Do You Really Need To Clean Your Mattress?

There is a short answer, and that answer is ‘Yes’.

There is a longer answer, which explains a few more things, but ultimately the answer boils down to ‘For the love of God, YES!’

You Sweat In Your Sleep.

How much you sweat may determine on a few factors, notably, temperature and humidity, plus also how much spicy food you ate before bedtime, but the average person will sweat half a litre every night. And that sweat really only has one place to go.

You Shed Skin.

Experts estimate you shed a gram of skin cells a night. And not just skin, but hair follicles. All of this adds up over time, but is particular more concerning considering what’s coming up next.

There are things living on your mattress that eat your skin cells.

Yeah … that. Dust mites feed of your shed skin cells. Fortunately, they seem to much prefer dead, flaked off skin cells, rather than the kind that are still attached to you, but still … eww.

There could be more than a million dust mites on your average mattress.

People with far more knowledge than me about these kinds of things estimate that mattresses can have between 100,000 to 10 million dust mites. Someone else, who again has a lot of time in their lives to devote to this question, stated that ten percent of a two year old pillows weight was composed of deceased dust mites and their excrement.

Oh, yeah. Dust mite excrement!

Dust mites poop twice their body weight every single day. On your mattress. The same one you sleep on. The same one you are wondering whether you should clean it.  Just let that sink in.

Your mattress could be making you sick.

We’re not moving on from the dust mite poop any time soon. Every time you move in your sleep, dust particles become air borne as a result. These dust particles are made up primarily of dust mites and their droppings, and are so light that they float around. Eventually, they get loose of your bed sheets and become air borne, floating around before finally settling down again.

Often, on you. On your face and your skin, and often you breath them in.

For many people this mightn’t cause any reaction, but if you are susceptible to breathing issues like asthma or skin irritations and allergies, this can really make you feel sick.

You should get your mattress professionally cleaned.

For peace of mind it makes sense to get a mattress cleaning done by professional cleaners like Mattress Cleaning Townsville. They know the precise chemicals required to perform a thoroughly cleaning of your mattress to rid as much of these dust mites and their excrement as possible.