With an average of 7 h 10 per day, we can wonder about the hygiene of our mattress for each Indian. Changing sheets is not enough. Come on, courage, it deserves some small efforts, and your nights will be much more beneficial! God’s bedding is expensive, and we spend almost 24 years or 1/3 of our life.
Tips To Make Your Bedding Last
1) Ventilate the room every day,
folding the sheets or duvet to the foot of the bed and removing the pillows. The ideal is to create a draft with another room. Did you know that we eliminate about 40 cl of water every night during our sleep or nearly 300 liters per year that are absorbed by sheets and bedding? Aeration is essential to change the air of the room and lower the humidity level. Do it every morning for at least 15 minutes and on weekends, let your bed ventilate for a whole day so that it has time to dry.
Take a machine washable model that you will clean regularly.
2) Use a mattress protector,
as it “saves” your mattress. The ideal is the over-mattress, easy to shake to ventilate it. Avoid waterproof alèses, which prevent the mattress from breathing while making you sweat; it isn’t good. The fleece alèses, which are presented as a fitted sheet, are very good provided you wash them regularly (which we usually forget to do).
At the same time, your sleep will also be more restorative.
3) Keep the temperature of the room between 16 and 18 °,
always with the idea of limiting sweating and humidity. With a good duvet or a thick blanket, you will not be cold, just an impression of freshness when you go to bed, but it will disappear in less than 5 minutes.
Washing your laundry is not insurmountable. Some tips: for the duvet, dry it one day a week on a fence (or otherwise riding on two chairs back to back), and you can put it back on the bed without changing the cover but turning it over on the other side.
4) Change the sheets every week.
And give up ironing them if that’s what’s wrong with you! It is necessary to wash them for fitted sheets and pillowcases because they can no longer dry completely and maintain moisture in your bedding after eight days, promoting mites’ development.
5) Vacuum your mattress;
this is an effective way to remove mites without resorting to any products. This operation is not anecdotal; by setting the suction power to its maximum and bypassing the suction well plated, you will remove a maximum of impurities while taking off the mattress cover, which favors the passage of air. You can also return it one time a year unless it is equipped with a winter-summer face.
If they are wooden or PVC slats, rub them with a microfiber cloth impregnated with black soap diluted with water, rinse and dry.
6) Clean your box spring 1 time a year for spring cleaning. For an upholsterer box spring, vacuum it, and all around; you can also use a steam cleaner provided you let it dry well before redoing the bed.
7) Never sleep without sheets, teas, or duvet cover; it’s a very, very bad idea. Indeed, whether for the mattress, the over-mattress, the pillows, or the duvet, once you have slept without using protection, they will become actual nests for mites, and they are much more complicated to wash than sheets or covers.
Be careful; it is essential to renew your bedding every 8 to 10 years to guarantee maximum hygiene and well-being.