Many moons ago, one of my first jobs was selling Kirby vacuum cleaners. One of our demos was to vacuum a potential customers mattress, but rather than letting the contents fill up a bag, they would be displayed in this little window thing-y with a black filter on the bottom.We would remove the filter and show the disgusting collection of dead skin and dust mites to the owner of the mattress. That’s what’s in EVERYone’s mattress. Dead skin and dust mites eating it. And then there’s the waste of the mites in there too.
Once you’re finished gagging you might now realize why you have a hard time breathing at night suddenly. If you are at all allergic to dust mites and your bed is older than a year and you’ve never cleaned it, well, you might want to consider it! I highly recommend a high-quality vacuum, and just stand up on that mattress and vacuum away. Here are some other ideas: