The alarm goes off and you reach across to shut it before it wakes up the kids, the dog, and everyone else in the house. As you open your eyes, however, they feel itchy and watery. Your nose is stuffy. You feel … crummy. Again. And just like that, you know today is going to be another long day, even if your allergy meds do kick in.
Does this sound like you? Waking up in the morning feeling even worse than when you laid down? Are allergies making things more difficult for you? Unfortunately, a lot of people find themselves struggling with allergies despite the assortment of allergy medicine options on the market.
There are likely many factors causing you to have a rough night of sleep and an even worse morning. Your bedroom is probably home to a whole lot of dust mites and plain old dust. It’s possibly home to pet dander. And it’s likely home to at least a little mold as well.
The good news is, there’s something you can do about it.
Protecting Yourself From Allergens
One of the best things that you can do to protect yourself from allergens? Cover your pillow and mattress with one more layer. That’s right — mattress and pillow protectors can make a huge difference for your allergies, improve your night's sleep, and set the stage for a great day. And all it takes is an extra slip of material between you and these two important components to your bed, how easy is that?
Dust, dust mites, pet dander, and a whole lot more can easily settle into your pillow and mattress. When you lay down, you put pressure on both of these things, which pushes some of those allergens back out. Lying right on top of these allergens all night and breathing them in causes your allergies to really act up, leaving you feeling so awful in the morning.
Setting Up Your Bed the Right Way
The best thing you can do to protect yourself from allergens is to start by cleaning your mattress and pillows. Begin by washing your pillows in the washing machine and letting them dry out completely. You may be able to put them in the dryer or you may want to let them sit out (ideally in the sun, season-permitting) to make sure they’re dry and not harboring any mold.
Vacuuming your mattress is a good way to go as well. It gets a lot of the dust mites and pet dander out, so you can start with the cleanest surface possible. This will help you get rid of as many allergens as possible before you even get to the mattress and pillow protectors.
Putting on pillowcases and sheets definitely helps, but they’re not really designed to keep dust mites and allergens away from your body. They’re only designed to help keep stains off or to keep you a little cooler (or warmer) throughout the night.
You need specially-designed mattress and pillow protectors for more.
Why Use Mattress and Pillow Protectors?
The number one reason to use mattress and pillow protectors is to protect yourself from allergens and reduce the allergy symptoms that you might experience in the mornings. These protectors give you an extra layer of just that — protection — to keep out those allergens. But there’s more to them than that.
Another benefit is that you’re going to increase the lifespan of your pillows and mattress. What’s one of the big reasons that you decide to replace either one? Other than losing their firmness it’s probably because of stains and damage, right?
By adding an extra layer of protection to your pillows and mattress you’re going to decrease the amount of damage and stains that occur. That means you’re going to keep your current materials much longer, and you can save money in the long run. It’s a great benefit for you.
The Top Option in Mattress and Pillow Protectors
Once you’ve decided that you’re going to use mattress protectors and pillow protectors, however, you need to know which ones to get. If you walk through the store you’re going to see lots of different options, but you want something that’s really going to do the job and give you the best experience possible. A standard mattress protector gives you an extra layer. A premium mattress protector makes sure you’re comfortable and gives you an even better seal against all those things you don’t want getting into your airways during sleep.
That’s where Sleeptone comes in. We offer premium products for protecting your sleep and improving your allergies. With a range of different mattress and pillow protectors, as well as comforters, sheets, and more, each of these products is designed to make you feel more comfortable throughout the night and when you wake up in the morning, which is the whole point of a good nights’ sleep, right?
With Sleeptone mattress and pillow protectors you’ll benefit from:
- Hypoallergenic protection against dust and dust mites
- Antimicrobial technology to maintain freshness while eliminating bacteria and odor
- Dryseal waterproof barrier to protect mattress from fluid and spills
- Tight fit on each corner of your mattress so protector doesn’t shift out of place
Our premium mattress protector is super plush with enhanced cooling features to give you even more comfort all night long.
These pillow covers and Smartguard mattress protectors could be the answer you’ve been looking for when it comes to improving your allergy situation and making sure you feel rested and refreshed in the morning.
Pointers to Help Manage Your Allergies
The good news is, you can get great results with Sleeptone’s pillow and mattress protectors. But that’s not the only thing you can do to improve your allergy situation. There are actually plenty of other things that you can do, along with a mattress protector, to help create allergy-friendly living and sleeping spaces.
● Plenty of Vacuuming
For one thing, make sure you’re vacuuming frequently. All too often vacuuming gets put on the back burner and we just don’t think about it. Or we do a cursory job but don’t get deep into the corners. If you have allergies, however, vacuuming at least weekly is a must. It can help you get rid of a lot of dust mites in your carpeting, your curtains, your mattress, and anywhere else in your bedroom.
● Replace Heavy Curtains
Another important thing to consider is your curtains. If you have thick, heavy curtains, they may be great for keeping out the sunlight, but they’re going to cause problems when it comes to dust, pet dander, and a whole lot more. With light-weight curtains like cotton, gauze, or silk, you’re going to have a lot less of those harmful particles trapped inside. And should you want to wash them on occasion, you can do so more easily.
● Decrease the Clutter
Getting rid of extra clutter is another way you can improve your situation. Too much clutter is just one more way for dust and debris to get caught up in your space. The more stuff you have, the more crevices and corners where dust and debris will settle. And that means more opportunities for your allergies to flare up.
● Improve the Air Flow
Next up, look for ways to reduce the air that’s flowing through your space. This may seem strange, but using your air conditioner to improve the temperature in your room is going to be better than leaving the windows open. You’ll be inviting even more potential allergens into your home, which is only going to cause more problems in the long run.
Using a dehumidifier to keep humidity down and an AC to keep the temperature down will definitely help you even more. It’s going to protect against mold and mildew and it’s going to reduce the dust mites that you might otherwise find in your space.
● Keep Pets Out
Keeping your pets out of your bedroom is also a good idea. Now, a lot of people love to have their pets in the room with them. And maybe this is one thing that you’re not interested in compromising on. If that’s the case, then look for whatever other options you have to reduce allergens. But if possible, keeping pets out will reduce pet dander and improve your situation.
Your Next Steps
The good news is, there are plenty of ways that you can improve your current allergy situation — improving your home and improving the quality of your sleep is easier than you might think. You just have to take the initiative and get started. Mattress protectors and pillow protectors are a great way to jump in. But they’re not going to do it all alone.
Make sure you’re following the right steps to get your bedroom looking and feeling great. You could be having a better nights’ sleep in no time at all. You just have to take a few extra minutes today to get started on the cleaning process that could make a big difference in your sleep — for the better.
And add new mattress and pillow protectors from Sleeptone to the mix.