Trivia: Dust Mites in Your Mattress

Dust miteA typical mattress is home to 100,000 to 10 million dust mites.

If that's not enough to gross you out, consider this: dead mites and their droppings constitute one-tenth of the weight of a two-year-old pillow. Oh, and what exactly do they eat? Dead human skin cells.


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alot of people think u cant get rid of dust from ur matterss wel u can i do it 4 a liven and i make a gud one from it. im not going 2 tell u how cause some 1 will just copy me and make alot of money 2. so just 2 clear up a thue things i thout id live a com.

1 we shead a full layer of skin every 28
2 we sweat near a pint and a quarter every nite
3 it all goes in 2 are pilloes and matterss
4 there is 1 way of geting rid
5 thats me put i mit not live wer u do lol
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No matter how clean the home, all mattresses are prone to the same problem. When we sleep, we produce up to half a liter of sweat every night & shed about a gram of skin each day and although we wear night clothes, which we wash regularly, together with our bed linen, this is no protection against what happens to the mattress.
Very quickly the mattress will become host to a multitude of horrors, from bacteria to fungal spores and microscopic house dust mites which feed off dead flakes of skin. Is it any wonder that without cleaning a mattress, it could be the dirtiest item in your home? It is estimated that there are up to 2 million house dust mites living in a mattress and in an average pillow, 10% of its weight is made up of dead skin and dust mites.
House dust mites find a mattress the perfect breeding ground. With warmth and moisture and no natural enemies, they will establish in a mattress within several months and it is their droppings which cause most problems. These have been medically proven to trigger a whole host of allergic reactions, from Asthma, Eczema and Bronchitis, to Itchy Eyes and Sneezing.
Even protective bedding sheets may be largely ineffective in reducing problems like asthma, when they are the only measure taken to combat an allergy (source: New England Journal of Medicine).
The idea of mattress cleaning isn’t a new one. In other European countries and the United States, it has been performed for years. It’s chemical-free, dry and all performed on site using specially designed state of the art equipment.
The current view of many experts is that dust mites are impossible to totally remove. This is true, it would be very expensive and almost impossible, but by knowing a little about them it is very feasible to make a dramatic impact on them and improve your dust mite allergy.
Therefore, if a combination of measures are undertaken, then the likelihood of someone’s dust mite allergy improving will increase drastically.
Most suggestions will be to remove carpets and replace with hardwood floor, buy a good protective mattress cover, wash at 130+ degrees and clean regularly. However, while this may help, this is not the right answer for everybody and that is why when we come to you to clean your mattress, we can help in many other ways as well.
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First of all, you will also need to purchase special sheets, pillow cases, vacuums, filters, beds, ect...which will cost a lot of money (thousands). These items combined will not give you the cleanliness of one of our cleanings. The problem is in the tiny particles from the dust mites that are extremely light-weight and the act of simply "fluffing" a pillow, or rolling over at night while sleeping (this occurs on average 50-60 times per night) cause the particles to become airborne and remain airborne for up to 2 hours while circulating throughout a home and settling on ALL furnishings. This negates the usefulness of dust mite-proof mattress covers and bedding. Also, dust mites and other dangers lurk in your carpet, curtains, furniture, and many other places. In fact, protective sheets, and pillow cases have been proven ineffective by leading scientists, as reported in the New England Journal of Medicine!
Don't just cover up the problem get to the source. Check out the website for more health benefits at www.thebedmed.com
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Dust mites can be a serious problem to your health. Did you know these disgusting bugs are actually apart of the arachnid family? This is the same family as spiders and scorpions! Their allergenic by-products are produced from their saliva, feces, sticky egg secretions, and decaying body parts. Dust mites and indoor allergens cause air pollution. The EPA has deemed indoor air pollution as America's number one health concern!
•The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology suggest that almost half of all illnesses may be the result of unhealthy mattresses
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I'm allergic to dust mites, it took me months to figure out that my bed was making me sneeze, itch and just feel crappy overall. I went out and bought casings for my bed and pillows and treated my bed with called Anti-Allergy Solution and since them my symptoms have subsided. If you want any more info about dust mites and how they affect you check out www.ecologyworks.com
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