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The Importance of Cleaning Your Mattress!

October 24, 2016

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.

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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.

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How To Clean Your Mattress

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.

  1. Firstly, you should go over your mattress with a vacuum cleaner as this will help to rid your mattress of any dirt, pet hair and dust that might have accumulated over time.
  2. The next thing you should do is look for any stains across the mattress that might have appeared through general spillages. These are easy to remove, simply using soap and water you should dab at the area of the spillage and make sure you allow the area to dry. This should get rid of the stain on your mattress.
  3. Baking soda is a great way to deodorize your mattress, simply sprinkling it on to the surface following these two steps and leaving it for a few hours will help to lift any remaining dirt that might be lurking on your mattress. You could even combine the baking soda with essential oils such as lavender or camomile to give your mattress a fresh scent. Once it has been left for a few hours it’s important to ensure you thoroughly vacuum away the excess baking soda.
  4. Mattress protector. Once you have cleaned your mattress you should look for new ways to protect it from future spills and dirt accumulation, a mattress protector is a great way to do this and can extend the life of your mattress as well as providing you with a healthier night’s sleep.

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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.

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