by Chris Chamberlin, co-founder of The Clean Bedroom
First published June 18, 2014
Edited November 2, 2023
You spend one-third of your life in bed, and creating an allergy-free bedroom translates into sleep-filled nights and sniffle-free days! The Clean Bedroom advises spring sleep cleaning for relief from seasonal allergies.
Here are our top 5 spring cleaning sleep solutions for those who suffer from seasonal allergies:
1. Air purifier.
Get a unit that uses HEPA filtration, which eliminates 99.97% of all particles, three microns in size or larger, making a difference you’ll notice immediately and appreciate over time. For truly miraculous results, invest in a hospital-grade unit, like Austin Air.
Choose pillows made with untreated cotton, organic cotton (better), buckwheat hulls (great neck support), wool (moisture wicking), or organic latex and replace them every two years for continued correct support.
To help calm down seasonal allergies, select sheets, blankets, and duvet covers made with untreated or organic cotton or wool. According to the Mayo Clinic, it is important to wash the bedding often in hot water to kill dust mites at least 130 degrees Fahrenheit.
4. New mattress or topper.
Choose a natural latex mattress (anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, dust mite proof, and relieves pressure points) or, if you’re chemically sensitive, choose natural cotton or organic cotton mattress. Can’t afford a new mattress? It is still best to add a pure wool or natural latex mattress topper.
5. Fresh air helps those with seasonal allergies
The EPA and the American Lung Association recommend regularly opening windows to recycle the air. A window guard stops pollen, dust, and dirt particles from entering your room for those with seasonal allergies. My favorite tip of all is NOT to make your bed every once in a while! An unmade bed allows your bedding to air out and breathe.
~ Chris Chamberlin, co-founder, The Clean Bedroom
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