Are you looking for a way to rest at night – allergy free?
If so, chances are you’re going to need hypoallergenic everything in your bedroom. After all, hypoallergenic means ‘without allergy’ and is the best way to get a good night’s sleep without interruptions such as sneezing, itchy/watery eyes, and incessant coughing.
Today our goal is to give allergy sufferers the information they need to stock their bedrooms with the best hypoallergenic accessories. After all, most adults need (and hopefully get!) about 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Taking the time to make your bedroom as allergy-free as possible is worth the small investment.
So, let’s get started.
1. Dust Mite Covers
It’s pretty gross, but up to 10% of your pillow’s weight is probably composed of dead dust mites and their droppings.
So when we say you need dust mite covers, not only on your pillows but your mattress too, we’re not joking. This is especially true if you’re allergic to the feces dust mites leave behind (think eczema and hay fever).
Covering your pillows with a tight-fitting dust mite cover will cut the dust mites off from their food source, which is dead skin flakes. The same applies to your bed’s mattress and box springs. The more tightly sealed they are, the less chance dust mites have of penetrating your mattress and making a home out of it.
2. Hypoallergenic Mattresses
Are you in the market for a new mattress? If you suffer from any kind of allergies and need to buy a new mattress, you’re probably wondering how to choose the perfect mattress.
Well, there’s a lot that goes into picking the right mattress for yourself and would take more than a few paragraphs to answer. However, this much is true: hypoallergenic is the way to go.
Hypoallergenic mattresses can be made out of latex foam, synthetic memory foam, or even allergy-resistant material like cotton. But more than that, hypoallergenic mattresses will come with built-in technology to facilitate airflow. After all, the cooler and drier your mattress is, the less mold, fungi, bacteria, and dust mites you’ll have living in it.
3. Allergy-Resistant Pillows
The place you rest your head each night is just as important (if not more) when it comes to controlling your allergies while you sleep.
If you don’t have a latex allergy, the best pillow option is going to be a latex one. They are naturally mold and dust mite resistant, tend to get rid of warm moisture, and are comfortable too.
If you happen to be allergic to latex, there is an alternative: allergy-free down. Allergy-free down pillows have undergone specialized washings to make sure there are no dirt or allergens present. This makes for a soft and comfy sleep, safe from allergen producing organisms.
4. Moisture-Wicking Comforter
You may not think about investing in a hypoallergenic comforter since you don’t sleep on top of it all night long. Plus, they don’t have the bad reputation pillows and mattresses do when it comes to dust mites and other allergens.
That said, comforters are still prone to allergens. And if you have pets that sleep on your bed at night, you better believe they are some things in your bed that will aggravate your allergies. Because of this, its important you use a moisture-wicking comforter to prevent wetness from creating an inviting environment for allergens.
For a little added protection, you can even cover your hypoallergenic comforter with a dust mite cover to keep those litter critters out. This is especially helpful when you use hypoallergenic pillows, pillow covers, and mattresses that force dust mites to look for elsewhere to live and feed.
And there you have it! The 4 essential hypoallergenic accessories you need to get the best night’s sleep of your life – which is without allergies.