Dust mites are no joke when it comes to allergies. While you might not notice them with your eyes, these pesky critters are everywhere and can make sleeping rough if you have a dust mite allergy or sensitivity. Luckily, there’s an easy way to get rid of dust mites on your pillows that doesn’t involve chemicals or large sums of money (like new pillows!) — just put them in the sun!
A Tale of Two Pills
There are two types of people in this world: those who love their pillows and those who don’t. I’m one of the latter. I’ve never found a pillow that was comfortable enough for me to want to keep it around for more than a few months. But I recently came across a home remedy that has changed my opinion on pillows: sunning them. It sounds crazy, but after trying it out myself, I can say that there is something to it. Not only does your pillow get rid of dust mites, but also you’re guaranteed a good night’s sleep!
When you first put your pillow outside, you might notice some changes. If it’s really sunny outside, try putting your pillow under an umbrella or other cover so that it doesn’t cook too quickly. You’ll know when the process is complete because the color will change from its original hue to yellow-ish or white-ish (depending on how long it was in the sun).
As soon as you take your pillow inside and feel how soft and fluffy it is, all of your troubles will be gone! Plus, you won’t have to worry about any dust mites coming back into your bedroom. So if you hate waking up feeling groggy and stiff, then follow these easy steps for a better morning routine. Put your pillow in the sun for at least 30 minutes per day (one hour if possible) – no matter what time of year it is!
Why does it work?
Dust mites are tiny creatures that thrive in warm, humid environments. They’re commonly found in bedding and can cause allergies and asthma. But you don’t have to get rid of your pillows to get rid of the dust mites. Instead, try this simple home remedy: put your pillows in the sun. The heat will kill the dust mites, and the sun will help freshen up your pillows. Put them out on a sunny day for a few hours, then bring them back inside at night so they stay clean. You’ll enjoy fresh-smelling pillows without any toxic chemicals!
How to do it?
We all know how important it is to keep our pillows clean. But sometimes, no matter how often we wash them, they can still end up harboring dust mites. If you’re looking for a simple and effective way to get rid of these pesky critters, try this home remedy: put your pillows in the sun. It sounds like a weird idea but let me explain. The heat from the sun kills off 99% of bacteria, which includes dust mites!
Mornings are my favorite time to do this because I love waking up to the fresh scent of my newly-washed pillowcases, but doing it any time during the day will work just as well!
Before and After
If you suffer from dust allergies, you know how important it is to keep your home free of dust mites. But did you know that your pillows can be a breeding ground for these little critters? Yuck! Luckily, there’s an easy home remedy that will kill the dust mites and leave your pillows fresh and clean. Just put them in the sun! First, take your pillows outside (or to a sunny window) and flip them over so they are facing up. Next, take a lint roller or a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment and give them one last good sweep (be sure to use gentle strokes). Finally, turn the pillow over again so it faces down and let it sit in the sun for two hours before bringing it back inside. After two hours in the sunshine, your pillow should be completely dry and clean! Now you can bring it back inside and enjoy a night of sleep without worrying about any pesky dust mites. You may have also noticed that this home remedy has left your pillows smelling like a sweet spring day!