We do all sorts of things on our beds. We read, cuddle up, think about life’s big questions, and ponder on the future. Having said that, it’s also a filthy place that’s brimming with dust mites and dead skin cells.
Over a 14-year time span, your mattress only gets more gross. Here’s a breakdown of the dirty deets:
1 year: Your mattress has 745,615 dust mites, each of which produces about 2,000 fecal particles.
3 years: You’ve slept in your bed for 7,801 hours on 10 pounds of shed skin cells.
5 years: Your mattress has more dust mites than the population of Los Angeles, U.S.A.
8 years: You’d be able to fill more than three children pools with the 210 gallons of accumulated sweat.
10 years: A two-year-old child weighs less than the 31 pounds of skin flakes in your mattress.
14 years: Your mattress now has 10 million+ dust mites, four bathtubs full of sweat (364 gallons) and 42 pounds of dead skin.
For this reason, it is recommended that you say buh-bye to your mattress after about 8 years of use. Convinced yet?