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Dust Mites 101

Dust Mites 101 0

Dust MitesI took some time to research this little dust mite critter since it shows up all over your house and particularly the bedroom. These little creepy crawlers are travelers and can invade a house very easily by taking a ride on your sock, a stuffed animal, but most of all through bedding.   On average there are two million of them in a double bed mattress. Yikes! All of them are feasting on dead skin that is shed from your body. While you sleep they are dining out.

Dust mites aren’t really the heart of problem. It is the dust from their fecal matter, molted eco-skeletons and dead body parts that people react to.  This stuff goes airborne and we inhale it while we sleep. Symptoms range from coughing and sneezing to congestion, exhaustion, headaches, skin rashes, itchy eyes, runny nose and postnasal drip. 

Your mattress and bedding are perfect breeding grounds for dust mites. More and more importance is placed on natural and organic bedding because they are resistant to dust mites.  At Northern Naturals we have several products that are dust mite resistant. Our Latex Mattress Toppers, Wool Mattress Toppers, Futons, Kapok Pillows and Buckwheat Hull Pillows are all resistant to dust mites and the allergies that they cause.