Allergy Mattress Covers and Mattress Covers Are Different

There are mattress covers and then there are allergy mattress covers . What is the difference?

A mattress cover is designed to protect the mattress from spills, soil, sweat and the oils from your skin that can come through the sheets.  The regular mattress cover is on the bed to protect the mattress from you.

The allergy mattress cover is on the bed to protect you from all the allergens that collect in your mattress.

The traditional mattress cover may be made of cotton or some sort of cotton blend. Some are zippered and others fitted. Sometimes, people will even put a vinyl cover on the mattress to give water-proof protection.  Great for the mattress, not so great for the person trying to sleep on the mattress. Vinyl makes noise when the you move move or shifts and because water vapor can build up under the cover it makes for very hot  sleeping. Read rest of article on allergy mattress covers. 



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Tea Tree Oil – Dust Mites Don’t Care For It

Recently I read an article about Tea Tree Oil and it explains all of it’s benefits. For years we have sold a laundry De-Mite contains tea tree oiladditive, DeMite, that has Tea Tree Oil as one of its active ingredients and 1,000’s of our customers just love it. I know my wife washes our sheets every week with it. DeMite works great getting rid of the allergens from dust mites.

The article goes on to talk about using it as an earth friendly cleaner, athletes foot treatment, shampoo and deodorizer. We find anti fungal med either you like the smell, similar to eucalyptus, or you don’t. There doesn’t seem to be a middle ground when it comes to the aroma of Tea Tree Oil.

One of the things I found funny is the article speaks so highly of the Australian Tea Tree. Here in South Florida we call them Melaleuca trees.  The county, state, and federal government have  spent millions of dollars every year to get rid of them.  They are considered an invasive and a threat to the Everglades.  They have even released specific bugs to try to kill the trees.  There is a rich irony that bugs are being used to kill trees that produce an oil used to control bugs.

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The Science Behind Allergy Avoidance – Dust Mites

learn about allergy avoidanceAllergy, whether we like it or not, is a chronic condition and will linger in the backgrounds of our lives. As with any medical condition, it is important to evaluate your options and choose the methods that work best for you in context of your lifestyle. One key to deciding treatment methods is to delve into the scientific research behind them.  Allergy avoidance based on junk science is a waste of time, effort, and money.

However, trying to sift through such reports can prove tedious, leaving your mind-numbingly bored and more confused than before. Therefore, I’ve taken the liberty of searching out these experiments and breaking them down to the essential information that will help you in your allergy treatment decisions.

Over the years, science has made incredible advances in allergy avoidance discoveries that reduce the exposure to indoor allergens such as dust mites. Smooth (non-textile) flooring, indoor humidity control,increased air ventilation, acaricides, and allergen-impermeable encasements have all made an impact in the quality of life for sufferers. This particular study acknowledges that and seeks to see exactly how effective they are. (Read Complete Article )

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