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Which mattress should I choose if I suffer from allergies?

Many of our customers struggle with allergies. You too? Then to guarantee a good night's sleep and get rid of your runny nose, sneezing and watery eyes, it is important to take your allergy into account when choosing your bed.

 

The most common allergy is caused by house dust mite. This bug is less than a millimetre in size, loves heat and moisture, and feeds on mould and skin flakes. It is estimated that ten per cent of Belgians suffer from a house dust mite allergy.

 

Do you struggle with allergies too? Then read on to find out what you should bear in mind when looking for your new bed:

Which base should you choose for your mattress?

If you have allergies, it’s important that you choose the right bed base. A box spring is more closed than a mesh base or a slatted base and will therefore be more difficult to clean or vacuum. 

 

Important note: on a box spring we always recommend a pocket spring mattress. Click here to find out why!

Removable mattress cover or anti-allergy mattress protector?

If you have allergies, we recommend a mattress with a removable cover. Also make sure that the mattress cover can be washed at 60 °C. If you have severe allergies, we recommend that you wash your cover every 6 weeks.

 

If you already have a mattress without a removable cover and do not wish to buy a new one, we definitely recommend a hypoallergenic mattress protector to cover your mattress with. The SmartSleeve mattress protectors use active probiotics, a microbiological additive that is not harmful to you at all, but ensures that the mites stay away. This helps to create a clean and fresh surface for you to sleep on.
The mattress covers of the Equilli and Magnitude mattresses also contain probiotics.

 

 

Tip: put your mattress protector in the freezer every now and then to kill any bacteria.

More tips to keep your room and mattress allergen-free

Also keep your room allergen-free by preventing dust accumulation

 

Do you have any more questions? Don’t hesitate to stop by our showroom or contact us for more information.