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Our mattress contains an average of 1.5 million mites, here’s how to eliminate them in a single gesture!

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We do it every morning. We make our bed properly so that our room is perfectly tidy. In reality, this would be a gesture that could be overlooked.

The bed is a place where we spend a lot of time. However, it is home to many mites and dust.

Mites and adverse health effects

Mites are part of the arachnid family and are invisible to the human eye. We can find mites in many places such as carpeting, kitchen, armchairs and the mattress. Mites develop through sweating as well as dead cells. They like to stay in hot, humid places. It is true that they do not live very long, but they reproduce very quickly and up to 20 times a day.

According to a study by scientists, a mattress would contain an average of 1.5 million mite. A figure that should not leave us unmoved. Mites secrete excrement and waste that could be responsible for many health problems. This can cause allergies, or redness and inflammation.

Sometimes we think we have a small cold when coughs, sneezes and runny nose can be the cause of mites.

Can we get rid of mites?

It is important to take simple actions that will protect your body from dust mites.
This simple gesture that you have been doing since your youngest age would actually not be that good. Not doing the bed of the alarm clock would air the sheets and the mattress. Do not hesitate to open the window and shake your sheets for about ten minutes. This will dehydrate the mites and consequently kill them. The more mites are locked in the sheets, the more they will multiply.

How to clean the mattress?

First, it will be important to wash the sheets and pillow covers very regularly. To wash your mattress you can pour baking soda and leave it for a few hours. You will just need to vacuum the mattress which will remove the residues of bicarbonates but also dust and mites.

Baking soda will help prevent mildew and will also absorb moisture.

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Mind & Health

Mind & Health's mission is to disseminate information in the field of health and well-being. The information provided in this magazine is intended to improve and not to replace the relationship between the reader of the magazine and his doctor. The use of plants for therapeutic purposes can in no way substitute or be added to medical treatment current without the advice of a doctor.