What is Hypoallergenic Bedding?
In today’s health-conscious world, many consumers are opting for more natural, eco-friendly, and wellness-promoting products. Today’s consumer is even more invested in his or her health due to an influx of health risks, an aging population, and rising healthcare costs; this trend causes consumers to be more focused on the health and wellness properties of what they shop for. This is also true in the bedding industry, as consumers recognize the critical piece that adequate sleep plays in their overall physical and mental health.
One aspect of consumers’ attention to their health is in environmental factors. As many as 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year, and allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the US. Many individuals take steps to limit their exposure to allergens in their homes and seek out hypoallergenic solutions. Since individuals spend one third of their lives sleeping, it makes sense that reducing allergens in one’s bedding would be a priority of those who suffer from allergies and those that do not.
Hypoallergenic bedding is bedding (pillows, mattresses, mattress pads and toppers, sheets, etc.) that has been designed to lessen one’s exposure to environmental allergens and is less likely than non hypoallergenic products to cause allergic reactions. Due to the nature of bedding, it is a haven for dust mites, pet dander, and other environmental allergens found in everyone’s home. Exposure to these allergens, especially prolonged exposure for hours during the night when one sleeps, can lead to congestion, sore throat, sneezing, coughing, and headaches. Luckily, making the switch to hypoallergenic bedding that uses specific materials known to reduce allergens can cut down on one’s exposure to these harmful allergens and the negative side effects you may be experiencing.
Another way to protect yourself from dust mites and allergens is to use a mattress and pillow protector. These protectors and pads offer an additional barrier between pillows and mattresses and your body and work to prevent allergens, microbes, and mites in one’s bedding. Many of these protectors are also hypoallergenic and, when combined with other hypoallergenic bedding solutions, make it even less likely that one will experience exposure to harmful allergens.
The SensorGel bedding line, available exclusively at Macy’s, provides hypoallergenic bedding solutions to help minimize you and your loved ones’ exposure to dust mites and allergens within your home. The line is 100% hypoallergenic and features pillows, mattresses, and toppers. The SensorGel memory foam pillows and mattresses are made with SensorGel memory foam, a 100% CertiPUR-US certified memory foam. Additionally, SensorGel memory foam is naturally hypoallergenic, antimicrobial, and dust mite resistant. The fiber-filled pillows in the line are filled with a down alternative hypoallergenic fiber, which is a good alternative for individuals who may experience allergic reactions to traditional down or fiber pillows. SensorGel also offers mattress pads and protection products.
In a time where individuals are becoming more health-conscious and aware of the allergens in their environments, making the switch to hypoallergenic bedding to limit the exposure to dust mites and allergens can lead to a more healthy life.