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Hypoallergenic Mattresses - What to Know


Woman suffering from allergies lays in bed holding nose for relief

If you suffer from allergies, you know how much they can impact your sleep. What you may not know, however, is that your mattress could be a key contributor to your nighttime misery! Many mattresses are perfect hosts for dust mites, pet dander, mold, and mildew. Worse, all of these allergens can infiltrate your mattress completely undetected. If you find that your allergy symptoms worsen at bedtime, it’s time to take a hard look at how to improve your sleep.

Hypoallergenic Mattress Options

One of the best options for a hypoallergenic sleep experience is latex. Latex mattresses are naturally hypoallergenic, as well as being resistant to mold and dust mites. Look for “100% Latex,” from quality brands, to know your mattress will be as allergen-free as possible. Our own PranaSleep latex mattresses feature 100% Talalay latex, sustainably sourced. While memory foam mattresses are not inherently hypoallergenic, some manufacturers include a mattress cover with antimicrobial treatments to inhibit most common allergens. The Tempur-Pedic Tempur-Proadapt Firm Mattress is a good example of this.

While most mattresses aren’t naturally hypoallergenic, you still have excellent options available. A mattress protector provides a number of great benefits, one of which is protection against common allergens. By adding a quality mattress protector, you can make any mattress hypoallergenic. For maximum protection for your mattress and your allergies, we recommend a total encasement mattress protector, such as the PureCare Omniguard Total Encasement Mattress Protector. A total encasement mattress protector slips completely over the mattress and seals, inhibiting moisture, bed bugs, dust mites, and other common allergens.

Other Hypoallergenic Options

Allergy sufferers should look beyond their mattress for maximum protection. City Mattress highly recommends a hypoallergenic pillow to further reduce the instance of allergens in your bed. Instead of down, consider a down alternative. Microfiber down alternatives are an excellent choice for cloud-like softness without the allergens common to feather and down materials. Some fiber pillows, such as the PureCare Sub-0° Cooling Fiber Pillow, include antimicrobial treatments and hypoallergenic covers. Latex pillows are also a great option, since latex is naturally hypoallergenic.

If you love your current pillows but know they aren’t hypoallergenic, you might consider a pillow protector to do the job. When selecting a pillow protector, just be sure to read the description for antimicrobial treatments and other barriers to common allergens. A great example of such a pillow protector is the PureCare Tencel Pillow Protector, which features MiteTight® seams and a locking zipper. This is combined with an antimicrobial treatment to inhibit spills, moisture, dust mites, and bed bugs from accessing your pillow.

Another sensible way to reduce the allergens in your bedroom is by adding a quality air purifier. By filtering the air in the room, airborne allergens are greatly reduced. It’s important to know the area of your bedroom to ensure that an air purifier is rated to purify the air throughout the space. Combined with a hypoallergenic mattress (or mattress cover) and a hypoallergenic pillow, a properly-sized air purifier can make a significant difference in your sleep environment. 

Lastly, if you often leave a fan running for background noise or cooling, break that habit! While fans circulate air, they also circulate dust, pet dander, and many other allergens. A better way to soothe with sound is one of our many sound machines, which are specifically intended for bedtime. By providing background noise without circulating air, the potential for unhealthy allergens is reduced.

Create a Hypoallergenic Sleep Space with City Mattress

At City Mattress, we’re real sleep enthusiasts. We offer a plethora of choices from mattresses to sleep and spa products, all meant to do one thing: improve your sleep. Whatever you need, or even if you’re unsure, speak to one of our Sleep Experts about your current sleep quality. They will ask the right questions to find the best solutions for you. Be sure to mention any allergy issues if they impact your sleep, as our Sleep Experts are aware of all hypoallergenic options available at City Mattress.

When you buy a new hypoallergenic mattress or a mattress with full encasement protector, we offer free local delivery and setup. This means you won’t have to worry about fitting the protector to your mattress or even lugging a new mattress up the stairs! At City Mattress, we believe your only concern should be how well you sleep at night.