Say Hello to my Little Friend – Dyson V6 Mattress

When it comes to cleaning the home, I’m as diligent as possible with three kids underfoot. I do what needs to be done like daily tidying and organization, with extra cleaning on a less-frequent basis. This would include window washing and weekly loads of bedding etc.

Yet when it comes to vacuuming the mattresses, I have to admit a fail since … I’ve never done it.

Is this something that needs to be done?

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Well, ever heard of dust mites? I’m sure you have.

The great and comforting scent of ‘clean sheet day’ isn’t the it’s only reason why we need to wash our bedding, and our pillows now and then. If you haven’t been grossed out by the facts in a while, here’s a refresher {I apologize in advance for the scare-tactic, but I assure you that it’s necessary}. 

  • Mattresses can contain between 10,000 – 1 million dust mites at any given time
  • humans shed up to 28 grams of dead skin in one month

That’s gross right?

If you think it’s a natural process, consider that 50% of all people with asthma are sensitive to dust mites. Don’t have asthma? Ok, then have you ever woken up from sleep, congested? 40% of Canadians claim they do, and dust mites are a major contributing factor to household allergies. In fact, it’s not the mites that most are sensitive too, it’s the protein in their droppings. Yep, we’re reacting to their poop. Each and every night. I’ll leave you with that thought for a minute …

Dust mites might live in your mattress {and places like bedding, carpets, soft furnishings and clothing}, but since they feed off dead skin we shed, they do come out to play all over you while you sleep. Might I point out that you spend approximately one-third of your life sleeping.


With these facts in mind, know that 61% of Canadians admit to rarely or never vacuuming the mattresses in their home.

See the correlation here? 

Vacuuming the mattresses is something we all need to put into our cleaning rotation, as it might just be the dirtying part of your home.

Yet, like I said, I want the job done right and that means having the right tools in order to evict as many dust mites from ‘Hotel Roy’ as I can. 

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The Dyson V6 Mattress was specifically engineered to use powerful suction, to remove allergens from your mattress. The end-game is to have a cleaner mattress and thus, a healthier and less grossed-out you.

Dyson v6 Mattress Product Information:

  • Whole Machine HEPA filtration: Patented 2 Tier Radial™ cyclones, a post motor filter and a sealed system to ensure that the air that leaves machine is cleaner than the air you breathe.
  • Motorized mattress tool:With stiff nylon bristles that agitate mattress fibres, the motorized mattress tool releases dust and allergens.
  • Dyson digital motor V6:Provides two times the suction power of any other cordless – suction power that starts strong, and stays strong. Creates the most powerful cordless vacuum.
  • 2 Tier Radial™ Cyclone Technology: 15 cyclones, arranged across two tiers, work in parallel to increase airflow and capture fine dust.
  • Run-time: Rechargeable and runs for 20 minutes, 16 with the motorized cleaner head, and 6 minutes on boost mode.
  • Hygienic bin emptying: Just push the red button to release the dirt directly into the bin.
  • Weight: 3.6 pounds.
  • Warranty: 2 year parts and labor warranty.
  • Energy Star Rating: Hygienic one-touch bin empty. Just push the button to release the dirt.
  • Price: $299.99 CAD


The Dyson v6 Mattress is usable straight out of the box, you only need to snap on the cleaner head of choice. Lightweight, and compact – this model is characterized by the blue-green and white look, to stand apart from the rest {though I might be biased since I obviously love this colour combo!}.

The V6 motor has been created for powerful suction that works with the motorized stiff bristle head to agitate the mattress fabric in order to loosen up stuck particles and get them outta there.

Here’s a video on the first time I used the Dyson v6 Mattress to clean our mattresses. 


On my own bed, our mattress is covered with a thick foam comfort pad, two fabric sheets that encases said pad, plus a fitted sheet. And I STILL vacuumed out dust from my mattress. So, 3 layers of fabric and a 3-inch foam pad doesn’t stop dust mites, obviously.

I cringe thinking of the other beds in our home, that only have a fitted sheet between person and mattress. Plus, we now have a dog all dandering up in here.

Any way you look at it, mattresses should be vacuumed. 

