Mattress tips for allergy sufferers
Those who suffer from dust mite allergies have particularly high requirements in terms of bed care as the majority of house dust mites hide in mattresses. This is due to the fact that mattresses create ideal conditions for dust mites: a warm damp climate and dead skin cells that serve as food for the mites. Those with dust mite allergies usually react allergically to the dust mite faeces – the irritant dust that is breathed into the airways.
So that those with allergies can sleep well despite this, products are available that could help with this: Special protective covers (called encasings), with their close-knit structure, ensure that dead skin cells do not enter the mattress. The mites are deprived of food as a result and that they ultimately die. Ideal encasings are breathable and water vapour permeable so that sweat can be removed easily. When buying a protective cover, ensure that it is washable. The encasing should also be treated with a dust mite spray. All BICO mattresses are available with an anti-allergy mattress cover.
Those with allergies should also avoid dust collectors such as textile materials, open shelving and bedroom plants, take off clothing in another room in the evening and vacuum and wipe the bedroom with a damp cloth regularly. Avoid humidifiers, as these create ideal living conditions for dust mites.