Dust Mite - Allergy Triggers

    Dust mite is a microscopic insect from the arthropod family, and is typically found in bedding, upholstery and carpeting.


    Almost 70% of allergy sufferers exhibit problems with dust mites.

    Decrease exposure to dust mite,
    encase your bedding!


    Dust mites are so small that some people with dust mite allergies think they simply have a dust allergy.

    Dust mites are arthropods: invertebrate insects, with an exoskeleton (external skeleton), a segmented body, and jointed appendages.

    Those who suffer from dust mite allergies are not allergic to the mite itself, but are allergic to the fecal droppings and other body parts left behind by dead mites.

    Dust mites live year-round, so the allergy is not typically a seasonal issue. Additionally, dust mites thrive in high humidity climates, usually over 60% relative humidity.

    Did you know that almost 70% of people who suffer from allergies, exhibit problems with dust mites?

    People with dust mite allergies typically notice late night and early morning allergic rhinitis symptoms, after inhaling the dust mite particulates over several hours in bed.

    Here are some good tips to significantly decrease exposure to dust mite:

    • Frequently wash bedding in hot water (140º Fahrenheit)
    • Encase your bedding with anti-allergen encasement covers on pillows and mattresses from Bedbug.com
    • Frequently vacuum with a high efficiency particulate absorbing (HEPA) equipped vacuum cleaner
    • De-humidify the air to less than 50% relative humidity, which inhibits the dust mite’s mobility and reproduction capabilities

    The American Sleep Association, the leading sleep health organization, exclusively recommends SecureSleep™ bedding encasement products as the most effective choice for anti-allergen and anti bed bug protection, and they are available online from www.Bedbug.com.

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