It’s been a good day, you completed your daily routine and are looking forward to that much needed sleep. Your bedroom is perfectly set the way you want, all comfortable and cosy. You snuggle up in bed, but few minutes later you start feeling itchy and you find your allergies flaring up.
If you suffer from allergies, your symptoms most likely worsen during the night. You are not alone! Over 74% of allergy sufferers wake up during the night because of allergy symptoms and over 90% of sufferers have difficulty sleeping.
Why is it worse during the night?
There are multiple potential triggers for night-time allergy symptoms. Research indicates that dust mites present in the house are considered to be the major source of allergens that cause sensitization and development of allergic diseases like allergic rhinitis, hay fever, skin rash and in extreme cases bronchial asthma. Other sources include pet dander, mild dew and mold.
People suffering from allergies should inspect their bedroom environment as it is a place where the dust mites love to settle and coexist with you. They like warmer indoor environments like your bedroom, which is one reason why your symptoms get worse at night.
You may not expect your mattress to be the culprit, but mattresses, box springs and pillows too are an ideal habitat for these allergens to thrive and grow.
How to make your bedroom allergen proof?
It may not be possible to completely eliminate dust mites and other allergens from your home, but you can try these to significantly minimize them by doing these:
- Keep humidity level low in the room.
- Remove dust with a damp cloth so is does not resettle.
- Vacuum regularly.
- Keep your bedroom clutter free to minimize dust.
- Keep your pets away from your bed.
- Remove carpeting and other dust mite/allergen habitats.
- Wash bedding and furnishings in the room weekly in hot water to kill dust mites and remove allergens.
- Choose your bedding wisely. Use allergen-proof mattresses and pillows with natural and organic fibres to help reduce allergies.
- Replace pillows regularly.
How choosing the right bedding will help with reducing allergies?
The best mattress for allergies will reduce the presence of allergens in the bedroom, helping to provide relief from allergy symptoms and better quality sleep.
There are multiple factors to consider when choosing a mattress. Allergy sufferers need symptom relief and a mattress that promotes rest and recovery.
What to look for in a mattress?
Looking for a mattress that suits your needs, especially when there are so many options to choose from, can be a bit overwhelming. A few factors that will help you shortlist and make the right choice:
- Quality of materials used in the mattress
The quality of the materials used in a mattress determine the lifespan of the mattress and contribute to how supportive and comfortable the mattress is.
For allergy sufferers, high-quality materials that resist allergens can reduce exposure and relieve symptoms. Look for mattresses that make use of organic and natural materials like bamboo, cotton, wool, and latex.
Mattress firmness is rated on a scale of 1 to 10, or extremely soft to extremely firm. Most mattresses tend to fall closer to the middle of the scale, from medium soft (4) to firm (7-8).
The right firmness for each person will depend on sleeping position, weight, and other preferences.
- Pressure relief
Depending on sleeping position, pressure can build up in areas like the shoulders, back, and hips. A mattress that provides pressure relief, contours to the shape of the body and cushions these areas.
For allergy sufferers, this can improve overall sleep quality and result in one less thing to worry about.
Contouring indicates how well the mattress conforms to the shape of the body.
Memory Foam is known for its conforming properties and “body-hugging” feel. Latex contours moderately for pressure relief and better temperature regulation.
- Temperature regulation
Overheating while sleeping can cause discomfort, especially for allergy sufferers.
If a mattress sleeps hot, there is a chance of sweat and moisture building up in the mattress. This can then lead to the growth of mold and mildew, which is definitely not ideal for those with allergies.
Explore mattresses that use natural materials like bamboo, wool and cotton that are breathable. They help to wick away heat and moisture.
Bamboo mattress use bamboo fibres and cool gel that help in regulating temperature and keeping the body cool while you sleep.
- Mattress Type
Common mattress types include hybrid, innerspring, foam, latex, and airbed mattresses.
Certain mattress types are more beneficial for allergy sufferers than others. Latex, memory foam, and hybrid mattresses often resist common allergens and provide relief for people with certain allergies.
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