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The Importance of Cleaning your Mattress

We all want to stay healthy. In today’s fast paced society getting sick is not really an option. There is always someplace we have to be or something we need to be doing. That is why we focus on staying healthy by washing our hands and cleaning our homes. However, every time we clean our homes we often forget to clean on of the most important things. That thing is our mattress. It does not matter if your mattress is memory foam or a latex mattress. Either way it can hold in germs, mildew, dust mites, and more if it is not cleaned often enough.

Mold and mildew in mattresses is not an extremely common problem. However it has happened on occasion. We bring mold spores into our home on a daily basis. It also comes through open doors and windows and settles on surfaces. Mildew will build up if we do not clean up any spills that may occur on our mattress. When we clean our home we often get rid of those spores that our present in our home. However if we do not clean often enough, the spores can build up in our latex mattresses. When mold and mildew spores build-up it can cause health problems in individuals. These health problems include allergic reaction and asthmatic symptoms in those who suffer from it. Coughing, wheezing and upper respiratory issues can also pop up and cause issues in otherwise healthy people.

Dust mites are actually more common than one may think. Dust mites eat are microscopic bugs that eat dead skin cells from both humans and pets. They are typically harmless and do not bite you. However, they do present health concerns. There are those who are allergic to dust mites and their feces. Allergic reactions have been documented. What happens more often is that dust mites aggravate a person’s already existing allergies and asthma. Worsening symptoms of either of these things are not good for anyone. Even if you do not have allergies or asthma, when there is a high concentration of dust mites and their feces you can develop allergies.

Bed bugs can also occur in your mattress. These tiny bugs are brought into your house and bury themselves in your mattress. They then proceed to bite you while you sleep. There is no good way to prevent your home from getting bed bugs because they can be just about anywhere. Often times you will carry them into your home on your clothes or suitcases. If you do find yourself waking up with bites on your body you will want to call a professional. It is the most guaranteed way of getting rid of them.

Vacuuming your mattress on a regular basis is extremely important to maintaining your help. You only have to vacuum your latex mattress every three months or so to maintain your mattress’s cleanliness. If you have more questions about mattresses go online to Dreamfoam Bedding. They can try to answer any questions you may have.