Are you prone to sniffles and sneezes during spring? Here are our quick tips to allergy proof your bedroom:
- Keep humidity around 50 percent
You can use a humidifier or dehumidifier depending on your location! Mould thrives in wet, humid places so having a dry and well-ventilated home will keep mould at bay.
- Vacuum – your carpet, but also your mattress!
Try to get around to vacuuming the carpet twice a week to keep your floor dirt and dust mite free, and your mattress should be vacuumed every 6 months.
It’s important to wash your curtains and bedding regularly in hot water (55 degrees or hotter) to kill dust mites. Curtains should be washed every other month, as well as your mattress protector. Bedding should be washed weekly. Soft toys can be frozen overnight to kill dust mites, or you can wash them weekly in hot water.
- Keep windows and doors closed
During high-pollen days windows should remain closed to stop pollen from drifting into your room.
Jump in the shower before bed and put on fresh pyjamas each night. This will help to remove any pollen or dust you may have picked up on your skin or clothes in your day-to-day life.
- Keep pets out of the bedroom
Although we love them, their hair and dead skin cells become airborne, triggering an allergic reaction, or sometimes settling into dust.
Mattresses and bedding that carry the Sensitive Choice blue butterfly provide long-term protection against dust mites and bacteria and only A.H. Beard mattresses have whole-of-bed approval from Sensitive Choice.
Sleep well this Spring!