Grand Rounds 2.05 at Hospital Impact
Sleep is supposed to be a peaceful break from all the stressful events we face daily. Unknown to most of us, however, is the fact that everytime we lie down and drift to dreamland, thousands of 'enemies' roam around our face, our arms, and bodies, feeding on our dead skin cells and imbibing whatever sweat comes out of our pores.
For those with asthma, 'ever notice if your attacks always coincide when you're lying down on your bed? Here's a clue about the usual suspects.
So bad is the situation that a news report describes your bed as a virtual ecosystem. Yes people, your bed is a forest of creatures you do not see....and I'm not talking of imaginary monsters, ok?
Your bed might be as dirty --- perhaps dirtier --- than your bathroom. This emphasizes the need to replace bedsheets and pillowcases more often than monthly or yearly. This is something we overlook, and before you say ignorance is bliss, I think you ought to do something about it.
I am soooo going home and throwing out my kids' pillows. I can't give up my artificial pillow, though...feather pillows drive me nuts. Guess I'll live with a few extra dust mites.