Better Sleep & Allergy Relief: How To Banish Dust Mites from Your Bed

Image Credit: Alexis Buryk

Do you hate waking up with a stuffy nose and watery eyes? Environmental control of allergens can help — and it’s not as hard as it sounds. Your bed is heaven for dust mites, who thrive in warm, humid environments with a steady supply of shed skin cells. Sound like where you sleep? Yeah. To get rid of dust mites, and therefore allergens, in your bed, follow our handy guide:

Sanitize and Cover Your Pillows.

Vacuum, Cover, and/or Replace Your Mattress.

Wash Wash Wash.

Taking these simple steps will not only give you a fresher, cleaner bed, but will give you restful, allergy-free nights and mornings where you wake up refreshed, the golden sunshine seeping through your window as you stretch your arms while birds chirp at just the right decibel and the warm aroma of percolating coffee... well, let’s not get carried away, but at least you won’t be blowing your nose!