Is it truly important to have a removable and cleanable mattress cover? The answer is a resounding yes. Let's find out why.
A removable cleanable mattress cover lets you have the health and hygiene you desire
You certainly don't want perspiration, dust mites, mould, bacteria or smell on your mattress. So a removable cleanable mattress cover
is the ideal solution to making sure your mattress is clean and hygienic at all times.
You simply unzip the mattress cover (it goes all the way around the mattress) and clean it as directed. This may be as simple as popping it into the washing machine or sending it for dry cleaning. In this way, you can be certain of having the health and hygiene benefits that you desire.
Surprisingly, very few mattresses in other stores come with a cover. Yet at European Bedding Singapore
, all of our mattresses come with a removable cleanable mattress cover.
Let's find out more about what sorts of things can get on your mattress - you may be surprised!
When you spend 8 hours a night on your mattress, then over that time a considerable amount of perspiration will make its way onto your mattress cover. Even if you don't feel overly hot, your body naturally loses some liquid during sleep. No-one wants months-old or years-old perspiration on their mattress - yet that is exactly what will happen if you don't have a removable mattress cover that can be cleaned.
A cleanable mattress cover allows you to remove dust mites. Even though, some mattress cores, such as those made of natural latex, are dust mite, mould and bacteria resistance, it is still always a good idea to clean the mattress cover once a while. Dust mites are tiny organisms, barely visible to the naked eye that can cause allergies. Dust mites feed on flakes of human skin and are commonly found in bedding and other household surfaces.
Did you know that dust mites belong to class arachnida - the same class as spiders and scorpions? You certainly don't want a bunch of these on your mattress or bedding. Yet this is one of the most favourable environments for dust mites due to the presence of human skin for them to feed on and the high humidity due to perspiration (dust mites require a certain level of humidity to survive).
Dust mites can be readily killed by high temperatures. A removable cleanable mattress cover which can be exposed to very hot water and/or a dryer will eradicate existing mites.
Have you ever woke up with reddish bumps on your skin similar to a mosquito bite? You will be surprised to know that the real culprit may not be mosquitoes but bed bugs instead. The scientific name of a bed bug is known as Cimex Lectularius. It feeds on the blood of warm blooded-animals including humans. As we spend one-third of our life in bed, mattress has become a favourite habitat for them.
Simply washing the mattress cover with normal temperature water is insufficient to kill the bed bugs. High temperature is required to eliminate bed bugs effectively. Our mattress cover is either washable at 95 degree Celcius or dry cleanable depending on the mattress models and therefore will help to remove bed bugs completely.
While a latex mattress
is naturally mould resistant, your bedding isn't. This is why it's important to have a mattress cover you can remove and clean. In the warm humid climate of Singapore, mould can grow very easily. Regular removal and cleaning of the mattress cover is critical in preventing growth of mould spores.
Even the cleanest people release oils and perspiration into their bedding as they sleep, and this attracts bacteria. You simply cannot avoid this. Bacteria will continue to reproduce when conditions are favourable for them (food source available, correct temperature, etc.) A mattress full of bacteria doesn't sound appealing! To periodically remove the bacteria, you will need to be able to clean your mattress cover, and this is why a removable mattress cover is important.
A mattress used without a mattress cover will develop an odour over time, no matter how careful you are about cleanliness. The smell may be due to things such as bacterial growth mentioned above, or odour from oily hair, and so on. To avoid this, you will need to regularly clean your mattress cover. A removable mattress cover is therefore critical in this area.
Some people are allergic to dust mites, mould, and certain species of bacteria. For anyone suffering from allergies, it's critical to avoid these allergens. We learned above about these things from a non-allergic perspective, but this becomes even more important for those who suffer from allergies.
If you want to avoid allergens in your mattress, you will absolutely need to have a removable cleanable mattress cover. Remember also that those who suffer from allergies will need to have their mattress cover cleaned even more frequently than those who don't.
How should I clean my mattress cover?
The mattress cover will unzip all the way around for easy removal. Your mattress cover will come with a care guide or cleaning instructions and it's important to follow these correctly. One type of mattress cover may require a different method of cleaning from another mattress cover.
Usually, these methods are either machine washing or dry cleaning. Therefore, it's important to follow the cleaning instructions given with your particular type of mattress cover.
If your mattress cover specifies that it can be washed at a certain temperature (e.g. 95 degrees Celsius) then wash it as close to that temperature as possible without going above it. This will ensure you achieve effective removal of dust mites, smells, germs, and so on. Washing at too low of a temperature may not completely remove these things.
You can't completely avoid the presence of bacteria, dust mites and so on. But you can (and should) periodically remove them by cleaning your mattress cover. It's critical to get these under control before their numbers become too great.
All too many mattresses are sold without a completely enclosable mattress cover. Such mattresses can quickly and irreversibly become impregnated with perspiration, mould, dust mites and odours. By contrast, our removable mattress covers allow you to periodically remove these problems before they have a chance to get into the mattress. This way your mattress is always kept fresh and clean.
A removable cleanable mattress cover is the only way that you can easily and conveniently get rid of dust mites, smell, mould, and perspiration. You can relax knowing that you're sleeping in a hygienic and fresh environment when you use our cleanable mattress covers.