Rowdy87: It sounds like you have a severe allergy to dush mites. Millions of dust mites are contained in pillows, mattresses, blanklets, sheets, etc. To protect yourself, you need to have a pillowcase which has a zipper/enclosure to seal the pillow. Then you simply put a 100% cotton pillow case in the dryer for about 10 minutes which kills dust mites (dust mites are killed by heat, not cold). Also, your mattress should also be encased (not like a fitted sheet because when you lie on the mattress, the body weight will simply push the mattress releasing the dust mites from the sides and bottom into the air). If you encase the pillow & mattress and put linens in dryer for 10 min before going to bed, you'll see a big difference. Contact your local lung association and they will happily forward info to you.