2 Guys 600 Pillows, the YouTube music video produced for SleepBetter.org and Carpenter Co. that’s become an Internet sensation, generates a lot of laughs about two guys and their beloved bed pillows, but behind the humor, there’s a serious message about the need to replace pillows every year or two, says the founder of Sleepbetter.org.
“Rhett & Link’s new video shines a funny spotlight on a topic most folks don’t think about much,” said Dan Schecter, vice president of consumer products at Carpenter Co. and creator of SleepBetter.org. “If people cannot remember when they purchased their pillows, chances are good those pillows need to be replaced.”
Dust mites are microscopic spider-like creatures that feed on flakes of human skin and reside in bedding, carpets, upholstery, draperies and other “dust traps.” Dust mite allergens – substances which can cause an allergic reaction — are proteins found in the mite’s feces. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences says that exposure to these allergens is a significant risk factor for the development of allergic diseases, such as asthma and rhinitis (hay fever).
How do you know when it’s time to replace your favorite pillow? Here are some tips:
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