Sometimes, even though you thoroughlyclean your house, your mattress remains an often neglected, yet crucial area that can affect the indoor air quality of your home. Our bodies sweat, and nearly a gram of dead skin cells are discarded by our bodiesdaily. Moreover, mattresses in your home can become a breeding ground for bacteria, fungus, dust mites and other types of microorganisms. Studies show that a regular mattresscan be home to nearly 2 million dust mites. In other words, if you aren’t cleaning your mattress on a regular basis, your bed might be one of the most unhygienic things in your home.
Why is it Important to Clean a Mattress?
No matter how good your mattress pad, it still requires cleaning due to accumulation of body oils, dust mites, sweat, dead skin and other residue from your pets, kids, etc. that might have entered through the pad. Not all fabrics used on mattresses are designed to be stain resistant. Here’s a look at the benefits of mattress cleaning:
Improved Indoor Air Quality: According to one study, a human body requires a minimum of 8 hours of sleep/day, which is nearly 1/3 of your life. That’s why it’s important to adopt methods to keep the indoor air quality of your home healthy. While you are sleeping, you are breathing in dust particles present inside the mattress. Those dust particles can make you prone to various health issues such as cough, cold, irritated and watery eyes, sore throat, congestion, upper respiratory problems and exhaustion.
Protection From Allergies:Mattresses are perfect breeding grounds for dust mites. Dust mites are a leading cause of various allergies including asthma, rhinitis, eczema, etc. You can remove house mites and dust fromyour mattressesyourself, but getting them cleaned properly by an expert may reduce their existence and impact your health. Minimizing direct contact of harmful allergens can reduce the allergy triggers that might lead to more serious health problems.
Peace of Mind:A clean and hygienic mattress is the best place to sleep. A good sleep offers full peace of mind and keeps you fit and active. Moreover, it enhances your physical and emotional well-being.
Better Sleep: The cleanliness of your mattress can directly impact your sleep. It plays an important role in affecting your health, not to mention, ensuring comfort and support.
Cost-Savvy: Mattresses are costly! The average cost of a mattress is anywhere between $800 and $3000. If proper attention is not paid to the cleanliness and hygiene of a mattress, then it is likely to have an average life span of 5-7 years. However,with proper cleanliness, the life expectancy of mattresses can be increased to around 9-12 years.
The next question is how frequently you should clean your mattress? Bedding needs to be washed at least once a week, in order to minimize the amount of dust and other particles. We recommend cleaning your mattresses once every season, or at the very least, once per year.
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