Which Anti Allergy bedding should I choose?

Updated on: March 26 2015

Why cater for anti allergy guests?

1 in 4 people in the UK are thought to be affected by allergy suffering. That means, on average, 25% of your guests could benefit from you taking anti allergy precautions when choosing and preparing your bedding. You don’t have to put too much effort in to provide this and your guests could get a better night’s sleep!

Should I fully encase the mattress, duvet and pillow?

The best way to ensure your beds are anti allergy for your guests is to take as many precautions as possible. One of these is to fully enclose the mattress, duvet and pillow by using protectors. This helps prevent mites and allergens from entering the bedding in the first place.

What filling is best for allergy sufferers?

Synthetic filled duvets are largely considered better for allergy sufferers as they are able to withstand regular hot washes and still maintain their shape. In addition, synthetic fibres tend to be better for asthma sufferers too. However, some allergy sufferers can enjoy natural filled duvets and pillows as long as they are enclosed correctly and washed regularly as per their care instructions.

Is polyester, polycotton or cotton better for allergy sufferers?

There is a lot of contradictory information around about the best material of bed linen for allergy sufferers. Ideally a naturally breathable material is the best for allergy sufferers all round. Choose 100% cotton bed linen teamed with a duvet/pillow protector and synthetic filled items. Tightly woven fabrics are the best choice so if you do need to use polycotton or polyester bed linen ensure you buy one with a higher thread count.

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Michelle Pegg is the Assurance and Compliance Manager at Hilden Linens.