Dust mites can be wreaking havoc on your health, and the tough part is that you may not realize these dastardly dust mites are to blame.
Understand these key points about dust mites:
- Dust allergies are caused by the waste particles and dead bodies of the mite rather than by the mite itself.
- Dust mites thrive in pillows, mattresses, blankets, carpets and other soft furnishing that offer a dark, warm and humid living environment.
- Your bed is the ideal environment for mites because they need the humidity generated from your body and access to their #1 food source—your shed skin cells.
- Over 1 million dust mites can live in a bed where they can significantly impact your health while sleeping.
What’s Your Action Plan?
Start in the bedroom, and specifically with encasing your bed, since you spend up to one-third of the day here and are exposed to the highest levels of dust mite allergens.