The Best Allergy Bedding For Allergy Season
Allergy season is upon us and if you suffer from allergies, it can be difficult to find the right bedding. Of course, you have to consider your comfort, but also the quality of your sleep.
The best allergy bedding will keep you comfortable while still keeping allergens at bay during allergy season. There are many types of bedding that claim to protect against allergens, but not all offer real protection like anti-microbial pillow covers.
Allergy season is the worst. Whether you're allergic to cats, dust mites or pollen, it's a time when people suffer from some serious symptoms. If you have allergies, and your sleep is suffering because of them, you should consider investing in allergy bedding.
Here are our top picks for the best allergy bedding for allergy sufferers:
Allergy bed cover / mattress protectors
Dust mites can cause asthma and allergies by staying in your mattress. Dust mites are tiny bugs that live in the fibers of your mattress, pillows and quilts. They can live for up to 10 days on fabric surfaces, which means they’re constantly transferring from one piece of bedding to another—and all over your body!
To keep dust mites at bay, use a fully encased mattress protector with a zipper closure so you don't have to remove it each time you clean your sheets or sleep on top of something else (like a duvet). If you need extra protection against dust mite allergens, invest in a fully encased quilt protector as well, which goes over your quilt before the quilt cover.
If you suffer from allergies or asthma, there are a few things to consider before choosing an allergy bed cover. First and foremost, what type of material do you want?
You'll want something breathable but also durable enough to last through many years of use (and cleanings). If you're someone who likes the feeling of cotton sheets against your skin while sleeping at night, then try out our favourite natural fiber mattress protectors, such as the cotton and bamboo protectors
Pillows are another place where allergens can hide. Most people are aware that dust mites and other pests can be found in mattresses, but many forget about pillows. Pillow covers should be washed regularly, especially if you or anyone else in your home has an allergy to dust mites or other allergens.
Pillow protectors should also be replaced every three to six months because they can become worn out over time and not do their job as well anymore.
The best type of pillow for allergy sufferers is one made with synthetic fibers instead of natural materials like down or feathers (which can harbour allergens). The reason synthetic materials work better is that they're less likely to trap allergens inside the mattress—and even if there are some trapped in there, they'll still be easier to clean up than if you used down or feathers instead!
The best bedding for asthma sufferers
The best allergy bedding for asthma sufferers is hypoallergenic, dust mite-resistant, and antimicrobial.
- Hypoallergenic: When shopping for a new set of sheets or pillowcases, make sure they're listed as hypoallergenic. This means that they're made from materials that are less likely to trigger an allergic reaction in people with sensitive skin and allergies. What's more important than being able to breathe better?
- Dust Mite Resistant: Dust mites can be found in nearly all homes—and if you have asthma or allergies (as well as most other people), then this is a big problem! The good news is that there are many types of bedding out there that claim to repel these tiny pests—which makes your life much easier when it comes time to buy new sheets.
- Antimicrobial: When choosing bedding that will protect against dust mites and other allergens, look for ones with antimicrobial properties as well. These materials help prevent bacteria growth on surfaces where you sleep every night—meaning fewer sneezes!
One option that stands out above all others is bamboo fabric. Bamboo is a versatile material that works well for everything from clothing to yoga mats to home textiles like mattress protectors and sheets; there are even quilts made entirely from bamboo fibre!
Bamboo has some very useful properties for allergy sufferers:
Bamboo is hypo-allergenic to mites and other little critters. You will not have to worry about any of your bedding being affected by these critters. Bamboo fabric is also anti-bacterial and antimicrobial.
Bamboo fabric is one of the best materials for allergy sufferers because it can help keep your home clean without sacrificing comfort or style. A bamboo sheet set will also help keep you warm during the winter months and cool in the warmer months, which is especially useful if you live in Australia.
Bamboo is an excellent material for allergy sufferers because it's hypo-allergenic. This means that it doesn't irritate your skin and has no allergens of its own. It's also naturally smooth, soft and breathable — which means it shouldn't trigger a reaction from those who are sensitive to fabrics (like me).
Another benefit of bamboo is that its fibres are resistant to dust mites: if you're concerned about bedding being filled with these pesky bugs, this is an important factor to consider when choosing a comforter or duvet cover.
As you can see, bamboo is a great material for allergy sufferers. It’s hypo-allergenic and dust mite resistant, but it also regulates your temperature throughout the year. The best part about bamboo is that it’s easy to clean and maintain—you can wash them at home with ease!
See our Sienna living bamboo collection.
It’s important to note that the type of bedding you use can have a big impact on your quality of sleep. Many people find that using allergy-friendly bedding has alleviated their allergies and given them more restful nights.
If you suffer from allergies or asthma, it would be wise to invest in some anti-allergy bedding for better sleep tonight!
- Jess G