The dust mite are microscopic organisms that in some people can cause allergic reaction with symptoms similar to those of pollen allergies, and in some cases asthma. The battlefield more suitable to mites is our bedroom, especially the mattress and the pillow.
Taking a few precautions you can keep them under control, but to be able to better prevent the uncontrolled spread of these organisms, you should know the life cycle of the mites.
If you or someone in your family suffer from mite allergy, do not miss this article!
Everything starts with us…
Yes, you’re right! We are, or rather our skin, the primary nutriment and major cause of the mites reproduction. During the night we lose many skin flakes, which are the primary food of the mites.
The Environmental Factors And Mites
If we combine the favorite food of the mites to the heat and the humidity present in a mattress, the work is done! Now you have their ideal environment:
- Epithelial waste;
- Human warmth;
The Spread Of Mites
Now the dust mites, being in their ideal environment, reproduce themselves to thousand. Think about it: one female can produce up to 300 eggs! But that’s not all. In fact, they are not the mites that cause those terrible allergic reactions, but their secretions.
If during the winter season, due to heating, the air in the bedroom is dry, the humidity decreases and the mites die, you have to deal with the cleanliness of the secretions on the mattress, pillow and sheets.
4 Simple Tips To Fight the Mites
It’s therefore very important for your health to follow these 4 simple tips that will help you significantly in the reduction of allergy symptoms:
- Wash the sheets and the pillowcases weekly at hight temperature (at least 90°C);
- Ventilate the room every day, especially mattress and pillows;
- Eliminate from the room everything that can create an ideal environment for the mites: carpets, curtains, books;
- During the winter don’t keep the temperature of the radiators too high in your bedroom.
Furthermore, a bed system made with antiallergic materials mattress and pillow, like latex or memory, and covered with removable and washable, will help you to fight these annoying microorganisms day after day.
Is Your Bedroom Not Suitable For Allergic People?
What are you waiting for! Start now to fight your mite allergy, making your bed environment a healthier place: Find out the Falomo mattress retailer closest to you, and rely yourself to our sleep experts!