Reducing Allergies with Organic Bedding
Did you know organic bedding can help reduce allergies? Read on to learn more.
Dust mites and allergies.The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America estimates approximately 50 million people in the U.S. are affected by allergies. From sneezing to serious conditions such as asthma, this condition is prevalent in many people because of poor outdoor and indoor air quality. But did you know that your home might be the primary source causing your sneezing, stuffy nose, teary eyes, and itchy skin and throat?
Some of the most common allergens in your home are invisible to the naked eye including: dust mite droppings, animal dander, cockroach droppings, and mold. One or a combination of these substances can trigger allergic reactions throughout the year, and can significantly impact the overall quality of life for many. But is there any way to reduce allergens in your home? We’ve highlighted some of the added benefits of using organic bedding to reduce the impact of allergens on the health of your family.
Hypoallergenic: The bedding sold on our site is made from organic cotton to reduce risks of an allergic reaction to the fabric. The key to making organic hypoallergenic bedding is excluding substances that irritate skin and other sensitive organs when the body comes into repeated contact with the fabric. A good way to reduce allergic reactions to textiles, even ones made with organic cotton, is to avoid purchasing bedding made with dyes. While the bedding may be colorful and appealing, dyes are simply not an ideal choice for people with sensitive skin or those who suffer from allergies. Natural Healthy Bedroom selects organic bedding such as Savvy Rest Organic Sheets because they're not treated with chlorine, dyes, or other substances that may cause allergic reactions.
Special Weaving: An effective way to significantly reduce common household allergic reactions is to use organic allergy mattress covers and encasements on mattresses and pillows. Since your mattress takes up the most surface area in your bedroom and has the longest product life in your sleeping an environment, an organic allergy mattress cover made from organic cotton can help reduce the accumulation of dust mites and other allergens from seeping deep into the layers of your mattress. Allergy encasements from Savvy Rest are made using special weavings with a pore size of around 4.5 microns, which prevent dust mites, pet dander and even bed bugs from entering the deep layers of your mattress over time. If you’re unsure about what organic hypoallergenic bedding product is best for your home, try an allergy pillow encasement to experience the benefits of these special protective weavings made out of soft organic cotton.
Machine Washable: While choosing organic hypoallergenic bedding and protective covers is an ideal choice, one key to reducing allergens effectively in your home is to wash bedding weekly. The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology recommends washing pillowcases, sheets, and allergy encasements weekly in in hot water at around 130 degrees Fahrenheit and to dry bedding on the hottest setting. This weekly maintenance can significantly reduce the accumulation of dust mite droppings, animal dander, cockroach droppings, and even outdoor allergens that our bodies carry into the bedroom. Since the organic bedding sold on our site is not dyed, you can safely wash all of your bedding weekly to minimize the accumulation of these allergens for a healthier and restful sleeping session.
If you have any question about reducing allergens in your home with our organic bedding products, email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-932-7715.