Here’s Why Your Bed Sheets and Pillowcase Have More Bacteria Than A Toilet Seat

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9Sun out your linen, mattress and pillows

One excellent and cheap way of getting rid of bacteria and dust mites is to place your mattress and pillows in the sun. However, while sunlight gets rid of dust mites, it may not get rid of allergens. But there are a number of ways to get rid of allergens from a room.

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10Air filtering

You could try to put a disposal high-efficiency filter in your furnace or air conditioning system with a MERV rating of 11 or 12. The filter that taps pollutants should be changed every three months. In the summer, air condition should be left ion fan mode to prevent pollutants like pollen getting trapped indoors.

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11Control humidity

Mold will not grow easily in dry air and needs a humid atmosphere to thrive. Try using a dehumidifier in the room and set it at 50% humidity.  Dehumidifiers can also make the room more comfortable especially in humid climates.

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12Take a shower before bed

If you shower before bed and wear a fresh set of pajamas, then all residue pollen on your body picked up during the day will be gone. Your hair can even hold pollen and you most probably are picking it up from roads or when you may have gone for walks or exercises outdoors. So you need to wash your hair too.

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13Make your bedroom a pet-free zone

While this may be difficult for many, it is true that pets are big allergy triggers. Their dead skin cells get airborne and settle into dust triggering bad allergy symptoms. If you have a pet and you feel you are allergic, then get an allergy skin test done to find out your sensitivity levels.

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 All said and done, there is no better alternative to changing your bedsheets and pillowcases and also washing them regularly. This is the best way to get rid of allergens and bacteria period. Watch the short video too.

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