Mattress Stains are Gross, This Spring Cleaning it’s Out With the Old, in With the New

Remember in college when there was the one person in your dorm stuck with mattress stains? Usually it was from a night of partying, a microwave pizza situation gone bad, or any other number of gastrointestinal mishaps. Back then it was an unfortunate reality that you had to live with. These days? Not so much. Luckily for us, most of us have the ways and means to improve our lot in life and get a fresh and (most importantly) hygienic mattress.

Not only is a stained mattress *ahem* very gross, it also could be leading to some pretty nasty health problems for you and anyone else unlucky enough to sleep on it. Sure, you can try to bleach out mattress stains, but you’re sort of just prolonging the inevitable here. The facts are these: mattress stains often harbor bacteria, mold, and yes, little critters that could be giving  you some serious health problems. Here’s the lowdown on why you should be ditching your old stained mattress for this year’s spring cleaning.

The Terrible Truth About Dust Mites and Mattress Stains

Here’s the thing: it’s not your mattresses’ fault. Mattress stains happen because life happens. We spend a third of our lives on our mattress sleeping, so after ten years that means we’ve spent over three years sleeping in it! In that time not only do we accrue mattress stains, but also sweat, skin flakes, and yes: dust mites. Dust mites are microscopic creatures that feed on your hair, skin flakes, and whatever else is in that stain. While you won’t be able to feel or see them (though just the thought makes me shudder) you will be able to sense their presence: dust mites are the cause of many allergies, sicknesses, and lung infections. It doesn’t take much for them to take hold either, even a stray egg can be the cause of a big infestation.

“Every mattress is a crime scene in terms of how it gets inoculated with mites,” explained Glen Needham, a retired professor of entomology at Ohio State University. Dust mites can make their way to your bed by clinging to clothes or even your pet. “All you have to do is get a female dust mite to start laying eggs, and pretty soon you have a starter set going in your mattress.”

Memory Foam is Stain Resistant and Repels Unwanted Intruders

So why switch to a memory foam mattress? It’s simple science. A traditional box spring mattress has large pockets of air between the coils of the bed, leading to an increased area for dust mites to accumulate. On the other hand, a memory foam mattress removes those areas and comes with a topper designed to circulate fresh air and minimize the encroachment of dust mites. A DreamCloud Luxury mattress even comes with a topper specifically designed to fight those nightly intruders, by using a higher quality cashmere topper than the traditional polyester one associated with other mattresses.

Take Away the Stain and Take Back Your Life

It’s frankly an eyesore to have a stained mattress. Don’t be embarrassed any more by your old, raggedy mattress. This spring, kick that old thing to the curb and try to upgrade. Mattress stains should be something that you left back in college, along with your Dave Matthews band CDs and unfortunate haircuts. You’re an adult now, so start sleeping like one. If a full night’s sleep is good enough for silicon valley CEOs, it’s good enough for you. You’re going to love the difference it makes in your life, inside and out.

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