There is nothing more frustrating than having a good night’s sleep ruined by the sneezing, coughing, and wheezing caused by bedroom allergies. Chances are you have thought about replacing that expensive down comforter or throwing out those pillows. According to the latest research, the house dust mite has been found to be one of the most common causes of asthma and allergies in the bedroom.
WHAT ARE DUST MITES?
Dust mites are microscopic creatures that live by the millions in your bed. Normal beds provides them with the warmth, humidity and food they need for ideal growth and reproduction. It is the allergens produced by the mites, in the form of waste particles, to which allergic people react. It is these particles, when inhaled, that have been shown to induce allergic reactions, aggravate asthma and can exacerbate the symptoms of child eczema.
Wool doesn’t provide dust mites a place to live. Its dry, porous nature prevents dust mites and other allergens from settling in. Latex is naturally resistant to dust mites. In addition latex does not provide a hospitable place for dust mites to live.
On the other hand, dust mites like polyurethane foam. They like it a lot. It has an open-cell honeycomb structure that provides a perfect apartment complex for mites to live in. Every time you move on top of polyurethane foam, you compress this sponge like material, as it expands to its original shape, it sucks in dust, old skin, moisture or whatever. It like a little dust mite city with automatic food delivery. Most companies use polyurethane foam in their mattresses, especially in pillow-tops. We don’t use any polyfoam in our better beds. Instead, we use wool on top of latex. Naturally better.