Anti-allergy sleep solutions
Approximately 1 in 3 people in the UK are affected with allergies at some point in their lives, and this number is on the increase, especially in children.
One of the most common causes of allergy is dust mites, which love bedrooms, and as we spend a third of our lifetime in ours it's worth knowing how to prevent or at least control allergies. Dust mites are known to thrive in bedding and it's estimated that the average bed has over 10,000 dust mites living inside. The real issue is not with the dust mites themselves but with their droppings (ugh, yes we know), which cause allergic reactions when inhaled.
So if you suffer from allergic reactions to dust mites, anti-allergy bedding which forms a barrier to these allergens is key to a good night's sleep. Our range covers mattress and duvet protection, pillows, and duvets.
An anti-allergy duvet is a good start to protect you and your family from dust mite allergies. The John Lewis Active Anti-Allergen duvet has a special microfibre and Amicor filling which not only traps air for great softness, warmth and comfort, but creates a barrier against dust mites.
If you'd prefer a natural filling, our innovative Pyrenean duck down range is super-soft but also hyperallergenic - it contains no formaldehyde or other treatments that can affect airways and allergies. You also have the option of luxurious and hypoallergenic silk filling.
Other tips to keep dust mites out of your bedroom include regularly washing your clothes and linens at 60 degrees to eliminate the number of dust mites living within. Additionally wash any other fabrics as regularly as you can, such as curtains, toys, cushion covers and rugs etc. Leave your bed unmade when possible as this allows moisture to be released from the mattress, preventing further dust mite growth.
And finally it's a good excuse to keep your room tidy, as leaving clothing on the floor attracts dust mites; store away anything you're not constantly using.