Making sure your bedroom is armed against dust mites is the number one
step you can take in alleviating allergy symptoms. Dust mites love to live
in bedding, mattresses, and pillows where they can enjoy a constant feast
of the dead skin cells you shed as you sleep. But this doesn't have to be
the case! Using allergy
relief bedding that's impenetrable to dust mite allergen, pet dander,
and other allergens will provide substantial relief from nighttime allergy
As lower temperatures prompt you to add down comforters and blankets to
your beds, it's a good time to re-think the way your bedding is working for
or against allergy-relief. And what better time to make sure your bedroom
is allergy-proof than when you're changing out seasonal linens? Get cozy
for winter and fight allergies at same time.
Back to the Basics: Allergy Relief Covers
The first barrier against dust mite allergen should be the layer that
touches your mattresses and pillows. Achoo! ALLERGY's exclusive Allergy Armor
mattress covers and pillow
encasings provide superior protection against dust mite and other
allergens - and they are arguably the most comfortable ones you can
Allergy Armor allergy relief bedding comes in five different lines:
Allergy Armor Ultra: The best of the best, Allergy
Armor Ultra features the smallest pore size and is made of
membrane-free, breathable fabric. Be sure to use Allergy
Armor Ultra if you suffer from allergies to pet dander.
Allergy Armor Cotton Blend: More breathable than
the 100% polyester Ultra, Allergy Armor Cotton Blend also
has a slightly larger pore size, but is still effective
against dust mite allergen, pollen, and other allergens.
Comes with a 5-year warranty.
Allergy Armor Advanced: The original Allergy Armor
™ line, Allergy Armor Advanced provides excellent
protection against dust mites and other allergens at a
budget-friendly cost; however, with its larger pore size,
the protection AA Advanced provides is not as superior as
that of AA Ultra or Cotton Blend.
Allergy Armor Classic: Our only allergy relief
bedding that is not membrane-free, Allergy Armor Classic
is the perfect choice for those who require a waterproof
||Allergy Armor Organic: Ideal for those with
chemical sensitivities and skin sensitivities,
Allergy Armor Organic is made from organic cotton.
Truly a luxurious choice, there are no finer, more
comfortable allergy relief covers to be found.
Relief Bedding Packages, which come with everything you need to begin
fully allergy-proofing your bed, are an excellent way to ensure that your
sleeping zone is protected against dust mite allergen. Packages come with a
box spring cover, a mattress cover, and pillow covers.
Allergy-Proof Your Comforter
If you slept with nothing but a covered mattress and pillows and sheets
(that you would wash with dust-mite killing solution such as de-mite
Laundry Additive), your allergy-relief regimen could stop with mattress
and pillow encasings. But, especially in the colder months when bedding
tends to pile on, how can you protect yourself from the dust mites, pet
dander, and other allergens that slowly fill your bedding and trigger
For comforters, Allergy Armor also makes duvet
covers, which keep dust mite allergen from penetrating through the
comforter itself and triggering allergy attacks. If you or members of your
family are allergic to the down itself, however, there are also
PrimaLoft synthetic comforters replicate the softness of down, without
the allergens. Hypodown
comforters and pillows combine the finest, cleanest down in the world
with naturally hypoallergenic plant fibers that trap allergens.
And what about blankets? The best way to ensure that your blankets
aren't harboring allergens is to wash them frequently, preferably with
anti-allergen laundry soaps like
Allersearch Allergy Wash or de-mite
Laundry Additive. But it's important to make sure that your blankets
can stand up to such frequent washing.
Allergy Armor's new Microfiber
Fleece Blankets are the perfect solution. They are made of Polartec
microfiber fleece that won't lose any of its cashmere softness with wash
after wash. They also dry quickly, warding off the possibility of moisture
buildup and mold.
For those with tighter budgets,
are a good alternative. They are hypoallergenic and lightweight, and will
also stand up to frequent washings.
Allergy-Proof Bedding Extras
In addition, other down bedding extras, such as mattress pads also come
in hypoallergenic varieties. PrimaLoft
mattress pads are made of synthetic down that won't trigger allergies.
And similar to the way in which Hypodown comforters are constructed of
hypoallergenic down, Royal Pedic
Pillowtop Mattress Pads are made from natural latex and untreated New
Zealand wool, covered by Belgian cotton ticking, providing you with the
ultimate choice in allergen-free, eco-friendly bedding. The Deluxe
Natural Latex Mattress Pad is also made of naturally dust
With all these allergy-relieving options right at your fingertips,
there's no reason your bedroom can't be an allergen-free haven for solid
and refreshing nighttime rest. Take advantage of the changing season and
your winter bedding swapping to make sure your bed is allergy-proof.