|Do you really know who you're sleeping with!?|
|A Primary source of dust mite exposure in the home is in the bedroom, which provides the best conditions of warmth, humidity, and food for their growth. They are present in mattresses, pillows, blankets, carpets, upholstered furniture, curtains, and similar fabrics. The average bedroom can be infested by millions of microscopic dust mites. We spend around one third of our lives in the bedroom so we are in close and prolonged contact with dust mites.
The house dust mite survive by eating our dead skin cells, which make up to 80% of house dust. They also live off water vapor, which we provide for them through perspiring and breathing approximately one pint per person per night.
A dust mite will produce 20 fecal pellets per day that is 200 times its own body weight in feces during its short lifetime. With millions of dust mites living in one bed this means there are vast amounts of droppings there. These levels mean that virtually all dust mite sensitive people will experience problems as a direct result of the dust mites and their droppings in their mattress and pillow.
Research shows that during one nights sleep most people toss and turn up to 60 or 70 times meaning the dust mite droppings are frequently expelled into the air from bedding. Researchers have also discovered that the allergens can then stay in the air for up to 2 hours. Once airborne, dried dust mite droppings are easily inhaled into our airways thus causing allergic reactions in asthmatics. These allergens can cause wheezing, coughs, itchy eyes, sniffles and, in more serious cases, asthma, eczema, and allergic rhinitis.
The development of the house dust mite from an egg to an adult takes just three to four weeks. Adults live for about six weeks, during which time the females produce forty to eighty eggs.
It is not the dust mite themselves that causes the problems the allergen which causes asthma attacks, allergies and eczema is actually a protein found in their droppings and their carcasses
Have your mattress cleaned and treated for dust mites today and go to sleep tonight with only who YOU want to!