I’m allergic to dust mites as is my son. I’ve taken steps to control this at home, by:
- using hot water and a hot dryer to launder sheets and towels every week
- cleaning my house thoroughly every week
- changing our furnace filter every three months, and
- always running a portable air cleaner.
One protective measure I hadn’t addressed is using mattress, duvet, and pillow encasings as a barrier to dust mites and their allergy producing dander, because every time I examined the products on the market, I wasn’t happy with what I found. Everything was made from blends, or polyester, or vinyl, or they had a membrane bonded to the inside of them. I could see immediately that the plastic membrane would crackle, the inferior fabrics wouldn’t breath, and I’d be too hot in bed if I used them. I know from my readers with atopic dermatitis that sweat makes dermatitis worse, so being too hot in bed would be an even bigger problem for them.
I’m thrilled to finally find allergy proof bedding from RELAX bedding that’s 100% cotton. I spoke with their Sales and Marketing Manager, and she explained that in the past, it wasn’t possible to get cotton weave tight enough to contain dust mites. They’ve sourced a breathable, super fine weave, 100% cotton material that controls dust mites since it has a unique woven pore size of less than 6 microns, and dust mites are 250 to 300 microns in size. There’s no plastic and no membrane, so there are no hot sleeps. I asked them to provide a discount to my readers, and coupon code ONESPOT saves 5%.
RELAX bedding offers the best protection available: It’s clinically proven to dramatically reduce dust mite allergic symptoms. RELAX bedding is registered as a Class 1 Medical Device, so your health care benefits may reimburse your cost.
Their products include:
- 100% cotton duvet encasing (twin, full/queen, or king size)
- 100% cotton mattress encasing (twin, long twin, full/double, queen, or king size)
- 100% cotton pillow encasing (standard, queen, or king)
By using these products, you can encase what you already own and use your own sheets. With the mattress encasing, you also get a box spring cover for free. Machine wash hot water up to 140°. Do not use any chlorine bleach. Machine dry on medium setting, or hang to dry. Made in the U.S.A.
BRAMPTON : Pharmasave, 2250 Bovaird Dr. E., Brampton, ON L6R 0W3 (905) 595-4968
LONDON : St. Joseph’s Health Care Prescription Shop, 268 Grosvenor St., London, ON N6A 4V2 (519) 646-6194
TORONTO : David’s Fine Linens, 2901 Bayview Ave., North York, ON M2K 1E6 (416) 590-7311
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