Do you sweep your bed?

@hoghoney (3749)
United States
March 20, 2007 10:32pm CST
Once a week I run the sweeper over my mattress in my bedroom. Do you know that you lose a layer of skin a nite when you sleep and a typical bed usually houses over 6 billion dust mites. So every week when I change my sheets I run my sweeper over the bed. Do you do this also?
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@amarie (170)
• United States
21 Mar 07
I just change my sheets. I never thought that anything would get on my mattress. I don't turn back my top sheet so I maybe ok.
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@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
21 Mar 07
I understand that they still get through the sheets. if you take a black light and hold it by the bed and then kind of slap the mattress you will see all kinds of stuff floating in the air. thanks for the reply.
• United States
21 Mar 07
I am sorry to tell you that they are still in your bed, And to be honest you cant get rid of them compleatly!! That is why most alergests suggest covering your bed with somekind of plastic or vinal cover.
@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
21 Mar 07
that is true but I dont think that I could sleep on plastic under my sheet.
• Canada
21 Mar 07
Wow.. I never knew that... I never clean my bedroom... Usually my mom does it for me.. Around once a week..
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@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
21 Mar 07
you should ask your mom about this. thanks for the reply
• United States
21 Mar 07
Man I wish my mom still cleaned my room for me?
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@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
21 Mar 07
dang Iam 44 and I wish someone else would clean my bedroon. LOL
@carolscash (9500)
• United States
31 Mar 07
yes, I do this every week. It is gross to think of how much stuff is on the mattress that you can't see! My daughter is allergic to dust mites so we have to clean alot. It must not be that bedbugs are too big of a deal as people years ago didn't go to the trouble of sweeping their beds. I think it is just that we are more self concious of it now.
@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
31 Mar 07
I grew up watching my mom do this because she was allergic to different kinds of things. thanks for the reply
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@makingpots (11922)
• United States
29 Mar 07
6 billion, really? Didn't know that one. I do it occasionally because I have heard somewhere that you should, but not on a regular basis. What I do instead is spray the matress with Febreeze, which is supposed to kill live mold and such. I wonder if anyone else does that?
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@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
31 Mar 07
yes I do that also. thanks for the reply
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@tad1fan (3373)
• Canada
29 Mar 07
Yes!Once a week and twice a year we take them outside and give both sides a good pounding with broom handles
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@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
31 Mar 07
well done no bedbugs bitting you thanks for the reply
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@Riptide (2761)
• United States
16 Jun 07
Well, you just gave me the urge to bleach my sheets and lysol the hell out of my matress, after I call in the guys with the nuclear suits to disinfect and clean my bed for me lol. I have allergies and I know matresses have tons of dustmites, but I honesly never thought of sweeping it. I flip it every so often. You think vaccumming might do the trick?
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@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
16 Jun 07
I also have most of the allergies along with food allergies but for your matress if you take your broom and just smack your matress a few times before you sweep it is best that is how I do it. Hug Hug!
@Lifez2short (4969)
• United States
16 Jun 07
You Hog I have never really done this. But it does make perfect since when you think about it. I will from now on be running the vacuum over my bed from time to time. Thank you.
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@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
16 Jun 07
yes it works wonders for your bed, we paid almost 1500 for our bed and I am not about ready to let some bugs tear it up before I can. LOL. I your sweeper has a hose with it that is the best way that is what I do on mine. Hugs!
@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
22 Mar 07
I never heard of sweeping your bed. I change the sheets weekly and I shake them every morning. I have a foam mattress on top of my regular mattress and I shake it every morning while fluffing the sheets. When I change the sheets I flip the foam mattress. I never really thought about why I did this other than I didn't want the foam to get a dent in it.
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@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
22 Mar 07
that is a very good thing to do weekly, they say that the bed is the most inportant thing in a bedroom. thanks for the reply.
@greengal (4286)
• United States
21 Mar 07
Oh my 6 million dust mites...sheesh and to think We've been sleeping with those dust mites all these days..lol I usually tap my bed to get rid of surface dust, I think I should start sweeping too!Thanks for the info, and I love your avatar..very cute:)
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@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
21 Mar 07
thanks you for the comment. it is kind of blaaa to know what is in our beds. thanks for the reply
• Singapore
21 Mar 07
I don't run a sweeper over my bed. But I do change my bed sheets every week. Does that count? :P
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@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
21 Mar 07
It counts but you should at least run a sweeper once a month on your mattress. thanks for the reply
• Indonesia
21 Mar 07
Well this is a very good question for me, because i never do that in my whole life. just changing a bed sheet for every week is very good job for me. Hmmm i wonder why do you sweep your bed when you can just vacuum your bed so easily. Vacuum is much more reliable than sweep right?
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@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
21 Mar 07
thanks but where I live at when we say sweeper it is the same as vacuum. here we run the sweeper. thanks for the reply my friend.
@jhartana (1085)
• Australia
21 Mar 07
I just did it yesterday actually. I change the bed sheets, pillow sheets as well as the blanket sheets to new one. I actually change it once a month and every weekend I clean the bed.
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@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
21 Mar 07
good job, no dust mites for you. thanks for the reply.
• United States
28 Sep 08
i knew that info you talk about but don't want to think about thanks ,I may have nightmares now lol!I dust it off and change sheets alot.Hey HogHoney!
@schulzie (4064)
• United States
14 Jun 08
OMG - are you serious? Over 6 BILLION dust mites in a typical mattress? That is just so disgusting! Now I am going to have to vaccuum my mattress. Someone else was just asking that too! Either that or I want to buy a new mattress!