Dust Mites, Mould, Bacteria
The leading trigger of asthma and allergies at night, are allergens in and around your mattress and pillow. Unfortunately, as we sleep we constantly shed skin and perspire, losing as much as 1 to 2 pints of fluid a night. Along with our dead skin, this creates the perfect buffet and living conditions for allergens such as dust mites.
The best solution to keeping mattresses and pillows fresh and hygienic, and to create a safe and healthy sleep environment, is by using mattress pads and/or mattress and pillow protectors, and washing these frequently in hot water. At Mattress Mattress® we carry great quality mattress pads, and the world’s finest medical grade mattress and pillow protectors. Our protectors are dust mite and allergen proof, breathable, waterproof, and temperature neutral. Furthermore, they won’t alter the comfort of your mattress, and they can be washed and dried at temperatures as high as 390 degrees Fahrenheit, which makes sleeping with the enemy a thing of the past.
The pillow you sleep with is crucial to help eliminate kinks in your neck and tightness in your shoulders opon waking. Your pillow needs to be clean to protect against contaminates. Human skin cells, bodily secretions, animal hair and dander, bacteria, fungi, dust mites, dust mite feces, perspiration, insect parts, food particles, cosmetics, lotions, oils and environmental contaminants are some of the things that an unprotected pillows harbour.
|after 5 years of using an unprotected pillow 10% of it’s weight is made up of dust mite and dust mite feces|
After 5 years of using an unprotected pillow 10% of it’s weight is made up of dust mite and dust mite feces. Without protection you’re inhaling many of these contaminants for hours a night as you sleep. For allergy and asthma sufferers, or those waking up with nasal congestion, it’s paramount that you protect your pillow. In fact Dr. Philip Tierno (Dr. Germ) says research states sleeping with unprotected pillows can cause allergies. You can of course wash most pillows weekly in extremely hot water to reduce these contaminants, but there’s a much simpler solution ... medical grade pillow protectors.
The same contaminants found in your pillow are also present in your mattress. Although washing your bedding weekly helps, the very best way to keep a mattress clean and fresh for years to come, is to protect it with a medical grade protector, and to wash the protector regularly in extremely hot water.
A word of caution; there are some mattress and pillow coverings sold in the market under the name of "protectors". Read the labels carefully to understand if these imatators actually provide protection against bedbugs, dust mites and contaminates. A covering not designed specifically for these purposes will not provide the results you desire against potentially harmful bedbugs, dust mites and contaminates.