We spend a third of our lives sleeping, so don't you want to make sure that it’s on a clean bed? Many common allergens like dust mites can cause reactions like skin rashes and sneezing, which can lead to more serious illnesses like asthma, eczema and rhinitis. So here are a few hygiene tips to help keep get rid of dust and dirt on your bed.
No Liquid Cleaner: Do not use liquid- or moisture-based cleaning methods on your mattress without consulting professionals. These might damage it and introduce unwanted moisture.
Replace your pillows: Dirt and oil and dead skin cells get trapped there, which might lead to acne. Dust mites, which belong to the spider family, also like to hang out in the crevices of your pillow. Change your pillows every one to two years. The use of a mattress or pillow protector will help prevent stains and will help to protect your bed from bacteria and stains.
Wash the dirt away: Wash your bed sheets every other week. However, if you sweat at night you should wash your sheets once a week. Always wash them in hot water to kill dust mites and bacteria. To get a deep, natural clean you can also wash run your sheets in cycle with hot water and 1 cup of vinegar (no detergent) followed by a second cycle with 1/2 cup of baking soda (no detergent). It helps to clean any build up and deodorize your sheets. The same thing can be done for towels.
Sun your sheets: Open up your bedroom window and allow the sun to hit your pillow, mattresses and duvet regularly. The UV rays kill bacteria and dust mites.