Monday, 22 July 2013

How To Choose Your Anti Dust Mite Bedding Cover

If you suffer from dust mite allergy, getting an anti dust mite bedding cover (mattress, pillows, duvets, bolster, box spring) is a MUST. This is a point that I cannot emphasize more because it really helps a lot and you get much better sleep which in turns gives you a more energetic day. Read here about what I've said in the past about anti dust mite bedding cover.

Here's the criteria I personally used when I purchased my anti dust mite bedding covers:


Full encasement
Choose one that completely enclose the mattress (including underneath) with a zip fastener to prevent the spread of dust mites   

Pore size                                
The smaller the pore size, the better. The one I’m using is less than 3 micron pore size, good enough to keep out dust mites, pet dander and pollen.                      

Any chemical treatment?
A bedding cover which is chemically treated against dust mites is usually only treated with an insecticide and is not very effective in the long run. I personally would not like to sleep in a chemically treated bedding cover, and more so for those with sensitive skin.                           

Fabric Material
Comfortable fabric is of utmost importance for something you are going to sleep on every night. Get one that is breathable (so it doesn’t built up heat) and good at wicking moisture. The fabric of your bedding cover should also be soft and russle-free. You don't want to hear noise from every turn you make on the bed when you sleep. Choose membrane free fabric as membrane ones tends to break apart after long term washing.

Warranty
I would prefer to buy from a reputable retailer that offers life-time warranty than one who doesn't. Offering life-time warranty demonstrates the retailer's confidence in the quality of their product.         
Allergy Store is one of those that fulfils these criteria. You can check out here for their range of anti dust mite bedding covers.