One of the most common triggers for allergy attacks are allergens found in dust mite droppings. Dust mites thrive where there is lots of dead skin cell scales so pillows, duvets, blankets and bed sheets are areas where dust mites thrive. An allergy attack triggered by dust mite droppings can cause eczema, psoriasis, asthma and rhinitis. One of the best ways to beat this allergy is to change your sheets frequently. But dust mites are only half the battle. To be one step ahead of your allergy you need to denature your sleeping area to help eliminate allergens. This is where anti allergy pillows come in.
Many pillows, sheets and duvets are marketed as “anti allergy” and others as “hypoallergenic”. The problem is, some people think that these terms are interchangeable. If you suffer from allergies, making the wrong choice could be detrimental to your health. For the record, hypoallergenic means that the pillow is less likely to trigger allergies while anti allergy means that the pillow has been treated to stop the development of dust mites. There are many types of anti allergy pillows. One of these could make sleep and life easier for allergy sufferers.
Synthetic anti allergy pillows are usually made from washable polyester. This is a great choice for people who want to launder their pillows at home. Synthetic polyester pillows can be washed in your washing machine at 60°C. This type of pillow is also a great alternative to budget conscious individuals since polyester anti allergy pillows are generally cheaper compared to those filled with feathers and other natural-fill pillows. The Luxura Anti-Allergy pillow for example is not only great for allergy sufferers but also contain polyester that passed fire safety regulations sanctioned by the government.
There are different types of natural-fill anti allergy pillows but the most common are filled with feather, natural latex and wool. Feather-filled pillows were specifically created for those with asthma, eczema, dust mite and rhinitis allergies. One of the best thing about this type of pillow is they are also machine washable just like polyester pillows. Users can wash the pillows at home at 60°C or go as high as 90°C to sterilize the pillows.
Wool pillows are one of the best choices and are highly recommended by doctors because they are naturally hypoallergenic, resistant to dust mites and are anti-bacterial. They are usually on the high-end side of the price range but it can be worth it if you are extremely sensitive. According to some scientific studies, untreated 100% wool is a filling material that dust mites hate.
Yes, there is natural latex. It is made from the rubber tree and is naturally resistant to dust mites. This is because dust mites only thrive in moist and humid places. Latex anti allergy pillow is a good alternative to using memory foam pillows. It offers firm support but with breathability so that you stay cool all night. The only downside to latex anti allergy pillows is that you cannot wash them in the washing machine. However, you can buy hypoallergenic or anti allergy pillow cases to extend their lifespan.