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A he althy person often has no idea that there are millions of dust mites in their bed. It is a real torment for an allergy sufferer. Therefore, the bed of an allergic person must be perfectly clean and free of these uninvited guests, and the bedding should protect it well against allergens.


  1. Hypoallergenic bed - bedding preferably made of microfiber (microfiber)
  2. Hypoallergenic bed - what duvet and pillows?
  3. Allergy bed - dust mite spray
  4. Hypoallergenic bed - what should a bedroom of people with allergies look like?

Oallergy bedand the entirebedroomshould be especially cared for due to the ubiquitousdust mites.These arachnids cannot be seen with the naked eye, but they can be felt particularly acutely twice a year, when they reproduce intensively, i.e. from April to May and from September to October.

They are everywhere - inbedding , upholstery, and most of all in dust. They like mold, grease left on furniture that is touched with bare hands and, most of all, flaky skin. Every night we lose 1.5 g of it - this amount can be eaten by up to 100,000. mites.

When they forage, a person withallergyget tired of shortness of breath, dry cough, runny nose, skin irritations and conjunctivitis. Mite droppings contain guanine, a substance that is a strong allergen. Together with the dust, it settles in all corners of the bed, but also floats in the air, which is why it is so difficult to get rid of.

Hypoallergenic bed - bedding preferably made of microfiber (microfiber)

The most annoying mites are at night. This is because the microclimate under the duvet is conducive to their activity. How to defend against them? Start by thoroughly cleaning the mattress, pillow and duvet.

After careful vacuuming, they can be washed at home or in a specialized laundry. Exposing them to harsh sun or frost will also be effective (mites die in both high and low temperatures).

Then put on the sheets. The best is microfiber - light, durable and pleasant to the touch. It allows air and sweat to pass through, but mites and mite excrements will not pass through.

Regular bed linen needs to be changed every four or five days. It should be pure cotton so that it can be washed at a temperature of at least 60 degreesC.

Allergy sufferers should not use starch, because it is also a delicacy for mites. The best bed for people prone to allergies is a wooden frame with a latex or foam mattress. Usually it comes in a fabric cover that can be machine washed even at 90 degrees C.

Hypoallergenic bed - what duvet and pillows?

Bedding filled with polyester-silicone granules is good for allergy sufferers. In terms of elasticity, it is not inferior to down or wool, which cause allergies.

Linen made of artificial fibers is popular because it is light, fluffy, airy and does not deform. It can be washed in a washing machine. Even after many washes, it is still resistant to the penetration of mites and their droppings.

It is equally important that it does not absorb moisture and provides very good thermal insulation regardless of the temperature in the room. It can be said without exaggeration that such linen breathes freely, thanks to which the skin does not sweat at all.

Allergy bed - dust mite spray

Unfortunately, we cannot always replace the entire bedding at once. However, we can effectively protect ourselves against mites by systematically using a special agent - allergoff, an aerosol preparation. Effectively kills mites and eliminates their droppings.

You need to carefully spray it not only on the duvet, pillows and mattress on the bed, but also on all upholstered furniture in the bedroom.

After 15-20 minutes, when everything is dry, you can already put on clean bed linen. It is also worth taking the preparation on vacation to repeat the same treatment with the bedding found there.

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Baking soda can be used to clean and disinfect upholstered furniture, carpets and mattresses. Spread it evenly over the carpet or upholstery and leave it for 20-30 minutes. Collect dust with a vacuum cleaner. The soda will absorb dirt, microorganisms and unpleasant odors. The mites die in temperatures of +45 degrees C and -18 degrees C. Child's plush toys, which cannot be washed in the washing machine, can be cleaned of mites by putting them in the freezer for two days.

Hypoallergenic bed - what should a bedroom of people with allergies look like?

When you have the right bedding and linen and a mattress - it's time to take care of the details of the bedroom equipment:

  • Remove carpets and skins in front of the bed.
  • Give up plush curtains and blinds on the windows. It is best to put blinds between the windows or insert tinted glass or cover them with a special foil.
  • Use paint for refinishinginhibits the growth of mold and allows the walls to breathe. Do not put wallpaper on them, because dust can accumulate on them more easily.
  • Replace carpet with wooden floor. Paint it to seal all gaps.
  • Wet the floor 1-2 times a week. Rinse the cloth thoroughly after a few movements in soapy water. Do not use the mop as it is a habitat for mites. Wipe furniture and shelves with damp cloths.
  • Vacuum the mattress, bed and all gaps in the room regularly.
  • Wash curtains at least once every two weeks, and beat the blankets and bedspreads once a week.
  • If you have a TV in your bedroom, wipe it often with a damp cloth with an anti-static preparation, which not only effectively removes dust, but also prevents it from settling.
  • Make sure the temperature and humidity in the room are not too high.
  • If you want to have air conditioning at home, you must remember to regularly replace the filters and clean the entire device. Mold develops in dirty.
  • Don't use the fan - more mite (guanine) and dust mite excrement is circulating in the moving air.
  • Do not keep too many books, knick-knacks, especially dry and artificial flowers in the bedroom, because they accumulate dust.
  • In the period of flowering and pollinating plants, do not open windows in the bedroom. This way you will limit the penetration of allergens. Also, do not dry your underwear and bedding outside during this time.
  • Keep pets away from your bedroom.
  • Do not keep potted flowers in it, because fungi and molds often grow in the ground.
  • Do not smoke or allow others to smoke. Also, do not use oil lamps and the so-called incense sticks.

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About the authorAnna Jarosz A journalist who has been involved in popularizing he alth education for over 40 years. Winner of many competitions for journalists dealing with medicine and he alth. She received, among others The "Golden OTIS" Trust Award in the "Media and He alth" category, St. Kamil awarded on the occasion of the World Day of the Sick, twice the "Crystal Pen" in the national competition for journalists promoting he alth, and many awards and distinctions in competitions for the "Medical Journalist of the Year" organized by the Polish Association of Journalists for He alth.

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