Tuesday 11 December 2012

Anti-allergy bedding......the benefits!

This is a sponsored post but I do love a bit of John Lewis and I am an allergy sufferer so it fits perfectly with my life :-)

Around one in three people in the UK will be affected by allergies at some point in their lives. Worryingly, this number is on the rise, with more and more children in particular being affected by an allergy. One major culprit lies in the bedroom – dust mites are a common cause of allergic reactions and they seem to love a good mattress, suchas those available at John Lewis. With over 10,000 dust mites thought to be thriving in the average bed, it’s good news that there is a great range of products on the market that can help, including anti-allergy bedding, designed to help prevent or reduce the impact of allergies.

Choose an anti-allergy mattress protector to cover your mattress for the best protection against allergens. Available from cot right through to king-size, a good mattress protector will form an effective barrier against dust mites and other allergens.

Squeaky clean comfort

If you’re shopping for a new duvet and pillow, there is a range of anti-allergy options on the market to choose from. One product that has been recognised for its innovation is the Sleep Angel pillow, also available at John Lewis, which is billed by its makers as the first and only pillow to be impermeable to viruses, bacteria, common flu bug, water droplets, bed bugs and dust mites.
Only air can enter and leave the Sleep Angel pillow, making it incredibly hygienic – in fact it was originally designed for medical use, helping reduce the risk of patients picking up bugs. The case is can be wiped clean but – crucially – is still comfortable to lie on, so you’ll be able to get a good night’s sleep.

Love the one you’re with…

If you’re not due for total bedding overhaul at the moment, there are still products you can use with your existing duvet and pillows to provide you with a barrier from allergens like dust mites. You could opt for a polypropylene anti-allergy duvet protector, which zips up to fully enclose your duvet, and can be used inside your normal duvet cover.

Apart from buying anti-allergy bedding, there are some other steps you can take to minimise the impact of dust mites. Top tips include:

  • Regularly washing clothes and bed linen at 60 degrees to kill dust mites
  • Keeping your room tidy – dust mites can thrive on clothes left out on the floor
  • Not making your bed straight away when changing the sheets – this will give a chance for moisture to be released from your mattress, which will help to prevent further dust mite growth

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