Why is it important to clean the bed?

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We spend a third of our lives sleeping but the bed is also the favourite place for mites, responsible for allergies. Here are a few reasons good enough to make us pay more attention to cleaning the bed: dust, stains, mould and unpleasant smells.

Beside changing bedding, many people do not pay too much importance to the bed itself. If you want to know how to clean the bed and get rid of the dangers lurking in your beds, follow the steps below. The bed is not just a mattress and a wooden, fabric or metal bed frame – it is also a pillow, bed, blanket, mattress cover and other accessories that should be considered when cleaning your bed.

Proper bed cleaning involves the change and obvious washing of bed linen. Bed linen must be changed once every week if you cannot change it every few days, as would be ideal. Bed linen should be washed at a temperature above 60 ° C and with a suitable detergent so that it is disinfected but it is important that the detergent does not cause allergies.

After the mattress has been uncovered, if you can, take it outdoors and give it a good shake. If not, you can also vacuum it on both sides. Use a brush that can be attached to the vacuum cleaner to remove dirt and dust that have been impregnated in the fabric. It is very important that the mattress passes through this process because specialists consider it one of the dirtiest. If the mattress has fresh spills, you can use a cleaning solution but only on the affected surface because it is totally unsuitable to use water to clean the mattress. Leave the solution for 10 to 15 minutes, then use a cotton cloth or a tissue to absorb moisture.

Persistent stains on bed mattresses, particularly urine stains, can be removed with hydrogen peroxide. You can use hydrogen peroxide straight from the bottle or cut it with two parts water and put it into a spray bottle. Spray the affected area until it is damp. Blot dry with a cloth or paper towel and allow to air dry.

 Do not neglect the bed frame! Whether it is made of metal, fabric or wood, it must be properly taken care of.

• Metal frames: Dust, then check for rust spots. Brush away any you see with a stiff wire-brush and paint with sealant to prevent it reappearing.

• Wood frames: Dust, periodically checking that screws are tight.

• Fabric frames: Brush away the fluff, then vacuum using the upholstery tool. Do not wash the fabric! It is hugely difficult to dry and you risk damaging it.

The pillows, before being dressed in clean pillowcases, will need to be very well shaken and even washed if this is allowed. Pillows are one of the favourite places for mites, so it is important to be shaken or washed.

Dress the bed in clean linen and cover it with a blanket that performs both an aesthetic and a functional role – you can then enjoy a restful sleep in clean and beautifully scented bedding.

Tips and tricks

• Use a mattress protector cover that you can change often and launder in the washing machine in cold or warm water, on a gentle or delicate setting. Use a bleach-free laundry detergent – bleach can damage the waterproof backing of some covers.

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• Pillowcases need to be changed more often, at least twice a week or even more often, also ironed very well to sterilize them.

• Unwrap the bed every time you go on holiday to give it the chance to air the mattress.

• Keep an eye on the humidity in your bedroom because too high humidity can cause the mattress to become heavier and lose its original features. Why not invest in a hygrometer? Humidity caused by sweat infiltrates deep into the mattress and is often caught there for a long time. It is the perfect environment for mould, which can harm your health.

• It is not advisable to dry clothes in the bedroom or near the bed.

• The mould can be of several colours: black, white, red, orange, yellow, blue or purple. Put a drop of bleach on the coloured area: if the stain changes colour or disappears altogether it is mould – look for similar stains and thoroughly clean them. Sometimes the mould is in places that are not visible to the naked eye. The smell of moisture or a smell of soil indicates the presence of the mould to be searched and removed.

We wash our clothes regularly, so with our own bed linen should not be different. Keep in mind that an old/damaged bed or bed linen can cause blockages in the couple’s life.

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Sports Therapy: The Future of a Good Nights Sleep

Here at Just 4ft Beds, we are proud to bring to you the Sports Therapy collection! An exciting range of 4ft mattresses targeted at those with an active lifestyle, the health conscience or just those who suffer with aches and pains on a daily basis – guaranteed to be a game changer in the mattress industry!

Sports Therapy Logo June 2013

Designed to aid in recovery as you sleep, there are four mattresses within this range each with different beneficial aspects:

  • Airstream – with its vertical cool hypoallergenic fibre layer, this mattress offers the utmost comfort and ventilation needed for a good night’s sleep.
  • Gel Feel – featuring a Gel Feel foam layer, this mattress uses the latest technology to provide a constant mattress temperature as you sleep.
  • Bluecool – perfect for those who sleep in the same position throughout the night, the Blu-cool technology is developed to combat the heat generated from your body as you sleep, staying cool in the summer and warm in the winter – meaning you receive a therapeutic and rested sleep no matter the weather.
  • Talalay Latex – Talalay latex is a natural material and is considered to be the best quality latex in the world. This mattress is mildew resistant and has anti-allergenic properties – perfect for suffers of eczema, asthma and other allergies.

Did you know that the number 1 reason for waking up in the night is a change in temperature? Your body heat can’t escape from the mattress, so your bed warms up meaning you then become unsettled. The air flow technology used within this range is designed to expel warm air from the mattress as we move naturally in the night, providing a constant flow of cool air.

Each one of these mattresses are comprised of a multi zone foam unit – this means they provide active pressure point relief whilst the castellated comfort cells provide comfort and support where needed most. Finished with a mesh border and air flow technology, the Sports Therapy range regulates body temperature throughout the night therefore achieving an uninterrupted healthy sleep.

A good night’s sleep can do wonders for both physical and mental health. According to latest research, achieving a comfortable 7 or 8 hour sleep every night can relieve stress and boost your mood as well as slowing down the ageing process. Getting a quality nights sleep is vital in aiding in recovery from aches and pains and leaves us feeling refreshed in the morning. We buy top quality exercise equipment and healthy food that preps us for activities, so why not invest in a comfortable mattress to further benefit our health?

The Sports Therapy range comes with a 5 year warranty and to ensure you receive only the best, this range has been tried and tested by professional athletes – here’s what some of them had to say!

 

“I have had just a few nights on my sports therapy mattress. I have already noticed Sports Therapy Mattressesthe positive influence it has had on both my sleep quality and recovery. I would thoroughly recommend this product” – Professional Cricketer

“Rest and recovery are just as important as training. With my new Sports Therapy mattress I feel refreshed, renewed and ready to go every morning.” – Rugby Player

“As a swimmer, I regularly wake up ridiculously early in the morning, so getting a quality night’s sleep is vital to ensure that I am recovered for the next day’s training. Since having the Sports Therapy mattress, as soon as my head hits the bed, I’m asleep within a few minutes which means I wake up feeling refreshed and ready for training. I would definitely recommend this mattress for other elite athletes.” – Triple Paralympic medallist

“I have been using the Sports Therapy Mattress now for just over a week and have been delighted with how comfortable the mattress in comparison to my previous sprung mattress. The quality of my night’s sleep has noticeable improved already as it is so much easier to get comfortable, the feel is extremely soft and provides the right amount of support for me also. As a sport’s professional it is important for me to get a good night’s sleep to feel revitalised ahead of playing in a tournament, I am delighted with the product so far and would recommend this mattress to all who would need to improve their sleep, and wake up feeling refreshed and pain free!! – Professional Golfer

 

Complete the experience with the Sports Therapy pillow – using the same airflow technology as the mattresses, this pillow allows cool air to flow between the head and neck, maintaining an even temperature throughout the night. Encased in a Bug guard treated soft knit fabric, with the Sports Therapy range you are guaranteed a therapeutic nights sleep from head to toe!