5 Creepily Scary Facts about Dust Mites

1. Dust mites are the leading trigger of bedroom allergens and affect up to 400 million people worldwide, including at least 45% of people with asthma! They are an invisible enemy though, and cannot be seen to the naked eye, measuring less than half a millimetre in length.

2. Non-wool beds and bedding is the ideal environment for dust mites, because they thrive in a warm, dark and moist environment – and the average person can sweat up to a litre of moisture each and every night – this is dust mite heaven! Our wool bedding combats this as it promotes an environment so dry that these little critters cannot colonise it (this is due to its unique ability to desorb moisture back into its environment).

3. Dust mites are an arachnid, meaning their cousins include spiders, crabs & shrimps. A square meter of bedding (non-wool) or carpet (non-wool) can harbour up to 100,000 dust mites, not to mention their millions of droppings – bleurgh!

4. The weight of the average (non-wool) pillow can increase by a staggering 10% after 6 months’ use, purely because of dust mites and their droppings, this is not to mention that the average duvet, pillow and mattress topper/protector can be completely colonised in just six weeks.

5. Children are at great risk. Studies show that children who are continually exposed to dust mites and their fecal material are more likely to develop allergies including asthma and even eczema.

Our wool bedding is the first 100% natural and scientifcally proven anti-allergy complete bedding solution!

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