I have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning. My alarm goes off and then I like to linger in the warmth of my blankets and snuggle into my pillows for just a little longer. I don’t go back to sleep, but my brain is able to sort through what is coming in the day ahead, and make plans for my to do list.
Oh, and email. I like to get that done while in my comfortable happy place.
Except a few weeks ago it became my “unhappy” place.
I was scanning through my emails and noticed I had one from my friends at Dyson. It was a happy little email asking me about my summer, and then it told me this:
“Did you know that beds can contain between 10,000 and two million dust mites, which feed on our skin cells. These dust mites then product droppings, which many people are allergic to and can cause reactions, including asthma, eczema and allergic rhinitis.”
It said that with regular vacuuming, these little nasties will be gone… or at least decreased.
And it got me thinking, I have NEVER vacuumed my mattress. EVER.
So as I was snuggled up in my happy place, I was doing it will millions of creepy crawlies.
I also learned that people who are allergic to dust mites are actually reacting to a protein found in dust mite feces, which can trigger reactions in humans, including asthma, eczema and allergic rhinitis. The most effective way to remove these allergens is through vacuuming your mattress.
Aside from being disgusting, this probably has a lot to do with WHY my husband keeps sneezing while we are in bed.
Which reminded me that he is sneezing because of mite poop. Which means, I too am sleeping in mite poop.
I got out of bed quickly that morning, and every morning since. I walk into my room and I side eye my inviting mattress, knowing that it is just a sham of a happy place. A trickster zone in my house.
Did you know that 61% of Canadians never or rarely vacuum their mattress. So 61% of us are sleeping around with millions of bugs and poop and dead skin and disgustingness.
So, we got the Dyson V6 Mattress vacuum and put it to the test. With a HEPA filter, and V6 motor, this vacuum sucks, and it sucks hard. With a specifically designed mattress tool, the handheld vacuum is easy to use to suck up all the mites and poop that you spend the night with.
(again, I can’t stop shuddering)
Check out how easy it was to use!
So, what happened? Well, we got some grossness off our mattresses. It didn’t look like too much, but knowing that most of the stuff we were sucking up was microscopic kind of put it in perspective.
Best part is, I can now get back to my routine of emailing checking, and snuggles in my bed without feeling like I am sleeping with a community of mites.
Oh, and the best part? My hubby stopped sneezing!