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Harmful Germs Exist in your Sleeping Environment

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Recent studies have determined that an alarming number of harmful germs exist in your sleeping environment, including Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. These two contaminants in particular were found in 50% of mattresses and are major triggers of sickness and diarrhea. These statistics were based on 154 mattresses that were tested in hospitals and other institutional type multi-bed facilities. Leading experts have concluded that you would have a much higher reading in hotel and resort mattresses, as well as mattresses found in private homes due to the less sanitary nature of the surrounding environment.

The reason for the testing was to determine how effective the decontamination of the bed was once the occupant had been moved, using a commercial grade of disinfectant spray.

The study results suggest that the usual disinfection procedures, instead of diminishing the number of microbes, merely displace them from one part of the mattress to another. The number of microorganisms remains the same.

The good news is that the Hygienitech process is a totally no chemical no moisture process that is capable of destroying all impurities found in a mattress. This is only possible by sanitizing the both the surface and the inside of the mattress by combining a UV-C germicidal light with a powerful extraction device.

Indoor air quality also plays a big part in people's overall well-being and health. Pollen, animal-related allergens, dust mites and mite excrement are also a danger to asthma and hay fever sufferers, causing great discomfort. The fine dust that we breathe in while sleeping in our beds each night can disrupt an intended peaceful night's rest, trigger allergic reactions or result in symptoms such as itchy eyes, a running nose, sneezing, scratchy or irritated throat, headaches, fatigue, depression and so on. Many people mistake these symptoms for unavoidable allergic reactions, without realizing that the cause is likely the cleanliness of the environment in which they are sleeping.

We don't like to think about the environment we are sleeping in is dirty, however common sense dictates that the mattress serves as a ready and willing depository for organic and inorganic impurities.

In your lifetime your body will have more close contact with your bed than with any other piece of furniture and the simple truth is we all release as much as a pint of sweat each night and our bodies are permanently shedding skin. Adding these to the bacteria that is formed from the other fluids our bodies release and deposit onto the mattress. It makes you wonder why this problem has never been studied and remedied until now.

You now have the choice to sleep in a healthy and sanitized environment in the comfort of your own home and there should be no excuse for you to be sleeping in an accommodation provider's mattress that has not been sanitized by a certified Hygienitech Anti-Allergen Services Provider.

November 2007 Research Study - Contamination in Multi-bed Facilities