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The Dyson v6 Mattress is one handheld that can be used anywhere though, so keep this in mind. It can be used on carpets, the couch, chairs and throw pillows too. It’s like a one-stop shop of mattresses and more.

Dust mites, say hello to my little v6 friend.

“Awareness of allergens residing in your bed is relatively low, and many find it obscure to vacuum your mattress,” says James Dyson. “Our US$370 million investment in Dyson digital V6 motors has allowed us to achieve the suction power required to remove more allergens, such as dust mites, from your mattress than any other mattress cleaner – reducing the number of critters you share the bed with.”

Thanks to James Dyson and his engineers, many people are sleeping better at night now. I know I am!

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I received product to facilitate this review, yet opinions are 100% my own.



  1. What an excellent product! I know Dyson is top-of-the-line: a little costly, but thorough for sure. I think this product would also serve well as a car vacuum! Thanks for the heads up on this product!

  2. That is one handy tool to have! I shudder to think what is inside my mattresses after reading this.

  3. I didn’t even know that Dyson created a mattress vacuum! How cool! Now I want one! I have always wanted a Dyson!

  4. My son has allergies, so we are pretty diligent about keeping things vacuumed. This would make my job so much easier!

  5. What a great way to really deep clean. This would be perfect for having a dog in the house.

  6. Ha never thought I would say what a pretty vacuum but there it is, “It’s so pretty!” I like the fact that it can be used on the mattress but probably a lot of other places too for max cleaning.

  7. I love this. My daughter has allergies during certain times of the year so I will have to look into one of these and see if it will help!

  8. I need this product! I never thought about vacuuming my mattress before and am slightly concerned about what is all inside of it now!

  9. This would be nice considering we have a cat in the house. On top of that, it’s our allergy season!

  10. I would love to try a Dyson v6 Mattress. My Daughter has allergies and this would really help cut down on her triggers. I have heard so many great reviews on Dyson products.

  11. What a great looking vacuum. I hadn’t seen this model before. I know I could put it to good use.

  12. I am so jealous because I really want one of these! Since I have pets, it would be perfect!

  13. That’s a fantastic product! It’s so easy to forget about our mattresses, but armed with those facts (shedding dead skin cells and the amount of dust in the air), a clean mattress really is the foundation for a clean life.

  14. Am I the only one who has never thought of vacuuming my mattress and now I can’t stop thinking about how gross it probably is? Wow!! Game changer!!

  15. I’ve seen this one at the store – looks super pretty and I can only imagine how great it is at what it does

  16. I would LOVE to see how much dust is in my mattress! I swear, I’d be like a kid in a candy shop sucking it all out..then I would probably want to throw the mattress out! lol

  17. Ugh I hate even thinking about dust mites!! So gross. Mattress vacuuming is not something I do often but this review has shown me I better make it a priority! The Dyson looks powerful to tackle this problem!

  18. so love dyson vacums.i have a yellow lab that sheds like there is no tomorrow.he sleeps on the bed a lot.loves cuddles.anyways ,needless to say lots of hair get on my bed.neverending cleaning.this would be a great effortless help.

  19. I try and remember to wash my mattress cover as often as possible….but, I must admit that I don’t vacuum my mattress often, or at all, sometimes! I do have asthma, and am allergic to dust, and dust mites! But, I had no idea I was sleeping in their poop!!! That is soooo gross!!! I guess I will be getting the vacuum out more often!!!

  20. would love to own one of these dyson product. With us having three cats and a dog. Its a must have!

  21. Love Dyson products and this vacuum no doubt would be amazing for anyone especially allergy sufferers.

  22. 1 million dust mites at one time…so creepy.I didn’t even know they had this,but I want one

  23. I love this – it’s genius!! I have never heard of it before but really want to get it now!

  24. This would be a handy gadget to have. I have a mattress attachment on my vacuum but it doesn’t do a very good job.
    I let my dog sleep in my bed , so her hair is always on my mattress.

  25. Vacuum the mattress was a terrible thing for me, I was very tired when their children do the dirty mattress. I had to spend a very long period of time to complete it. if dyson v6 can work well so I think I should buy one.

  26. Love your rules!! I get so sick of having a dirty car and I know it’ll only get worse as the kids get older. I will be stealing these rules to ues with my kiddos.

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