March 31, 2011
You’re not alone in your bed
Believe it or not, within your bed, blankets, sheets, and pillows are hundreds and thousands of tiny creatures. They’re called dust mites. Now about these dust mites, they’re incredibly small. To be precise, the average is about 0.4 millimeters in length, which means that the naked, unaided human eye is unable to see it. These tiny creatures live on human skin flakes that we naturally shed. They also thrive on the oils that our oil glands produce in our skin. Dust mites practically have cities in our beds for obvious reasons. One is because the bed is like a collection area of dead human skin cells. The other is because that’s primarily their habitat. They live between, among, and within the fabric of our sheets and mattresses. But what is it about them that makes us allergic to them? It’s because they excrete a substance called protease which induces allergic reactions.
How do you get rid of them?
There’s a product in the market called dust mite sprays formulated for getting rid of these dust mites. You’re supposed to spray your bed with the formulation and the dust mites will die. At least, supposedly. Remember that dust mites don’t live in your sheets and mattresses by only a depth of a quarter inch (the depth which the liquid spray will probably reach to). Dust mites may sometimes go even deeper so you may kill them, but they’re not wiped out completely.
There’s no need to share your bed
For the long term solution to dust mite infestation, I introduce you to the hypoallergenic mattress. This mattress works because the fabric is tightly sealed, not allowing any dust mites to enter and live within it. Moreover, hypoallergenic mattresses by Uratex such as Purifoam is treated with Sanitized® to provide long-lasting, safe and effective protection against bacteria, fungi, dust mites, mold, mildew and unpleasant odor. With a hypoallergenic mattress, you’re protected from dust mites and other allergic-causing microbes so you can sleep soundly without fear of waking up in an unusual itch or sneeze-fest.