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No matter how clean your house is, there’s one aspect most people overlook – the mattress. We spend around 3,000 hours a year in bed, so keeping it clean and germ free should be a top priority.
You might be proactive about cleaning your sheets, but what about what’s lurking underneath? Ignore the cleanliness of your mattress and it can quickly become the dirtiest part of your home. Not only can it affect your well-being and quality of sleep, a dirty mattress can have dire consequences for your health.
Most people will only clean their mattress when there’s a visible stain, but in reality they require complete, regular cleaning. That’s where Chemdry Express can help. We offer thorough mattress cleaning that will provide you with a clean and hygienic place to rest your head and get a good night sleep.
Why it’s important to regularly clean your mattress
The average person sleeps for eight hours a night, meaning at least a third of your day is spent on your mattress, which is as good a reason as any to keep it as clean as possible.
How often should you clean your mattress?
It’s recommended that you should change your bedding at least once a week to ensure only minimal body fluids and skin infiltrate your mattress, while a pillow needs to be washed twice a year. The mattress itself should be cleaned at least twice a year or once every quarter.
The Benefit to you
The negative impact a dirty mattress can have on your life can’t be under-estimated. Many problems related to physical and mental health can all be linked back to the cleanliness of your mattress and it could well be the source of issues you never realised.
Not as clean as you think
When it comes to cleaning your mattress, most people only get as far as changing their sheets. The feeling of fresh bedding can lull you into a false sense that your mattress is clean too, but unfortunately it’s far from the truth. Even with regular bedding change, removal of mattress stains and anti-dust mite covers, your mattress contains a surprisingly high level of dirt and other undesirables that can only be removed with systematic cleaning.
But where does all this dirt come from?
Unfortunately, the main culprit is you. Every time you get into bed you bring germs and bacteria from the outside into your sleeping environment. Everything from food spillages particles to animal hair and other grime can find its way to your mattress.
That’s not the worst of it though as even the cleanest person would struggle to keep their bed germ-free. Every night we shed an average half litre of sweat, a gram of skin cells. There’s also body fluids and oils like salavia and urine and your sheets and mattress can quickly become lodged with bacteria and dirt you can’t always see.
Who are you sharing your bed with?
You’re definitely not sleeping alone. All these elements together creates the perfect environment for undesirables like fungal spores and bacteria and dust mites to thrive.
You might not be able to see them, but the average mattress contains around 2 million dust mites. The microscopic bugs live off dead skin and as we excrete 10,000 million scales of skin a day, there’s plenty of bacteria for them to feast on in our beds. Dust mites spread rapidly and in a lifetime will lay up to 300 eggs. They can also survive for up to a year without any food, meaning they could be lurking in places you might not realise.
Dust mites might be small but they can have a big effect on your life. They can cause asthma and even lower the immune system.
The reason why many of us overlook cleaning our mattress is because we don’t realise just how dirty they are. While it’s not a problem to eradicate noticeable stains removing dead skin cells, dust mites and other problems ingrained in the mattress aren’t so easy because they aren’t visible to the naked eye.
Luckily Chemdry is an expert in mattress cleaning and can take care of any issues you may have. Not only do we offer sanitising and deodorising of mattresses, there are treatments available for any specific problems you have.
Indoor Air Quality
Tossing and turning at night stirs up the fine particles in your mattress fabric and fills the air around you with bacteria and dust. You essentially breath in whatever is in your mattress, so all those skin particles, dirt and other unpleasant areas go straight into your lungs, without you realizing.
Poor indoor air quality can lead to throat and eye irritation, sneezing, watery eyes, fatigue and respiratory congestion. While other elements like paint, glue or smoke affects indoor air quality, the main source of pollution comes from your mattress.
Dust mites and their excrement are one of the most common triggers for allergy issues like asthma and eczema. Keeping their presence to a minimum helps reduce the chance of an allergic reaction.
People who suffer from allergies often have their worst attacks at night because of their proximity to dust mites and dust in their mattress. This is why doctors recommend anyone who has allergies to clean their mattress as regularly as possible, to eradicate dust mites as a potential trigger.
Chemdry Express applies Dust-Mite Anti-Allergen after cleaning. The treatment helps neutralizes and render protein allergens created by dust mites harmless.
We all know how important a good night sleep is to mental and emotional health and your mattress is key to that. Knowing you are sleeping in a hygienic and clean environment can give you that extra peace of mind that makes drifting off as easy as possible.
It also means you avoid being disturbed by issues caused by poor air quality and allergic reactions. Disjointed, stressful sleep can lead to many problems including mental health issues and fatigue. Many people suffer with poor sleep without even considering that the cleanliness of their mattress could be the problem.