Anti-Allergy Mattress Covers

Written By Arman Zulhajar on Monday, March 5, 2012 | 1:18 AM

By Owen Jones

For some reason that is not yet entirely understood, there are more people suffering from allergies now than ever before. Some scientists speculate that the reason for this growth in sufferers from allergies is the increased pollution in the air we breathe and the increased use of additives in the processed foods we eat. However, there could be another reason too.

Our homes are better heated than ever before and are virtually hermetically sealed. This allows insects and particularly mites to live with us in bigger numbers and for longer than ever before. It is possible that we, all human beings, have become sensitivized by the huge number of mites living with us. The dust mite is the worst culprit. Fleas, their faeces and their eggs are second, followed by other creatures such as bed bugs and their faeces.

So allergy sufferers are now getting problems from pollen and pollution when they go outside the house and from dust mites and other insects if they stay in. So, what can allergy sufferers do about it?

There are a number of things to test out. Some are expensive and others are practically cost-free. An air conditioning system with an anti-allergy filter is the costly option but it will help against airborne dust and insect faeces kicked up by dusting, brushing and vacuuming.

A bagless vacuum cleaner like the Dyson will also help collect these flying allergens or a wet-and-dry vacuum cleaner will help you wash the crap out of your carpets too without blowing it up into the air.

Carpets are a major source of allergens and so are pets, but an unexpected source of grief for many people is their bed. Again it is the dust mites which are the foremost culprits. They are happy to live in your bed and eat the dead skin that has dropped off you.

There is nothing you can do about losing skin, we all do it and we all need to do it and you will never stop all dust mites. The aim is to keep their numbers down.

A fairly inexpensive way of doing this is by fitting an anti-allergy cover on your mattress. An anti-allergy mattress cover is a finely-woven sheet that fits on top of the mattress. This sheet is so finely woven that insects, bugs and mites cannot get through it from the mattress to reach you.

Now this does not stop dust mites breeding on top of it, so for it to be effectual, you have to wash it weekly as you do the remainder of your bedding, but at least it is easier than laundering the mattress, which most people do not do from one year to the next, which is why the dust mites can multiply to outrageous numbers giving an increase in problems for allergy sufferers.

Therefore, if you believe that an anti-allergy mattress cover will help you, you ought to purchase two so that you can have one on the bed and one in the laundry.

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