Having your mattress cleaned is even more important than having the carpets and upholstery in your home cleaned. You may believe that a mattress doesn’t need cleaning unless there’s a spill or accident, but the truth is that it requires more regular cleaning because of how often you use it.
Reasons to clean a mattress
Even if you have a mattress pad on your bed, the mattress still requires cleaning because dust mites, body oils, sweat, dead skin and other residue from pets and children get through to the mattress through the pad. The fabric used on mattresses isn’t always designed to be stain resistant as a mattress is always covered, unlike carpets, rugs or upholstery. Any stains on a mattress may be difficult to remove, but the main reasons for cleaning a mattress are to extract soil and disinfect the material. If the mattress has a warranty, the warranty company may require professional mattress cleaning.
Benefits of cleaning a mattress
Fresh, clean bedding can make you believe that your mattress is just as clean as the sheets and comforter, but that’s not the case. Even with regular bedding changes and an anti-dust mite cover, mattresses can contain the highest amount of dust mites and dirt particles in the home. Along with helping to eliminate dust, dirt and dead skin cell flakes, cleaning a mattress has additional benefits.
Healthier indoor air quality
The average adult requires 8 hours of sleep a day, which equals 1/3 or your lifetime and gives a very good reason to maintain health indoor air quality in your bedroom. When you turn in your bed at night, it stirs up fine dust particles from the mattress that you can breathe in. Those dust particles can lead to poor indoor air quality that causes health issues such as throat and eye irritation, sneezing, upper respiratory congestion, watery eyes and fatigue.
House dust mites live mainly in mattresses, and they’re a highly common trigger for allergy issues including asthma, eczema and rhinitis. Removing house mites and dust from mattresses reduces their presence and doctors recommend regular mattress cleaning for their allergy patients because they often have bad allergy attacks while sleeping as their bodies react to the dust mites in the mattress. Minimizing contact with the allergens can reduce allergy triggers that could lead to a more serious health condition.
Peace of mind
Having a clean, hygienic mattress to sleep on can help you rest easier with greater peace of mind. You know you’re not sleeping on a mattress filled with kilograms of dust particles, dead skin flakes and millions of dust mites. A quality night’s sleep helps improve emotional wellness and physical health, so a clean mattress is good for your wellbeing.