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You have always assumed that you take care of yourself better than anyone else. When it comes to your own cleanliness, it does not only concern your body but also your mattress.

Studies show that your mattresses carries thousands of bacteria when it is not cleaned regularly. Here are three gross things that you might be sleeping with.

1. Dust

You might think that dust is not a big deal, but the truth is that dust is the first phase that indicates how dirty your environment is.

If not cleaned, dust particles will not only affect the colour of your mattress sheet and its quality, it will also affect your health, leading to a case of dust allergy.

To prevent dust piling up on your mattress, try to wash your mattress sheet at least once every three to four weeks.

If you are living in a place with windows or a balcony, try to wash the sheets more regularly. However, note that washing the mattress sheet only is never enough.

Regular washing and disinfecting will keep germs at bay.

2. Germs

Other than dust, germs are one of the grossest things in and on your mattress. Not only are they dirty, but germs result in health complications such as fever, cough, diarrhoea and other types of common infections.

In order to get rid of germs, change or wash your mattress sheet regularly and if the symptoms persist it’s probably time to get your mattress cleaned.

Avoid leaving your mattress in wet or damp conditions as it can cause a smelly odour, germs, and mould spore growth.

Dust mites are plain bad news for your allergies.

3. Dust mites

As dust accumulates it causes your mattress to be a dust mite haven. Not only is this unhygienic for your mattress and bed sheet, but dust mites may result in serious skin rash and allergies.

To overcome this issue, washing your mattress sheet regularly may not be enough to prevent such dirty particles and inhabitants. Hiring a professional mattress cleaning service may be the best solution.

This article first appeared in Kaodim.

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