If you have indoor allergies, you’re not alone. Over half of the world’s population has some type of allergy, and indoor pollutants are a big factor. Getting the right type of furniture and décor is extremely important. If you don’t have furniture that is easy to dust, clean and disinfect, your allergy symptoms could be significantly more severe at night. If you can’t breathe well at night, you are likely to miss out on the valuable REM sleep that keeps you going the next day.
You also should not be alarmed if you develop indoor allergies without warning, even if you have never had them before. Researchers have found that allergies can present or worsen in their 30s. In addition, over 80% of households do not change the air filter in their furnace as often as they should (once a month), and almost 30% of households never change the filter at all.
Combine that negligence with the chemicals and other substances that come for cleaners, soaps, or dragged in from outside, and it’s easy to see why our homes are filled with more pollutants than ever before. The air in your home could be 2 to 5 times higher in pollutants than the outdoors.
Families were already starting to spend more time together at home, but since the onset of the pandemic, people are spending at least 90% of their time indoors. You would literally breathe easier if you went outside in nature.
Luckily, there are some ways to prevent your indoor allergies from worsening. The most important and effective measure you can take is to start with appropriate bedroom furniture. Check up now to see the best allergen-free beds on sale.
You have likely heard from your doctor that choosing the right mattress and bedding is the first step toward improving the quality of your sleep and your ability to breathe easily during the day. Most allergists recommend that people with allergies get a memory foam mattress with hypoallergenic bed sheets and comforters that are made with a special tightly woven material that prevents dust and dust mites from getting in.
If you’re going to get a memory foam mattress, your best bet is to get a platform bed to hold it. Although you can use a bed with wood slates or metal mesh, the best option is a solid platform bed of wood or metal.
The best type of wood for these beds is cedar. Cedar is a wood that naturally repels pests as well as keeps out moisture. Consider getting a cedar bed with built-in storage so that the drawers in which your clothing is held will also be allergen-free.
At the same time, there are types of beds that you definitely want to avoid if you have indoor allergies. Upholstered beds are the worst enemy of the allergy sufferer. Upholstered beds can be dusted and (somewhat) cleaned, but the fabric is likely to allow allergens in and trap them there. Whatever bed you choose in the end, it should be easy to dust completely.
Other important tips to improve allergy symptoms in your home
It is absolutely necessary to dust your bed completely at least once a week to keep allergens at bay. It is not enough to wash your bedding. You must dust every inch of the bed frequently to keep it allergen and pest-free. Use a cling duster for the best results.
You should also consider switching from curtains to metal, vinyl, or wood slat blinds that are easier to dust. You also need to vacuum at least once per week. You can also improve the indoor air quality by adding certain plants.