Can Your Bed Make You Sick?

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Is Your Bed Making You Sick?

There are many reasons to go out and buy yourself a new bed. You may not be getting as good a night’s sleep as you used to when the bed was new. You may have started to notice the bed is losing it’s shape, or that the bed is simply too old, and it’s time for a new one. One other reason to buy a new bed may not be as apparent as some other reasons, but is certainly just as valid. If you find yourself feeling sick, particularly before you get out of bed in the morning, it may be time to get yourself a new bed.
Itchy eyes and sudden congestion are just a few of the most common side effects of sleeping in a bed that is full of allergens. Like it or not, most mattresses contain some types of allergens, simply due to the fact that dust floats around wherever you go. Normally, these allergens should have no real effect on your health, unless you already are allergic or are particularly sensitive to dust particles in the air. Unfortunately however, some beds can begin to build up allergens and other irritants over time, which can have negative effects on your health. In order to prevent yourself from losing too much sleep to these irritants, there are a few things you can do to ensure your bed doesn’t start to make you sick.

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Every now and then it’s a good idea to do some vacuuming around your bed area and on the mattress itself. A good time to do this is when you are changing your bedding. By simply cleaning under the bed, around the frame and on the mattress itself with an upholstery attachment, you can drastically reduce the build-up of allergens in your bed.

Mattress Protector

Spilling liquids on your bed can also cause a significant build-up of bacteria in the mattress, especially if you are unable to clean up the mess quickly. As a precaution against possible spills, you may want to get yourself a mattress protector at your local mattress store. This protector acts as a waterproof barrier between your sheets and the mattress itself, and can save you a lot of hassle in the future.


Keeping a dehumidifier running in your room can go a long way towards keeping your bed bacteria free. Germs thrive in a warm, humid climate, which can often be found inside your bed while you sleep, especially during the hot summer months. A dehumidifier can keep your mattress germ free, and also helps keep your room a comfortable temperature year round.
It is important to keep your bed from gathering enough germs to make you sick. Not only will these allergens and bacteria cause you discomfort on a nightly basis, they can also lead to long term health issues like asthma. Be sure to take the proper precautions to prevent this occurring in your mattress, or if you are searching for a new mattress in the Parksville and Nanaimo areas on Vancouver Island, be sure to check out the wide selection of hypoallergenic mattresses available at M&N Mattress and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.