Hypoallergenic Bedding. For when your Bed gives you Nightmares even before you get In
To those who have a low threshold for allergenic substances, the thought of going to bed at night can give them nightmares even before they fall asleep. Regular bedding tends to be chock-full of stuff that can give allergy-sensitive people a lot to worry about. It's all sneezes and sniffles in bed. That is where hypoallergenic bedding comes in.
If you have been to your allergy specialist and she recommends that you switch to hypoallergenic bedding, try these buying tips to redo your bedding solution with.
When you find yourself sneezing or otherwise getting uncomfortable every now and then, there could be more than one cause behind it. Dust mites in your bedding can be one source of the problem. Dust mites, as tiny as they are, do still put out droppings. And these are what cause flare-ups and asthma problems. It is easy to sweat in bed and make your bedclothes ever so slightly moist. And if you just leave everything there all covered up without airing everything out, there is going to be a small amount of mold another source of respiratory allergies.
These happen to be external sources of allergies. For these, all you need to do is to buy hypoallergenic slipcovers. Put them over a new mattress and pillows, and dust mites will never make it into the pillow or the mattress in the first place. If you can't find any hypoallergenic bedding, just buy high thread count bedsheets. Dust mites don't make it past them.
If it is the bedding itself that irritates you nylon and other synthetic fiber for instance you can easily find hypoallergenic bedding made of natural fiber cotton, wool, silk or down.
Any of these materials are great for hypoallergenic bedding. The only problem is that while the materials themselves do not cause allergies, they can be a great hiding places for dust mites. If using hypoallergenic bedding pillowcases and so forth doesn't seem to keep these allergens away, you could try memory foam. This is material that is known not only to resist dust mites, but to also resist mold. In fact the mold problem can be such a stubborn one that allergy-sensitive people should just go straight to memory foam.
And finally, if you have your heart set on a nice comfy feather bed, go for dating that they say is stuffed with clean feathers. Look for the ADFC guarantee on hypoallergenic bedding made of down.