Anyone who suffers from allergies knows how unpleasant it is. Many people look forward to warm summer days, lake swimming, fields full of flowers and the sound of buzzing bees in the air. For people with hay fever however, the very thought makes their eyes watery and itchy. While hay fever is restricted to a certain season, people who are allergic to dust mites suffer all year round if nothing is done about it. Today there are 12 millions people in Britain who show allergic reaction to their home environment. One typical allergic reaction is caused by the protein in dust mites’ excretion.
One spot where dust mites love to dwell is in your bed. They love natural materials such as cotton and the mattress can be a particularly problematic as you can’t wash it as easily as a duvet. Luckily, that’s no reason to despair because numerous advancements have been made over the last few decades. Mattresses with hypoallergenic properties are now available in many shops and online such as at Express Mattresses and they are affordable. Two mattress types which are very popular among people with allergies are memory foam mattresses and latex mattresses.
Memory Foam Mattresses
The great thing about memory foam mattresses is that they offer optimum support. The visco-elastic foam reacts to the pressure and heat when you lie down on it. It will mould itself to match your body’s contours. This means less pressure on your joints and a more relaxed sleep. The great thing is that dust mites don’t to well in visco-elastic foam. So the denser your layer of memory foam is, the less dust mites will make your bed their home.
There are synthetic latex mattresses as well as natural ones, so make sure that you know which one you’re looking at. Natural latex mattresses are made from natural fibres but dust mites are unable to thrive in them. The latex comes from the sap of a rubber tree, which is a sustainable source and makes the mattress one of the “greenest” ones on the market. Many people like the thought of sleeping on natural materials and not on something synthetically produced. Additionally, latex mattresses have antibacterial properties as well, which let it resist the forming of mould due to moisture and sweat.
So if you’re suffering from a dust mite allergy, then one of those options might be the right choice for you. Make sure that the mattress you intend to buy expressively states that is is suitable for people with allergies.