Did you know that the human body produces sweat and oil while you’re asleep at night? Our body naturally produces 26 gallons of sweat in bed each year. In addition, studies show that state the mattress you are using at home has up to 2 million dust mites.
Your mattress is filled with microscopic debris, fungi, bacteria, human skin cells, food crumbs, and dirt, which make it the dirtiest item inside your bedroom. It is no secret that these organisms can take a toll on your health leading to skin disease, lung problems, and other forms of allergies. Don’t worry; you are safe as long as you have your mattress cleaned regularly.
We spoke in-depth to Delah Gomasi, director of MaidForYou Sydney on why it’s important to regularly clean your mattress.
Benefits of Having a Clean Mattress
Improved Air Quality
Mattress cleaning can remove dust particles in the air and kill the molecules that cause throat irritation, upper respiratory diseases, watery eyes, and other types of allergies. Delah stated that ‘ Dust mites commonly thrive in the mattress which is a common trigger for asthma, rhinitis, and eczema, I have eczema myself, and I’ve personally found that regularly cleaning my mattress means my eczema is less severe, especially in the morning’.
He went onto state that ‘Dust mites are the main reason for the bad air quality in your home’. It does not only thrive in your mattress but also in other house items such as pillows, furniture, and other home surfaces. It is also unavoidable, and the only thing that you can do is to clean up regularly. Having your mattress cleaned periodically allows your home to acquire dust-free and clean air.
Promotes Good Sleep
Clean surroundings and a comfortable bed can contribute to good 8-hour sleep. Good sleep can improve mental, emotional, and physical health which also makes life happier and more relaxed. A clean mattress prevents you from experiencing bed discomforts (such as itchiness), which can negatively affect sleep quality. It helps the body to relax naturally, especially the back and puts you to sleep quickly. It also gives you peace of mind knowing that your bed is clean and safe to sleep.
Cleaning the mattress from time to time can lead to a reduction of dirt in the entire house. It only means that you don’t need to spend much time cleaning because the amount of dust is manageable. The amount of allergens in the air also decreases, which prevents your loved ones from acquiring respiratory illness and allergies.
Mattress Cleaning Methods:
- Steam Cleaning. It is one of the most complicated mattresses cleaning methods. The wrong strategy could make your mattress stinky forever. It is best to leave it to the professionals.
- Deodorising. It neutralizes the smell of the mattress by using solutions or natural deodorizers such as baking soda. A little sprinkle of baking soda can get rid of the bad smell and kill some bacteria.
- Vacuuming. It removes dust, skin cells, and debris that have accumulated for a long time. It is vital to use an underneath sheet to stop depositing new contaminants directly to the mattress.
- Stain Removal. It is a deep cleaning method that requires the right cleaning supplies to ensure that dirt is totally removed. It is also a time-consuming method; however, it is worth it because it will keep your mattress smell clean and fresh for quite a long time.
How to maintain a clean mattress?
Keep it dry!
Keep the mattress dry by leaving the fan or air-condition on for a while. It stops the proliferation of mold and bacteria, which makes the mattress dirty and smelly.
Change sheets regularly.
Change the sheets at least once a week. Clean sheets are comfy to sleep on and smell fresh. It also gives you a good sleep.
A vacuum is your best mate!
Vacuum the bed regularly. Make it a part of your routine before changing the sheets. It gets rid of microscopic dirt and debris which makes the mattress unhygienic.
Clean up before going to bed. The mattress absorbs body odor and sweat, and this smell can make the entire room stinky.
Having your mattress cleaned at least once a week is a good habit. It can contribute to better air quality, improve sleep patterns, and allows you to achieve a cleaner home. Delah recommends specific cleaning methods that you should learn to maintain a clean mattress such as vacuuming, deodorizing, steam cleaning, and stain removal. He specified that ‘investing in good quality cleaning equipment, specifically a type of stain remover, will go a long way to making sure your mattress is hygienically clean’.
Keep your mattress dry and clean – it’s going to help you sleep better!
You should also consider replacing your mattress at least once a year. The wear and tear effect of the mattress may cause bed discomfort and other sleep issues.
Getting help from experts for mattress cleaning is also recommended. They can provide you with the best tips and recommendations for cleaning and maintaining a mattress.