Dust mites on bedding are a particular concern for those with sensitive skin or those with children. It is also said to cause atopic dermatitis.
Dust mites breed at temperatures of 20°C to 30°C and humidity of 60% to 80%, and most proliferate in June, July, and August, when the temperature and humidity are high. It is said that people sweat the equivalent of a glass of sweat while sleeping, and futons, blankets, and pillows have high humidity and are rich in food such as sebum dirt and dander, making them an environment where dust mites can easily breed. Masu. Since your bedding comes in contact with your skin for a long time every day, you want to take good care of it and keep it clean.
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Washing with water and drying in the sun is effective
Wash sheets and pillowcases frequentlyEven if the sheets look clean at first glance, there is still dirt on the surface of the sheets, such as sebum and dander, which can be food for dust mites. By washing your clothes frequently and keeping them clean, you can prevent the growth of dust mites. Make sure to wash your pillowcases regularly, once every 1-2 days, and your sheets at least once or twice a week. (It's also a good idea to have a spare pillowcase!) For futons and pillows that cannot be washed with water, regularly hang them out to dry in the sun to remove moisture.
Wash blankets and duvet covers regularly.Blankets and duvet covers made of washable materials such as acrylic and cotton should also be laundered regularly. If you are concerned about dirt, leave it on for a while and wash it. After washing, let it air dry in a sunny place or put it in the dryer.
When drying, use a black bag to increase the effect
Washing with water or drying in the sun has the effect of suppressing the reproduction of mites, but to kill them, it is necessary to heat them at a temperature of 50℃ or higher for about 20 to 30 minutes . During the hot summer months, placing futons and pillows in black bags to dry will generate high temperatures inside, which can be effective in getting rid of dust mites. Also, dust mites don't like bright places and will hide deep inside the futon if you just dry it, so be sure to dry both sides. Drying the futon in the sun lowers the humidity inside the futon, creating an environment that is inhospitable to dust mites, which also has the effect of suppressing the breeding of dust mites.
A futon dryer is also effective.
Dust mites are killed by heat above 50°C, so it is effective to expose them to high temperatures (60°C) for about 30 minutes. If you don't have a futon dryer, we recommend using a large dryer at a coin laundry.