Published at Friday, January 26th 2018. by Lorraina Quere in Duvet Covers.
Special duvet covers to battle the dust-mites. Asthma sufferers or allergy prone sufferers have a hard time keeping the dust-mites in check. Dust-mites are microscopic arachnids which thrive on dust especially in the down fillings of pillows and quilts. They comprise of almost 80% of the dust around the house!
When you have children you will notice that they have a tendency of dirtying their linens most of the time at a very fast rate. The best way to avoid this is by purchasing duvet covers. This will enable to avoid any expenses of taking the duvet to the laundry or having the trouble of washing such a big and heavy comforter all the time. The duvet covers however are not that complex if you want to remove them for washing or if you want to change them. Most of them have got buttons or even better zippers round the duvet.
Special Allergen blocking pillow covers and duvet-covers give the allergy sufferers a nightmare-free sleep due to its special tight weave of the fabric. Even after frequent washing the fabric remains soft and snug trapping the allergens and preventing breakouts.
Choosing the Duvet-cover according to need. There are many types of duvet-covers in the market for different purposes and for every occasion. The cost varies with the fabric used as well as the designs. For example in winters a duvet cover made of silk flannel or velvet would keep you warm whereas cotton or a lighter material duvet cover would be ideal for summers.
Its worth noting that it takes special measures beyond a simple run through the washer to kill off dust mites. Dust mites have been shown to be more effectively killed off if certain essential oils are used in the washing process such as pine eucalyptus or peppermint oil. These can kill a large majority of the dust mites in the duvet and will also leave a refreshing scent. Unfortunately just killing dust mites is note quite enough. Most allergies to dust mites are to their waste products and their bodies (dead or live) and so it might be effective to shake out or even beat your duvet with a broom as its suspended from a line. After this you will need to redistribute the filling material so that it is evenly placed. If you start out with a dust mite proof duvet cover you will not have to take such extreme cleaning measures of your duvet you can simply focus your cleaning on the duvet cover on a regular basis and still avoid allergies related to dust mites in a dirty duvet.
Duvet covers are made for use without a top sheet. Therefore they save the cost of top sheets and bed making becomes faster and easier.