Allergy Bedding

Find relief with hypoallergenic bedding

When you're allergic to dust, dust mites or certain stuffing materials, going to bed is a lot less restful than it should be. No one should wake up feeling miserable, which is why there's a large variety of allergy bedding that can help even the most allergy-prone person get a good night's rest.

When it comes to choosing allergy bedding products, there're two main types: bedding that is less likely to cause allergies (hypoallergenic bedding) and bedding that can help control allergies (allergy relief bedding). While there is no such thing as truly allergy-free bedding, you can certainly get some relief with one or more of these modern products.

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Hypoallergenic Bedding

Certain types of bedding are less likely to cause allergic reactions than others, and we call the ones least likely to cause allergies "hypoallergenic." Hypoallergenic bedding is typically made from 100 percent cotton and usually has a polyester filling that allows for a natural softness while not attracting the dust and dust mites that cause most bedtime allergies.

Hypoallergenic pillows come in a variety of sizes – smaller ones may be easier to machine wash, offering an extra layer of protection by giving you the option to frequently wash your pillows. You can also get hypoallergenic pillows that are ergonomic, so you don't have to miss out on modern comforts because of your allergies.

Comforters have also improved with new down alternatives. You can get a down-like fill wrapped in a polyester microfiber that can be fluffed without leaving any allergens in the air.

Allergy Control Bedding

One of the easiest ways to control allergies from common household items like dust, pollen and pet dander is to enclose key pieces of bedding within hypoallergenic covers. Encasing your bedding helps to prevent allergens from penetrating mattresses and pillows, where they can become trapped and continue to aggravate your allergies. Also, hypoallergenic covers are easy to wash, as opposed to a mattress or pillow, which require more effort to clean.

While hypoallergenic mattress covers are the most common covering, you can also find hypoallergenic covers for pillows and box springs. Most hypoallergenic covers are made out of a plastic material, which could lessen the luxurious feeling of a soft, warm bed. However, there are some companies that are selling cotton-based or even silk-based hypoallergenic covers, which should give your bed a more natural feel. These choices are typically more expensive than the traditional plastic covers, and they aren't waterproof like the plastic ones are.