The word “hypoallergenic” is often used in the mattress industry nowadays. Unfortunately, since the regulations are unclear, any manufacturers can claim that their products as hypoallergenic (while some of them are not…).
So, what’s exactly hypoallergenic mattress means? Is it really good for your health?
What are hypoallergenic mattresses?
Hypoallergenic, meaning slightly allergenic, was a term first used in a cosmetics campaign in 1953. For a mattress, it means it’s allegedly safe for people suffering from allergies. The mattress prevents allergens from penetrating the surface and bedding in.
Common allergens found in mattresses
House dust mites are tiny creatures that are invisible to the naked eye and largely harmless, but their droppings can be an allergen associated with asthma, eczema, etc. They thrive on heat, moisture, and dead skin cells that our bodies shed during sleep.
Mold and mildew
Fungal organisms love damp environments – they will quickly spread there. Although they are not harmful, they could get far enough to seriously irritate people with allergies. With all the fluids and oils from the body that soak into the mattress, there’s a chance that they could be growing there.
Unfortunately, your lovely pet might become a source of allergens. Their danders have a great ability to stay airborne for hours, floating around the house and touching down at any objects in it.
Some materials used to construct mattresses can provoke allergic reactions. Some people are hyper-sensitive to certain materials and develop rashes, itching, watery eyes, and even aggravate asthma.
Worst and best materials for allergy sufferers
People who suffer from allergies should stay away from sleeping on mattresses made of animal products such as hair, wool, or feathers. Animal-based materials can cause flare-ups for allergy sufferers.
Most hypoallergenic mattresses are made with natural materials such as cotton and latex. Natural latex mattresses like Mimpi mattresses do have strong anti-allergen properties thanks to the low pH, so mold, dust mites, and the fungal organism will not flourish in this acidic environment.
However, if you suffer from allergies to some natural materials, it may be best to avoid this and go for a mattress made of synthetic materials.
Mimpi Sleep is the best hypoallergenic mattress in Indonesia!
Backed by medical science and trusted certifications from Europe, our mattresses’ natural premium materials will keep allergens out. We don’t use the phrase “hypoallergenic” for marketing benefits only! The Belgian A-grade natural latex will also keep air circulating, further preventing allergens from lingering if they do get past the mattress.
We have a wide range of latex mattresses available with various heights, firmness levels, and materials. Find out what’s the best for you here.
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