Do you toss back and forth in your bed at night and can’t seem to catch any sleep?
Experiencing such discomfort as itching, wheezing, coughing, stuffy nose, or tightness in the chest while you lay are likely signs of an allergy. Sometimes, you may fault your sheets. So, here’s how your sheets deprive you of slumber.
According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, dust mites are the frequent causes of allergies from house dust. These dust mites are microscopic, insect-like pests that feed on dead skin cells, shed off while we are asleep. The droppings of these insects pose a threat that sets off allergies and leads to sleep deprivation.
How to get rid of dust mites?
Bathe before bedtime, use a humidifier, wash your sheets in hot water weekly and invest in
hypoallergenic sheets, dust- mites proof beddings and bedding encasing.
But how do sheets fend off allergies?
Hypoallergenic sheets are made from materials that are tightly woven with a pore size of fewer than ten microns, (unit for measuring pore sizes), which give them the ability to deter allergen.
They provide relief from irritating allergens such as dust mites and other symptoms like teary eyes, sneezing, and clogged nose.
Hypoallergenic sheets are made of various fabrics such as cotton, silk, bamboo and polyester. These sheets also come in over 200 thread counts, which makes them soft. The more the thread counts, the softer the sheet. They are also very breathable as they make you stay dry, wicking away sweat and moisture which dust mites feed on.
So when buying your sheet, look out for one of these fabrics.
- Organic sheets are made from 100% cotton, they are hypoallergenic; they are breathable and free from harsh chemicals that cause skin irritation or any respiratory problem, and they are also durable. Check out the Fluidé essence kit, which is made of 100% organic cotton, skin-friendly, very breathable and ultra-soft with a silk finish.
- Bamboo is a hypoallergenic natural fabric. It is super safe and good for people with
sensitive skin. They are breathable and very comfortable too. See the Fluidé premium
cotton terry bamboo mattress protector which protects against fluids, perspiration and Allergens.
Silk is made from a fine, strong, fibre that is gotten from silkworm cocoons and spun into yarn. It is about the softest and the most luxurious material in the world. It is naturally hypoallergenic and can resist mould, dust mites, and mildew. It does not keep moisture but keeps the skin hydrated.
Consider any of these hypoallergenic sheets and bedding to help put those allergies in check, so you can sleep without allergen disturbance.
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