A good night's rest can rejuvenate your body, sharpen your mind, and improve your emotional outlook. For sensitive sleepers and people with allergies, creating a cozy sleep space takes more than choosing calming colors and non-synthetic fabrics. But, if you think you can’t be cozy, comfortable, and also allergen-free when it comes to your bedding choices, think again!
Comfiest Bedding Fabrics for Sensitive Sleepers
For sensitive sleepers and people with allergies, what your bedding is made out of is as important to a restful sleep as any other factor. If you have sensitive skin or suffer from a skin condition like eczema, you probably already know that different fabrics can have different impacts on your skin. The best bedding materials for everyone allow good airflow, keeping you cool and dry all night. Cotton, silk, and bamboo are all cooling natural options that make the best bedding choice for sensitive sleepers. Fabrics to stay away from when choosing skin sensitive bedding include wool, polyester, fleece, and flannel which all have unique textures that may cause discomfort or heat build-up.
With two layers of dry protection, the SleepSmart™ 37.5® Technology Temperature Regulating Waterproof Pillow Protector helps you maintain a consistent temperature and sleep climate all night long, at an ideal temperature of 37.5° Celsius. When you are sleeping, your body temperature and humidity levels in the bed build-up and can become trapped. This can make you start to feel overheated and even wake up in the night feeling damp and uncomfortable. The Sleepsmart™ 37.5™ uses new technology and naturally derived fibers that work continuously to trap heat when it’s cold or evaporate excess humidity when it’s warm, before sweat can form. It also uses activated carbon particles to absorb odor molecules and keep your bedding smelling fresh. The pillow protector’s waterproof lining is whisper-quiet and soft for an extra level of cozy comfort that also helps keep your pillow fresh and free from moisture loving allergens.
Sleep and Bedding Tips for Allergy Sufferers
If you suffer from allergies, you’ll want to consider color when choosing the right bedding for your cozy new space. Especially if you have sensitive skin, you may react negatively to the dyes used to create brightly colored bedding products. Pale and light colors are the best options for sensitive sleepers to reduce these effects. Choose light gray, white, or off-white to create a hypoallergenic haven and cozy sleep cocoon.
If you have allergies, improve your sleep space by choosing hypoallergenic materials – cotton, silk, bamboo, and Tencel(r). Washing sheets more often, adding a dehumidifier to your bedroom, and showering before bed are all additional ways to reduce the effects of allergies on getting a good night’s sleep. Adding mattress and pillow covers made for allergy sufferers is also a good choice.
For example, the Allergen barrier weave in the Sleepsmart 37.5® Technology Temperature Regulating Duvet Insert Protector is breathable and cotton-rich, yet still helps resist allergens from entering into your bedding. The duvet insert protector is designed with three performance qualities dry protection, odor absorption and the body heat-activated performance to keep you cooler, so you stay asleep longer. It’s easy to care for, with machine wash and dry.
Starting the Day Off Right with a Good Night’s Rest
I believe that a great night's sleep is the foundation we all need to support us in making positive choices throughout the day. Getting a full night’s sleep is so important – to our bodies and our minds. For me it’s a domino effect, with a good (or bad) night’s rest setting of a chain reaction throughout the day. When I wake up rested and rejuvenated, that positive energy stays with me, and it impacts how I interact with others all day. If you’re not getting enough high-quality sleep, you may start the day tired and feeling blue. Fatigue impacts our motor and decision-making skills. It can cause you to feel irritable, overly emotional and have difficulty focusing throughout your day. On top of that, sleep deprivation weakens your immune system and makes you more susceptible to getting sick.
If you are a sensitive sleeper or suffer from allergies, you may think that you can’t choose the bedding products you want. I’m here to tell you that you can choose the fashionable, sleep tech-forward bedding products you want to create a cozy sleep space – and also get the best anti-allergen protections available!