Approximately one third of our lives are spent in the state of sleep. This being the case, it is a good idea to have a place to sleep that is clean, comfortable and good for your back at the same time. Thus, the mattress that you choose and use should be of good quality and kept clean and free of odors.
This can be achieved by first choosing a mattress that is a combination of comfortable firmness and softness at the same time. In order to keep dirt and allergens away from your body while you sleep it is essential to keep your mattress clean underneath where your body lies for so many hours of your life.
Maintain the freshness and cleanliness of your mattress at all times by doing the following:
To give your mattress a clean and fresh smell, I like to place dryer sheets on top of the mattress and underneath the bed sheets. This gives the bed a laundry fresh scent all of the time, which lasts for days on end. As a matter of fact it should last until you change your sheets the next time. When you change the sheets, simply set a new dryer sheet under the bed sheets once again. Be sure to sample different varieties of dryer sheets in order to find one that you really like a lot and will enjoy the smell of on a regular basis. There are many to choose from on the market today, and I like to switch from time to time from one of my favorite scents to another.
It is difficult to find a mattress in which you can avoid getting dirty and malodorous for the long term, so my family uses the air mattress sleep number variety of beds. It is really nice because not only can you pick the amount of firmness that your body does the best to sleep with and what works best for your back to keep it from hurting throughout the day, but it also is a whole lot easier to keep clean! These mattresses are made from a rubber material and covered with a zip on cover. The zip on cover is removable and washable in a washing machine! It really makes a difference with keeping it clean. This kind of bed is less likely to pick up things such as dust mites and other airborne allergens and bacteria because of the ease of cleaning it on a regular basis.
If you do not want to use an air mattress, another alternative is a water bed. These too are made out of an easily washable material; the plastic that is the actual mattress is very easily washed down with a little bit of mild cleaning fluid and then covered with a pad and then the sheets.
Okay, so you may be the kind of person who prefers a good old fashioned spring mattress. In this case, I suggest using a mattress cover and washing it on a weekly basis along with your bed sheets and blankets. For the purpose of good health, always buy a mattress that is brand new and never one that is used!
Whatever type of bed you prefer it is smart to keep your bedding clean so your body will not pick up anything while you are asleep that you would rather avoid.
If you smoke cigarettes then it is good practice to never smoke in the same room as your bed. If you do, the smoke will settle into the fibers of your mattress and then onto your body as you rest on it.
Cleaning your mattress is a good way to live a healthier life. Sleep well!