Wash your pillow covers to protect yourself from allergies due to dust mites
Pillows and quilts are one of the popular places where these devils hide. A recent news item about how our old pillows are a hotbed of germs and dust mites and cause major allergies and which could spell big trouble for us is worth reading.
Tierno says as pillows absorb germs from our skin and the air, they become a breeding ground for mold, bacteria and dust mites. And the older your pillows, the more likely they're contaminated.
Tierno tested the Bass family pillows and inside the children's' pillows he found fungal mold. Tierno says this is what they're inhaling every time their heads hit the pillow, which cold be playing a role in allergies. On the parents' pillows he found lots of bacteria.
So always make it a point to keep your bedroom clean. Allowing a circulation of fresh air in rooms also will reduce dust mite menace. Quilts, blankets, bed sheets have to be aired, cleaned, vacuumed frequently and have to be occasionally washed. As for pillows, we must wash the covers regularly and also replace them frequently. As Tierno says:
Covers are very effective at preventing contact with mold and bacteria. What's out the pillow can't get into the pillow, what's in the pillow can't get out of the pillow in your face.
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