Living with Dust Mites & Allergies, Why Mattress & Pillow Encasements are Effective

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Living With Dust Mites And Allergies, Why Mattress, Pillow & Quilt Encasements Are So Effective
By Tara, Bed Bug Wholesale
If you have an allergy to house dust mites, you may be allergic to the microscopic bugs themselves. It can be common for people to be allergic to a dust mites exoskeletons. More likely though, you’re reacting to an enzyme in their droppings. Keeping those droppings (and dead bug bodies) away from your lungs, nose and eyes is the purpose of allergy encasements. It’s easy to breath microscopic particles in when you make these airborne. This will happen from any movement in your bedding. After touching a non-encased mattress, it’s also simple to rub these enzymes in your eyes, creating an almost immediate cause of symptoms. Mattress and Pillow encasements have been proven to work straight away and are useful in preventing allergies such as eczema, rhinitis and asthma from taking root in people genetically-predisposed to those conditions.

We’re not going to try and shock you by telling you that mattresses will double in weight due to a huge pile-up of dust mite droppings. Yes, their droppings are inside your mattress without question. These droppings are not great for you if you’re allergic; however, the weight of it all is a myth that’s used to “ham up” a story to make it sound great. We are also not trying to you we have a solution to eradicate all dust mites from your life, as its simply not feasible with more Australian adults and children being diagnosed with an allergy to dust mites and their enzymes. Getting your bedding sorted out is key to reducing the exposure you have, which in turn improves your quality of day to day comfort.

How do Allergy Encasements help?

If you have a dust mite allergy or asthma, in addition to other allergy-proofing measures, it’s essential to do the following for your bedding.

seal off your new mattress, ensemble base/box spring, pillows & quilts, so dust mites can’t get in and set up shop in the first place.


seal off your old mattress, ensemble base, pillows & quilts, so existing dust mites (and their droppings) can’t get out.

Because your head sleeps so close to your pillow its the most important bedding item to protect, this is because they’re so close to your eyes, nose & mouth. This is followed by your mattress as this is the hardest to wash or air. Your blanket quilt or duvet is the final stage in the process and should be encased for the same reasons also.
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What Is an Effective Encasement?

When you shop for allergy encasements, the most critical factor is the size of the openings in the fabric’s weave. This measurement is called “pore size” and gets measured in microns. If your supplier can’t tell you the pore size of their products, you should run in the opposite direction.

To help block dust mites and their droppings, the fabric’s pore size you should choose should be no greater than 6 microns. If you are looking to block pet dander, look for six microns or less. Many products sold in Australia are designed for the sole purpose of controlling bed bugs; these are accidentally confused as being suitable for allergies. Bed Bugs range from 2mm to 5mm, and as such, these porous encasements that will control bedbugs are not suitable for allergy control.

Bed Bug Wholesales mattress and pillow Protector/Encasements have been made to commercial standards. A 90gsm Knitted Jersey Fabric is used for our Mattress and Pillow range. It’s the waterproof 0.2mm TPU film that's adhered to the inner side of our products that sets these apart from nearly all of the domestic products on the Australian market.

The specially designed TPU film is monolithic. It creates a liquid barrier which is a distinct benefit over other breathable products that are microporous. We have installed our Mattress & Pillow encasements on many 3, 4 and 5-star hotel beds around the country. The results speak for themselves. If you have an allergy that you need to control, and you want the best priced commercial products on the Australian market, we would love your business. Shop now and "get back to dreaming".