Could you be allergic to your bed? Before you laugh at the possibility, consider the following. Do you wake up with itchy eyes or a running nose? Are you sneezing all morning long? Is it hard to get a good night’s rest because of wheezing? If the answer is yes to any of the above, your mattress is probably aggravating your allergies.
Unfortunately, this is a common issue, which is why The Natural Sleep Company have decided to use our industry expertise to help. We’ve shared exactly how your mattress can worsen your allergies, and what you can do to fix it.
How is my mattress worsening my allergies?
Your mattress can actually impact your allergies in a number of ways, but the most common problem is dust mites. No matter how clean your home is, you probably have these living in your soft furnishings. They love warm temperatures and moist conditions, as well as snacking on your dead skin cells. This makes your mattress the perfect home for them due to the sweat and shed skin we naturally emit while we rest.
Before you panic, these mites are microscopic and are only really a problem if you have allergies or other breathing difficulties. Unfortunately, if you do, they’re bound to make your condition worse. The microscopic particles of their shed skin and faeces is one of the largest contributors to indoor dust, hence their name. This is in turn on of the biggest aggravators of allergies in your home.
How can I evict the dust mites from my bed?
The most effective method of eviction is a new, quality mattress. For the best effect, try purchase one made of organic materials, as natural mattresses are highly effective at removing both chemicals and bugs from your sleeping environment. If you are looking for a natural mattress, see our Nature’s Touch option.
Other methods of preventing dust mites from making a home in your bed include using mattress and pillow protectors. These are most effective when paired with new, quality mattresses, as they work best as a deterrent. However, they require regular washing in order to remove the build-up of dead skin cells.
Another method is using a dehumidifier in your room regularly. This will remove moisture from the environment, making it harder for dust mites to thrive in your mattress. Aim for a humidity less than 50%, as this makes it more difficult for them to survive.
For more advice on achieving a healthier night’ sleep, read our previous articles. We constantly share tips and tricks on how you can achieve your best rest yet.