Ideal sleep conditions
Since mattresses and textiles accumulate a growing collection of dust, sweat and mites over time, they should be cleaned thoroughly with a soft brush now and again. Rotating and flipping the mattress also ensures that wear and tear is spread out more evenly across the entire mattress.
How often you flip your mattress depends on what type of mattress you use and your sleep behaviour. Ideally, you should flip your mattress over once or twice a year. That way you can prevent depressions from forming and help reduce moisture levels. When a mattress needs to be replaced depends on its quality and how you care for it.
- A mattress protector protects your mattress against dust, stains, wear and tear, plus it’s easy to air out and washable at up to 60°C.
- Mattress toppers improve the comfort of your sleep and extend the life of your mattress. Plus they’re also extremely easy to air out.
Restore the comfort factor
You should wash textiles, duvets, pillows, bed linens and quilt covers on a regular basis. It takes a temperature of at least 60°C to effectively get rid of mites, which is particularly important if you have allergies. All IKEA products contain detailed care instructions in the information provided with each individual product.
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Your bedroom’s temperature and humidity level are essential for creating a restful sleeping environment. The simplest trick: regular ventilation.
- Airing out your room for 10 to 15 minutes after you get up in the morning and before you go to bed at night works wonders.
- In the summer, ventilation is best done in the morning when the air is cooler.
- In the winter, shake your quilt thoroughly after you get up, then air the room out rapidly and only then should you turn the heat up. Once the room has warmed up, turn the heat back off and quickly air it out again. This replaces the moist air with cold, dry air.
- It’s also important that you air out your mattress, quilt, pillow and bed linens and keep them fresh.