You’ve probably heard the statistic that we spend about one third of our lives asleep. That’s an astounding amount of time that we spend in our beds, and, unfortunately, this can also mean an astounding time spent exposed to allergens that we may not even be aware of. Oftentimes, people may wake up experiencing itchy eyes, stuffy or runny noses, and sore throats – and our bedding (or critters that live inside of our bedding materials) may be to blame. Our breathing and perspiration during our slumber, while natural, creates a moist environment that can provide the right conditions for microscopic allergens to thrive. Allergens often include dust mites, pet dander, pollen, mold and mildew, and more. Because our exposure risk to allergens is so high when we sleep, opting for anti-allergen bedding is key whether you regularly experience pesky allergy symptoms or not.
How Anti-Allergen Bedding Works
The trick to staying protected from allergens all night long lies in how tightly woven fabric used to manufacture bedding products is. Allergens cannot get through these fabrics and remain on the outer layer of the mattress protector, sheets, or pillowcase so that they can be neutralized when washed; if using bedding products that are not allergen blocking, allergens easily travel through fabric into the deeper layers of bedding such as the foam or mattress where they gets stuck., continually wreaking havoc on sleepers. Anti-allergen bedding can block Der f1 allergens, which include dust mites and allergens larger than 10 microns, and Fel d1 allergens, which include cat dander and very fine allergens between 1 and 10 microns in size.
It’s important to realize that advertised thread count or pore size of fabric alone is not enough to guarantee protection from allergens. Instead, bedding products that are truly anti-allergen will have passed a stringent test such as the one our products are subject to. Whether or not you opt for allergen deterent bedding, making sure to keep your environment clean and washing your bedding regularly is important in maintaining your overall wellness.
How Our Anti-Allergen Bedding Measures Up
Data from research indicates that our Microshield products, which include mattress protectors and pillows, block 100% of Der f1 allergens and 99.78% of Fel d1 allergens. That means that, by opting for a Microshield bedding product, you can rest assured knowing that 99.78% of allergens larger than 1 micron in size are blocked from impeding on your sleep, health, and well-being.
It’s simple to make a change to opt for anti-allergen bedding – and this easy change could prevent you from experiencing annoying and detrimental allergy symptoms and improve your overall health. Make sure that allergen blocking bed products you choose have undergone testing so that you can be sure that dust, mites, dander, pollen, and more are not inhabiting your comfy bed with you.