As you spend 1/3 of your life in bed, it shouldn’t be surprising that a few years of spending nights on your mattress can make it quite dirty. Especially if you haven’t done anything to maintain or clean your mattress over the years, it could accumulate pounds of dead skin and dust, grow mold from the getting wet and not drying up fast and well enough, as well as absorb a lot of bodily fluids.
The thing with having a dirty mattress is that, all of these dirt can actually prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep. Mold could easily cause respiratory inflammations and infections, dust could trigger your asthma, and dead skin can cause skin irritations and itchiness all throughout the night. All of these will not only hamper your zzz’s, but will surely harm your (and your loved ones’) health.
This is why maintenance is essential if you want to keep your mattress in top shape. Ensuring that it is clean and dry will guarantee that it is fresh, healthy, and ideal for a good night’s sleep.
So, if you ever find yourself having difficulties in sleeping, coupled with a hard time breathing while in bed, your mattress may just be the very culprit for your sleepless nights. A deep and thorough cleaning or even a replacement may be the best solution for such cases.