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    Wink Latex mattress

    Hello the last two mattresses I have had have gone mouldy on the underside of the mattress, 1 latex and 1 100% wool, the 100% wool one developed this mould last winter very quickly - I have bought a replacement latex mattress - thought it is wrapped in cotton with a layer of wool between the latex and cover. Im obviously keen for my new mattress to remain mould free and dry, I feel the problem is the following: im bed bound due to a chronic illness so using the mattress 24/7 due to symptoms I think my body radiates a lot of heat and I think the differential temp between the wooden slats a d the warm mattress is possibly causing a layer of condensation turning to mould?? The mattress company has given some excellent instructions about how to turn the mattress etc does anyone here have any other useful tips please? An idea I had was to put a small fan heater underneath the bed and give an occasional blast of heat to the underside of the mattress and the slats. I can't tolerate central heating on for long periods due to illness reactions so this may also be a factor, I do ventilate the room well. thank you very much in advance.

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    If you live in the UK and aren’t using central heating at this time of year then that is your answer. Switch it on 24/7 and turn it down slightly if you find it too hot..
    Sorry to sound harsh but if you haven’t got the heating on then no wonder you are getting mould.
    Keep the doors open to allow free flow of air and ventilate regularly by opening windows for a short time each day.

    I live in Scotland and my heating is on 24/7 from the end of September to March. I never have these issues and I also spend a lot of time in bed due to chronic illness.

    My late step mother was always hot as part of her illness. My Dad had the central heating on all the time and my step mother had a portable plug in fan.
    Last edited by RaspberryRipple; 29-11-19 at 20:38.

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