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A mattress can become a collector of allergens, such as pet dander, mold, and dust mites. However, allergen-resistant mattresses are available.
According to research from 2016, dust mites and pet dander are among the most common indoor allergens. Some mattresses are advertised as resistant to allergens in general and dust mites in particular.
In this article, we look at five of the top hypoallergenic mattresses. Please note, however, that the statements below are based only on research. No one at Medical News Today, including the writer, has tried these products.
According to the company that makes it, this mattress is naturally hypoallergenic and antimicrobial.
The top cotton layer is hypoallergenic and the cover is protected with a “botanical antimicrobial treatment,” the company say.
The mattress is 13 inches high and comes in a range of sizes, from twin to California king. It has a 180-day trial period.
According to Purple, their mattress is nontoxic and hypoallergenic. They state that their mattress’ foam structure helps keep the interior dry, aiming to prevent the growth of mold, fungi, and bacteria.
It comes with a trial period of 100 nights.
The company that makes this mattress state that it is:
- dust mite-resistant
- mold- and mildew-proof
The top layer is cotton, which the makers say helps with airflow and moisture absorption. The second layer is wool, aiming to regulate body temperature.
The mattress is available in a variety of sizes and depths, and it can be medium-firm or firm. It has a trial period of 100 nights.
According to its makers, this mattress is hypoallergenic. It contains latex that is naturally resistant to mold, dust mites, and mildew, as well as wool, which is resistant to allergens, they say.
The company also claim that this mattress is eco-friendly and made from renewable, biodegradable materials.
The mattress comes in a variety of sizes, and it can be medium-soft or firm. It has a trial period of 100 nights.
This mattress consists of latex, wool, and cotton. The company that makes it say that wool is antimicrobial and naturally resistant to dust mites.
They also say that they use only organic, nontoxic, and eco-conscious materials in their products, which have third-party certification.
The mattress comes in a variety of sizes, and there is a vegan option that does not contain wool. It has a trial period of 1 year.
Size aside, comfort, support, and price are key when buying a mattress. Any mattress is an investment, so it is important to try one out before committing.
During a trial period, consider:
- the firmness of the mattress
- its contouring
- whether it eases pressure on vulnerable parts of the body
- whether it helps control motion, if sleeping with a partner
To help reduce dust mites and other allergens in the bedroom, a person might try:
- washing the bedding at least once a week in hot water, preferably above 103oF and drying it on high heat
- using a dehumidifier or air conditioner to reduce humidity
- removing wall-to-wall carpeting
- using hypoallergenic pillows
- using pillow protectors designed to combat allergens
- vacuuming regularly
- installing a high-efficiency particulate air, or HEPA, air purifier
Anyone with indoor allergens should take steps to reduce those in the bedroom, and it can help to have allergy-resistant bedding and a hypoallergenic mattress. This might contain organic or synthetic materials.
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