A good mattress can become very important to providing a high quality nights’ sleep. However, any mattress can also become the best host for many horrible things that you normally don’t want to think about. An average mattress is often contaminated with huge amounts of germs and bacteria, as well as dust mites and their faecal pellets. If the regular maintenance of the mattress is not taken care of seriously, your mattress is sure to become the dirtiest thing in your bedroom.If you have pets or young children at home, you need to sanitize your mattress in order to remove any harmful germs, bacteria, and dust mites that can cause illness. In order to prevent both bacterial and dust mites building up in your mattress that cause skin irritation and/or allergic reactions, you need to thoroughly clean and sanitize your mattress every 6 – 12 months. If you have a pet, or young children sharing your bed or you have just been sick, the frequency needs to be higher.