April 28, 2015
According to Dyson, the new Dyson v6 removes “dust mites and their allergenic feces” from your mattress. (Dust mite feces? Yuck!) Apparently, Dyson has an in-house microbiology lab where they breed dust mite cultures, and study dust mite behavior and the resulting allergens they produce. They’ve found that “powerful suction” is the most effective way to “reduce dust allergens in the mattress.”
Now, don’t get me wrong, we’re all for clean mattresses, good hygiene and a healthy sleeping environment. And if this special mattress vacuum helps to provide that – great. But at $250 a pop? I have two words for dirty mattress owners: mattress protector.
A simple, washable mattress protector prevents your mattress from becoming a breeding ground for dust mites. It acts as a protective barrier so dust mites never even make it into your mattress (and neither does liquid.) For less than $70, you can purchase a queen-size mattress protector that will solve the dust mite problem.
And, save yourself from having to vacuum one more thing in your house.