Your allergies and asthma could be due in large part to dust mites, those pesky, microscopic creatures that thrive in curtains, bedding, mattresses, fabric couches and chairs, rugs, and carpet.
They are relatives of the spider, and they eat flakes of skin from humans and pets that they naturally shed. They love warm and moist environments.
These critters are impossible to completely eliminate, but you can do a lot to significantly reduce their numbers in your home and to relieve your allergy symptoms.
Washing is one way you can gain mastery over the dust mite situation in your home.
Putting your bedding in the washing machine has been scientifically proven to help reduce the number of dust mites in the home to levels low enough that people do not have as many problems with their allergies and asthma.
A simple trip to the laundromat or to your laundry room can make a positive impact on your health.