Survey Shows Allergy Sufferers are Losing Out on Sleep, Overlooking Easy Remedies
Feeling Slumber-Jacked?At least one-third (33 percent) of allergy sufferers believe their sleep is being compromised due to symptoms and another third (33 percent) report being congested upon waking or during the day, a symptom often associated with allergens that collect in mattresses and pillows over time. Of those who attempt to minimize allergy symptoms, only 13 percent report washing their bedding frequently and less than one in 10 people (9%) report using allergen barrier protective bedding, a key recommendation by allergists for symptom relief. "The body sheds millions of skin cells every day, many of them in bed - the ideal environment for dust mites," added Oechslein. "Dusting, vacuuming and washing bedding frequently, along with using allergen barrier mattress and pillow protectors can offer relief and better sleep." Roughly seven in 10 Americans (69 percent) report that their mattress is at least four years old or that they don't know the age of their mattress. What's more, younger Americans wash or change bedding less frequently, with those ages 18 to 34 reporting typically washing or changing bedding once or twice a month as opposed to the recommendation of weekly. Over time, an unprotected mattress can accumulate anywhere from 10,000 to 10 million dust mites inside, and actually double in weight after 10 years due to dust mite infestation.
Find ReliefEighty-five percent of allergy sufferers report some dissatisfaction or uncertainty about their allergy treatments - they are not effective, only somewhat effective, or they don't know if they are effective. Protect yourself and your bedding from allergens, and unwanted crawling friends, year-round with these tips: - Wash your bedding at least once per week - Use allergen barrier mattress and pillow protectors from AllerEase - Vacuum and dust regularly and change filters in your furnace and air conditioner - Resist the urge to open the windows and opt for air conditioning - Minimize direct exposure of your pets to your bedding For more information on how household allergens could be affecting your sleep – even those who don't have allergies – and how to protect your bedding from the buildup of dust mites, dust, pet dander and more, please visit www.aller-ease.com. *Survey methodology: One-time survey fielded to the general population in the United States on 1/29/15 via Google Consumer Surveys publisher network on behalf of AllerEase and American Textile Company, receiving at least 1,040 responses.
About AllerEaseAllerEase® is the leading brand of allergen barrier bedding. With technically advanced fabrics and construction, AllerEase bedding prevents allergens from settling in your mattress, pillow and other bedding, where it can collect over time and aggravate allergy symptoms. Available in pillow and mattress protectors, mattress pads, pillows and comforters, all products are third-party lab tested and have the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. AllerEase is a simple and convenient solution to reduce exposure to allergens and provide a clean bed and comfortable night's sleep. Visit www.aller-ease.com for more information.