Tips on Choosing Hypoallergenic bedding materials

There is absolutely no doubt – a good night’s sleep is one of the keys to a long and healthy life. Every part of the body has to rest, repair and rejuvenate itself.

Thrive invites voices from many spheres to share their perspectives on our Community platform. Community stories are not commissioned by our editorial team, and opinions expressed by Community contributors do not reflect the opinions of Thrive or its employees. More information on our Community guidelines is available here.

There is absolutely no doubt – a good night’s sleep is one of the keys to a long and healthy life. Every part of the body has to rest, repair and rejuvenate itself. Sleep deprivation can lead to many physical and mental illnesses, so getting enough sleep is absolutely crucial to our well-being. But there is one important factor, stopping us from getting the rest we so desperately need. Bedding attracts various allergens, which tend to disrupt our much-needed sleep and can pose a serious risk to our health.

Fortunately, there is a great solution – hypoallergenic bedding is the best tool to put up a fight against allergies in our bedroom. The problem is that various types of allergens target different areas of your bed. Mold is more likely to develop in more damp, humid places of your bed, while dust mites are a big problem for comforters and pillows. Fortunately, there are a lot of great solutions to eradicate the unwanted bacteria. Here are some tips for choosing the best hypoallergenic bedding to help you greatly reduce the allergens in your bedroom.

What is Hypoallergenic Bedding and how can it help you sleep?

Hypoallergenic bedding is made from fabrics, known for their resistance to various allergens. Using more natural materials for your bedroom makes it much easier to clean and greatly reduces itching, sneezing, therefore greatly increasing quality of your sleep. Hypoallergenic bedding minimizes the amount of dust, mold, dander and dust mites, so it is the best tool to put up a fight against unpleasant bacteria.

Start using Bedding with All-Natural Materials

Synthetic material bedding greatly aggravates skin sensitivity problems. Manufacturing unnatural fabric depends on the usage of various chemicals, which are known to be harmful for our skin. Using silk, cotton or linen for bed is much healthier thanks to their natural hypoallergenic properties. Natural, breathing fabrics are exceptional at preventing mold growth. Linen has unique ventilating, moisture evaporating abilities, which are especially recommended for people with very sensitive skin.  Getting a set of natural linen, cotton, silk sheets is a great way to get more sleep and improve your health.

Use Hypoallergenic Protectors for your bedding

Dander, dust mites and various other allergens will eventually amass in your bedding. Any type of movement constantly releases unwanted bacteria. Cleaning a mattress can be very difficult, so using covers as an extra protection will be an absolute life changer. A proper coverage of bedding minimizes the negative influence of allergens on your health, so use a hypoallergenic protector for your mattress, comforter and pillows to prevent bacteria from disrupting your sleep.

Choose an Alternative Pillow or Comforter

Memory foam and polyester are great hypoallergenic materials which can also be very beneficiary in your bedroom. Replace your synthetic or feather filled pillows with these anti-bacterial options. You can also use latex pillows instead: they are not just hypoallergenic, but also machine washable, which is a great feature to keep your bed as clean and healthy possible. As with pillows, try to avoid feather filled comforters. Choose silk, linen or wool instead. These hypoallergenic materials will protect you from bacteria without giving up comfort. Linen comforter is exceptionally good for this because of its unique filtering abilities, so you will stay healthy, cool and comfortable throughout the night.

    You might also like...

    Man and woman resting in bedroom, having fun.
    Sleep Well//

    6 Science-Backed Tips for Sleeping Well and Strengthening Your Resilience

    by Thrive Studio (Sponsored By Sleep Number)
    How Better Sleep Can Improve Migraine
    Community//

    How Better Sleep Can Improve Migraine

    by Elizabeth Burstein
    Westend61/ Getty Images
    Sleep//

    10 Simple Tips to Help You Get the Sleep You Need This Summer

    by Marina Khidekel
    We use cookies on our site to give you the best experience possible. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to this use. For more information on how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy.