So the situation is thisâ€¦â€¦ you are moving out of home and someone says to you â€˜do you need a mattress, we are getting rid of ours if you want it? Itâ€™s only a â€˜fewâ€™ years old?â€™ Sure you think.Â The money I save on a mattress can go towards a couch or a fridge â€“ brilliant!
This is the very situation my friend is currently in. Everyone wants to save money â€“ the question is at what cost? This is the information I have given myÂ friend to help her make an informed choice about whether she should accept the used mattress or buy a new one.
Here are a few scientific facts to ponder, before inheriting or buying a second hand mattressâ€¦..
1. Every person loses on average 250mls of sweat EVERY night â€“ in a five year old mattress that is 900 liters of
fluid or 1800 liters if a couple shared that bed!
2. By the age of 70 the average person will have lost 50Kgs of skin â€“a large portion of this goes into your mattress!
3. Dust mites live in our mattress and feed off our dead skin. Years of dead skin accumulation in a mattress makes
an ideal living environment for dust mites.
4. Dust mite secretion is a HUGE contributor to someÂ allergies and asthma.
A full list of scientific facts can be found on the sleep articles page.
Knowing these facts, will it make you think twice about inheriting or purchasing aÂ used mattress?
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Information provided in this blog is to be used for educational purposes only. It should NOT be used as a substitute for seeking professional diagnosis or treatment of any disorder.