Think about a place where you spend roughly ⅓ of your life. Think about how the sanitation of that one place can affect your health and your personal hygiene.
That’s right, I’m talking about the place where you sleep: your mattress!
Despite your regular bedsheet changing practice, covering with your bed with anti-dust mite covers, you will be surprised when you discover the volume of dirt particles, dust, dead skin flakes, dried fluid residue and not to mention millions of dust mites and other micro-organisms that thrive well within your bed.
The mattress is known to contain the highest amount of dirt particles and house dust mites in a home. Not a pleasant discovery, isn’t it? When was the last time you had your mattress cleaned? Can’t remember? Never had it cleaned? Didn’t know it was necessary to have it cleaned? Well, after reading this, you’ll realize that cleaning your mattress once a year is a no-brainer and completely necessary for many healthy, and sanitary nights of sleep!
When we sleep, we sweat and shed millions of skin cells. Our sweat causes odors and staining. The oils from our skin accumulate and can wear away the mattress top. How about all of those skin cells that leave our body? They get deposited into the fabric of our mattresses. This is where the major problem comes in. Dust mites just love human skin cells. Since we shed millions of skin cells each night, these little critters have a constant food source! They’re not going anywhere.
So what is the problem with dust mites? Well, the major issue here is that the excrement from dust mites contains allergens that will trigger reactions in the human body. The consistent accumulation of this allergen-containing excrement can create a seriously unhealthy space in your bed. And remember, you spend ⅓ of your life on your mattress. According to WebMD, within ten years, dead dust mites and their excrement can double the weight of your mattress!
People with allergies and asthma are especially sensitive to the allergens left behind in dust mite excrement. The routine washing of bed sheets and pillowcases is obviously a must. While washing your sheets, it is a great idea to go over your mattress with your vacuum. Just hook up the upholstery tool and give the mattress a thorough vacuuming. This helps to remove dust mites and other soils that are dry and not yet embedded in the bed.
Besides washing your sheets and vacuuming, the best method to prevent dust mite buildup and extend the life of your mattress is to have it professionally cleaned. A professional (ProCleanersNJ) will use state of the art equipment and solutions to do what a vacuum cleaner and washing machine simply can’t. It is best to have this done once a year to ensure that these nasty dust mites, odors, excrement, and body oils don’t build up to the point that you’d need to replace your mattress.
Benefits of Having a Clean Mattress
1. Keeping healthy indoor air quality in the bedroom
We spend an average of 8 hours a day on the bed sleeping, which equates to 1/3 of our lifetime, so it is very important to maintain good indoor air quality in the bedroom. Whenever we turn on the bed while we are sleeping, fine dust particles in the mattress are bellowed out into the air which we then breathe in without our realization.
Poor indoor air quality has been blamed by studies for causing many health ailments from as simple as eye and throat irritation, to as serious as respiratory diseases, causing common symptoms like sneezing, watery eyes, upper respiratory congestion, fatigue, etc.
2. Recommended allergy management prevention practice
Dust mites and their excrements are one of the most common triggers to common allergy ailments like asthma, rhinitis, eczema. As house dust mites are mainly found in the mattress, it is important to ensure dust and house dust mites are removed thoroughly from the mattress to keep their presence to the lowest. Doctors strongly recommend allergy patients to clean their mattress regularly as it is common for allergy patients to have their worse attacks at night when sleeping because their bodies are reacting to dust and house dust mites from the mattress. So, by minimizing contact with these allergens, one will have less allergy trigger that may cause serious health condition.
3. Good bedroom hygiene give total peace of mind when sleeping
Sleeping on a clean and hygienic bed gives you total peace of mind when resting at night especially after knowing that you are sleeping on a mattress filled with kilograms of dead skin flakes and dust particles together with millions of house dust mites crawling in the mattress every night!
A good sleep quality is important to start the day right. In fact, studies have shown that a good sleep is important in helping to improve our physical health and emotional wellness, that’s tantamount to our entire wellbeing.
If you take good care of your mattress, it should last you a long time. (Call ProCleanersNJ 973-343-7627)
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