I love my pillow-top mattress. After being cut out of two different car accidents that broke more bones than I can count and I now have arthritis and fibromyalgia. I am never going to give up that “sleeping on a cloud” feeling. The only problem? You can’t flip them.
Mattresses are supposed to be flipped for even wear and to keep the “ick” in the middle. Pillow-top mattresses are spun, so the top is always the top. This is a problem…all those dead skin cells, dust mites that eat them and then the carcasses and feecees of those little critters was sitting on my cloud with me! The average mattress has over 2 million of those little buggers….eeww! . I was shocked to hear that some sources claim the average 10 year old mattress can nearly double in weight from the accumulation of pet and human hair, skin cells and dust mites (including their feces), along with the dried remains of saliva, sweat and other bodily fluids that get embedded in it – that’s pretty gross!
Dyson to the rescue! The Dyson V6 Cordless mattress vacuum really sucks. It’s that deep action brush to agitate the fibers in the mattress along with a Hepa filter to contain 99.97 % of particles as small as 0.3 microns. The whole machine HEPA Filtration: Patented 2 Tier Radial cyclones, a post motor filter and a sealed system to ensure that the air that leaves the machine is cleaner than the air you breathe. This is currently the ONLY Dyson handheld with HEPA filtration. It really got a lot of junk out of my mattress — just look for yourself!
Ewww — right? And that was just ONE of our mattresses. I will tell you right now, the house is quieter at night with less snoring.
The Dyson V6 Mattress Vacuum is very lightweight coming in at 3.6 pounds. That makes it easy to maneuver and carry around. It’s strong suction comes at a small price: you have about 30 minutes of charge before it needs to hit the charger again. Don’t get me wrong, it works VERY hard during that 30 minutes!
I see us using the Dyson V6 Mattress Vacuum often — at least once a season. Sooner if I hear someone snoring!
disclaimer: we were sent a vacuum from Dyson for purposes of the review, all thoughts (and sadly the yuck from the mattress) are entirely our own.