Whether you’ve been struggling with getting a good night’s sleep for many moons, have found yourself tossing and turning more often in recent weeks, or want to improve your bedtime rhythm with the changing of the season, let us help you sleep better this spring and beyond.
Along with healthy daytime habits such as meditation and avoiding caffeine later in the day, one sure way to help you get those forty winks is by creating the ideal environment to sleep in. That’s why over the next few months we’ll be looking at a different bedding focus each month, with the aim to give you the best foundation to maximise those zzz’s.
As Allergy Awareness Week is coming up, this month we’re kicking things off with a look at anti-allergy bedding. Night-time allergies are a common problem when it comes to getting enough sleep, with dust, dust mites and pollen being a trigger for many of us. To help keep irritations at bay, investing in bedding that works to reduce allergens or create a barrier between you and them can be hugely beneficial.
You don’t have to go big with a brand new mattress either. Products such as protectors, toppers and pillows can also do wonders. Here are a few ideas from our Anti-Allergy Bedding range and well-known bedding brand Silentnight:
Anti-Allergy Mattress & Pillow Protector
Covering your mattress and pillows helps to protect your bed from allergy irritations such as dust mites. They’re also easy to keep fresh too, with most being machine washable so you can easily pop them in the wash along with the rest of your bedding.
With everything being machine washable, this three-piece set from Silentnight is an excellent choice. It includes a mattress protector and two pillow protectors, all filled with anti-allergy hollowfibre that has been specially treated to help combat the build-up of bacteria and dust mites – perfect for creating a more allergy-friendly and hygienic sleeping environment.
Airmax Deep Mattress Topper
If you want something that offers a layer of cushioning comfort as well as anti-allergy benefits, then a mattress topper like this Dual Layer Anti Allergen Airmax 600 one is for you. Boasting Silentnight’s deepest hollowfibre construction and cleverly designed air mesh walls, it offers superb depth and support as well as maximum breathability.
Having a good pillow that fits your needs can make a huge difference to the quality of your sleep. So if allergies are what is disrupting you during the night, changing to an anti-allergy pillow may be exactly what you need. This set from Silentnight contains two of their Airmax Plus Anti-Allergy Pillows, which are filled with anti-allergy hollowfibre and each feature air mesh side walls to help keep you feeling cool and comfortable.
As well as Anti-Allergy Week, April also sees the return of National Stop Snoring Week, an annual event organised by the British Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Association. There are a number of causes for snoring, but one of them is due to having a blocked nose brought on by an allergy, which is where anti-allergy bedding can come in useful again.
The position that you sleep in can also have an affect, which is something this Anti-Snore Pillow from Silentnight aims to help with. It’s designed to support your back and neck, working to promote an improvement to your breathing and snoring as you sleep, so that you (or your partner!) can get some restful shut eye more easily.
From allergies to stress, whatever is disrupting your slumber at the minute our aim is to help you sleep better this spring. Don’t forget, there are plenty more anti-allergy bedding options on our site to browse and we’ll be back next month with a focus on cooling bedding, then in June, with practical sleep solutions.
For now, here are a few tips to help you wind down at the end of the day:
- Treat yourself to a relaxing bath or shower before bed – add a face mask and some tranquil music too to create your own spa-like experience!
- Try yoga, meditation or simple breathing exercises – this can help calm the mind and promotes a sense of wellbeing
- Avoid using devices such as your mobile phone right before going to sleep – if you do, turn down the back light so the screen isn’t so bright
- Spend the last hour before bed doing something you find calming and relaxing – such as reading or listening to music