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Buying Advice for Allergy Sufferers

Allergies are an increasingly common problem, affecting as many as one in four of the population in the UK at some point in their lives.

Whilst we are not medical professionals and we do not offer any specific advice, there are some things that we can suggest which may help you to manage your symptoms.

Regular cleaning

The droppings of dust mites can cause an allergic reaction in some people. By thorough and regular cleaning, the build-up of these allergens can be reduced. Regular hoovering of your mattress and bed, including cleaning and airing your bed sheets can all help to reduce the impact of these allergens.

For further advice, take a look at our guide on how to clean your mattress.

Hypoallergenic bedding

Eventually, all mattresses will become susceptible to dust mites in the home. However, certain mattresses can be more hypoallergenic than others. Mattresses containing foam in particular are often a good choice for those with allergies as, due to their denser structure, they can reduce the opportunity for dust mites to settle within the mattress.

Mattresses that include memory foam and latex can help to inhibit dust mites.

Many of our duvets, pillows, mattress toppers and mattress protectors are hypoallergenic: often they are treated with anti-dust mite preparations, helping to reduce the effect of dust mites. When choosing a product, be sure to check that it is labelled as hypoallergenic.

Ventilation

Ensuring your room is well-ventilated can create a cleaner and healthier sleeping environment if you are allergic to the house dust mite. Opening your windows every now and again can help to ventilate your room.

Please note: These are just some suggestions which should not replace medical attention. Like with any other medical issue, always arrange to see your doctor if you are having difficulty or need advice or support.

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