During the winter months, you may have noticed condensation collecting on the windows of your home, but perhaps especially in the bedroom. This is because our bedrooms are particularly vulnerable to moisture. Moisture that comes, among other things, from the moisture in exhaled air and sweat. This moisture accumulates in our bed, in our mattresses, pillows and duvets. In fact, up to 5dl of body fluids can accumulate in an ordinary mattress.
In addition to dirt and dust, mattresses, duvets, and pillows also absorb moisture. And if you don't take precautions, mold can grow in your bed.
Studies show that between 4-16 different types of fungi grow in an ordinary pillow. And when you share a bed with these unwanted guests, you risk getting sick, developing allergies, and impairing your sleep.
The bedroom is also a high-risk area for mold growth for this very reason. This can be seen in the scaling and discoloration of walls or brickwork, as well as an earthy or musty smell. Mold needs moisture to live and indoors it grows, for example, behind plasterboard, wallpaper, and pictures, on skirting boards in windows and patio doors, and in basements and other places with particularly high humidity, such as behind or under beds. Mold has particularly good living conditions because of the low air exchange rate. In some cases, mold is not detected because it is hidden, for example, in mattresses.
Due to the high humidity, the bedroom also provides good living conditions for house dust mites.
Humdakin has always aimed to inspire people to keep clean rather than to clean. That's why we encourage you to maintain a good indoor climate in your bedroom.
- Make sure you can maintain a flow of air under your bed and avoid too much storage under the bed. This way the mattress can get rid of moisture after the night.
- Use a roll mattress and wash this, as well as the mattress cover 6-12 times a year or use a carpet cleaner to clean it.
- Wash duvets once a year and pillows 3-4 times, but air both regularly. Use our laundry soap or fabric softener.
- Wait to make the bed in the morning. While it's nice and looks great when we get on with the day, we prevent moisture from escaping mattresses and duvets when the bedspread is on.
- Keep bedroom temperatures above 20 degrees and air out 3 times a day.
- Consider leaving the door to adjoining rooms open.
As a bonus, you can also wash down your walls, seasonally, with our universal cleaner to prevent mold on the wall.
Prevent fungus from growing in your bedroom and avoid allergies and other illnesses with our 6 recommendations.