April 22, 2019

Spring has sprung and unfortunately for some, so have our allergies. Our bedroom could potentially be the leading cause to our sniffles, itchy eyes, and runny noses. However, we can work to reduce allergic reactions and improve our health by choosing the right bedding. Depending on the type of allergies you experience, there are a variety of bedding options available to fit your needs.


What causes allergic reactions in the bedroom?

A common misconception is that the fabric or type of fill in our bedding is the cause of our allergic reactions, however that is not completely true. Dust and dander are the two most common allergens we find in our bedrooms and over time, they accumulate into our bedding. They live in pillows, mattresses, carpets, and upholstery. You can have the cleanest home but still experience these pests. The best way to avoid them is to wash your bedding weekly and use allergy-proofing products. Allergy free or hypoallergenic bedding is highly recommended for people who suffer from allergies or asthma.


Allergy free vs. Hypoallergenic

‘Hypoallergenic’ and ‘allergy free’ both have a common goal, however are different in their own way. Allergy protection refers to its ability to keep allergens out as the bedding is used. This type of bedding can keep dust, dander, pollen, and mites out of pillows, comforters, and mattresses.


If you are an allergy sufferer, allergy free bedding is a great first step to reduce symptoms, as well as keep your bed fresh and clean. It’s specifically designed to trap 99.95% of all allergens. Another option is hypoallergenic bedding. This, however has a lower chance to elicit a reaction and doesn’t necessarily avoid allergens in its entirety.


What kind of product should you buy?

At Warm Things, you can find a variety of products to suit your allergy needs:

  • Pillow Cases: No matter what pillow you buy, keep it protected. Many pillow covers will block out pet dander, dust mites, and bed bugs but are still soft and breathable. Our BedCare 100% Cotton Allergy Control Pillow Protector is a great option in reducing these allergens 
  • Mattress Covers: We suggest using a cover that encases the entire mattress. This will provide better protection than a mattress pad as allergens can still be free to move around. If you have a feather bed, cover that with an allergy protection product, such as our Cotton Zippered Feather Bed Cover 


Allergy protection bedding is an essential tool in the ongoing battle against allergens in the bedroom. Make sure to wash your bedding regularly to help keep them at a minimum, particularly in warm and humid weather. Fortunately, one of the many benefits to a lot of our bedding is that it can be washed with great success, even in hot water.

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