Because our mattress is constantly well covered and appears perfectly clean, we are frequently mislead to believe that it is generally clean and does not require cleaning. While our mattress may appear velvety and cozy when covered in a clean pair of bed sheets that is changed on a regular basis, this is NOT enough to maintain our mattress clean for sleeping.

Regardless matter how frequently you change your bedsheets and cover your mattress with an anti-dust mite cover, you will be shocked at the volume of dirt particles, dust, dead skin flakes, dried fluid residue, and millions of dust mites and other microorganisms that live within the mattress. In reality, the mattress has the highest concentration of dirt particles and house dust mites in a home. Isn’t that a disappointing discovery?

So, why should you maintain your mattress clean?

1. Maintaining good indoor air quality in the bedroom
We spend an average of 8 hours per day in bed sleeping, which equates to one-third of our lives, thus maintaining good indoor air quality in the bedroom is critical. When we turn on the bed while sleeping, fine dust particles in the mattress are expelled into the air, which we then inadvertently breathe in.

Poor indoor air quality has been linked to a variety of health problems ranging from minor eye and throat irritation to significant respiratory infections, resulting in symptoms such as sneezing, watery eyes, upper respiratory congestion, exhaustion, and more.

2. Suggestions for allergy management and prevention
Dust mites and their excrements are a common cause of allergies such as asthma, rhinitis, and eczema. Because house dust mites are mostly located in mattresses, it is critical to fully remove dust and house dust mites from the mattress to minimize their presence to a minimum. Doctors strongly advise allergy sufferers to clean their mattresses on a regular basis because it is usual for allergy patients to have their worst episodes while sleeping because their bodies are reacting to dust and house dust mites from the mattress. As a result, by limiting one’s exposure to certain allergens, one will have fewer allergy triggers, which can lead to major health problems.

3. Good bedroom hygiene provides complete peace of mind when sleeping.
Sleeping on a clean and hygienic mattress gives you complete peace of mind at night, especially when you consider that you are sleeping on a mattress that contains kilograms of dead skin flakes and dust particles, as well as millions of home dust mites crawling in the mattress every night!

A good night’s sleep is essential for a healthy start to the day. In fact, research have proven that getting enough sleep is vital for improving our physical and emotional health, which is equivalent to our overall well-being.

To learn how to properly clean your mattress, get advice from one of our reputable mattress cleaning professionals here at Omega Steam Clean.