Allergies are often associated with the seasons — spring can be a terrible time for allergy sufferers. But allergens can come in many different forms and actually one of the worst culprits is lurking inside our bedrooms.
Mattresses can be a hot spot for allergens. It is a place where dust mites gather and nest, triggering a spell of symptoms like sneezing, wheezing, itchy eyes, a runny nose, as soon as a person lays down to sleep. Also, mould and mildew can sometimes grow on mattresses, especially in the Pacific Northwest like Vancouver and Vancouver Island communities. This can be terrible for a person’s health and can set off allergies and respiratory illnesses.
If you suffer from allergies or any kind of respiratory condition, it might be time to think about taking a close look at your mattress and possibly getting a new one.
What Are The Worst Mattresses For Allergy Sufferers?
Older coil and spring mattresses are generally the worst mattresses for people with allergies. The inner pockets for the coils can be the perfect place for dust mites to live and wreak havoc on a person when they lay down to sleep. It’s also the place where mould and mildew can gather and grow.
Another source for allergens can often be found in pillow tops or quilted tops. The soft fabrics create the perfect home for mites.
What Are The Best Mattresses For Allergy Sufferers?
The good news is that not all is lost. There are mattresses that are hypoallergenic and dust and allergen resistant.
These are typically organic foam and organic latex mattresses. Both memory foam and latex are resistant to dust mites and to mould and mildew. Because of the structure of the material, dust mites are unable to burrow into the mattress. (They may live on top and in the linens, which is why it is so important to wash your sheets and clean your mattress regularly.)
All-natural memory foam and latex mattresses have a range of benefits to them as well. They are long-lasting, often coming with a great warranty for two decades or more. They are good for partners who have different sleep habits and wake each other up since the movement tends to be isolated. They are also great for anyone who normally wakes up with sore joints or a sore back since the material is both supportive and responsive.
If you are considering a mattress topper, look for one that is made of organic materials like cotton and wool, and that is free from chemicals. You can find a range of memory foam and latex toppers as well that shouldn’t trigger an allergic reaction.
Allergies do not have to be a sentence for suffering. There are ways you can minimize their impact on your life. For one, look through your home and see if there are hidden allergens that are affecting you. The first place you should look is at your mattress. If you think that your mattress is causing you to suffer, it’s time for a new one. Please contact us if you are looking for a mattress in Parksville.