Are There Dust Mites in My Mattress and Pillow?

May 22, 2019 · Here's the good news. House dust mites are actually quite rare in homes, despite all the scary claims about dust mites accumulating in your bedding. Dust mites don't drink water; they absorb it through their exoskeletons from the surrounding air. As a consequence, dust mites desiccate quite easily unless the relative humidity is rather high.…

One-Third of Your Pillow Weight May Be Mites and Their ...

Apr 12, 2017 · So, if you have a dust mite allergy and can control the population of dust mites in your bedroom, you may also reduce your allergy symptoms. After two years without cleaning, one-third of the weight of your pillow could be from a thriving dust mite population and its droppings. 5. Pillows May Increase Your Exposure to Flame Retardant Chemicals…