Your Bedding Is The Likely Culprit For Your Allergy Woes

Allergy Problems Caused by Your Bedding

Do you wake up sneezing or rubbing your itchy eyes? Do you find yourself with the sniffles or sinus headaches at night, only to have them disappear once you’ve left your bedroom?

If so, you may be experiencing an allergic reaction to dust mites. These microscopic bugs, only 0.4mm long and not visible to the naked eye, often live in sheets, pillowcases and mattresses. They live on the flakes of skin that you shed every day, and they emit a substance that millions of people are allergic to.

A dust mite allergy can cause you or your family members to experience sinus problems, nasal congestion, eczema, and even asthmatic symptoms, and children can develop asthma as a result of sleeping surrounded by dust mites.

The usual response to dust mites is to encase mattresses and pillows in plastic cases. However, not everyone can sleep comfortably when their bed is making crackling sounds every time they turn over, and plastic coverings also fail to breathe and can turn your bed into a sauna.

Fortunately, there’s another solution: Hypoallergenic bamboo bed sheets.

Bamboo Bed Sheets Are Hypoallergenic and Healthy

Bamboo bed sheets are definitely hypoallergenic, but they win raves for other reasons as well. They’re also comfortable and long-lasting. Take a look at some of the prized qualities of bamboo bed sheets:

  • Healthy and Hypoallergenic. Bamboo is naturally hypoallergenic, and its ability to reduce moisture reduces dust mites to give you a good night’s sleep. Bamboo is also naturally antibacterial, helping you to stay healthy during cold season. Because bamboo bed sheets are available in twin sizes, it’s easy to protect your children from allergies from a young age.
  • Strong and Durable. If you’ve experiencing pilling and tearing in your old sheets, say good-bye to it. Bamboo bed sheets, in contrast, use fibers that stretch the entire length of the sheet, so they hold up to long use. Bamboo sheets also keep their original color well, since they don’t absorb the oils from your skin that make traditional sheets look grubby after a year or so.
  • Cozy and Comfortable. You won’t believe how soft bamboo bed sheets are to touch until you wrap yourself in them at bedtime. Bamboo bedding is also breathable, so you don’t feel trapped in heat at night, no matter what the temperature of your bedroom is.

As an extra bonus, bamboo sheets are made from an ecologically sustainable fiber, so you can feel good knowing that you’re helping the planet whenever you tuck yourself in to sleep. Enjoy allergy-free sleep and comfort that’s softer than cotton with bamboo bed sheets.

Photo by Jason Pratt