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of Oranges

Mattress Hygiene
Informations for hygiene conscious users and allergic persons

How has it been in earlier times?

For centuries straw or hay matresses were used as a sleeping pad. Straw or hay were replaced several times a year and the straw bag was washed. The bedrooms at these times were cold and well ventilated.
Later the straw mattresses were replaced by three-piece mattresses.

These could be brought into the open for beating, where they were exposed to air and sun. Thus, a minimum level of hygiene was achieved.

And today?
Today there is a variety of mattresses of very good qualities with best sleeping comfort. As a consequence some mattresses are used for 10-20 years and even longer. Because the mattresses are bulky and heavy, they remain in the bed, where they are covered and barely ventilated.

Air circulation
The air circulation is one of the essential functional characteristics of a mattress. It is not only the purpose of the mattress to form a soft surface, it is rather to vent our body during sleep and to provide a pleasant sleeping climate. While motions happen on the mattress during the sleep, the air circulation works like a sponge, which absorbs water and can release it when squeezed. During movement of the mattress, existing dust can leave with the ventilated air and go into the room air.

We sleep eight hours per day in average. So we have very close contact with a dusty mattress that can not be cleaned thoroughly by ourselves a third of our lives. Through natural sweating every person loses up to 1.5 liters of liquid (sweat) per night. The moisture of sweat, contained salts and proteins penetrate partially into the mattress and remain there.
In addition, each person loses up to 1.5 g of skin scales per night (one pound per year), they remain partly in the mattress, are attacked by bacteria and cause the typical, unpleasant musty odor in bedrooms. The mattress is a habitat for dust mites, bacteria and mold.

Matress Hygiene
Matress Hygiene

House Dust Mites (Pyroglyphidae): House dust mites are tiny and love moist, warm and dark surrounding. They live almost exclusively of skin-scale and multiply rapidly and numerous. The natural enemy, the much larger predatory mite seems extinct. This has previously countered the limitless multiplication of their kind, but is now almost gone.

Studies have shown that more than 98% of all mattresses are dirty and contain dust mite feces. Up to 2 million dust mites live in each mattress. These produce daily mite feces containing allergenic ingredients.

A house dust mite produces about 20 droppings a day. In her about six weeks of life, the weight of faecal pellets adds up to 200 times the own weight of the mite.
Every person who wakes up with watery eyes, swollen eyelids, itchy nose, coughing, wheezing, or skin rash, probably reacts to the allergen, which is contained in the faeces of house dust mite.

The mattresses are treated with a special mattress cleaning system. Mite feces inside the mattress are pulverized and dissolved by specific vibrations. A precisely vacuum, matched to mattress, removes the mite feces from the inside of the mattress.
Surface germs and microorganisms are destroyed during the cleaning process by a special energy-intensive UV irradiation.

After cleaning, the mattress is clean and fresh again, the air can circulate freely through the mattress again.

Matress Cleaning

They can laugh easily!
Their mattress is mite-free!

Original POTEMA® Mattress cleaning:

• Thorough cleaning of your mattress with the unique mattress cleaning system
• Extermination of bacteria and microorganisms by high-frequent UV-light
• Anti-Mite treatment after the cleaning process


Do you have further questions?
We are happy to advise you individually and personally

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