It doesn’t matter how good your personal hygiene is, when it comes to your bed and more specifically your mattress, there could be germs lurking that you might not even realize. Mould and bacteria can build up on your mattress and the harmful spores you could be breathing in at night might be invisible, but they are certainly there. Combine this with the fact that as humans we produce up to half a liter of sweat every night and shed a gram of skin each day – here we look at why it is important to clean your mattress, and how you can undertake a deep clean.
What Is Hiding On Your Mattress?
When it comes to cleaning your bedroom, it’s easy to focus on the removable items such as the bed sheets, duvet covers and pillowcases that cover your bed. However, it’s important to clean your duvet, pillows and more importantly, your mattress, too. It’s estimated that there are over 2 million house dust mites living in your mattress, as well as millions of germs and bacteria lurking that could be harmful to your health.
Germs hiding on your bed could include the E-coli stomach bug, as well as Staphylococcus aureus bacterium, which is linked to MRSA and can cause nasty skin infections, as well as fungi that might trigger coughing and irritate asthma and eczema sufferers.
Cleaning your mattress isn’t as hard as you might think it is, there are a few simple steps that you should take to ensure you are doing an effective job.
Did you know you should replace your mattress every 7 years? One of my favorite stores Booths Furniture offer a range of Tempur mattresses that could give you a better night’s sleep, so if you think it is time for a new mattress, take a look at their range today.