DUQUESNE, Pa., April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Each April, Americans observe Sleep Awareness Week, but data shows Americans still struggle to get quality sleep. According to allergen barrier bedding brand AllerEase, only eight percent of Americans always wake feeling well-rested and four in 10 say their sleep is frequently disrupted during the night.* The CDC also reports over a third of Americans are not getting the recommended seven hours of sleep each night.
ALLERGY SEASON MAKES IT WORSE
Swinging weather patterns are a big trigger for sleep disruption this time of year, according to Dr. Neeta Ogden, a board-certified allergist, and immunologist.
"Rapid weather changes are stirring up pollen and mold which irritate airways and nasal passages," said Ogden. "We had a mild winter, which triggered an early allergy season due to pollen growth and release. This causes symptoms like itchy or irritated eyes, nasal congestion, sneezing, a scratchy throat, and a runny nose that can make it challenging to sleep through the night."
Almost half (48%) of those who suffer from allergies say their sleep is frequently disrupted, yet less than one in 10 heed top treatment recommendations from allergists, like using allergen barrier bedding.
"I recommend fully encasing your mattress and pillows with allergen barrier products, such as AllerEase Ultimate, to combat these symptoms and improve your sleep," added Ogden.
HOT AND SWEATY SLEEP
With summer, too, comes humid conditions that cause sleep discomfort and allow for dust mite and mold growth indoors, exacerbating symptoms. Almost half of Americans say they wake up either too hot or too cold (45%), and 52 percent say they take measures like adjusting their fan, heat, or air conditioner in the night to improve sleep.
"AllerEase Ultimate is ideal for changing weather conditions thanks to its temperature balancing technology," said Ogden. "Its patented technology adjusts continuously to temperature, insulating when you are cool and wicking moisture away when it is warm. It also has antimicrobial protection to inhibit bacteria growth in the fabric."
"Sales of temperature balancing products have tripled in the last two years," said Todd Rankin, AllerEase Director of Marketing. "Through our work with allergy sufferers, we understood that protection and comfort were of high interest. AllerEase Ultimate elevates protection benefits with an anti-microbial finish, and uses our exclusive temperature balancing technology to deliver comfort for better sleep."
*Survey data comes from an omnibus survey of 1,015 American adults 18+ designed and conducted online by Finn Partners Research, utilizing an online survey panel, developed by ORC International, between July 30 and August 3, 2015, and a one-time survey fielded to the general population in the United States on April 4, 2016 through April 10, 2016, via Google Consumer Surveys publisher network on behalf of AllerEase and American Textile Company, receiving at least 1,509 responses.
Nearly a Third of Americans are Dismissive of Allergy Suffering
Four in 10 Reach for Their Phone in the Morning, Instead of Sniffle-Stopping Remedies
Duquesne, PA, May 4, 2016 – In the midst of spring allergy season, a new survey shows Americans are dismissive of allergy symptoms that could be easily treated. Thirty-one percent said they take no action when they wake with allergy or cold symptoms because "it's just allergies."
According to allergen barrier bedding brand AllerEase®, almost six in 10 Americans (58%) report suffering from seasonal or environmental allergies, but less than one in 10 heed top treatment recommendations from allergists - like using allergen barrier bedding to minimize exposure.* Bedrooms are full of surfaces that attract and trap pollen, pet dander and dust mites, which can disrupt sleep and cause sniffling, sneezing, itchy eyes and scratchy throats. Read more →
Feeling Tired? Seventy-Five Percent of U.S. Adults are Sleep Disrupted
Allergy Specialist, Dr. Neeta Ogden, Says There are Simple Fixes to Improve Sleep Environment
Duquesne, PA, September 21, 2015 – Three-quarters of U.S. adults (75%) experience occasional to frequent sleep disruptions, citing causes such as temperature-related discomfort, experiencing allergy symptoms or needing to use the bathroom, according to a new survey from AllerEase. The survey also reveals roughly one in four adults (24%) say they rarely or never wake up feeling well-rested.
That unrested feeling can be caused in part by household allergens lurking in your bed, says Dr. Neeta Ogden, a board certified adult and pediatric allergy and asthma specialist. Many of my patients are surprised to learn that household allergens are more pervasive than outdoor allergens, and can have a real impact on sleep. Read more →
As college students make their dorm-room decorating checklists of lap tops and study props, they’re also checking it twice to make sure they’ll be equipped with the essentials that will keep their student housing sleep zones fresh and healthier. “Combatting indoor allergens, and in some instances even bed bugs, in dorm rooms is top of mind for students selecting bed linens for their college dorm rooms,” said Mette Odom, vice president of marketing for American Textile Company, which says it sees a spike in its sales each August of AllerEase mattress encasements in extra-long twin – the standard-size mattress found in most dorm rooms. Dorm rooms can be old, cramped and have poor air circulation, which can be a breeding ground for allergens such as pollen and dust mites that can cause sleepless nights, fatigue and grogginess. As a result, many parents arm their college-bound children with the tools they need to combat those environmental circumstances. “I know that college is going to be a big transition for my daughter as she comes out of high school, and I want to prepare her with strategies for a healthy lifestyle – that includes getting a good night’s sleep,” said Tami Hood of North Carolina, whose daughter, Hayley, is shopping for items for her freshman dorm room at the University of North Carolina. “I can’t control what time she’ll go to bed, but I can give her basic bedding that will block the indoor allergens that I know leave her stuffy in the morning,” Hood said. “It’s a start toward helping her develop a healthy sleeping routine, which goes hand-in-hand with a successful first year.” Home experts advise parents to include two important basic bedding elements in their back-to-school shopping to create a healthy dorm room environment:
“Parents want to make sure they create a healthy sleeping environment for their children at their college home away from home, and basic bedding is one step toward ensuring their children wake refreshed and alert for class, exams and their daily campus routine,” Odom said.
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