When asked what one of the worst places for allergy symptoms is, your bed probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind. But your mattress, pillows and other bedding can actually house large quantities of allergens, such as dust mites, pet dander and even pollen. If you or a member of your family suffers from allergies, it’s important to take measures, such as using protective allergy bedding on your mattress and pillows to protect your bed against allergens. This will help prevent you and your family members from breathing in allergens while you sleep, and experiencing worsened symptoms throughout the night.
What is Allergy Protection Bedding?
Allergy protection bedding is made of tightly woven fabric specifically designed to keep allergens from entering and clinging to the fibers of your mattress, pillows or other bedding. These specialized products actually create a protective barrier between the mattress and the sleeper, ensuring that beds stay fresh and allergy free. Allergy protection bedding includes specific products such as zippered mattress encasements, pillow protectors, pillows, mattress pads and comforters. By using these products in addition to, or in place of your normal bedding, you will be able to keep allergens at bay and get a great night’s sleep. Below we have listed different allergen products and how they work in detail:
- Mattress Encasements - Creates seal around your mattress to keep allergens out. Also traps already accumulated allergens within older mattresses to keep the sleeper from breathing them in. Encasements can be used underneath a mattress pad.
- Pillow Encasements - Different from a pillowcase because it creates an enclosed protective space for your pillow. Keeps your pillow clean and fresh. Creates seal to keep allergens out and traps already accumulated allergens within. Pillow encasements can be used underneath a traditional pillowcase.
- Pillows - Tightly woven fabric shell prevents allergens from collecting in the pillow. Pillows should still be used with a pillow encasement to ensure maximum protection and to keep your pillow clean in between washings.
- Mattress Pads - Allergen barrier fabric prevents household allergens from collecting in the pad while adding extra comfort to your mattress.
- Comforters - Allergen barrier fabric prevents allergens from collecting in the comforter and aggravating your allergies, all while keeping you warm and comfortable while you sleep.
Allergy protection bedding can be washed just like any other bedding item. Some products are even designed specifically to be washed in hot water
Getting a good night’s sleep is extremely important for your overall health. Make sure allergy symptoms aren’t interfering with your sleep by taking proper measures to protect your bed. By using allergy protection bedding, you will help ensure that you wake up feeling refreshed and ready to take on a new day!