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Consumer Reports: “How Long Does a Mattress Last?” “How to Clean a Mattress (and Why).”
American Chemical Society: “The Skinny on How Shed Skin Reduces Indoor Air Pollution,” “Mattresses Could Emit Higher Levels of VOCs During Sleep.”
Ohio State University Extension Fact Sheet: “House Dust Mites.”
New York State Department of Health: “Bed Bugs -- What They Are and How to Control Them.”
European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: “Fungal contamination of bedding.”
Amerisleep: “Bacteria in Your Bed.”
Dreams: “Are You Sleeping in a Hotbed of Bacteria?”
Mattress Advisor: “How Often Do People Clean Their Bedroom?”
The Cleaning Industry Research Institute: “Study Reveals High Bacteria Levels on Footwear.”
National Sleep Foundation: “The Downside of Sharing Your Bed with Furry Friends,” “Taking Care of Your Mattress.”
American Academy of Family Physicians: “Dust Mites in the Home.”
SleepHelp.Org: “Sleeping with Pets.”
SleepFoundation.org: “How Much Does a Mattress Cost?”
Reviewed by Sabrina Felson, MD on March 28, 2020
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