Introducing Your Sleep Invaders: Dust mites, Bacteria, Fungi and Mold
New mattresses are fully infested with dust mites, bacteria, fungi and mold within only two months of use. This is regardless of how clean your mattress sheets and covers are. Mattresses, old and new, and bedding absorb body sweat and dead skin cells every night, creating the perfect moist environment for these mites to thrive and lay their eggs.
- Dust mites: Around two million dust mites live in every mattress! Dust mite feces cause asthma, bronchitis, sneezing, breathing difficulty, itchy skin, and other allergic reactions. Studies have shown that dust mites feces present in mattresses and inhaled by pregnant women, increase the likelihood of allergies and asthma in more than 20% of newborns.
- Mold and fungi: Mold and fungi also thrive in humid environments. They produce foul odor and can trigger allergies. They are especially bad for anyone with a respiratory disease or a weak immune system.
- Bacteria: Bacteria from sweat, saliva, and pet dander cause foul odor, colds and other irritations that make sleeping uncomfortable.
- House dust mites are not restricted to mattresses; their excrement are also found in sofas and couches.