Finding the right mattress is always a tricky proposition, but for people with allergies, it can be even more difficult. In addition to finding the right kind of support, you also have to consider the impact your mattress can have on your symptoms and find one that isn’t likely to exacerbate them. If you’re in the market for a new mattress, here are some of the things to keep in mind as you evaluate your options.
Know the Causes of Mattress-Related Allergies
Allergy triggers can be far-reaching, but when it comes to mattresses, there are a few common culprits. One is the chemical components in the mattress materials. By law, mattresses have to have some kind of fire retardant, and some of the chemicals used for this purpose can trigger allergy symptoms. Likewise, the materials used to make the mattress, including foam and latex, can cause some people to experience difficulties with allergies. Check the components of any mattress you are considering, and avoid those with known allergens.
Other causes of mattress-related allergies come from an outside source that gets trapped in the mattress, such as pet dander, dust mites, mold, and mildew. Keeping pets out of the bed and cleaning your mattress regularly will reduce these issues.
Talk to Your Doctor
If you see an allergy specialist, there is a good chance that he or she has helped other patients deal with mattress issues. As such, he or she may be able to recommend brands and materials that have worked well for other patients and suggest things you should avoid. He or she can also offer personalized advice based on your needs.
Don’t Ignore Comfort
Finding a mattress that won’t exacerbate your allergies is important, but don’t ignore comfort just because you think a mattress is good for your allergies. An uncomfortable mattress will interfere with your sleep just like allergy symptoms will. Take the time to find a mattress that meets all of your needs, so you can sleep soundly.
Whatever your mattress needs, Mancini’s Sleepworld has what you’re looking for. Our selection includes some of the top brands in the industry, including Serta and Sealy. Visit one of our 33 California locations or call (800) 647-5337 for more information.