Because most of us “average” humans spend a third of our lives in bed, we use pillows to rest our heads on when sleeping (as well as for a variety of other peculiar practices!). Pillows are the place for heads, our dreams and for our “Dust Mites”.
These minute Mites are as fond of your bed as you are, but, unlike a few of us, they prefer to stay in bed for a lifetime, and, unless vigorously attacked, always will.
We, our Dust Mites and us, get on fairly well together in the same bed, but for people with allergies the result is often Asthma, wheezing, night coughs and stuffiness (Most of us have experienced “stuffiness” of some sort or other – in one bed or another).
It is estimated by a well known estimator, who wishes to remain anonymous, that a third of coughs in bed are due to Dust Mites. A further third are due to embarrassment, and a final third of coughs are to avoid laughing out loud!
The pillow can be that area of the bed of highest parasitical involvement, or scientifically speaking , where we and our Mites are too close for comfort. So what can we do to keep Mites hopping out of, and not in to our pillows?
Regularly put pillows out to air “on a dry day”. Always use pillow protectors and wash them regularly in very hot water as cold water kills nothing. One of the reasons Dust Mite allergies are on the rise is due to cold water washing, So wash all your bedding Hot! Hot! Hot!. Pillows get very old and grumpy after three to four years of use. (That’s 1118894 1/2 generations of Mites. The gestation period for pregnant Mites is around 4 1/2 minutes). Did you know, you can stand 126 Dust Mites on the head of a pin, providing the last one stands on one leg. So if you see a Dust Might, step on it.
So buy a good pillow and wash it (Hot!) or dry clean it at least once a year. Also “plump up” your pillows vigorously, it gives the female Mites a headache and any fool knows that interferes with their sex life.
So what pillow to buy? How many of you have bought nearly every pillow on the market and are still not happy? Hands up!
Well did you know the Dust Might does not like wool, makes them scratch causing skin disorders. How to Treat A Dust Mite with Skin Disorders.So if you are having reactions to these little pests you might want to try wool products. The Dust Mite struggles to penetrate Down and Feather shelled pillows as the weave is so tight, especially those Mites with larger “mite baring hips”. Synthetic pillows are so inexpensive replacing them twice a year will help.
If none of this helps then you will need to encase your pillows with a Dust Mite Proof Cover and we just happen to have them. We also cary Dust Mite Mattress Covers and Dust Mite Covers for your duvet/quilt.
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