Spring is in the air, and if you’re one of the thousands of seasonal allergy sufferers, you may be noticing that telltale spike in sneezing, wheezing, coughing, and watery eyes. To keep those pesky allergens at bay, look no further than your bedroom. Surprisingly, your bedding can play an important role in minimizing reactions to the allergens that bother you most.
When we talk about allergy-resistant bedding, we’re generally referring to fabrics made with an extremely tight weave, offering better coverage for your soft mattress and pillow surfaces where allergens love to live. That small barrier can prevent you from breathing in those allergens when you’re just trying to sleep.
Dust mites are a perennial allergen but can be worse during times of high humidity, like as spring warms up and heads into summer. They’re the most common form of house dust and can be found in pillows, mattresses, and carpets. If someone in your household suffers from nighttime sniffles caused by allergies, there are a few ways to reduce those allergens that might be hiding in your bedding.Clean Your Bedding Weekly
Make sure part of your weekly cleaning routine is not only to wash the bedding but to do so in hot water. This should include pillows and comforters as well as sheets, pillowcases, and duvet covers. Any soft surface can harbor dust mites. You’ll also want to make sure that bedroom carpeting is vacuumed frequently. After all, you spend almost one-third of your life in your bedroom; it should be beautiful, comfortable, and safe.Choose the Right Pillow
You’ll be resting your head on this pillow every night, so you want a pillow that is comfortable and protects you from allergens. If you have a sensitivity to down, try a Down Alternative Pillow. Ours offers the softness and feel of a down pillow but are also machine washable.
Protect Your Pillow
Washing your pillow is a great way to minimize dust mites. To increase your protection, try our Pillow Protectors. With a 100% cotton sateen finish and satin piping, ours create a safe, soft, and luxurious spot to lay your head. The pillow protectors are also designed with a hidden zipper closure to help keep your pillow clean and dust-free.Choose Silk
Using a silk pillowcase will not only benefit your hair, but its long, smooth fibers also won’t irritate your skin. Silk doesn’t require harsh chemicals in the manufacturing process, so you can keep irritation and rashes at bay, and silk is also known to resist mold, mildew, and fungi.Cover Your Mattress
Since you can’t throw your mattress into the washer, a great alternative is the Waterproof Quiet Mattress Pad. Not only is this mattress pad completely noiseless, but it also has a 100% cotton cover and is machine washable. Its double-diamond quilted design wicks away moisture and prevents spills from harming your mattress. Even better, it’s allergy-resistant while offering amazing comfort.
Switch to a Down Alternative Comforter
Some people may have a sensitivity or allergy to down, so we also offer Down Alternative Comforters. These comforters provide the loftiness of down and are great if you don't need the added heat that traditional down comforters offer. They are also machine washable and easy to care for. Plus, they’re so beautiful and comfortable, you might forget you’re fighting those allergies!
Seasonal allergies and sensitivities come from all over, but no matter if you are fighting dust, pollen, or something else, we can help make your bedroom a safer place to lay your head. Sleep well!