Living with allergies means you probably know all about allergy-proofing your world. Nobody wants to deal with irritating symptoms or, worse yet, a day-derailing allergy attack. In this day and age, we’re lucky that one method of prevention is anti-allergen bedding. But while we’d love to think AllerEase mattress covers, pillow protectors, and mega-cozy comforters are the end-all, be-all of allergy solutions, we know they’re just a part of the complete puzzle of allergen control in your household.
Is allergen-free bedding really worth it? Absolutely! We’d like to tell you why – and sometimes it’s best to hear it in a trusted reviewer’s words.
You’ll notice that each of our anti-allergen products are complete with the Good Housekeeping Seal (which you can learn more about here!). GHRI scientists and testers evaluate bedding covers and pillow protectors for ease of putting on and taking off, water repellency, fit on a mattress, breathability, shrinkage, and appearance after repeated washings.
But they take care of the testing. Here’s what those scientists and testers agree YOU should look for in anti-allergy bedding:
“The best protection against allergens comes from non-porous fabrics, which are usually the cheapest. However, this type of fabric doesn't breathe as well as others, and may make for a hot sleeping environment. Instead, consider a microfiber polyester fabric, a cotton fabric with a laminated nylon membrane, or a cotton fabric tightly woven with very fine threads.
Make sure the bedding you buy fully encases the entire bed – the mattress and box spring, plus protectors for all your pillows.”
We’re proud of our products and we’re proud to have helped people with allergies maintain as comfortable a lifestyle as they can. But while it’s definitely worth it, it’s important to remember that, just like with breakfast, your AllerEase bedding is one part of the complete meal. From WebMD:
“‘You cannot use covers by themselves to avoid allergy-triggers, which is routinely done by patients with dust mite allergies, Roy Gerth van Wijk, MD, PhD, researcher of the Dutch study, tells WebMD. ‘I still advise covers as a part of an allergy control program, provided that patients are motivated to take other measures.’"
So while you’re freshening up your bed, remember to also freshen up the entire room! Take care to keep the dust mites and other allergens at bay before they make it to your nose. And when you need tips, rest assured we’ve got them for you.(Right here! AllerEase Allergy Tips.)