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Mattress and Sleep

Everything You Need to Know About Your Next Mattress

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Mattress and Sleep

How to Care for Your Bedding

How to Care for Your Comforter

Leesa sleepers often rave about the look and feel of their Leesa mattress and cover so much that they don’t want to put sheets or bedding on it. We totally get it, but you’ll need some basic info on bedding and comforter care, just in case you do decide to cover your Leesa mattress.

How to Wash a Down Comforter

Down comforters can be an investment and offer long-term warmth, breathability and comfort. Most manufacturers recommend dry cleaning down comforters, but, if you’re a DIY type and prefer to skip the dry cleaning chemicals and wash your comforter yourself, here are a few pointers to keep your down comforter fluffy and not smelling like a dog. First step: pack up some quarters and head to the laundromat. The oversized washers and dryers give your down comforter plenty of room to soak, tumble and clean. Use a mild detergent (not too much or you’ll have a foam party and the feathers will never dry), a gentle wash setting, and an extra rinse setting.

How to unwrap your Leesa Mattress

To dry, shake out your down comforter and dry in the XL dryer at a low heat setting. It’ll take a bit longer to dry at such a low heat, but it will help distribute and dry the feathers evenly so you don’t end up with mold-causing moisture in your comforter (gross). Adding tennis or dryer balls to distribute and fluff the down as it dries may help speed up the process.

Washing a down comforter at home

Some people swear by washing their down comforters at home. But, be careful to not overload your washer or you risk ripping your comforter to shreds. Before washing, check that there’s enough space for a comforter to fully agitate in the washer without getting stuck. Pro tip: also double-check that the comforter fits with room to spare in the dryer. If you’re squeezing it to fit into the dryer, there’s a risk that dryer the comforter could cause a fire. If you feel like your comforter fits properly and you can wash and dry it completely at home, give it a try. Just make sure there’s plenty of room for agitating and fully drying your comforter. For an extra dose of freshness, pick a warm sunny day and let your feathers fly – by drying your down comforter in the open air.

How to Wash a Comforter

Like a lot of bedding, fiberfill comforters may come with care instructions that say “Dry Clean Only” or “Dry Clean Recommended.” If you’re one to take shortcuts here and there and save a little bit of money in the process, you can probably give washing and drying your comforter a shot. Just like washing a down comforter [jump link to how to wash a down comforter] we recommend making a trip to the laundromat, using their extra-large washers and dryers so the fillers have plenty of room to clean, dry and fluff properly. Always use a mild detergent sparingly (you don’t want to over-suds your comforter) an extra rinse setting, cool water settings, and dry on low with dryer or tennis balls to fluff the comforter back to life.

How Often Should I Wash My Bedding?

While washing sheets and bedding is largely a personal preference, here is a quick and easy go-to guide for when to wash your bedding:

  • Sheets and Pillowcases: every 1-2 weeks, more if someone is sick, sweaty or both

  • Duvet and Mattress Covers: every 4-6 weeks

  • Pillows and Comforters: at least twice a year, some like to keep on a schedule and wash all when seasons change.

How to Put On a Duvet Cover

Duvet covers, why you gotta be so cruel? They keep your comforter clean and help coordinate the look of your room, it can feel you’re being swallowed by a ghost trying to put the thing back together.

Don’t sweat it. We’ve figured out a quick and painless trick that makes putting a duvet cover on a comforter easier.

Step 1: Turn a clean duvet cover inside out

Step 2: Place the open end of the duvet cover at the foot of the bed

Step 3: Add your clean comforter on top

Step 4: Match up the corners

Step 5: Roll comforter from head of the bed down to the foot

Step 6: Take one end of the rolled comforter and pull it over the open end

Step 7: Unroll in opposite direction