What makes a memory foam mattress prevent skin allergies? In today’s post, we will be discussing why memory foam mattress’ hypoallergenic material makes it the best bedding material for people with sensitive skin. We will also look at various types of memory foam mattresses, finally helping you decide which one to go for in order to make sure your skin stays happy and safe.
A memory foam mattress is appreciated for a number of features. The most important of these qualities is the mattress’ body conforming ability. The mattress will adapt to your body shape perfectly and yet you will not feel stuck when sleeping on it. This is because the mattress also distributes your bodyweight uniformly, thus ensuring that you feel no pressure in your neck, shoulders, and hips. The firmness keeps your spine in place too, therefore improving your posture over time. The other benefits of a memory foam mattress include motion isolation, temperature neutrality, and back pain relief. All of this work together in order to prevent sleep deprivation in the sleeper. Today, however, we are not talking about these features. Instead, we are going to focus on a memory foam mattress’s ability to keep allergies away.
Memory foam mattress’ hypoallergenic quality
Owing to its hypoallergenic quality, a memory foam mattress prevents dust, mites, moulds, and other microbes from getting into its layers. This is vital because when you sleep, your skin is in contact with the mattress (only separated from a thin layer of the bedsheet). Therefore, it is necessary the mattress feels good against your skin, plus it has no dust on it so that your skin condition is not further aggravated. If you have acne, or your skin tends to break out now and then, it is important you pick a hypoallergenic sleeping solution.
Not just the mattress, the pillow too needs to be hypoallergenic. The skin on our face is the most sensitive and requires great care and attention. As such, it is important to go for a pillow that is both soft and keeps your skin protected against germs. The best solution again is memory foam pillows. These pillows do not allow dust to settle on its surface ensuring it does not come in touch with your skin. It also prevents you from breathing in the dust and getting nasal allergies.
How to maintain a memory foam mattress’ hygiene?
While a memory foam mattress is made of hypoallergenic material, there are a number of ways to further improve its hygiene level. When buying a memory foam mattress, make sure you go for one with two covers. While the inner cover should be attached, the outer one must be detachable and washable. This way, you can clean the outer cover as and when you like, thus maintaining the overall hygiene of the mattress. Also, make sure that the outer cover is made of a breathable material, and for heat ventilation, the mattress has a cooling technology in place. Both of these factors are essential for skin health. When you sleep hot, it not only disrupts your sleep, but also wreaks havoc on your skin. If you already have poor skin health, lack of air circulation and heat ventilation will aggravate and worsen your skin condition.
The other way to ensure your mattress remains clean, fresh and hygienic for longer, is to invest in a mattress protector. A mattress protector and a mattress pad are not the same things. While mattress pad enhances the comfort levels of the mattress by adding another layer of luxury, a mattress protector will prevent dust, spills, stains, and all other microbes from setting base in your mattress. A mattress protector with a zip is a better choice because these are easy to put as well as take off. The mattress protector should be waterproof to keep fluids from seeping into the layers of the mattress and ruining the durability of the mattress. If you have small children at home or have pets, then a mattress protector can be a great savior. Also, for people who like eating in bed, a mattress protector is a necessity.