As someone who values good health, you probably spend hours cleaning your home. You may encourage your little ones to wash their hands with antibacterial soap. No doubt you do everything you can to keep your home clean and, most importantly, healthy. Despite all your best efforts, your mattress is probably still crawling with invisible bacteria. As much as you’d love to just throw your mattress into the washing machine, it just isn’t possible. So what’s the solution for keeping your bed bacteria free? An antibacterial mattress.
What is an antibacterial mattress?
An antibacterial mattress is made of materials that seriously inhibit the growth of bacteria. It is designed to provide you with a cleaner, healthier sleep.
Why is it important to have an antibacterial mattress?
Bacteria grow everywhere, including your mattress. Think about everything you touch throughout the day: door handles, bathroom stalls and sink faucets, all crawling with bacteria. Unless you shower before you go to sleep, you’re bringing those germs into bed with you. Mattresses are the perfect place for bacteria to thrive and spread, thanks to the warmth your body provides while you sleep. In addition to potentially spreading disease, some of the bacteria found in a mattress can cause significant problems for people who are prone to allergies and asthma. An antibacterial mattress is designed to help prevent the growth and survival of bacteria, mold and mildew in your mattress.
How to tell if a mattress is antibacterial?
If a mattress is antibacterial, it should have certain features. Keep an eye out for these natural antibacterial materials that are used in this type of mattress:
- Copper: Copper has antibacterial and antifungal properties, so it naturally hinders the growth of harmful microbes and bacteria. Copper is a non-chemical and non-synthetic way for your mattress to resist the growth of bacteria and allergens so that you can get a clean and healthy rest.
- Latex: Talalay latex's unique properties make it hypoallergenic, dust-mite resistant, and inherently antimicrobial, inhibiting the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew.
What to do if your mattress isn’t antibacterial
You can always purchase an antibacterial mattress pad or mattress topper to put on your mattress to protect yourself from bacteria that may be living inside your mattress. But if you have had your mattress for quite a while, it may be time for an upgrade so now you can purchase an antibacterial mattress.
Looking for an antibacterial mattress to buy?
Look for an antibacterial mattress that provides you the best of both words: comfort and health. Talalay latex is a great option because it is intrinsically antimicrobial and naturally hypoallergenic. When Talalay latex is infused with copper, it increases the mattress's antibacterial, antifungal and antimicrobial properties.