In a recent survey, it was seen that among the top ways to control indoor allergies were the following factors:
- Protective bedding
- Air conditioning
- Diet modifications
- Air purifiers
The reason that bedding is such an important part of allergy control is due to the fact that as much as 50% of every day (as in the case of very small children) may be spent sleeping or in bed and therefore is a very important factor.
Added to this the fact that beds tend to be a huge source of all sorts of invisible allergens, (including dust mites, dust mite droppings, pollen, fungal and mold spores, and pet dander, etc) which is why allergists recommend protective bedding as one of the chief ways to control indoor allergy symptoms.
The way that protective bedding is different from regular bedding is that it filters allergens so as to avoid them getting into one’s system. Ideally they should be able to not just filter allergen but also be cool, soft and quiet. All natural cotton is the best bet, which is cool and breathable. This would enable the allergy sufferer to get a good, restful sleep and wake up feeling refreshed.
Source: Earth Times