Frequent vacuuming, damp mopping and removal of carpet and clutter are some ways to reduce the numbers of dust mites. Additional ways to remove dust mites include using allergen-proof bed covers and washing bed sheets weekly. However, dust mites cannot be completely removed from a home environment, warns Mayo Clinic.
Symptoms of a dust mite allergy include sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion and a cough. Other symptoms include postnasal drip and swollen, blue skin under the eyes. In some cases, these symptoms contribute to asthmatic symptoms, including breathing difficulty, chest pain and wheezing. These symptoms can interfere with sleeping patterns, notes Mayo Clinic.