summer, you should take precautions . Use a cooling pillow and only a light summer blanket to better deal with the night heat. So that the moisture evaporates from the mattress during the day, it should not be covered with a duvet. Leave the surface bare so that there is better moisture exchange.

New parents will certainly also complain about a wet mattress. It is difficult to avoid the baby mattress of a mishap is haunted or milk spat is. These mattresses prove to be more resilient and can be cleaned more easily, but you should also make sure that you dry them quickly. Otherwise your offspring will no longer feel comfortable in their own cot and sleep will suffer as a result.

You also have to be careful when ventilating a new mattress in the fresh air . If it suddenly starts to rain , the mattress soaks up the water and absorbs it practically like a sponge. Therefore, only ventilate the mattress where it is protected from rain.


You might think that a slightly damp mattress isn’t bad after all. By night the mattress will have dried again anyway and you can simply go back to bed as if nothing had happened.

But it is not that simple. Because the material is relatively sensitive and there are several reasons why you should remove the moisture from the mattress as quickly as possible.

At the top of the list is the foam . This is most often used in modern mattresses. Be it a stable cold foam or a flexible memory foam, as used, for example, in a memory foam mattress .

In the initial state, the foam proves to be stable but flexible. If you lie on it with your body, it deforms precisely and adapts to your back. However, moisture affects these properties . The foam clumps and loses flexibility. As a result, it no longer offers the necessary relief and sleep comfort suffers significantly as a result. The foam was permanently damaged and even after drying there is hardly any improvement in sight.

The second reason for the mattress to dry is the hygienic conditions . A humid environment is preferred by mites, for example. If you suffer from a house dust allergy , you should do everything possible to minimize the exposure to mites. This means that the mattress is as dry as possible. Mites prefer a dark and humid environment. If you sweat more, for example, this also leads to an increase in your symptoms. Use additional encasings to avoid contact with the allergens.

There is also the risk of mold forming in the mattress due to the moisture . This significantly affects the airways and can lead to asthma in the long term . In any case, it disturbs sleep and should be avoided at all costs.


So there is a lot to suggest that you make sure that your mattress stays dry. Otherwise, not only will sleep be disturbed, but your health will also be affected. The following methods can be used to dry the mattress easily and effectively.

First of all, you should proceed rather roughly. Try to get the liquid out of the mattress with a suction device . This is particularly recommended if, for example, you have spilled a glass of water and the moisture is only locally limited .

Then you go to cloths and try to absorb the moisture. Rub the wipes over the affected area. If it is a wine stain, for example, you should rather just put the cloths on the spot. Rubbing in hardens the stain and makes it even more difficult to remove.

If the cloths hardly help you should go to the next step. You need baking soda for this . This is considered a tried and tested home remedy and can be ordered as such in specialist shops or online. Put the baking soda on the damp spot and let it work a little. Then you brush it off the mattress. If it is not yet completely dry, repeat the process.

If the superficial moisture has been absorbed, but the inside of the mattress still seems damp, you have to ventilate it well . Place the mattress in the sun or next to the heater. Do not leave the mattress unattended if you have placed it on the terrace. At the first sign of rain, you need to bring the mattress back to safety. You have to be particularly careful with innerspring mattresses because they are relatively heavy and you can hardly move them on your own.

If you follow this advice, you just need a little patience until the mattress is completely dry . With the methods presented here, the superficial moisture can be dried within a few minutes or a maximum of an hour. However, if the core is also permeated by the moisture , it can take more than a day for the mattress to dry completely.


Moisture is in no way compatible with the mattress. Although the mattress makes a resilient impression, the wetness poses a high risk. The foam clumps and loses its flexibility. Mites and mold also spread in the damp environment.

To protect your mattress , you should react quickly even to minor mishaps. Otherwise the mattress loses its comfort and becomes unusable in the long run. If you tend to sweat , a mattress protector will keep moisture away from the sensitive foam. The protector is easier to clean and ensures a longer shelf life for the mattress.

In any case, you should not take the moisture in the mattress lightly , but react appropriately.

Jamie Clark

Hello, I’m Jamie Clark, 32 years old, and I have been living in the USA for a few years.
Since I was a child, I have suffered from a house dust allergy, severely affecting me. I felt the effects both while exercising and while sleeping. Constant sneezing after getting up and difficult breathing were the consequences. The allergy has also developed into asthma, which is still a sporting restriction today.

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