Here at Boston, we understand how important it is to get a great nights rest. That’s why we have developed our own range of anti allergy products, as well as Outlet items, which combat all the nasties that can give you a case of the sniffles during bed time. Studies have proven that there is a strong correlation between poor sleep quality and allergies, so taking action is certainly worth your while, as backed up by our very own in house Sleep Dr who agrees that such products could really improve sleep quality. Even if you don’t suffer from conditions such as asthma and eczema, dust mites and bed bugs could still affect you and even impact your health in the long term.
The warmth created in our bed when we sleep provides the perfect environment for tiny little mites to thrive (gross thought, we know). In fact, your bed may contain as many as 10 million of these creatures. Anti Allergy bedding is treated in a way that allows it to actively combat these little pests, as well as other irritants. This is different to many products on the market that may be describing themselves as ‘hypo allergenic’; this means they are made of materials less likely to trigger allergies, but they do not actually help to fight them off.
When investing in anti allergy bedding, if you’re looking to buy on a budget we recommend going for a pillow first, as they tend to suffer more than duvets in terms of breeding allergy triggers. Pillows are not subject to as much movement as duvets, so dust is more likely to settle and attract those annoying dust mites.
It’s important to note that it’s advisable to look out for the Allergy UK logo when seeking out your new bedding solution. This confirms that the product officially approved by the governing body, Allergy UK, which isn’t something to be sniffed at (see what we did there?).
For some of us, a change in bedding alone may not be enough to combat the problem, so for sleepers who suffer severely, there are further precautions that can be taken along side using anti allergy products. So, what else can you do?
- Limit the places dust mites can survive and thrive by steam cleaning soft furnishings like curtains and carpets.
- Vacuum carpets frequently to remove dust and allergens.
- Remove soft toys from the bed and wash them regularly.
- Use a damp cloth when dusting to ensure you're picking up the dust rather than moving it around.
- Wash your bedding regularly, keeping it fresh and less likely to attract unwanted visitors.
- Keep pets off the bed (sorry!). After a day running around in the garden, there“s a good chance they may bring triggers in with them as well as shed a hair or two.