Use Zippered Mattress Cover

Oct 9th

Zippered mattress cover – If you wake up every morning overloaded with a stuffy nose, or itchy, watery eyes, you may be allergic to dust mites in your bed. One of the most allergenic substances in your house is dust containing feces and debris from dust mites.  Buy allergy-proof mattresses, spring mattresses and pillow encasement’s. They are available online at furniture stores, mattress stores and medical supply stores.

Shop for cotton encasing with high thread count if you are sensitive to chemicals. This will be better for you than buying encasing made with vinyl, nylon or other synthetic materials.  Air out enclosing one or two days in the open air or sunshine, before you put it on your bed to get rid of all strong vinyl odor.  Wash your pillow encasing in hot water every 10 to 14 days. Close the zippered mattress cover before washing. Do not bleach, iron or dry clean encasing.

Vacuum the surface of your mattress and box spring encasing every 10 to 14 days to remove surface allergens. Wash encloses one or two times a year in hot water. Close the zipper before the money. Tumble dry at the lowest setting.  Consider buying and using dust mite tape to cover zippers on your encasing for extra protection. Dust mite allergens can get through zippered mattress cover. You can use painter’s tape for this purpose. Scotch brand 3 painter’s tape does not contain latex, which cause allergic reactions in some people. The painter’s tape also comes out when you want to wash encasing and will not leave a sticky residue.

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