So if you leave your bed unmade during the daytime, will your allergies really improve! Many allergy specialists don’t really believe this would be a certain way to properly treat your indoor allergies. Stay tuned for other ways to stay allergy free this fall.
That’s right. A recent small study out of UK found that something as easy as “not making your bed” during the day can have an effect in reducing moisture from the bedding/bedsheets/mattress that has an effect of reducing house dust mites, and favors their dehydration and demise. You see, dust mites can only survive by taking in water and moisture from the outside environment and therefore do not thrive in dry environments. They are also less common in areas of high altitude and dry climates. If fact it appears there are less dust mites in those who live on the second and higher floors, such as in a high rise building.
A recent study also looked at differences between feather vs. synthetic or foam pillows, and there appeared to be a slight advantage according to some researchers in that house dust mites were less likely to grow optimally, in feather, rather than foam pillows.
Placing physical barriers such as dust mite proof pillow and mattress covers (with a pore size of 6 microns) can help to prevent the passage of dust mites form within the bedding out in to your “breathable space”. This is particularly important and relevant if you have allergies and/or asthma and have sensitivities to house dust mites.