Professionals Recommend a Cleaner Mattress Or Else

Professionals Recommend A Cleaner Mattress Or Else…

December 23, 2008
Healthy Sleep

Its official most of us are mattress-cleaning slackers. Doctors and mattress industry insiders, allergist all agree we need to take better care of ourselves by keeping our mattress cleaner. Remember the cliché’ an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure? Well perhaps a cleaner mattress can act as one ounce of prevention from the numerous minor and more serious health issues aggravated by mattresses like: allergies, asthma, dermatitis, eczema, hay fever, inflammation of mucous membranes, rhinitis, itchy red eyes, headaches, sinus pain, fatigue, sneezing, bronchitis and other respiratory related problems.
How can we all sleep in a cleaner mattress ?
Start by purchasing a quality breathable mattress pad or mattress protector and placing it on the mattress surface. Top that off with a nice set of sheets and your ready for bed.  Remember to at least once a week wash your sheets and mattress pad. These can be replaced for much less than a new mattress if they wear out due to frequent washings. An often overlooked mattress cleaning tip is to vacuum your mattress regularly with the upholstery attachment. Take your time with slow overlapping swaths and be thorough. You should vacuum your mattress at least once a month. Allergy and asthma suffers may want to vacuum your mattresses more frequently. Be sure you are using a quality vacuum with a hepa filter and then replace your bedding immediately.
A smart investment would be to have your mattress professionally cleaned and sanitized one time a year or more so if you do not frequently care for your mattress or have allergy related concerns. There are companies that will clean mattresses across the country and here in the St. Louis area as well.  So if your New Years Goal was to make a healthier you, why not start with a cleaner mattress or get rid of that old one and buy a new mattress set. Talk to a bedroom store if you have more questions.