Forget bed bugs, there’s something more unsettling lurking in your bedding.
We may be sleeping with more than just our partner at night – but a cocktail of saliva, urine, and genital fluids too.
Over eight years, your mattress can soak up enough liquid from our bodies to fill two bathtubs.
During sleep, we continue to perspire, and body oils and soil are released. It is possible to find saliva, urine, genital fluids, and fecal matter in the fibers.
It’s not just bodily fluids risking disturbing your sleep, your sheets could be lined in layers of excess skin – and it could be as much as five kilograms over eight years.
The shredded cells create a visible barrier on your mattress over time, leading to unsightly stains and discoloration on your mattress.
This thick layer of cells helps to breed dust mites, which are known to aggravate sufferers of asthma and even eczema.
This can increase two-fold if you let your pet dog sleep on your bed, as half of the population admit to doing.
1. First, open your windows where possible to ventilate your bedroom. This helps to stop the growth of mold.
2. Wash pillowcases and your bedding on as hot a wash as possible – preferably 60°C to kill off bacteria and viruses.
3. Invest in a mattress protector to help reduce the fluid that is absorbed into the mattress, but make sure to wash it regularly.
4. Professionally deep wash your mattress every 12 months or if your renting get your landlord to organize this. Alternatively, contact us on 0759292158, 0103055943, 0742448334, 0756432285, or drop an email to to wash your mattress.