Protecting Your Mattress from Dust-mites & Mold

Posted on Jul 15, 2015

When I look at the visual diagram above, I almost want to jump out the nearest window and sleep on the roof. On the other hand, when I look at the image below, I almost want to crawl inside  a basement closet and scream for help.  It is a clear fact that many sleeping environments, beds, and mattress tend to harbor dust mites, molds, and bacteria that can compromise our immune system as well as contributing to all sorts of health problems. For instance, dust mites are found in most sleeping environments and feed on human dander or dead skin.

All kidding aside, and after a brief period of thoughtful consideration and research, it now becomes obvious that latex and latex mattresses are a hero in disguise.   Latex is an all-natural fiber and the open cell structure of the latex foam naturally repels dust mites and mold.  In addition, the natural latex foam based on the condensed sap of the Asian rubber trees inherently is anti-microbial and anti-bacterial. Synthetic foams based mattresses are actually known to harbor dust mites and provide a more welcoming environment for molds.   What does this mean to you?  It means that next time it is your turn to purchase a new mattress consider a natural, cleaner alternative for a healthier nights sleep.   Consider a botanical, latex mattress and take a huge step to creating a less toxic sleeping environment naturally.

Latex…..Sounds like a true hero.   


Whether you’re happily germaphobic or justifiably careful, you may want to apply the most sophisticated diplomacy to the quiet visitors below the surface of your covers. Who are they? What do they want? Where do they come from? The last time I looked, the dust-mites were simply eating my dead skin-cells, which is weird. So, are they really out to get us? And if so, where are they going to take us? To hell and back? Or to heaven and beyond? Don’t fret, because all we need to do is follow the instructions after the picture below . . .  

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So, getting serious, the best way to kill black mold is to get an Ozone machine, turn it on high, and leave the house for 24 hours. If you can’t afford to buy an Ozone machine, then get a full-spectrum light-bulb or a far-infrared light-bulb and shine it on the mold for a day or two and open all the windows. Basically, mold survives and thrives on moisture and darkness, so contradicting these features is the path to freedom. Regarding mattresses and bedclothes, just air them out, keep them clean and shine the light.

Another effective layer of protection is to cover your mattress with a breathable, washable, natural  (mattress-protector).

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This type of product provides an optimal protection for your mattress from moisture, and is a dust mite barrier.  It will also help protect and extend the life of your mattress from becoming soiled.  

By taking a few simple steps and consideration it is easy to create a sleeping environment that promotes a better and healthier nights rest.  


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