Allergies? Send mattress mites packing

Tracy and Charlie Wright, a dynamic duo from South Africa, have cracked the code for a cleaner, healthier sleep without having to worry about dust mites.

You never sleep alone. Your mattress is literally a haven for between 100,000 and 10 million pesky dust mites and allergens.

Yes, it’s true, about 60% of the dust mite population in your home camp out in your bed. It is these microscopic critters that are a major cause of allergies and asthma attacks, impacting our sleep quality and overall well-being. 

The dust mite allergens have a bad rep, they are the world’s second leading cause of allergies, just behind pollen, and a major trigger for asthma attacks. This is how you take control of your bed’s health:

Ditch the vacuum and steam cleaner

Common cleaning methods like vacuuming and steam cleaning just don’t cut it when it comes to getting rid of these pests. Vacuuming just shifts unwanted particles around rather than extracting and retaining them. And steam cleaning introduces moisture into the mattress, affecting its longevity and potentially creating a breeding ground for mould.

Woman sleeping on bed. Source: Unsplash

A breakthrough in mattress hygiene

A South African pioneer in mattress hygiene has introduced an innovative solution to mattress cleaning. In the quest for a healthier sleep environment and relief for their children’s allergies, a husband and wife team, Tracy and Charlie Wright, did intensive research. Using fancy technology and a whole lot of know-how, they’ve created a way to extract and banish 99.97% of those elusive microns, dust mite faecal matter, and other debris from your mattress. 

The effective approach employs a two-part medical-grade process that goes beyond surface-level cleaning. Their two-step system is focused on sanitisation and allergen removal in mattresses and pillows. Plus, they’ve got the stamp of approval from the Allergy Foundation of South Africa. To top it off, they use a germicidal light technology, straight from the hospitals.


We are loving CleanMyBed, which was born in 2020, combining medical knowledge and personal experience. It can be used in hospitality, residential, and medical environments to sleep soundly and breathe easier.


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