Are you sleeping with the enemy?
If you haven’t cleaned your mattress lately, you might be sleeping with a bunch of despicable, uninvited “room mates”! The vast majority of people think of carpet and upholstery when calling a professional cleaner, and yet more than 95% forget about their mattress without knowing mattresses are one of the most contaminated items in your home.
Do you ever wonder why your kids, or yourself, go to bed feeling fine, and wake up with watery eyes, runny nose, headaches, sinus pain, fatigue, early morning fits of sneezing and with other allergy symptoms? You and your family may be sleeping with the enemy.
Who is this enemy?
It is called a dust mite. Dust mites are invisible to the human eye (1000 of them could be placed on the head of a pin) and live on dead human skin cells (which comprise up to 80% of household dust!), as well as fungi and bacteria. They also live off water vapor, which we provide for them by perspiration and respiration, emitting approximately one pint of moisture per person, per night.
And guess where their favourite breeding spot is?
Yes, that’s right . . . your mattress. Their ideal home!
Why the mattress?
Because it’s warm, often moist, cozy, easy to burrow into and full of their favourite food . . . skin flakes, the skin flakes every human being sheds every day and night of his or her life, no matter what their age, sex or state of health.
The average bedroom can be infested by millions of microscopic dust mites. In fact, while dust mites can be found throughout the home, 60% of them live in mattresses, making the bedroom the number one treatment priority. The bedroom provides a plentiful supply of shed skin cells, warmth and humidity, making it an ideal environment for dust mites to thrive and multiple. And you can’t just vacuum them away.
The typical UAE resident spends up to 1/3 of their life in the bedroom. Don’t neglect your mattress and your health. Professionally clean your mattresses at least every six months as experts and doctors recommend.