Sleep tips for allergy sufferers - Canningvale
Sleep tips for allergy sufferers

Sleep tips for allergy sufferers

Posted by The Canningvale Team on 23rd Feb 2022

Do your allergies or asthma stop you from getting enough sleep?

We have some tips to help you have sweeter dreams.

Dust mites

Dust mites love to share your bed. But when they come home to roost, they can flare up allergies and asthma symptoms. Making sure you wash your bedding enough times a year (check out our cheat sheet further down) can drastically help you keep your allergies or asthma under control. Washing them in hot water will help kill germs, and if you shower before bed you also reduce the chances of bringing allergens back to your bed.


Pet Project

If your dog-tired pupperino and you cat-napping feline love to share your sheets, they’ll be leaving behind fur and skin cells 🐶 🐱

This can cause your allergies to flare up 🔥

Creating a pet-free zone in the bedroom will help you sleep sounder 😴

But if you just can’t part ways with your pets at bedtime, our top pick for you is our Lustro 100% Bamboo Sheets. Not only are these beauties naturally hypoallergenic, their silky-smooth texture ensures that pet fur doesn’t stick, making them easier to brush down and clean.


Pillow fight

It’s time for some serious pillow talk ☁ 📣

Things can get a little nasty in bed when bacteria, dirt and dead skin cells take each other on in a pillow fight ☁ 👊

That’s why your relationship with your pillow should never be a lifelong commitment. You need to break up every 2 years and start afresh with a new love who can be more supportive of your needs.

We recommend our microfibre pillows. Since they’re anti-bacterial, hypoallergenic and resist dust mites, they’re certainly nothing to sneeze at 🤧

All of our pillows below are approved by the National Asthma Council:


Investing in silk pillowcases is another option. These naturally hypoallergenic beauties won’t just help you fight allergens in the night, they’ll make your skin sing.


Cover all your bases

If you sound like Darth Vader when you’re sleeping, try out our dream team of allergy-resistant bedding.

Our Alessia Bamboo cotton range, as well as our Lustro 100% bamboo range, are both naturally hypoallergenic and lightweight meaning they breathe life back into your sleep cycle.

Pillow and mattress protectors add another round of allergen resistance, meaning they not only guard your bedding from nasties, they also keep your allergies at bay.

It also helps to choose a quilt that is anti-allergy. We recommend our Locale Anti-Allergy Down Alternative Quilts that are approved by the National Asthma Council.


Don’t come apart at the seams

Stress can keep you tossing and turning at night.

This can make your allergies just as restless, inducing further stress that makes sleep a distant dream.

Try creating a relaxing ritual before bed. Meditating, deep breathing exercises and reading can help you slip into sweet dreams.

For some added zen, try burning a candle or diffuser before bed. Selecting a specific scent that’s only for bedtime can help your mind recognise that it’s time for sleep. It will also create a soothing ambience so you switch off faster.


Dust yourself off

Make sure you’ve vacuumed (this includes your mattress) and have dusted off all surfaces in your bedroom, such as bedside tables and headboards. With less allergens in the air. you’ll be able to breathe easier, especially if you suffer from asthma.


Cheat sheet

There comes a time when you need to start afresh with your bedding, and other times when you need to part amicably. To make it easy for you, we’ve made a cheat sheet for when you need to wash or replace each item of your bedding.

  • Mattress protector:
    • Wash every six months
    • Replace every 12 years
  • Pillow protector:
    • Wash 3 times a year
    • Replace every 12 years
  • Mattress:
    • Clean every 6 months
    • Replace every 710 years
  • Pillow: 
    • Wash 24 times a year
    • Replace every 25 years
  • Sheets:
    • Wash every week. Wash more often (34 days) if your pets share your bed.
    • Replace every 23 years, although good sheets are an investment and can last a lot longer than this.
  • Quilt Covers:
    • Wash every fortnight to a month
    • Replace every 1015 years
  • Pillowcase
    • Wash every week
    • Replace every 23 years
  • Blankets
    • Wash every 23 months
    • Replace every 2–5 years

Are you an allergy sufferer? Share with us @Canningvalelove how you combat allergens to reap the sleep rewards.

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