What to do about dust mites in your mattress

Blog by The Foam Factory

You might have heard the stories about dust mites making their homes in beds and pillows. You might have read that these microscopic creatures are triggers for allergic reactions and asthma. If you find yourself dealing with a bad case of allergies because of these critters in your mattress, it might be time to do something about it.

Not many people are aware that the average adult person sheds up to 1.5 grams of skin cells in one day, which is enough to feed a million dust mites. In some houses with high humidity and warm temperatures, dust mites can congregate in bedrooms to feast on the dead skin cells Justify on mattresses. This is most common in places like the coastal areas of the U.S.

If you live in an environment friendly to dust mites, there are a few things you can do to protect yourself from these pests. First, you can control the humidity of your home. You can use a dehumidifier or an air condition to lower your room’s humidity to make it inhospitable for dust mites. Second, you can subject your mattress and pillows to regular cleaning by washing them with soap and water and vacuuming them. Keep in mind that putting baking soda on your mattress before vacuuming makes it easier for the vacuum cleaner to remove dust mites. Third, you can buy a mattress replacement.

Dr. Duncan Bain writes that periodically replacing your mattress is one of the best ways to control dust mites. He says that you shouldn’t wait 20 years to replace your mattress, so it’s best to get a new mattress every 7 years. If it’s time to replace your mattress, The Foam Factory has some comfortable, affordable options for you to choose from. Feel free to browse their foam mattresses and see what suits you best.