With Halloween just around the corner, many of us are busy decorating the house with ghosts, ghouls, and creepy-crawlies. But the truth of the matter is that this isn’t the only time of year that we share our homes with things that could make your skin crawl. Take, for instance, what’s most likely been living in your mattress and pillows all year… bacteria, allergens, and dust mites—oh my!
While an estimated 66% of Americans are planning to take part in Halloween festivities this year, only a small percentage are protecting their sleep environments from the creepy-crawlies that invade them year round. This seems crazy considering the fact that over 60 million Americans suffer from allergies and allergen-induced asthma, which are often triggered by dust mites and other allergens in the sleep environment. That means that of the estimated 42 million trick-or-treaters hitting the streets this year, only a few will be protected when they finally hit the sheets Halloween night.
I’d say it’s time to keep the critters and creatures of the night at bay with PureCare’s collection of bedding and pillow protectors. Our protectors are clinically tested by Dr. Philip M. Teirno, Jr., Director of Clinical Microbiology & Immunology at New York University. According to Dr. Tierno, “The accumulated quantities of allergens that build up in your mattress over time like fungi, bacteria, dust mites, dander and numerous other particulates can lead to exacerbations of asthma and allergies or contribute to their development.” Dr. Tierno’s straight forward solution? “A medical-quality mattress protector is the solution” to providing day-long, year-round protection for your family.
Sleep tight…and don’t let the bed bugs bite this Halloween!