Who were you sleeping with last night?
Who did you sleep with last night?
It’s not just you and your other half in your bed, you know. Every night, you share your sleeping space with a living ecosystem: dust mites, pet dander, pollen and living bacteria. Unsurprisingly, this who’s who of gross accumulation can trigger numerous allergic reactions including sore eyes, a stuffy nose, asthma and itchy skin. Is it any wonder we’re getting poor sleep and constantly feeling fatigued?
The average bed is home to between 100,000 and 10 million dust mites. Beds offer these mites an all-you-can-eat buffet in the form of the dead skin cells we shed every night. This, coupled with the humid environment that is your mattress up close, creates the conditions for them to thrive.
Other living bacteria are also attracted to your mattress palace, and within months you and your bed – even from new – will have millions of little mite mates keeping you company. These dust mites, and more specifically the breathing in of their faecal matter every night, is a main allergen contributor. And it is completely avoidable.