What’s the dirtiest room in your home? The kitchen? The bathroom? Or could it be your living room? For many, it is the bedroom, because you spend about 30% of your day there and don’t realize how often you need to wash your bedroom surfaces; I’ll give you a hint – it’s more often than you think.
Something that’s gross, but valuable, to think about is the fact that up to 80 percent of the dust in your bedroom either was, or still is, ALIVE. And not just the visible dust “bunnies” on the floor. The airborne dust seen in the rays of sunlight shining through the window contain the same materials (pollen, pet dander, skin, fungi, bacteria, dust mites, etc).
To combat the dust in our bedroom, our experts at Select Comfort recommend that you:
o Clean your bedroom regularly, especially if you have carpets and/or drapery.
o Launder your bedding weekly in hot water—at least 130 degrees to kill dust mites.
o Use allergen-barrier covers for you mattress and bed pillows.
o Set your pillow in the sun for a day (once every three months, or as you feel necessary). The fresh air and direct sunlight help dry it out and let odors escape.