Did you know approximately 30% of people are allergic to dust mite waste, a common cause and trigger of asthma and allergies
Dust mites are everywhere, including in our mattresses and bedding, and despite their tiny size a dust mite produces 10-20 waste particles a day. Each of which contains a protein known to trigger allergic reactions and asthma from which about 10% of the population suffers from.
Attempts to eradicate dust mites is likely to be unsuccessful, however if allergic there are a number of ways in which you can reduce your exposure.
Among others these may include:
Keep in mind that these activities may stir up the dust mite allergens. And although they don’t stay airborne for long, if allergic consider having someone else do these tasks for you if an option.
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Pets are part of our family and many of them sleep with us in our beds. Snuggling up to us, providing affection, comfort and security, but is it healthy?
Although an adult cat sleeps for about for 12-16 a day and an adult dog 12-14 hours they can be up and down in the night. Scratching, washing, having a midnight snack, or wanting to go outside. All things that may disrupt your sleep leaving you feeling tired the next day.
And while the risks are low, cats and dogs carry bacteria that can be passed to us when in close contact. They also shed dirt, pollen from running around outside, and pet dander a common cause or trigger of asthma and allergies.
So for a healthier night’s sleep, whilst enjoying the company of your pets here are some tips you may wish to follow:
If you have a puppy, consider how big it is going to get. Sleeping with it while it is young might be comfortable but what happens when it gets older and bigger. Training a dog, which is going to outgrow the ability for you to comfortably share a bed, to sleep somewhere else, is much easier when they are a puppy and before habits are formed.
And if you suffer from allergies or asthma which can be triggered by pet dander, consider giving your pet lots of affection before bedtime and keeping your sleep areas separate.
Always avoid letting pets sleep with babies and young children.