Dust mites themselves do not cause most of the night allergies many may experience. Most night allergies are caused by the feces and the shedding of dust mites. The accumulation of these elements in the bed can likewise cause one to have symptoms like sneezing, wheezing or itching. Worse, headache and fatigue may also be experienced. Asthma sufferers are likewise more sensitive than most people when it comes to allergens due to their compromised breathing.
To deal with bed allergens like dust mites and bacteria, many would consider purchasing hypoallergenic beddings. However, the thing is, most people do not understand the nature of allergens and the concept of being hypoallergenic.
Hypoallergenic beddings may generally imply that they do not cause any allergic reaction to the users. This is because the materials used in these beddings are less harsh to a user. However, this does not mean that they can prevent the accumulation of allergens. Allergens can still be present despite having hypoallergenic beddings. Dust can still be accumulated and cause allergic reactions.
Latex and Memory Foam
The use of latex as pillows or as the filling of a mattress can reduce allergens. This is because this material is resistant to most molds that can trigger fungal allergies. Additionally, latex is dust mites resistant and do not facilitate the growth of many bacteria. Memory foam, similar to latex, can help prevent the proliferation of dust mites, molds, and bacteria in the bed space. Mattresses that are made from latex or memory foam are generally ideal for those who are sensitive to allergens. These materials may also be considered as comfortable.
Dust Mite Covers
Dust mites are especially pesky. However, one may reduce dust mite infestation through dust mite covers. These are covers that are woven very closely so that dust mites may not reach the surface and feed on the user’s dead skin cells. Pillows are not the only elements in the bedroom that may be covered with dust mite covers. The bed should also be fully covered in dust mite covers to make sure that no dust mites can feed at night.