ON AVERAGE, WE SPEND ONE-THIRD OF OUR LIVES IN BED!
Sleep is truly important to our general health and well-being. Sleep restores our immune system; it is required for laying down memory, to save our body’s energy, to restore mental function and for physical growth.
Researchers recently discovered a gene that regulates the duration of sleep an individual needs. The new findings may explain why some people appear to have an internal alarm clock, and can wake up on their own. It may also explain why some people are light sleepers, able to operate on only a few hours of sleep.
For us to achieve the healthiest sleep possible, our beds need protection from numerous factors such as bacteria, dust mites, bed bugs, allergens, liquids, body fluids and stains.
Did you know there are approximately 100,000 to 10,000,000 dust mites in the average bed?
Dust mites are members of the arachnid family (related to ticks and spiders). These creatures thrive in large numbers and are one of the many components of house dust found in every home.
Dust mites are tiny, and cannot be seen without a microscope. They feed on flakes of human skin, surviving and multiplying especially well when conditions are warm and humid. The life of an adult dust mite is 30 to 90 days with female mites producing 1 to 3 eggs per day in that time.
Despite their tiny size, dust mites produce 10-20 waste particles per day, each containing a protein known to cause allergic reactions and asthma. These proteins are so light that they float when disturbed and disperse into the air. Most recent studies show that as much as 30% of the population are allergic to dust mite waste.
Many allergic reactions can actually be made worse by our sleep environment. Your mattress and pillows will breed bacteria and fungus that can be detrimental to your healthy sleep zone.
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