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Mite Allergies

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People spend about a third of their lives sleeping. But not everyone can appreciate this time due to sleep disorders. There are many causes of sleep disorders. One is mite allergies. Mites are in every bed, but generally only people with an allergy to mite feces remember that.

Many people view their warm, cozy bed in the autumn and winter with mixed feelings. Climbing into a warm bed should be a comforting experience, but it is also the time in which mite allergy symptoms increase. Many people experience watering eyes, sneezing fits, and in extreme cases, even shortness of breath or itchy skin.


Mites like to romp around in mattresses and pillows where they can easily feed on human skin cells. They need a moist environment to survive. The mite feces is what generally causes allergic reactions.

Possible Solutions

Many people combat mites by washing their sheets and blankets in over 60 degree Celcius water, freezing cuddly children’s toys or eliminating anything that is a major dust-collector in the bedroom. Also, mattresses can be treated with a special spray and then encased in a cover so that mites no longer pass through.



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A natural and sustainable method of fighting the mite problem is use of the Hygienic Wood Bed Mat. The common question is: Wood in bed? Yes, specifically pine heartwood which has a natural, antibacterial and germ-killing effect.

The Wilms Hygienic Wood Bed Mat is made of pine heartwood and used on top of the mattress/under the sheets.

The hygroscopic (moisture-absorbing) properties of the wood create a dry heat in bed. Mites feed on human skin cells but do not survive in dry climates.

"House dust mites have ideal living conditions at comfortable temperatures of 25 degrees and a relative humidity of 70%. With a relative humidity of less than 50%, they die." This information is available in an online dictionary at


Development of the mite population on Wilms® Hygienic Wood Bed Mats and carpet

The mite population on a Wilms Hygienic Wood Bed Mat declines by 98.8%. (Summary of the study)

The University of Greifswald is conducting a product test researching the effect of Wilms Bed Mats and their effect on allergies.

The impact of Hygienic Wood on people with allergy-ridden bodies is being measured and recorded.

When the test results are available, we will report it in our newsletter. Subscribe now to find out this and other interesting facts about Wilms Hygienic Wood and also find out what we are up to!

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