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dust mites… not our friends

Dust is a fact of life. It accumulates, we wipe it away, and before you know it, it’s back again. As you sleep your old skin sloughs off and settles in dust form into your bedding. The most unfortunate part of this is that this happens right under your nose (and mouth, eyes, and ears)! Unseen, and therefore unable to wipe away, this dust accumulates in your pillow and attracts dust mites. It’s not a popular subject, but dust mites live and breed on and throughout your pillows. The older the pillow, the more live and dead dust mites there are. These dust mites and their waste can cause allergies and skin irritations. What can you do? Arm yourself with the facts and BUY NEW PILLOWS!

FACT: 10%-20% of the weight of a 2 year old pillow can be dead mites and droppings!

FACT: There can be as many as 30,000 tiny dust mites living in just 1 oz of dust!

FACT: Dust mites are microscopic… you can’t see them, but they are there!

FACT: Dust mites are the most common cause of allergies to house dust.

FACT: When you lay your head on and old pillow, you are getting up close and personal
with millions of dust mites and their feces!

FACT: Pillows impact the quality of our sleep, but also how healthfully we recharge.

FACT: Experts say the general rule is to buy a pillow every 12 to 18 months.

  pillow allergies and your health

According to Darryl C. Zeldin, acting director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Services, 18% – 30% of Americans are allergic to dust mites’ waste, and almost 50% of American homes have allergen levels that are high enough to cause sensitivity in people who were not previously allergic to dust mites. In other words, high levels of dust mites and their wastes can cause previously non-allergic people to develop an allergy.

House dust mites are a common cause of asthma and allergic symptoms worldwide. The mite’s digestive tract contains potent digestive enzymes (notably proteases) that persist in their feces and are major inducers of allergic reactions such as wheezing. The mite’s exoskeleton can also contribute to allergic reactions.

act now… buy new pillows today

By now you’re probably checking your pillows and thinking of how you’ll ward off those microscopic dust mites until your new pillows arrive. At justpillows.com, every order is expedited and will ship as quickly as possible from our pillow factory. Don’t wait another day. Check out our comprehensive selection of pillows and buy new pillows today.