When shopping for a new mattress, most consumers are honed into the basics like comfort and support. But what about potential allergens like mold, dust mites and mildew? The reality is that the type of bed you sleep on can radically impact not just your health but your everyday life. Dust and mold allergies come with a host of unpleasant symptoms, from runny noses and watery eyes to chest tightness and the onset of asthma-like symptoms. If you’ve been suffering through the summer months in a constant state of uncomfortable itchiness, a mattress allergy may be the culprit.
One of the first steps to controlling allergens in your home is selecting a mattress that is good for your health. There are certain models – such as older coil spring mattresses – that are prone to trap humidity, creating the perfect environment for mold and mildew. The loose cotton and wool padding may also serve as a virtual incubator for dust mites, which thrive on dead skin cells shed by people.
But simply encasing your bed and pillows with “mite proof” covers is a losing battle. The key is finding an allergy free mattress that doesn’t attract dust mites or invite hazardous mildew.
If you think you’re allergic to your bed, you’re not alone! Hundreds of our customers here at Mattress World Northwest have resolved allergy problems with the right sleep set up. While tons of products bill themselves as hypoallergenic, there are some mattresses that are significantly better than others in this regard.
Memory foam and latex mattresses are widely regarded as the best mattresses for allergy sufferers. Though cloud-like comfort is one of the key selling points of these popular mattresses, their materials are inhospitable to both mold and dust mites. Certified latex mattresses made with 100 percent pure organic latex rubber are also naturally antimicrobial, unlike their traditional innerspring counterparts.
On top of this, latex is also known to help people who suffer from arthritis, fibromyalgia, lower back issues and other medical conditions.
Viscoelastic memory foam, like latex, is a solid dense material that offers no pockets in which dust mites or fungal growth can take hold. For this reason, memory foam and latex mattresses are some of our best sellers here at Mattress World Northwest, where we feature the Simmons Beautyrest and Comforpedic lines, in addition to other premium collections made with memory foam and other hypoallergenic components.
Many would argue that there’s nothing like waking up refreshed and with a clear head. Our Sleep Specialists know that the right mattress for allergy sufferers can make that possible.
We have 11 conveniently located retail mattress outlets throughout Oregon with a full inventory of latex and memory foam beds by leading manufacturers including Sealy, Aireloom and Stearns & Foster. Stop by today for a free sleep analysis, and we’ll set you on the path to right sleep set up for needs.