Plega Mattresses

Dust mites

Do you know who you really sleep with?

A typical old mattress contains about 10 million dust mites.

This is Jimmy, the dust mite. He lives in your mattress with his mates (by the millions), eating your dead skin and hair, - yuck!


Dust mites are a major cause of asthma and allergies. They are not parasites, since they only eat dead tissue, yours...

These very small, eight legged creatures produce more than 15 waste droppings per day, containing proteins to which many people are allergic.
It is believed that 10% of the weight of a five year old pillow are composed of dead mites and their droppings!

There is no doubt that they are present in our homes and beds, therefore it is important to know how to control them.
One can always use a plastic sheet over their mattress, replace feather and down pillows with those having synthetic fillings, - generally change everything to synthetics. Vacuum the bedroom daily, - including the mattress, with a vacuum cleaner that has a high-efficiency filter.

Performing all these tasks will minimise their presents but you can not totally get rid of them.

The obvious choice is to change the mattress after seven (7) years.

About 12% of the population is allergic to dust mites. Some of the symptoms are:

  • asthma
  • itchy, watery eyes
  • hay fever
  • stuffy nose or ears
  • sneezing and coughing upon awakening
  • eczema
  • runny nose

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