What are the mites?
They have always taught that the first thing to do when we get out of bed is – to wash our face and to set the bed. This habit has been deeply rooted in our minds since we were children.
But you will certainly be surprised by the fact that about 1.5 million mites live in our mattresses and pillows, and with this habit we only help in their breeding.
First, let’s explain what these mites really represent and how they can harm our health.
They are small, microscopic organisms that live in our bed, bed linen and pillows, feeding with our dead skin cells and sweat, and which are rapidly breeding.
Also, they quickly throw out their excrement, up to 20 times a day. Scientists have confirmed that there are approximately 1.5 million mites on average in each bed. So do math: an average of 1.5 million mites that currently stay in your bed, 20 times a day, throw out dung (each gurney individually), and the result is really disgusting. This is the greatest danger to human health – their excrement.
What dangers are lurking?
It contains proteins that when inhaled or come into contact with our skin, the level of antibodies grows rapidly. Our body begins to release histamine when the number of our antibodies increases, and then the problems begin.
Swelling and redness can be caused by histamine, which is usually associated with allergies. You may begin to notice some of the following symptoms: red and teary eyes, nose bleeding, itching, fever, sneezing, coughing, and even breathing problems.
Some people who are very sensitive to these dust mites can get red bumps on the skin that itch. So, it is very important to know how to get rid of them and thus improve the overall health. How can we really get rid of dust mites? The solution is very easy and simple – you do not need to put your bed right after getting up!
Instead, open the window, unroll the bedding (if you are able to spray it and ventilate it), leave the door open to create a draft, then go to the bathroom to prepare for work …
When the mites are exposed to direct sunlight and fresh air, they do not have conditions for growth and development, thus their reproduction is prevented. If you don’t cover immediately the warm and damp bed after getting up, you will be able to do all that.
Scientists advise the bed to be left at night before bedtime, in a previously ventilated room. Change the cushions on the pillows and the sheets at least once every two weeks.
Once a month, you can brush your mattress with a saline solution or baking soda. Some people also practice trowel mats with tartaric acid, but because of the risk of unpleasant odor, we still prefer baking soda.
Also, it’s important to know the following: never lie down with wet hair, and after cleaning the mattress, make sure you dry it well before you lie down on it.