What’s Lurking In Your Mattress? Dyson Animal DC61 Review + Giveaway #CleanSleep

What's lurking in your mattress How to clean your mattress and how you can get rid of allergens, dust mites, and other critters. The Bewitchin' Kitchen

Did you know that your mattress is the ideal breeding grounds for allergens like dust mites? Here’s a proven way to get rid of the little critters and breathe better.

Dyson Animal DC 61 review

Nasty fact alert: Humans shed up to 28g of dead skin a month, which is roughly the weight of a pack of potato chips.

In just ten years time your mattress will double it’s weight. In your sleep your body sheds it’s skin and your sweat. You know who loves skin and sweat? Dust Mites. The average bed has over 2 million dust mites in it and you know what else? Dust mite poop. You are sleeping in poop. It’s actually not the dust mites that are the problem but their feces that they produce. One dust mite, poops 20 times a day (fun fact?). You know what we do with that poop? We inhale it, and that causes allergic reactions.

I’m sorry. I’m sorry I have put these thoughts in your mind, I was grossed out too. So how do I keep my mattress clean?

Dyson Animal DC61 Review

I vacuum my mattress regularly with the Dyson Animal DC61 and use a mattress protector. Dyson found that removing the dust mites’ food (skin cells) and their feces is the best way to control the dust mite population festering in your mattress.

Did you know that your mattress will double it's weight every ten years due to dead skin, dust mites and other nasty things

Dyson Animal DC61:

The Dyson Animal DC61 is the most powerful handheld on the market. It has 3x more power than any other handheld, thanks to it’s V6 motor.

On a full charge, it can run for a full 20 minutes, and there is a power boost button on the back for those tough jobs that will go for 6 minutes.

As you can tell from the above photo, it’s small and compact. It fits easily in my hand and it’s really light so there is no effort involved on part part when I vacuum my mattress.

Dyson Animal DC61 Motorized Brush Bar to get rid of dust mites

Other uses for the Dyson Animal DC61:

Hidden places where Dust Mites thrive. Here's a list of places not to forget to clean! The Bewitchin' KitchenHidden places where Dust Mites thrive. Here's a list of places not to forget to clean! The Bewitchin' Kitchen

  • Dog Beds – pets can trigger allergies in humans, but did you know it’s actually cat and dog saliva that causes allergens to cling to their hair and trigger nasal allergies?
  • Headboards
  • Sofa cushions
  • Stairs
  • Bookshelves
  • Children’s car seats
  • Vehicle detailing
  • Strollers (especially if your cat is like mine and likes to sleep in it)
  • Pillows
  • Throw Pillows
  • Fabric storage bins
  • Blinds and window valances
  • Dusting shelves, closets, cabinets, etc.

Dyson Animal DC61 in action:


If you want to learn more about Dyson products check out the following reviews on The Bewitchin’ Kitchen:

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534 comments on “What’s Lurking In Your Mattress? Dyson Animal DC61 Review + Giveaway #CleanSleep”

  1. Love that it is small and light weight

  2. I would love a Dyson Animal! After watching the video about how it cleans your mattress, I need one now to clean my mattress!

  3. No bags and light weight

  4. light weight

  5. i don’t vacuum my mattress regularly. I only have an upright vacuum so it’s difficult for me when I do. I love that it’s bag less.

  6. I love that it is small and lightweight

  7. I love that it is handheld and lightweight! Perfect for in the house as well as vacuuming my vehicles without leaving the house and dealing with all those cords with a corded vac.

  8. it’s so small!

  9. love Dyson.

  10. It’s lightweight.

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