I love spring …mostly because I can sleep with the windows open! Unfortunately, my husband suffers mildly from allergies, so he wants to keep the windows shut.
Allergies affect thousands of Americans each year and many people do not realize that their bedding may be causing their allergy discomfort! If you want to know how to sleep better, consider your bedding. Dust mites, pet dander, mold and mildew in our bedding can trigger allergic reactions. The results can be congestion, wheezing, watery eyes, constant sneezing, skin irritations and poor sleep quality. In fact 63%* of allergy sufferers report trouble sleeping. What’s more, allergies can cause up to a 40%** increase in subtle nighttime awakenings that you do not even remember.
There are many bedding items that claim to be good for allergies, but most use a chemical treatment to achieve those claims. Who wants to sleep on chemically treated pillows and sheets? The Sleep Number Bedding Collection offers a “Natural Allergy Defense”– a line of bed pillows, pillow protectors, mattress pads, sheets, comforters and blankets. The items are made with True Silver™ fibers or True Silver™ fabrics that contain 3% silver content. Silver is naturally anti-microbial* and the Sleep Number True Silver™ bedding collection is scientifically tested and proven to be an effective barrier against dust mites, pet dander and also will naturally kill bacteria. This allows you to sleep longer and more comfortably, which will help improve quality of your life.
Since your pillow is so close to your head, I protect my family by using True Silver pillow protectors, and my husband even has a True Silver pillow. My daughter, who sleeps with our cat every night, has a True Silver blanket.
If you have pets, Sleep Number True Silver™ bedding also is the perfect solution for you! In fact 36% of cat owners and 29% of dog owners allow their beloved pet to sleep with them. Because the True Silver™ bedding kills bacteria and therefore reduces odors, it is a perfect choice for anyone who sleeps with their pets! No more pet smell in bed!
I hope this helps you find a good night’s sleep this allergy season. Do you sleep on Sleep Number’s True Silver™ bedding collection? What benefits have you seen? Sleep well and sneeze less!
* Archives of Internal Medicine. Allergic Rhinitis and Its Consequences on Quality of Sleep: An Unexplored Area Arch Intern Med, Sep 2006; 166: 1744 – 1748.
** Reported in the Journal of Clinical Immunology. “Assessing the Burden of Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis on Sleep Patterns” January 2002; 342.
***Anti-microbial Definition: Capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of microorganisms. What it means: inherent in the material and has the power to prevent the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew.