How Your Mattress Affects the Air You Breathe

There’s nothing better than lying in bed, under cozy covers after a long day. Many consider their beds their safe havens and it is where we spend a large part of our day clocking the 6 to 8 hours of sleep that we need to be rejuvenated for the next day’s tasks.

Our mattress is probably the one piece of furniture in our homes where we spend the most time, yet aside from changing our bedsheets, we seldom think about cleaning our mattresses. So, just how can our mattress affect the air that we breathe?


Over the course of the day, while you were out at work, dust particles in the air would have settled on your bed. When you are ready to hit the sack, the motion of getting into bed agitates the settled dust and you end up breathing it into your lungs and possibly causing congestion.

Dust Mites

We shed half a billion skin cells every day. Since we spend a good 6 to 8 hours on our beds daily, many of our dead skin cells will settle into the cracks and crevices of our mattress. Dead skin is a feast for hungry dust mites.

Studies have shown that there’s an estimate of 100,000 to 10 million of these microscopic creatures hanging out in our mattresses. These dust mites and their droppings can set off respiratory allergic reactions or even asthma.

Fungus and Bacteria

The average adult sweats almost 100 litres in bed! That makes your mattress a warm and moist home for fungus and bacteria. Tests from swabs taken from 7-year-old mattresses found more than 16 million colony-forming units of bacteria per square inch. Mold and bacteria can easily be breathed into our system, possibly causing all kinds of havoc.

How should you keep your mattress clean? 

  1. Keep yourself clean to avoid transferring dirt to your bed
  2. Change your bedsheets weekly
  3. Blankets and duvets should be washed every week or two
  4. Use a mattress protector
  5. Vacuum your mattress regularly
  6. Deep clean your mattress every 6 months

What can De Hygienique do for you?

We use cleaning technology specially designed for mattress cleaning. It is 100% dry, chemical safe, and proven effective in removing dust, dead skin cells, body fluids, dust mites, and other microorganisms.

For more information about professional mattress cleaning, contact De Hygienique’s customer service today!

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