Must-have products for allergy sufferers
Allergies affect millions of people, lowering their daily quality of life. Pollen, dust mites, mildew, smoke, chemicals, and pet hair are just a few of the most prevalent allergens. While there is no cure there are measures to reduce your exposure. The following items can assist allergy sufferers and minimise discomfort.
Allergy sufferers may experience an allergic reaction to mould and dust mites found in their bedding. Dust mites are the most common cause of allergies in our homes. They can survive in your bedding feeding on dead skin cells and multiply at an alarming rate.
The chemicals and dyes in your bedding could be to blame if you wake up with red eyes and a runny nose. Hypoallergenic sheets are made of specific materials that keep mould and dust at bay and are ideal for allergy sufferers. Tight-weave structures of hypoallergenic bed sheets help to prevent dust mite access.
Bamboo Haus Bamboo Sheets have a sateen feel and are composed entirely of bamboo viscose. Our hypoallergenic bamboo sheets are twice as soft as cotton and won’t irritate your skin because they are not constructed of chemically treated textiles. There are also odour-resistant and breathable.
We are proud to say our 100% Bamboo Sheets are sustainably manufactured using a closed-loop process without harmful chemicals and are therefore certified OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Certified.
After you have invested in some high-quality hypoallergenic bedding, you will want to make sure that any allergens attempting to enter your bed are swept right away. The most crucial thing you can do is make sure your bedding is washed and changed regularly. Are you unsure how often you should wash your sheets? It is recommended to wash your bedding at least once a week but in some cases every 3-4 days especially if you have pets sleeping with you.
You can use essential oils in a diffuser to alleviate allergy symptoms as an alternative or additional treatment. They are made from plants and can be used in several different ways.
Aromatherapy is the practice of inhaling the fragrances of essential oils. You can also apply the oils to your body. If you want to incorporate essential oils to relieve your allergies, we suggest trying:
Opposite to humidifiers, dehumidifiers remove moisture from the air. As well as removing moisture from the air they help keep it dry indoors. Mould and dust mites can grow in excessively wet air leading to allergic reactions and triggering asthma symptoms. This can result in nerve response with the hot humid air constricting your airway. It is essential not to let the humidity in your home drop below 35% as this is when allergy symptoms can arise and flare.
Allergy sufferers should regularly clean all dust-affected household surfaces to maintain their health and overall well-being. However, knowing how to clean correctly is critical so that dust does not become airborne and inhaled. Investing in a good HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) vacuum cleaner can assist.
Begin clearing in your home from the highest points, where dust collects, and work your way down. Because your vacuum cleaner may not be able to reach all of these spots, dusting using a microfiber dust cloth is a suitable alternative. Remember that cleaning using just a cloth or a typical feather duster captures very little dust and instead stirs it up into the air. When dusting, it is a good idea to wear a mask to prevent dust particles from entering your lungs and causing irritation.
Thorough cleaning not only protects allergy sufferers from dust-related allergic reactions but also extends the life of your carpeting and provides you with a spotless home you will be pleased to call home.
Replace your pillows regularly:
It may seem inconvenient to replace pillows regularly but older pillows that have outlived their usefulness often lead to allergic reactions and skin irritations.
Dust mites, fungi, mould, and pet hair can accumulate in an old pillow. Sleeping near allergens like these can lead to allergy reactions such as a runny or stuffy nose, itchy skin, and irritated eyes which can all affect your quality of sleep. These allergies can all be avoided by replacing your pillows regularly.
Face oils, hair oils and sweat, can soak through pillowcases and become trapped in your pillows. These components may block pores and cause acne breakouts or rashes for sensitive skin. Washing pillowcases and pillows with a gentle detergent regularly will assist in preventing and replacing pillows regularly can provide a fresh start.
Your pillow is such an essential part of your sleep health. It would be best to use a pillow at the right height to support you in having a great night’s sleep. At Bamboo Haus, all our pillows are thermoregulating, antibacterial and odour resistant, which will keep you cool in summer and warm in winter.
All pillows are recommended to be replaced within three years for optimum health management. But if you want to prolong the life of your current pillow here are some tips:
- It would be best if you fluffed your pillow at least once every three months to stop it from flattening. To maintain the quality of the memory foam firmly shake the pillow and fluff up along all edges.
- Do not machine wash memory foam as it will compromise the structure of the foam.
- Occasional airing and exposure to sunlight are recommended.
- Machine wash the pillowcase that comes with your pillow (if it is removable). Remove the inner pillow before washing.
Time to swap out your old pillows?
At Bamboo Haus we have a pillow for every kind of sleeper.
Our Luxury Gel Pillow provides superior support with its solid memory foam core. This pillow is best suited for those who prefer a firmer pillow or need additional help to treat back or neck pain. The cooling gel pad enhances the memory foam’s ability to form a supportive mould.
For stomach sleepers we recommend our Superior Slumber pillow. The Superior Slumber Pillow is filled with high-quality shredded memory foam. We also supply an extra bag of filling, allowing you to add (or remove) the memory foam to suit your requirements.
For back sleepers we recommend our Original Bamboo Pillow. This pillow contains high-quality shredded memory foam wrapped in a thick 5mm sheet of memory foam. It also includes a 40% Bamboo pillowcase.