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​How your bed could be making you ill – Dust Mites

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There is nothing better than the feeling of finally collapsing in your bed after a long, tiring day. I bet that most of us don’t even consider what could be lurking underneath our comfortable sheets. Experts have warned us that there are millions of tiny organisms that could be making us ill.

Your whole bed is a breeding ground for millions of dust mites. Mattresses, pillows, duvets and sheets can all encourage the breeding of dust mites.

Disgusted yet?

So, how can they be making you ill?

The answer is quite simple, when we sleep, tiny dead skin cells and hair fall from our bodies. These dander (skin and hair) particles then remain in our bedding to serve as a feast for dust mites.

The dust mites themselves are completely harmless, it’s their eggs and faeces that can increase a person’s risk of suffering from a cold as well as making them prone to developing allergies.

Why do the dust mites choose to live in your bed?

Dust mites love warm, moist environments, so your bed is the perfect place for them to live because you spend around eight hours a night in bed, your bed becomes warm and slightly moist from the amounts of sweat you lose in the night.

Is there a way to get rid of dust mites?

There are a few great methods to get rid of dust mites. Check out our article below:

How to get rid of dust mites.

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