If you don’t suffer from allergies you may not consider allergy-free bedding is a wise investment for your home. Unfortunately, if you knew what was living in your bedding you may reconsider the value of allergy free products in your home.
Some common allergy reducing bedding products are casings or covers, and pillows, sheets, blankets, and comforters made from materials that block allergens from passing through the material. These fabrics are normally woven very tightly together made of cotton, organic cotton, or cotton-polyester blends.
Membrane vs. Non-Membrane Allergy Free Products
Membrane and non-membrane products can both be successful in fighting allergies. What type of product that will work best for you will be dependent on a person’s individual needs. Membrane products tend to hold heat better and are waterproof.
Non-membrane products will have a pore size of 6 microns of less. Most allergens are between 9 and 15 microns in size. Pore size is the space between the threads and has nothing to do with the sheet thread count. Non-membrane products are best for people who sweat a lot in their sleep, it is a more breathable material.
If you chose to by casings or coverings for your bedding make sure that it contains a zipper. Fitted casing will not be effective in blocking dust mites from reaching your bedding materials.
Natural Allergen-Reducing Bedding
The only natural product that dust mites and allergens can not live on is silk. Silk is an organic material excreted from silkworms. Silk sheets, pillow cases, and comforter will protect you on top, but you will need a zippered casing to cover your mattress because allergens can live there.
Where to Find Allergy-Free Bedding
You can check your local retailer to see what options they carry in allergy-free bedding, but make sure you know what your getting before you purchase it. For some online retail options try:
Allergy Guard Direc – many of the products found on this website tested in the Good Housekeeping top 14 anti-allergy products. They also offer free shipping on purchases over $100.
Allergy Control Products – they carry a line of allergy-free dorm products and casing with silk linings. They also offer free shipping on products of $150 or more.
Allergy Solutions Inc. – They carry products from 4 of the top manufactures of allergen-free fabrics, Cotton Complete, Pristine, Solution Comfort Cotton, and Softshield. They offer free shipping on all online orders.
Living a life where you suffer with allergies is not hard. Making an investment in quality bedding and proper maintence can reduce your allergy irritation or eliminate it all together.
Source: House dust mite