What are the best ways to keep your mattress clean?
As we spend a third of our lives in bed, it is important that we keep our sleeping surfaces clean. During sleep, our body gives off sweat, moisture, skin cells, and heat – a perfect breeding ground for bacteria and dust mites.
Although bacteria and dust mites are invisible to the naked eye, they can cause skin allergies, breathing difficulties, and can easily result in poor quality sleep. Here are Bedbuyer’s best ways to keep your mattress clean!
Best ways to keep your mattress clean
- Use a mattress protector
- Wash linen weekly
- Reduce moisture
- ‘Air out’ your bedroom
- Shower before bed
1. Use a mattress protector
This is one of the best ways to keep your mattress clean. A good quality mattress protector will form a waterproof, impenetrable barrier between you and the surface of your mattress. This will keep your mattress surface free from moisture and bacteria.
To see our range of specially selected mattress protectors click here. A quilt protector is also a great way to keep your quilt hygienic.
2. Wash linen weekly
We all relate to washing our clothes after one or two wears, but some of us don’t apply that to our bedding linen. Washing your linen at least once per week will ensure it stays free of bacteria and dust mites, helping to keep your sleeping surface hygienic and the air in your bedroom clean.
3. Reduce moisture
Keeping your sleeping surfaces free of moisture is critical in preventing the growth of bacteria and dust mites. One fantastic product that does this, is a fabric protector called protectME. ProtectME is a non-toxic, water based fabric protector, safe for your family, kids and pets.
Reducing moisture is one of the best ways to keep your mattress clean.
4. ‘Air out’ your bedroom
Many of us like to ‘make our bed’ in the morning to make our bedroom look aesthetically pleasing. The one issue with this is that covering your mattress creates a warm and humid environment for bacteria and dust mites to thrive.
Now we are not suggesting you stop making your bed, but every few days, take your bed covers off and let your mattress ‘air out’ for a few hours. Additionally, it is always good to open your bedroom window regularly to allow fresh air to move through your bedroom.
5. Shower before bed
Even if it’s just a quick rinse down, showering before bed is one of the best ways to keep your mattress clean. This will hugely reduce the amount of bacteria that spreads into your sleeping environment, and what nicer way to slip into your sheets knowing that your body is clean!
So we hope that these tips in our best ways to keep your mattress clean article are helpful. The right mattress will obviously help you get a good night’s sleep, but keeping your mattress clean is also a huge part of healthy sleep.
If you have questions about sleep hygiene, comment below or please contact us! We are always here to help!
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