Whats the grossest thing in the world? You're probably Sleeping on it!
By now you've probably heard the rumors that your mattress doubles in weight over the course of 10 years due to decades of dead skin cells, bodily fluids & dust mite debris aka feces. Well - this is likely the same for your pillow!
I did a little more research to try find out if an 'Anti-bacterial' & 'Hypoallergenic' pillow was really necessary. According to publications by Ohio State University, the average used mattress contains around 100,000 to 10 million mites inside. Yikes, if there's that many in your mattress just think how many are in your pillow that you rest your head on every night!
You may not know, but Dusty mites are actually tiny arachnids (Spiders & Scabies) which are too small to see the human eye. They're known for living in Pillows, Mattresses & Bedding because their favorite food is our dead skin! We spend around 1/3 of our lives in bed so you can be sure there's an endless buffet of dead skin flakes for our tiny bedmates! Unfortunately, these dust mites leave a dangerous amount of poo and body fluids for us to toss and turn in while we sleep!
Their droppings contain an incredibly potent allergen, called DerP1 - This is known for causing chronic headaches, asthma, skin rashes & sinus problems! You may have never felt like your bed was making you sick, but how do you know if you're really being harmed by the dust mites in your bed! According to some experts, the impacts vary! People who have known allergies need to take extra precaution and everyone else should be protecting themselves too! Over 1/4 of Americans have some sort of allergy, then within that group, 70% are to dust mites! Dr. Diego Saporta, a specialist in allergy management, says that allergy symptoms don’t have to be obvious or bothersome to be present.
Between the mites, skin flakes & mite droppings - It really starts to make sense that our pillows & mattress gains weight over years of use! But is the statistic of them 'Doubling' in weight after 10 years accurate? From our research, we couldn't confirm the exact numbers, but our biggest concern wasn't the weight of our pillow or mattress but more so our nighttime hygiene!
Research shows that having pillows & bedding that are both anti-bacterial and hypoallergenic reduces exposure to house mites, allergens & also helps to reduce asthma. This was all the convincing I needed - I went online shopping to find a new set of pillows that were reasonably priced and good quality. We discovered a company called Cosy House as an Amazon Choice Top Seller that had some pretty amazing features:
- ULTRA SOFT
- HYPOALLERGENIC & antibacterial
- Adjustable insides & form fitting
- BREATHABLE & promotes air circulation
- CertiPUR- US Certified
- HYPOALLERGENIC & antibacterial
- Only $47.95
And… it’s made from natural bamboo! I’d heard about bamboo fabrics as being an extremely soft alternative to cotton but had never made the switch myself. We got our Cosy House bamboo pillow delivered the next day. When I took it out of the box, I was really surprised at how soft and plushy the fabric was! We’re happy to report that the product’s description on Amazon is very accurate. If you’re concerned about protecting yourself from dust mites like we are, we highly recommend Cosy House! They offer sizes for all sleeping types and are currently running a huge sale. Their whole website is 65% OFF so grab one before they sell out!