What About House Dust Mites?

What About House Dust Mites

There has been quite a lot said in recent years about the increase in the dreaded house dust mite.dust-mite

Modern houses are the ideal breeding ground as we like to stay warm and keep out the cold drafts.

Today’s mattresses are so comfortable even the house dust mite doesn’t want to get of bed!

So there they stay, nice and warm and ready to eat dead skin cells that may come their way.

To most of us they do not pose any harm, some say that the dust mites can help increase our immune system, we are not too sure about that one so we will stick to what we know.

house-dust-mite-life-spanIf you suffer from any allergies, dust mites can help increase your symptoms and if you do not do anything about it, your troubles will only get worse.

 

Recent research shows that different areas of the country are more prone than others, we are not quite sure how they came to this conclusion but the facts speak for themselves.

 

So what can we do to help reduce this risk?

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Washing Clothes and Bedding

Is Summer Here Yet?

Summer is finally here, or so it seems. So it’s time to give the tumble dryer a rest, save on some electric and get the washing line out once again.

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Line drying is probably the best way to dry your clothes as it leaves them smelling fresh and helps reduce unwanted creases, as the weight of fabric helps pull the creases out. A recent article in the Huffington Post suggested a few ways, in fact 5 mistakes people often make when washing their clothes.

One of the most popular mistakes is dealt with in the first example they document, washing your towels, sheets and clothes together does not make for good practise. We often overload the washing machine anyway as we try to achieve what we think is a more effective way of cleaning our clothes. Continue reading

The Perfect Sleeping Position

How Do You Sleep at Night?

A recent article from the Wall Street Journal in America highlighted several issues and complaints with our sleeping positions. Can you guess which ones they recommended and which ones they advised us to avoid?

I am sure you are now well aware of how important sleep is to us mere human beings.  Without good quality deep sleep we cannot function properly leaving us to become more and more frustrated and agitated as the problem persists.

Have a good look at the illustration below that was highlighted in the Wall Street Journal article, it makes for a very interesting read: Continue reading