Guide against house dust & for hygienic textiles
Your nose is clogged, your eyes are watering and you have to sneeze already in the morning when the alarm clock rings?
Then it may be that dust and mites are responsible for your symptoms. In summer many people are plagued by hay fever and know the symptoms.
But in winter not only the flu has its peak season, but also the house dust allergy. Why this is so and what you can do for hygienic sleep and against house dust is explained in this guide.
We all know house dust. It collects on the shelves, in the corners and on the dust traps in our home. But not only there, but also in our mattresses and textiles.
In addition to the dust in the air, there are also tiny roommates with whom we invisibly share table and bed: dust mites.
Especially in winter, symptoms of house dust allergy such as runny nose, stuffy nose and watery eyes occur because the mites’ allergenic excrement balls accumulate in our mattresses and textiles over the summer and are then stirred up by the heating air in winter.
Via the air you breathe in the house dust as well as particles of the mites and some of them can react violently.
If the symptoms should persist for a longer period of time, it is advisable to consult a doctor to determine whether it really is a house dust allergy. But in any case, you can fight dust and mites with the following tips.
Tips against house dust and mites in the mattress
Over time, our mattresses accumulate a lot that we cannot see with the naked eye – dust, mite excrement, sweat, hair and skin flakes.
For a hygienic and healthy sleep, it is therefore sensible to offer the house dust and mites as few chances as possible, especially in the bedroom. Therefore it is important to clean the bedroom thoroughly.
The mattress does not need to be replaced directly, but can be vacuumed with a good vacuum cleaner. If you suffer from an allergy to house dust, you can also use a special vacuum cleaner with a fine dust filter to collect even more house dust and mite excrement and prevent it from being stirred up.
A mattress topper is also useful. This protects the mattress from dust, mite excrement and sweat and can be easily cleaned in the washing machine at regular intervals at 60° degrees.
Breathable & antibacterial mattress toppers made of cotton can be found in different versions in the everyday online shop. It is important to make sure that a mattress topper is breathable as you sweat when sleeping and otherwise wake up in a sweat.
Furthermore, it is especially important for people allergic to house dust that the mattress topper is made of cotton, as this natural fibre is very skin-friendly and low in allergens.
If you would like to know more about mattress toppers you can find more information in our article: Mattress toppers for more hygiene.
Hygienic textiles without mites and dust
House dust mites not only feel comfortable in our mattress, but in the whole bedroom. This is due to the fact that the little animals like to stay in a high air humidity and a room temperature of 25° degrees.
And these conditions usually prevail in our bedrooms. So they also romp around in our bedding & pillows. In addition, the house dust collects in the curtains, carpets and on all dust traps in the room.
That is why it is important to wash textiles (bed linen and sheets) in the bedroom regularly at at least 60° degrees. For house dust allergy sufferers, it is even advisable to add bed linen, which can be washed at up to 90°.
In winter it is recommended to change the bedding once a week. If you also want to make sure that bacteria, fungi and fours are not too much of a problem when washing, you can use antibacterial washing additives such as the hygiene washing additive “Wash in”.
Good room climate with less house dust
To give dust mites no chance, we recommend that you air the bedroom thoroughly every day and keep the room temperature at 18° C. This will prevent mites from settling and your sleep will also be more comfortable at a lower room temperature
Free yourself from unnecessary ballast and banish all superfluous dust traps from your bedroom. Allergy sufferers with pets should also consider that it is better if pets do not sleep in the bedroom. And to keep the environment as clean as possible, it is recommended not to change clothes in the bedroom.
To keep dust from accumulating in your bedroom, you may need to clean up. Head over to laweekly.com to discover more tips on keeping your mattress dust free and for a healthy winter sleep.