Consumer mania include Americans every day on the TV screen can see the ads, claiming to be over eight years old mattress filled with kilograms of dead skin, millions of liters of sweat and dust mites. Of course, their main goal - to convince the audience as often as possible to change your bed mattress. But whether this advertising is not deceptive? Is it really over the years become one of the mattresses dirty jobs at home, on which lie not only embarrassing, but also scary to sit down?
Necessary for the survival of moisture mites also receive from the person. True, the tick drink: their body adapts collapse moisture directly from the air. In other words, the man lying down on the bed is the perfect companion mite - he fed, watered and warmed.
While mattress manufacturers "Casper" (they can to ensure your product kindness that produces only one type of product) spokeswoman insisted that ticks more room for life to spring mattresses, but Mr Needham, basing its findings in 2002 published a scientific article claims that foam mattresses mites like better than spring.
However ticks stool proteins may actually cause allergic reactions, tearing, nasal flow, and in extreme cases - even asthma attacks.
But Mr Needham believes that the significant increase in the weight of the mattress from mites is hardly possible. "Mattress industry these statistics invented in order to scare people. I do not think anyone would have carried out some calculations. Of course, it attracts attention and mattress manufacturers will probably have estimated how much of the skin over time drops from human skin, and how these splinters are converted, "- said the scientist.
But if he really terrified that you lie down to rest at night after you crawls hundreds or even thousands of invisible arachnids, you can take steps to prevent them. It appears that people with allergies actually helps prevent allergens from mattresses blankets. According to G. Needham, scientifically proven to be a standard vacuum cleaner to clean the carpets at home, withdrawing a mattress surface tick population was also significantly reduced. In addition, dust mites, although heat lovers, tolerates heat, so if the mattress mantle of electric blankets and well heated, live mite mattress has a lot less. A similar effect can be expected when heated mattress and iron, especially with fogging function (rectifier efficiency in eliminating dust mites and their schooling presentation is demonstrated G. Needham's daughter).
If your mattress both sides are equally good sleep every few months, it will also get inverting with decent results. "Flip the mattress removes moisture area, so after a while all the mites probably will die," - said the scientist.
So the next time you feel lonely at night, remember that with you, just a few centimeters away, sleeping in hundreds of tiny octopus creatures. "Usually on a mattress as an ecosystem is not contemplated. But in reality it is, "- said Mr Needham.