The bed is the focal point of every room. But unfortunately, this is also one of the most neglected. Mattresses are not cleaned regularly. As a result, dust mites and bugs accumulate in it.
Tiny creatures in your bed can actually cause skin problems. Bed bugs, for example, feed on dead epithelial cells. They cause rashes and skin infections. Dust mites have a similar effect. Inhalation can also trigger abnormal production of histamine in the system. This leads to unwanted physical problems such as wheezing, coughing, difficulty breathing, sneezing, and watery eyes.
Needless to say, you need to keep your mattress clean at all times.
Try the following bedroom cleaning tips:
Tip 1. Always use a vacuum cleaner when cleaning the bed and the area under the mattress. If you use other cleaning tools without a suction formula, you only release dust particles into the air. You just scatter the dust in your room. Choose a vacuum cleaner that has HEPA or a high-efficiency air filter to remove dust from the air.
Tip 2. Vacuum all sides of the mattress at least once a month. For more efficient cleaning, operate the vacuum in one direction only. Remember to cover all areas, especially the sides and edges of the bed.
Tip 3. To avoid dust collection, use mattress covers. Many people tend to shy away from mattress covers because their plastic interior is usually quite uncomfortable. But now you can find covers made of more comfortable materials. Also use a mattress that is resistant to dust mites.
Tip 4. Change bed linen and pillowcases once a week. It’s not just dust particles and bed bugs that put you at risk. Your skin also separates dead skin cells and sebum. They can stimulate the growth of bacteria and germs in sheets and pillowcases.
Wash in minimum 60 °C water and use a mild detergent. Put them on to dry completely. This will kill the dust mites.
Tip 5. Avoid lying on the bed while eating. Also, avoid hopping into bed if you have just gone outdoors. Your clothes can contain sweat, bacteria and germs that are sure to transfer to the mattress. Switch to a clean cloth first if you want to maintain a clean mattress.
Tip 6: Close windows on windy days. The wind can carry the dust into your room and easily reach the surface of the bed.
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