Maybe it is not time for a new mattress. Protect yourself. Your bed is a haven for microscopic dust mites, offering the warmth, moisture and food (human skin flakes) for them to thrive. While they don't bite, dust mites can trigger a host of allergic reactions including:
Dust mite barrier covers protect your mattress and pillows from infestations of dust mites. Tightly woven 100% organic cotton prevents dead skin from getting into your mattress or pillows and attracting mites. A zipper allows easy on/off for laundering. You can't wash your mattress, but you can wash your barrier covers.
Standard sizes for different mattress depths. Comes in all mattress sizes:
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Dust mites are tiny bugs - not insects per se, but more closely related to spiders and ticks. They measure about 1/100th of an inch in length, which is smaller than the period at the end of this sentence. Due to their very small size, these dust mites are not visible to the naked eye. They live in bedding, couches, carpet, stuffed toys and old clothing.
Dust mites feed on the dead skin that falls off the bodies of humans and animals and on other organic material found where they live.
Dust mites love warm, humid areas filled with dust. Bed pillows, mattresses, carpets and furniture are great places for them to live.
For most people, while they are disgusting, house dust mites are not actually harmful. However, the medical significance of house dust mites arises because their microscopic cast skins and feces are a major constituent of house dust that induces allergic reactions in some individuals.
For those individuals, inhaling the house dust allergen triggers rhinitis allergic or bronchial asthma. Symptoms are usually respiratory in nature (sneezing, itching, watery eyes, wheezing, etc.) but there are also reports of a red rash around the neck. Other allergic reactions may include headaches, fatigue and depression.
House dust contaminated with the fecal pellets and cast skins of dust mites is one of the most strongly allergenic materials found indoors. Estimates are that dust mites may be a factor in 50 to 80 percent of asthmatics, as well as in countless cases of eczema, hay fever and other allergic ailments.
House dust mite presence is often suspected before they are actually seen and accurately identified. Usually it happens when somebody in the household experiences any of the above symptoms.
The presence of house dust mites can be confirmed microscopically which requires collecting samples from mattresses, couches or carpets. Also, it requires the use of a microscope with sufficient magnification and the technical ability to recognize house dust mites under the microscope.
There are also diagnostic tests sold and distributed in the U.S. One must collect dust samples and mix a portion of the sample with reagents packed with the test. Then, a dipstick is placed into the mixture and the color change then compared to a chart packed with the test.
Nature's Greenlife,LLC™ offers dust mite relief with our "Third Party Certified", organic cotton encasements for all mattress sizes, box springs, pillows, and even encasements for your favorite duvet.
By encasing your mattress, box spring, pillow and comforter with dust mite proof bedding, you insure that you are protected from any infestation. Even if your mattress is infested with dust mites, our barrier fabric will seal them off ultimately killing them.
*Information provided by Ecolab Pest Elimination and the National Pest Management Association, Inc.
We are really to blame for the dust mite infestations experienced today. That's right, it is our fault! As we sleep, we shed millions of dead skin cells which give the bed bugs an unlimited food source. As they multiply and release their fecal matter into the mattress, an allergen nightmare is born. These fecal particles and our own skin cells are what cause the allergies we experience. The only logical way to separate us from this dust mite breeding ground is to create some kind of barrier. Allergy relief bedding is defined as "a fabric with some kind of barrier". This can be a membrane laminated to the back of a specific fabric or a sophisticated woven piece of material so highly engineered that microscopic particles cannot pass through it.
Don't be misled with covers that are a fitted style! These covers do not ENCASE the mattress and are a waste of money for people with real allergy symptoms. Always be sure to ask if the product is zippered to be sure you are totally protected. Many products like and others mislead the consumer and do not clearly explain that the covers are fitted only and not encased with zippers.
Allergy relief covers without membranes are defined as fabrics without any coating. Without some kind of coating, the woven fabric would act like a sieve. When we are talking about non membrane fabrics we have to discuss pore size. Pore size is the diameter of the space or hole between the threads. If the average waste particle of bed bugs is approximately 9 microns then the pore size must be less then 9. Typically, any non membrane fabric with a pore size less then 6 or 7 will block all allergens including pet dander.
Which fabric is really the best? Of course the quality of the fabric and the efficacy of the barrier are important. Remember, you are sleeping on this cover every night! You also need to think about how comfortable each fabric is to sleep on. The characteristics of each fabric and the cost will help you determine which is best for you. A quick checklist:
Non Membrane fabrics are a more advanced technology in allergy relief bedding. Since there is no membrane separating you from the allergens, the weave of the fabric must be woven in such a way that the pore size or space between the threads is less then 6 microns. This is due to the fact that the smallest allergens have been tested at 10-15 microns. Nature's Greenlife, LLC Organic Cotton Dust Mite Covers have a pore size of less then 5<! Because there is no membrane, these fabrics tend to have longer life spans since there is no membrane to deteriorate over time in the wash. Non membrane fabrics are also much cooler to sleep with and are much less noisy. It is more like putting a thick sheet on your mattress.
Allergy relief bedding does not require any special care or cleaning agents. Allergy relief bedding can be washed with warm water and dried on a low temperature. All the fabrics can withstand temperatures of up to 250 degrees F at which point you can sterilize the product if desired.
Standard sizes in the mattress and box spring industry are how we determine what sizes we need to make available to you. We manufacture most of our covers in the 3 typical depths of 9", 12", and 15". There are only two things you need check:
All of our premium allergy relief covers come with a LIFETIME warranty.