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Waking up with Scratches: Causes and Treatment

Insect Bites

Many insects or pests may live in the bedding, bedcovers, or mattress and bite you at night. This would lead to itchiness and make you scratch while sleeping. Some common pests that may lead to itching or rashes include chiggers, beg bugs, lice, fleas, mites, ticks, scabies, spiders, or mosquitoes. In mild cases, you may apply anti-itch creams to ease the discomfort. To prevent them, make sure to check your beds and linens and remove any signs of pests or insects. Some special products are available on the market to help get rid of pests. Also, make sure to wash your blankets, pillows, and other bedding items regularly. [2]