If you suffer from allergies, then nighttime can be the hardest time of your day. A large part of the reason for this is the way in which your bedding can harbor allergens. Mattresses, pillows, sheets, and comforters are common culprits when it comes to harboring allergens, so many people end up climbing into a bed that is teeming with triggers each night. Fortunately, with a little smart mattress shopping and some special care techniques, you can sleep better and breathe easier. Here is what you need to know.
Pick a Hypoallergenic Mattress
Hypoallergenic mattresses that are made of natural, organic materials, such as wool or cotton, or all-latex mattresses can dramatically reduce the amount of allergens you are exposed to each night. Other kinds of mattresses will retain large numbers of dust mites and skin cells, which in turn will trigger allergic reactions. Hypoallergenic mattresses that are allergen resistant can keep these triggers at bay, allowing you to breathe easier every night. When you’re shopping for hypoallergenic mattresses, don’t forget to look for hypoallergenic pillows as well.
Use a Mattress Cover
A mattress cover will further protect your mattress and keep allergen exposure down. Some mattress covers are dust mite protectors and will fully prevent dust mites from entering your mattress. Ensuring that dust mites are not present will not only reduce your odds of experiencing an allergic reaction but will also help to extend the life of your mattress.
Wash Your Bedding Regularly
Your bedding can hang on to allergens and transfer them to your mattress. Wash your sheets weekly using hot water and dry them on the hottest setting in your dryer. Clean your mattress at least once every six months by sprinkling baking soda on it and vacuuming it up.
A good night’s sleep starts with the perfect mattress. At Mancini’s Sleepworld, we have something for every kind of sleeper, from hypoallergenic mattresses to mattresses for adjustable beds. We have 33 mattress stores in Northern California to serve you. You can also call (800) 647-5337 for more information about our mattresses or to find a store location near you.