For the non-allergic and respiratory healthy amongst us, this insight into our bed companions is unpleasant. However if you are one of the many with allergies and/or breathing problems, this discovery may be the break through you've been waiting for. Why? Because it indicates that much of your suffering is less to do with your health than it is the ill health of your mattress.
Research suggests children who sleep on old mattresses during the first year of life are more at risk of developing breathing disorders such as asthma. A study by The University of Highly recommended Website Auckland showed that wheezing at ages 3.5 and 7 years was more common in children who slept on a used mattress in the first year of life.
Considering we moult a bathtub of skin and sweat hundreds of litres while sleeping every year, leak urine (and other fluids), and yes, admit it, sometimes go to bed without washing, it should be no surprise that our mattresses are rather toxic places.
Other allergens, while less repugnant than the creepy dust mite, are being found to cause equally serious problems. For example, it has long been known that the spores of certain fungi--particularly the types commonly known as molds--can trigger allergic reactions. But just how prevalent such problems may be is only now becoming clear.