You spend a significant amount of time sleeping on your mattress. That's why your mattress should be the cleanest and healthiest environment in your home or school dorm room.
Every night our mattresses collect perspiration, oils from our skin, dead skin cells, and drops of liquid from that occasional morning coffee in bed. Over time these organic materials collect, creating the perfect breeding ground for molds, bacteria and dust mites. A mattress protector prevents these materials from reaching the surface of the mattress. The protector can easily be removed and washed regularly, keeping the sleeping environment as healthy and allergen free as possible.
Here are a few quick tips for keeping your sleeping environment healthy:
Change the Sheets
Changing your sheets regularly, once a week, is the first step in creating a healthy sleeping environment. This can help keep organic materials from collecting and creating a home for dust mites.
Let the Sun In
During the day if possible, open the curtains and blinds and let the sun bathe your bed with light. Direct sunlight is a natural disinfectant and can help keep allergens at bay between sheet changes.
Don't Forget a Pillow Protector
You have a mattress protector, but what about your pillows? Your pillow should also have protection from liquids and other organic materials. Place a pillow protector over each pillow and be sure to wash them regularly for optimal protection.