As you make your bed, so you must sleep in it
Furnishing and design of the bedroom can influence the quality of sleeping to a noticeable degree. Especially people suffering from house-dust-mite allergy should consider a number of aspects. The best strategy for preventing unpleasant allergic symptoms is certainly to avoid allergy triggers.
- Low-pile carpets or floor coverings which can easily be wiped are suitable for the floors.
- Avoid fabric-covered upholstered beds.
- Choose curtains made of material that can be easily washed.
- Provide your mattresses with mite-resistant encasings.
- Wash your bed linen weekly at temperatures of 60–95 °C. Moreover, down- and feather-filled bedding can be washed in the washing machine following the care instructions and tumble-dried afterwards.
- When you purchase bedding, see to it that it is suited for house-dust-mite-allergy sufferers: products carrying the NOMITE® label, for instance, are suitable for people allergic to house dust mites.
- Wash cuddly toys regularly at 60°C or place them into a freezer for two days in order to kill the house dust mites.
- Air the bedrooms at regular intervals and do not heat too much. Do not undress in your bedroom since, in doing so, high quantities of skin scales are shed, which are a welcome source of food for house dust mites.