We’ve always been told that the first thing we need to do when we get up in the morning is wash up and make our bed. It’s a habit which has been rooted deeply in our minds ever since we were kids. I must admit, I was never a fan of this practice, and after you read this you won’t be either.
magine my surprise when I read that if I make my bed immediately after getting up it I am trapping millions of dust mites inside my sheets, bed and mattress. That is kind of gross and astonishing, but here is what I can do about it.
First, let’s explain what dust mites really are and how can they harm our health. They are tiny, microscopic bugs which live in our bed, sheets and pillows, feeding on our dead skin cells and sweat, rapidly multiplying. And they are also rapidly excreting, up to 20 times a day.
Scientists have confirmed that there are up to 1.5 million dust mites in an average bed. So do the math yourself, an average of 1.5 million mites which currently reside in your bed, 20 droppings each, and the result is actually disgusting.
This is the biggest health hazard for humans, dust mite excrement. It contains protein which when gets inhaled or come in contact with our skin gets our antibodies’ levels up. When our antibodies’ number increases our body starts to release histamine and that’s when the problems begin. Histamine causes the swelling and redness usually associated with allergies. As a result, you may start to notice some of the following symptoms: red and watery eyes,