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Thursday, March 10, 2016

These 3 Creepy Things Actually Live in Your Pillows!

Black woman sleeping on pillow

Most people wash their bedding every week, but how often do they wash their pillows? Maybe not often enough! Why? The same creepy things that live in your bedding also find a nice home in your pillows.

3 disgusting things that lurk in pillows

#1 - Dust mites: these tiny insects are related to spiders. They are not usually visible to the naked eye, but they live in your pillow and feed on shed human skin.

#2 - Bacteria: are microorganisms that love dirt and moisture, just the kind of breeding ground that can be found in your pillow.

#3 - Fungi: this means yeast and molds, which also thrive in moist areas, like your pillow. They secrete digestive enzymes into their environment and send spores through the air to increase growth.

What you should do:
Now that you are totally disgusted, there is a solution to avoid creepy things in your pillow. Here are suggestions from experts:
  • Wash your pillows every 3 months
  • Wash your pillow covers every 3 weeks
  • Use zippered pillow protectors on all your pillows
  • If you have allergies, you may have to wash more often
For more information, go to www.wellnesspursuits.com/heres-why-you-should-wash-your-pillows-often/
DISCLAIMER: The content or opinions expressed on this web site are not to be interpreted as medical advice. Please consult with your doctor or medical practictioner before utilizing any suggestions on this web site.
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