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It’s every teenagers dream – their mother tells them every day to make their bed, nag, nag, nag – and then one day, The News reports that making your bed can actually be bad for you. It isn’t about bending over and risking your back but the risk of dust mites. More people than ever are becoming aware of the risk of dust mites and are investing in dust mite resistant bedding such as memory foam mattresses or a memory foam mattress topper.


Dust mites are happiest in our beds – warm, moist places that offer them the right habitat including plenty of food (flaky skin!) and water (our perspiration). It’s not pretty, and it isn’t just that the thought of skin feeding bugs wriggling around your mattress that is awful. They are a real risk to allergy and asthma sufferers who should consider using a memory foam mattress topper to reduce the risks.


So why is it good that we don’t make the bed? Scientists believe that although it looks messy, it is less appealing to the dreaded dust mite. The average bed could contain between 1.5 million and 2 million house dust mites. But leaving beds unturned makes it harder for them to survive – as conditions are drier. The allergens the bugs create can be easily inhaled when you sleep, which is why it’s important to have a memory foam mattress topper.


The moist warm conditions while we sleep in our beds are ideal of mites, but they are less likely to thrive in drier conditions. The mites die when they dehydrate. There are plenty of daily routines that can impact on whether house mites thrive including well watered house plants, aquariums, humidifiers and made beds – anywhere moist. Heating, ventilation and insulation could all impact on how mites thrive. The fact they are so resilient is why many people now buy anti allergen and dust mite resistant bedding such as the memory foam mattress toper. An average of £700m a year is spent on treating mite-induced illnesses. Research has shown that the right mattress can help reduce the effects of disability related to lower back pain. Memory foam mattresses and the memory foam mattress topper were developed by NASA scientists. It moulds to fit the body and is heat sensitive and relieves any pressure points in the body.


So why not jump on the evolutionary bandwagon and buy a memory foam topper, mattress or pillow? For cleanliness and comfort purposes they make so much sense it’s a wonder why everyone doesn’t own one already! With the mattresses three layer system they provide a comfort layer, which is the memory foam, a middle layer, which offers support and the structural layer that makes sure the mattress doesn’t flop around all over the place! These three components make for the perfect mattress and allow the utmost comfort after a hard day’s work! You won’t look back once you have purchased a memory foam mattress, topper or pillow.


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