It’s a well-established fact that we humans spend around a third of our lives in a bed, which is only natural as it’s an important part of our lives, without sleep we couldn’t spend the other two-thirds of our lives living. One of the most common things we don’t seem to think about though is the bed we sleep in. It’s not just a matter of having a good mattress, it’s also important that we take good care of it.
Dust mites are not an uncommon occurrence, and while they may seem like much of a menace, over time they can be. Many people have developed allergies to dust mites, which can seriously affect how they sleep, which means keeping your mattress free of dust mites is important so you can sleep well at night.
One of the most essential things that you should do, in order to keep good care of both yourself and your mattress, is to have it cleaned on a regular basis. If you are, or become allergic to, dust mites, you can be faced with a myriad of health and medical problems. Mattress cleaning is perhaps the simplest way to combat this, as it removes the dust mites and any additional matter related to them, such as dead skin, bacteria, dust mite excrement, viruses and mould spores.
It’s easy enough to do it yourself, but for the absolute best results, what you need to look into is a mattress cleaning service which looks into keeping their treatments non-toxic and chemical free, but most importantly, dry. The latter point is important, because you wouldn’t want to end up sleeping on the couch, nor would you want any wet patches to not dry out, causing wet patches and potential places for mould to grow.
Another solution that can aid you in reducing the number of dust mites in your bed is to use protective bedding, this usually includes changing your pillow and doona covers, as well as your mattress covers and protectors. For those that are allergy sufferers or just sensitive to them, there are dust mite covers specifically made to help protect you. Typically, these types of protective bedding are made from purely natural fibres and have a pore size that is smaller than 10 microns, which is the required pore size to prevent dust mites from getting through.
There are a number of other methods of prevention you can employ in order to protect yourself from dust mites, and stop them from making a cosy little home in your mattress. One of the best methods is to keep your home in a state of constant low humidity, usually keeping levels below 70 per cent. This doesn’t mean you have to constantly run the air conditioner, just by having natural lights you’re already on your way to keep the humidity of your home cool. Another necessity is that you have good ventilation throughout your entire home, but most especially in your bedroom. The final piece of advice is to vacuum your bedroom thoroughly on a regular basis. This helps get rid of any dust mites that could be living in your carpet, and thusly be transferred onto your bed.
If you’re looking for more information on mattress cleaning, or you want to find a mattress cleaner in your local area, we have many contact details and locations.
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