How can you get rid of dust mites?
While dust mites can live in a variety of places, the mattress is the main breeding ground for dust mites.
This is then also the starting point for getting rid of dust mites and improving the state of household allergies.
First of all, it is important that the mattress cover the allergic person uses is impermeable to dust mites. This makes contact between the allergic person and the mites and their faeces as difficult as possible.
When using a high-quality cover, it does not matter what material the mattress is made of. The only material not suitable is horsehair, as this may be a potential source of additional allergies. And, of course, a latex mattress needs to be avoided if the person in question suffers from a latex allergy.
A good anti-allergic mattress will come with a washable cover. The mattress cover must be removable and washable at 60℃.
This temperature will be sufficient to effectively kill dust mites in the cover and seal against mites in the mattress. The mattress cover should be washed regularly to effectively protect against allergies.
It is also recommended to wash blankets every 3 months.
You can also read our full guide on how to clean a foam mattress.
Our recommendation for anti-dust mite mattresses
If you’re looking for a mattress to help with your allergies and prevent the build-up of dust-mites, then we’d recommend purchasing an anti-dust-mite mattress. You can read our full article on anti-dust-mite mattresses here.
Our top recommendation is the Emma Original anti-dust mattress. It is a high-quality mattress that combines cold foam and memory foam, providing ample support and stability, while being enormously comfortable.
As an anti-dust-mite mattress, it perfectly regulates temperature and limits humidity. The mattress cover is made of polyester and offers excellent temperature control. It also allows for good air circulation.
The cover can be easily removed and is machine-washable.