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Four common signs that your bed could be infested with dust mites

Rhiannon Ingle

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Four common signs that your bed could be infested with dust mites

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It seems just about every single one of us has been feeling a tad under the weather as of recent.

What with the recent Arctic blast we've endured, alongside the chaos of Storm Isha - lets' just say many of us are suffering with some pretty gnarly cold symptoms.

However, it seems not all of these symptoms may be due to the freezing weather, but instead due a whole different issue altogether: dust mites.

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So, to help shed some light on the situation, mattress experts have revealed the four most common signs that your bed could be infested with dust mites.

The experts have revealed that those who start the day with a 'dry cough' could potentially be sharing a bed totally 'infested with dust mites',

And it's not just a dry cough that you need to look out for as 'sneezing' and 'runny noses' could also possibly be due to sleeping with dust mites as the little critters can 'stir up allergies'.

Rebecca Swain from Winstons Beds has since warned households that 'uncontrollable itching' may be a sign you're 'sharing a bed with a horde of dust mites'.

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Lovely thought, that.

Sneezing and runny noses could be signs you're sleeping with dust mites. Credit: Goodboy Picture Company / Getty Images
Sneezing and runny noses could be signs you're sleeping with dust mites. Credit: Goodboy Picture Company / Getty Images

The expert added: "While you can't see the critters without using a microscope, their presence can be known if you're suffering from a dry cough in the morning and itchy eyes."

So, if you reckon that's you then be sure to whack all your bedding on a proper hot wash at 60 degrees, and give a good old dust to your entire bedroom which will help lower the chance of them being able to reproduce.

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Other signs of dust mites include difficulty with breathing, red and itchy eyes as well as disrupted sleep.

Now, there's nothing better than rising from a proper good night's sleep feeling rested and refreshed for the day ahead.

However, actually drifting off once your slumber has been disrupted during the night can be harder for some than others - especially if you've got dust mites on your mind.

Experts advise washing your bedding at 60 degrees if you suspect you've got dust mites. Credit: Image Source / Getty Images
Experts advise washing your bedding at 60 degrees if you suspect you've got dust mites. Credit: Image Source / Getty Images
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But, not to worry, as one yoga coach has revealed three easy poses to help with falling back to sleep once you've woken up in the middle of the night.

These include the Happy Baby Pose, which you can achieve by laying on your back and bringing your knees towards your chest. Then, just grab the outside edges of your feet with your hands, opening your knees wider than your torso.

Next up is the Corpse Pose, which is all about surrendering your body to gravity and laying flat on your back with your legs spread slightly apart.

Keep your arms relaxed at your sides with your palms facing up before closing your eyes and focusing on deep, slow breathing.

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And, last but not least, is the Child's Pose.

To perform this calming yoga posture, start by kneeling on the floor and sitting back on your heels.

Spread your knees as wide as your hips, then fold forward to lay your torso between your thighs before extending your arms forward or alongside your body, with your forehead resting on the floor.

Topics: Health, News, Sleep, UK News, Home

Rhiannon Ingle
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