We spend over a third of our lives asleep - that's the equivalent to about 27 years of snoozing! And that's not all we use our beds for - from lazy Sundays watching our favourite Netflix series, to a bit of breakfast in bed indulgence- we actually spend more time under the duvets than you think.
So it's little surprise that after years of use there are going to be a few surprises hidden within your mattresses' fibres.
ITV presenter, Alice Beer, recently did an expose on This Morning to find out exactly how dirty our mattresses get - and what she found is pretty shocking…
Using a vacuum with incredibly high suction, the This Morning team extracted liquid from a 3-year-old mattress and an older 12-year-old mattress.
The result? A murky solution that contains all-sorts of grubby elements, such as dead skin, sweat, bits of food, bacteria and creepy dust mites too. The worst bit is, most of us sleep on all this nastiness on a daily basis!
1 in 10 of us wait an entire month to wash our bed sheets, which isn't going to do much to keep your mattress fresh and clean.
Instead, we advise that you:
The Silentnight HEPA bed and sofa vacuumwill help give your mattress a good and proper clean.
It's fitted with a powerful UV light and HEPA filter that kills mites and combats pesky allergens, which is good news for allergy sufferers too.
The built-in deep vibration plate will also really get into the nooks and crannies of your bed which, when used regularly, will really keep your mattress in top condition.