Despite how comfortable and deceivingly clean your pillow and pillowcase may look, there are thousands if not millions of dust mites, feeding and living off the mould and debris inside.
There is nothing better than going to lay your head on your pillow after a long day, but if you really knew what was in your pillow you wouldn’t be so quick to put your head down!
Dust mites love to live in warm, humid environments and feed off shed human skin, mould, fungi and bacteria – making your pillow the perfect home. Recent research shows that after 2 years up to a third of your pillow’s weight could be made up of dust mites, dead skin cells, mould, bacteria and fungi. Another study found that feather and synthetic pillows ranging from 1.5 to 20 years old can contain between 4 and 17 different species of fungus.
So what are the dangers of the dust mite living in a pillow?
Dust Mites are one of the most common allergen triggers for Asthma in Australia according to the National Asthma Council of Australia. They have also been associated with being the cause and persistence of conditions such as allergic rhinitis (Hayfever), asthma and eczema. If you are waking up with Asthma, a scratchy throat, running nose, headaches or itchy eyes – have you considered it may be your pillow? For a good sleep hygiene routine, it is recommended that your pillow be replaced every 6 months to 1 year – especially if you have a dust mite allergy.
No matter what advertisements may say, there is no vacuum cleaner, dust mite spray, protective cover or dry cleaning what will completely eliminate dust mites once they have entered a pillow.
That is why JellyFish Bedding and Mattresses introduced the JellyFish Pillow. Treated with Ultra-Fresh during the manufacturing process, the JellyFish Pillow inhibits the growth of mould, bacteria and fungi and prevents the dust mite from living and breeding in the pillow from the start and until the end it remains dust mite free.
The JellyFish Pillow never has to be washed due to the Ultra-Fresh treatment and instead is just recommended to be left in the sun to air.
So when was the last time you replaced your pillow? If you are looking for a dust mite free pillow (which we highly recommend) the JellyFish Pillow is available now for pre-order!