Dust mites are tiny microscopic bugs that take up residence anywhere humans and pets spend their time. These mites live mostly on dead skin cells and although they are mostly harmless, they can cause allergic reactions ranging from itchy eyes to asthma attacks.
The most popular homes for dust mites include frequently used furniture, such as mattresses and couches, and many reside in the carpet as well. According to a recent study, your mattress can house as many as 100,000 to 10 million dust mites. The average human can shed 1/5 ounce of dead skin per week, giving these mites plenty to feast on.
In order to protect yourself from dust mites and other allergens, we offer a variety of mattress encasements. The new Allergy Sentry® encasements are made to keep a barrier between yourself and the dust mites. The encasement will contain the allergens, while allowing you to have a comfortable night’s sleep. Protect-a-Bed® encasements also provide protection for allergens.