Thinking about the care and cleaning of a mattress may not be on everyone’s minds, but when you consider you spend six, eight or even more hours with it every day… you should take good care of it.
Some people notice that over time, perhaps just a year or two, they suffer more from allergies and other conditions. It is possible an unclean mattress could be the culprit.
This is not saying there are issues with anyone’s hygiene. Mattresses are like any other surface and they need regular cleaning — yet when you cover them up with clean sheets on a regular basis, not many give it much thought.
Dust mites (which are in every bed), their fecal matter, dead skin cells and more all add up over time and can cause a host of health issues, especially for people with allergies or asthma.
There are many steps you can take to keep your mattress clean and healthy:
Change the bedding on a regular basis
Use a mattress pad to keep contaminants out of the mattress and wash it monthly
Vacuum the top of your mattress, perhaps four times a year
After vacuuming, flip the mattress and vacuum again if it is double sided
Those are pretty basic steps, but ask yourself… “Am I doing them?” If not, start now. You will have a healthier sleeping environment that not only gives you peace of mind, but also relief from some allergic reactions and other issues that you may have been suffering from but didn’t know the source.
Don’t forget, there are professional service companies that can periodically give your mattress a deep cleaning. Just as with all your carpet cleaning and furniture cleaning needs, call the professionals at Accent American to care for your mattress.
And then you can do what everyone wants: Get a good night’s sleep!