How To Clean Urine From A Sleep Number Mattress!

Is your junior a pee-shooter? Now s/he shoots your Sleep Number mattress by peeing on it? Hursh! It’s an all-too-common occurrence for a proud homemaker. However, what will you do now!

Do you know how to clean urine from a Sleep Number mattress? I’ve had the same experience as yours, which led me to learn the techniques of cleaning pee out from a Sleep Number mattress.

Here, I have shared my own experience with your query. As you know, Sleep Number mattresses are not the same as regular mattresses. So, cleaning, especially clean pee out, is a challenging task without knowing proper cleaning guidelines. As urine leaves an odor, your cleaning method must clean it (human urine or pet) out and remove odor. Here you will learn some effective techniques. Let’s read!

How To Clean Urine From A Sleep Number Mattress

Cleaning pee is a difficult task because different solutions are required for different scenarios. In this case, using the kid’s air mattresses is very relaxing as it’s easy to clean urine from it.

However, knowing what you’re up against will help you choose the best cleanup procedure. Here I will discuss two easy methods to clean urine from your Sleep Number mattress. One will be used to clean raw urine, while the other will clean dried urine.

How To Clean Urine From A Sleep Number Mattress

The Instant Cleaning Method

If the smell of urine on your mattress is fresh, apply a cold water solution and vacuum it instantly, then you can apply this method-

What you need

  1. Ingredients
    • Normal White vinegar.
    • Baking Soda.
  2. Tools
    • Napkin or Paper Towel.
    • Spray Nozzle.
    • A Hair-drier.
    • A Vacuum Cleaner.

How to Clean


  1. Take a napkin and put it on the urine. Clean the raw urine with it.
    • Don’t drag the napkin. It may run the urine inside the mattress.
  2. Fill the spray container halfway with white vinegar and spray to soak the urine stains.
    • Allow this mixture to sit for 10 to 20 minutes.
  3. To remove the extra vinegar, press a paper towel or rag on top of the stain.
  4. Sprinkle the baking soda over the stain and let it sit for 30 to 45 minutes.
    • As the baking soda absorbs the vinegar, it will gather together.
  5. Use the hairdryer to dry the baking soda mixture faster.
    • It’s for saving your time.
  6. Now, vacuum the dried baking soda on the mattress with the vacuum cleaner.

How it Works

Since washing machine isn’t an option for urine you have to take things into your hands. Here, the two ingredients you are using are VINEGAR and BAKING SODA. Vinegar breaks down the compound bond of urine as well as uric acid and makes the elimination process easier. And the baking soda absorbs the urine odor and bad smell.

Cleaning Method For Dried Urine

If the urine gets dry and the stain sticks, then you have to apply a hard method. Let’s see-

Cleaning Method For Dried Urine

What you need

  • Ingredients
    • Baking Soda.
    • An Oxidizer.
    • Dish Detergent.
    • mild hot water.
  • Tools
    • A Spray Bottle.
    • A Tablespoon.
    • A Clean Rag.

How to Clean

  1. First, Remove the beddings.
  2. Then, spot the dried urine stains.
  3. Mix the oxidizer, 1 tablespoon dish detergent, and 3 tablespoons baking soda in a spray bottle.
    • You can use 8-20% Hydrogen Peroxide as an oxidizer. It’s cheap, and you will find it easily.
  4. Swirl the mixture well for 2 minutes.
    • Don’t shake the bottle; instead, take your time.
  5. Spray the solution on the spotted area.
  6. Make sure the stains are well covered.
  7. Keep this solution to sit for 45 to 60 minutes.
  8. Then Rinse the area with a clean wet rag or damp cloth.
  9. Finally, to completely remove the solution, wipe it with a dry Napkin.

How it Works

As you know, peroxide is an oxidant. It neutralizes pee smell and kills bacteria that are typically found in urine during mattress cleaning. And the dish detergent removes the hard yellow stubborn stains; the same applies to blood stains. And baking soda helps oxidizer to perform better, also eliminates the foul odor.

How To Prevent Odors From a Sleep Number Mattress

Most of the time, we use air freshener spray on our mattresses to eliminate odor from it. But for Sleep Number mattresses, it’s slightly harmful. Because it may saturate the fabric, causing it to shrink or discolor it.

Instead, if you notice slight odors in the mattress, you can apply this technique –

  • For Traditional Sleep Number Mattress – You can use dryer sheets. Just put the dryer sheets under the top panel of your mattress cover. It will absorb moisture, keeping the top panel dry and odor-free.
  • For 360-Sleep Number Mattress – Use a Dryer Sheet. Until the stink goes away, put it under your mattress pad/fitted sheet.

This cleaning solution will help you to prevent odor and also keep your mattress safe.


The majority of us are unaware of how to clean urine from a Sleep Number mattress properly. That is why things go awry. However, perhaps, you can do it much more freely and confidently now to get rid of the human or pet urine smell. But, you must maintain some caution while applying the methods, such as removing the bedding before applying peroxides. Also, if you find the technique works slowly or are not satisfied with a single attempt, then repeat the method to remove stubborn smell. Using steam cleaners can be the most effective for old stains as well.

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