Allergies, Asthma and Mattresses
Do you know what your mattress is made of? It may be difficult to tell, but it could be contributing to your allergies or asthma. Many people think dust mites are the main contributor to allergies from mattresses. They certainly can be an issue, but in addition to dust mites, many of the problems stem from chemicals that come into contact with a mattress. The federal government requires mattresses to be flame retardant, which is excellent, but the downside of this is that many contemporary mattress companies use petrochemicals to accomplish this. These chemicals release harmful fumes in a process called off-gassing. At its best, off-gassing creates a bad chemical smell, but at its worst it can cause serious health issues including skin rashes, eczema, sore throat, watery eyes, coughing and difficulty breathing. Mattresses that are made from or sprayed with chemicals create a fume that can be inhaled and affect your respiratory system or penetrate through your skin.
Mattresses can be composed of these chemicals, or sprayed with them. Low-quality mattresses made with these toxic materials are often are made quickly and cheaply, but contact with chemicals can be avoided if care is taken to maintain the quality of the materials going into each mattress.
What Makes an Allergy-Free Mattress?
The best materials for an allergy-free, hypoallergenic mattress are natural materials. An allergy-free non-gassing mattress should be natural both in composition and production. Mattresses can certainly be made without using harsh chemicals, and a quality mattress will be. When shopping for an allergy and asthma free mattress, look for one made from natural products, like cotton (organic cotton being ideal). Organic cotton not only doesn’t contain any chemicals or toxins, but it is processed without them as well. A hypoallergenic, mattress made from natural material allows for easy airflow. Proper ventilation can prevent mold and fungus from growing on or within the mattress. There are also other man-made options for safe mattress composition. Gel Matrix™ has been known to cause the least amount of allergic reactions, including mattresses made from natural materials.
Intellibed Hypoallergenic Mattresses
Intellibed mattresses are all made from hypoallergenic, allergy and asthma free materials, which makes each one of them the best mattress for allergies as well as the best mattress for preventing dust mites. All of our mattresses are non off-gassing, and produced without any harsh chemicals. All three Intellibed mattresses have a medical-grade Gel Matrix™ layer that is non-toxic, hypoallergenic and zero off-gassing. If you’re looking for a mattress that contains cotton, the Numea mattresses have a no off-gassing top layer made from organic cotton. You won’t have to worry about production quality or materials with any Intellibed products. Only the best components go into each layer that makes up the Intellibed. We are careful in the sourcing and production of each detail of our finely-crafted mattresses. To learn more and purchase the best mattress for preventing allergies and dust mites, call 888.435.2339 to speak with a sleep consultant.