Do you know how many mites can be living right now in your mattress? Between 100.000 and 10.000.000 depending on its antiquity. It is a direct risk for our health. Even it is possible that, today, you are suffering allergies and problems of insomnia without knowing that the real problem "sleeps" every day in your mattress.What can we do? The experts recommend to change the mattress to us every 10 years, but everything will depend also on its quality and on how you are. Yes we are sure is that, along the whole useful life of a mattress, it is essential to carry periodic cleanliness out in order to escape from the fearsome mites.
Today, in our space, we tell how you can disinfect your mattress. It is really easy!
1-The importance of cleaning and of disinfecting the mattress:It is possible that in more than one occasion you have heard speaking about this study that recommends “not to do the bed” or, at least, to allow to spend approximately two hours before arranging it. Well, this theory is true only partly. It is essential that we open the windows to leave that the air ventilates the bed. Now then, according to the immunologists, with it two things are going to happen:
The mites will die.We have to remember that the mites are arthropods, i.e. have an exoskeleton. Therefore, when they die, will be the skin and that external skeleton acceded to our bed linens, pillows and mattresses, remain a source of danger to any person who is allergic.
The normal thing is to change the sheets every week and, with it, we renew the bed and the danger of the mites but: what happens with the mattress? It is the part of the bed where more there are stored usually the mites of the dust, both alive and dead, this is, with its still adherent exoskeletons. It is so essential to disinfect the mattress at least once a month.
2-Effects of the mites on our health:Mites are microscopic-sized arachnids that can very well pass through the fabric of our sheets from the mattress. That is to say, even when you change your sheets regularly, the presence of mites in the mattress can remain dangerous.
You must know that the allergic reactions come from two sources: from the feces of dust mites and the own dead mites. That is why, although airing your your bed and decide not to take it, their skeletons will adhere to the fabric causing health problems.
One of the most common symptoms for your health is to suffer allergies, symptoms that would start with red eyes, sneezes, asthma, cough, I have a runny nose, sore throat …
The awakening with many sleeps in the eyes also is usually an effect of the mites.
The problems of skin, the insomnia and the headache also are symptoms that we must bear in mind. If your mattress has more than 10 these years they will be of the most clear effects for our health.
3-How to clean and to disinfect our mattress:What do I need to clean and to disinfect my mattress?
A bottle of sodium bicarbonate (250 grams).
5 drops of essential oil of the tree of the tea.
A plastic container with lid.
A colander or a sifter.
How do I do it?
It is very easy. The first thing we are going to do is to remove the sheets and the mattress to a place where you of the sun and where we have enough space to move around and clean it. The ideal is, without doubt, a balcony or a terrace.
Why are we going to use sodium bicarbonate? Because it is an essential element, economical and efficient to help us in our daily cleaning. Allows us to eliminate the moisture, deodorize and eliminate all sorts of bacteria, dirt and, above all, annoying mites. In regard to the essential oil of tea tree, as you know, is one of the best disinfectants that there are natural. You can easily find it in natural stores. It is not expensive and will serve you for a multitude of applications: in order to develop disinfectants of hands, to clean the bathroom or the kitchen… has a pleasant odor and will achieve, moreover, that your mattress once again having that nice aroma to "new".
What we are going to do is very simple. It takes a plastic receptacle and introduces in him 250 grams of bicarbonate. Add now 5 drops of essential oil and removes well so that two things are mixed. Perfect: you already have it almost ready!
Next step? Now, through the sieve or strainer you see spreading this mixture of baking soda and essential oil on your mattress. First we will do so on the one hand, and let soak for an hour. Then, you can do so by the other party and let also acts for an hour. In this way, we'll be sanitizing our mattress.
Finally, you do not have any more that to spend your hoover for the surface of the mattress to withdraw the whole dirt adhered to the bicarbonate. How you see, it is a question of a really easy and ideal trick to do once a month. This way, you will obtain a deeper and healthy rest, will notice it especially on having got up in the morning. Do we put it into practice?
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