Keeping Allergens Out of the Mattress and Bedroom

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Keeping Allergens Out of the Mattress and Bedroom

There are a few issues no one ever wants to deal with in their bedroom sleep sanctuary, and one of these is the presence or high concentration of allergens. Allergens can cause sleep and related issues for those who deal with allergies, particularly during this spring period where many people’s allergies are at their peak – but keeping allergens away from the bedroom and mattress setup can go a long way here.

At 2 Brothers Mattress, we’re here to help. Not only do we offer a huge selection of top mattresses for clients in Salt Lake City, Provo, American Fork and other parts of Utah, but we also offer accessories like mattress protectors and others that can play a key role in allergen prevention. Here are several approaches for keeping your mattress and bedroom area free of allergen risks year-round.

Proper Mattress Protection

As we were alluding to above, a mattress protector is an immensely helpful tool for keeping allergens away from your bedding setup. The proper mattress protectors are made to be waterproof, as well as dust mite-proof and other allergen-proof. Most of these protectors also come with anti-bacterial treatments which can help keep germs at bay.

As you’re looking for the ideal mattress protector, make sure to select a model that won’t change the feel of your mattress. The protector should be thin enough to go unnoticed, yet strong enough to do its job without fail.

Sheet Cleaning and Change-Outs

Another simple way to make a huge difference in allergen control is to regularly clean and change out your sheets. This can be done weekly or bi-weekly depending on the level of protection you’re looking for from allergens. Make sure to use the proper detergent during washings, as well as hot water – both of which will help chase away those microscopic threats.

Finally, be sure to air out your mattress as much as possible on a regular basis. This will allow fresh air to circulate around the mattress and help ward off any concentrated allergen presence that might otherwise build up over time.

And if you need an extra pair of sheets to make this easier, we stock a wide variety here at 2 Brothers Mattress.


Many of the most common allergens, such as dust and pet dander, can settle into the fibers of your mattress. Regular vacuuming with a high-powered vacuum cleaner will help keep these allergens away from the surface and interior of your mattress. For best results, be sure to go over the entire area thoroughly several times before moving on to another location or task.

Naturally, vacuuming should also extend to the rest of your bedroom as well. Be sure to hit the floors and any other furnishings in the area to ensure an allergen-free sleeping environment.

Pet Considerations

One common vehicle for allergens is the family pet(s). It’s important to do your best to keep pets out of the bedroom, preferably at all times. This will help ensure that their dander and other allergens don’t get transferred into your mattress and bedding setup – even if you’re vacuum regularly.

If you do allow pets in, this only further highlights the importance of regular cleaning and vacuuming – as well as the use of proper bedding protectors.

Window Cleaning

Another common location for dust and certain other allergens to gather is around the windows and window panes. Be sure to keep them clean by regularly wiping down surfaces, as well as vacuuming any curtains or shade fixtures you might have in place.

You shouldn’t need much more than some simple soap and water to get the job done. Once again, this will help ensure maximum allergen protection in your bedroom sleep sanctuary.

General Decluttering

You may have noticed that dust is a recurring theme here, as it’s a key source of allergens in many homes and bedrooms. One way to help minimize its presence – as well as other potential allergens – is to declutter your sleeping area. This means removing any unnecessary items or furniture, packing away books and any other items that may be gathering dust, and generally clearing out the bedroom of anything nonessential.

This will create a more breathable environment in your bedroom, which can help those who suffer from allergies and other similar issues.

Be Careful With Feather Dusters

As you’re cleaning, it’s important to avoid using a feather duster. While this may seem like the best option for dusting, these items can actually increase allergens more than they remove them from the atmosphere.

If you must use a duster of some sort, be sure to choose something made of microfiber material instead – such as a cloth or sponge. This will help trap the dust instead of just pushing it around your bedroom, allowing for maximum allergen protection.

Ultimately, having a healthy and clean sleeping environment is key to ensuring a good night’s sleep. By following these simple steps, you can make sure that any allergens are kept at bay – allowing you to get an ideal sleep.

For more on this or any of our mattress and sleep products for clients in SLC, Provo, American Fork and other parts of Utah, get in touch with our team at 2 Brothers Mattress today!

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