10 Disgusting Things That Live In Your Bed

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These vampire critters feast on your blood
when you’re asleep. If you’re invaded by an army of bed bugs,
then you could be bitten up to 500 times every night – and they can survive for 3 months
without feeding, hiding in the cracks around your bedroom. In 2009, one man even developed a life-threatening
iron deficiency because of blood loss he suffered from a bed bug infestation. They’ve also been linked to spreading the
deadly Chagas disease, which causes inflammation of the heart. Your bed contains anywhere from 100,000 to
10 million of these microscopic arachnids, which survive by eating your dead skin cells. Dust mites defecate at least 20 times a day,
and their feces can even cause asthma – but don’t worry, these can easily be killed
by keeping your room clean. Colonies of green and black mold like to grow
on used, damp mattresses, and if you inhale the spores you could develop asthma and even
pneumonia in serious cases. Cladosporium will also give you a nasty fungal
infection called onychomycosis – which causes lesions on your skin, and makes your toenails
crumble off. Dirty bed linen can infect you with body lice.
These tiny parasitic insects will crawl out of your bedding at night, to suck on your
blood. If they have a constant supply, lice can live
up to 4 weeks, and cause severe itching – and even typhus in some cases. Modern mattresses contain harmful chemicals
called ‘volatile organic compounds’, which are the same chemicals found in cleaning solutions.
Okay, so these gases might not technically be alive, but they can still do some serious
damage to your health. Every night, we absorb these toxic compounds
into our skin, and they’ve been proven to cause migraines, neurological disorders, and
even cancer. And babies are most at risk of being poisoned – today, modern cribs emit
4 times as much toxic gas as older models. This fungus clings to synthetic bed linens,
and if you breathe in the spores, your lungs and brain can be infected with ‘aspergillosis’,
which causes fatal neurological damage. It usually infects people with weak immune
systems, but anyone is at risk – even athletes. In 2013 an American football player was left
fighting for his life after he developed a fungal growth in his brain from mold exposure. The deadly fire ant eats everything from earthworms
to human flesh, and in parts of America swarms of these insects have been known to invade
people’s beds. The fire ant will repeatedly sting its victim
with venom until they die from an extreme allergic reaction called anaphylaxis – which
blocks the airways, starving them of oxygen. It might live harmlessly in your gut, but
deadly strains of the E.coli bacteria can burrow into the rips and tears in your pillows. Bacterial infection starts off with fever
and flu-like symptoms, but this killer will attack the brain and kidneys, leaving you
neurologically damaged and incontinent. Even the superbug MRSA has been found lurking
in pillows, which gets into your body through cuts and grazes. Once infected, you’ll develop blood poisoning,
before your body completely shuts down – and the best part, MRSA is highly resistant to
antibiotics, in 20-50% of cases it’s actually untreatable. If you’re in the 50% of cat and dog owners
who let their pets sleep on their bed, then you’re at risk of catching worms, animal
diseases, and fleas. A 9-year-old boy from Arizona even died after
sleeping next to his sick cat. Turns out he’d caught bubonic plague and developed a fever,
chills, and swollen lymph nodes.

100 thoughts on “10 Disgusting Things That Live In Your Bed

  1. Im lucky that my bed is only dirty and has like 30 stuffed animals on it. 75% of my room is clean (only the couch and my desk is messy) and thats all. I might want to mop the floor myself just in case. (Thank god I dont have any pets)

  2. im watching this on the couch.Plus bug killing powder is sitting everywhere in my room for 2 weeks

  3. I remember i pee on my bed my family clean it aaa……. 2 or 3 or4 😑😑😑im8 also lol my bed clean ok

  4. Oh no now I gotta clean my room everyday cuz I only clean it 1-3 times in a month, but I have no time cuz I have a lot of stuffed animals and it's gonna take me forever

  5. i dont live in america or england or canda so fire ants arent in my bed but are you sure them all 9 actually lives in the bed

  6. Me:laying on bed as autoplay turns on..eww no more!10 minutes later…ahhhhh,I’m so itchy and sweaty now thanksss

  7. Yay I actually can see dust mites on my bed goodbye bed I’m sleeping wait ANTS BYE PPPLE IM SLEEPING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD

  8. Uhm dude I have alot of lice of my head and my mom got infected I was shook top 7 was lice I'm itching my hair while watching this
    And I'm in the bed when I woke I saw my lice in my mom's pillow ;w;

  9. I'm watching this while a "Remove bed bugs in 1 day" ad is right by the video,
    Coincidence? I think YES!

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