Allergic rhinitis is one of the most common allergies in the U.S. with roughly 20 million adults and 6.1 million children estimated to have the condition. As you may already know, trying to get a good night’s rest while suffering from allergic rhinitis can be extremely difficult. This is because traditional mattresses tend to collect a large amount of allergens over its lifespan, harboring surprising amounts of dust, pollen, pet dander, and other common allergens.
Fortunately, switching over to a hypoallergenic mattress from a trusted store in Sacramento like The Healthy Bed Store can help alleviate allergic rhinitis symptoms during bedtime. Many of these special mattresses are designed to resist storing common allergens. If you ask a sales representative, they will be happy to show you their organic and hypoallergenic mattresses for sale.
Buying a new mattress is only one step you can take. There are many other measures you can try to keep your mattress free of allergens for a good night’s rest. Some of these steps include:
Take a Warm Shower Before Sleeping
Pollen and other allergens tend to hide in our hair. This is especially true for those with long and/or thick hair. These allergens can easily be transferred to your pillows and mattress as you lay your head down for the night. A quick, warm shower is enough to help wash away these allergens from your hair before bedtime.
Keep Fido Out of the Bedroom
Pet dander isn’t just an allergen in and of itself, but it also harbors other allergens like mold spores and pollen if you allow your dog or cat to wander outside. It’s best to avoid letting your pet inside your bedroom at all times to prevent allergens from getting in. It may be difficult to at first, especially if you and your pet have become accustomed to sleeping in the same room at night, but it’s for the best.
Invest in a Mattress Protector
Dust mite droppings are another very common allergen that can be found in the bedroom. In fact, it isn’t uncommon for mattresses to accumulate a staggering amount of dust mites over the years. If you have recently purchased a new organic mattress, you may also want to invest in a mattress protector. In particular, try looking for a mattress protector that resists both dust mites and bed bugs. Many mattress stores that sell organic mattresses will also carry organic mattress protectors.
Allergy Facts and Figures, AAFA.org
Mattress Buying Guide, ConsumerReports.org