Fact: dead dust mites and the waste they leave behind can double the weight of a mattress after ten years of use. All that extra weight can also cause allergies – annoying, recurring, crippling allergies, which can carry the following symptoms:
- Irritated eyes
- Runny and/or itchy nose
- Sore throat
- Respiratory problems
- Skin rashes
- And other frustrating – even debilitating – problems
Dust mites settle in carpets, drapes and plush toys as well as upholstered chairs and couches. Mostly, however, they gather in the place people spend 7-8 hours in every day: bed.
Not only is it disgusting, it’s downright dangerous. An estimated quarter-of-a-million people with asthma go to the emergency room every year because of dust mites.
So how can you stop it?
Dust mite-proof covers – that’s how.
These covers are available for pillows, box springs and mattresses of all sizes. To minimize the spread of dust mites, using a bed with a metal or wooden frame is also recommended. It’s also a good idea to wash your sheets and pillowcases at least once a week. Comforters should be washed every month.
The mattress factory sells all of the aforementioned products. We also carry the TEMPUR-Simplicity Firm Mattress, which conforms to your body, minimizes pressure points, feel firm and, best of all, has allergen and dust mite resistant materials built right in.
Click the link above to find out more about the TEMPUR-Simplicity Firm Mattress or call the professionals at The Mattress Factory with any questions you might have!