There’s nothing better than jumping into bed at the end of a long day, right? While this is true for many, for those who suffer from sensitive skin, skin allergies or chronic skin disorders (like eczema), the thought of laying in bed can make you feel itchy all over, literally!
We spend roughly a third of our lives in them, so you can see how our beds could become the perfect place for allergens to hide if not maintained correctly -think dust mites, pollen, mould, pet dander and bed bugs, we know, yuck! All of these allergens can cause symptoms like skin irritation, prolonged and relentless sneezing, facial pain and even difficulty breathing.
Organic Bamboo, 100% Cotton, Linen Bamboo and Wool, are some of the natural fabrics we love that are not only beautiful to sleep in but also hypoallergenic. What exactly is hypoallergenic bedding? Unlike regular bedding, hypoallergenic threads are specifically designed with a tighter weave to ensure any nasty allergens hiding in your bedding or mattress cannot breed and survive within the fabric.
These fabrics should actually repel the allergens. When looking for hypoallergenic sheets, it’s important to choose a natural and breathable fabric for comfort and to avoid mould.
The perfect all-rounder option for those suffering with super sensitive skin or flare ups. Not only is Bamboo antibacterial, and antimicrobial but it’s more absorbent than Cotton, meaning it wicks the moisture away from your skin, reducing bacteria and leaving your sheets (and you) feeling fresh and hygienic in the morning. It’s thermoregulating properties also mean you’ll stay cooler during Summer (and less sweaty, itchy and irritated) and warmer in Winter.
Not only do we have these nasty allergens to contend with, but chemicals in our environment and in fabrics that touch our skin can also contribute to itchy, aggravated skin. Synthetic fibres found in some bedding can worsen allergies and skin sensitivity because of the chemicals needed to create them. So this is why it’s important to understand the composition of materials in your bedlinen.
Bamboo is organically grown and harvested chemically free, without pesticides or herbicides, another reason why Bamboo bedding tops our list of hypoallergenic options. Try our 100% Organic Bamboo Sheet Sets.
During the night the average person will shed millions of skin cells. This combined with body sweat and allergens create the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and germs.
Various sources agree you should be washing your sheets every week during the warmer months or year round if you’re a ‘hot sleeper’. And don’t forget about your quilt and pillows - wash and air dry them in the sunshine at least 3-4 times per year to keep them fresh.
We recommend choosing gentle cleaning products that are phosphate and chlorine free. The environment, your bed linen and your skin will thank you for it.
TIP: Whilst some recommend washing bedding in hot water to kill bugs and bacteria, Bamboo only requires a cold cycle. A gentle 30 C wash will care for your bed linen while still removing dirt, stains and bacteria. Find more tips on caring for your Bamboo bed linen here.
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