Are dust mites in your bed making you sick?

Are dust mites in your bed making you sick?
Did you know that dust mite allergens are the world’s second leading cause of allergies, just behind pollen, and a major trigger for asthma attacks?

Were you aware that the average used mattress harbors between 100,000 to 10 million dust mites, with approximately 60% of the dust mite population in your home residing in your bed?

The difference between dust mites and bed bugs?
Bed bugs and dust mites are two common household pests, but they differ significantly in their behavior and impact on humans. Bed bugs are parasitic insects that feed on human blood, typically at night while we sleep, and their bites can cause itchy, red welts. They can infest bedding, furniture, and cracks in walls, often requiring professional pest control for eradication. On the other hand, dust mites are microscopic arachnids that feed on dead skin cells and thrive in dust, upholstery, and bedding. While they don’t bite, their faeces and body fragments can trigger allergic reactions which often manifest as familiar allergy symptoms like coughing, wheezing, and congestion, affecting those who share their space with these microscopic allergen producers. Regular cleaning can help manage dust mite infestations, but both pests require different approaches to control and prevention.

Do dust mites cause allergies?
Yes, it’s known as house dust mite allergy. According to the Mayo Clinic, this allergy is a reaction to tiny bugs that commonly reside in house dust, resulting in symptoms like sneezing, runny nose, and, in many cases, asthma symptoms such as wheezing and breathing difficulties. People aren’t born allergic to dust mites, but continued exposure during early immune system development can sensitise it. Once sensitised, even tiny amounts of allergens from dust mites can trigger an overactive immune response. The most studied dust mite allergens, Der f 1 and Der p 1, are found in their faeces and exoskeleton, both capable of provoking the same intense immune reaction.

Is there a dust mite defense?
CleanMyBed offers an exclusive two-step medical-grade mattress sanitisation and allergen removal service that effectively eliminates dust mites, their faecal matter, and other allergens, a task difficult to accomplish on your own. Our dry and chemical-free process ensures you can return to a fresh, mite-free bed the same night. But that’s not all – we go the extra mile to safeguard your sleeping sanctuary with UVC germicidal light sanitisation. This entire experience is non-invasive, chemical-free, and leaves no lingering odours, making it the ideal choice for a healthier, allergy-free sleep environment. Don’t just chase mites away; let CleanMyBed professionally clean and protect your bed for a rejuvenated and allergen-free rest.