In this day and age, many of us are putting our health at the forefront. Be it through maintaining proper sleep cycles or taking additional measures in keeping our immune health in peak conditions, there are several steps we can take to improve our quality of life. One aspect of health that many tend to overlook is the maintenance of proper sleep hygiene. As much as many of us assume that staying indoors is safer, the truth of the matter is that there are several indoor sources of allergy. Allergens, which are foreign substances that might cause an allergic reaction, are present in abundance even in our own well-kept master bedrooms. Some of these allergens include anything from dust mites and cockroach parts to mold and animal dander.
Having an allergic reaction to any of the abovementioned allergens can bring about symptoms such as conjunctivitis, breathing difficulties, itching and skin rash, nasal congestion, sneezing, and more. With 9 out of 10 Malaysians recorded to have dust mite allergies and about 1 out of 6 people in the world supposedly having allergies in general, we have to do more than take the necessary actions that merely keep our homes clean. One such measure is considering whether the mattress we’re sleeping on is the best choice, hygiene-wise.
INTERESTING MATTRESS FACTS
We assume that changing our bed sheets once in a while will suffice in keeping the place we spend a third of our life clean – yes, we spend over 200,000 hours sleeping! Labelled as one of the dirtiest objects in our bedrooms, mattresses are an excellent breeding ground. Combining all the sweat, warmth, skin cells, and spores, mattresses are teeming with microscopic debris that are invisible to the naked eye. One study even showed that there were about 16 million colony-forming units of bacteria on each square inch of a mattress! So, how do you choose a mattress that will best rectify these issues? We cover them in this blog.
UNDERSTANDING ANTIMICROBIAL AND HYPOALLERGENIC MATTRESSES
For homeowners wondering which mattress to buy in Singapore or which is the best mattress that will make their master bedroom an allergen-free zone, antimicrobial and hypoallergenic mattresses are quality options that are bound to come up. Unlike every other standard mattress in the market, a hypoallergenic mattress is designed with materials such as Bamboo or Tencel, which are naturally antimicrobial. At times, they are also treated with anti-allergy probiotics and antimicrobials that keep allergies at bay. Depending on the mattress brand or manufacturer, there can be varying antimicrobial formulations and technologies leveraged to kill bacteria and viruses, and even prevent things like fungal growth, dust mites, and odour.
CELLINI: YOUR TRUSTED MATTRESS BRAND
At Cellini, we have a wide selection of mattresses that will not only complement any master bedroom design, but also ensure you’ll always have a good night’s sleep. Wondering about the benefits of our beds and mattresses that are also available online? We list some of them below:
1. Maximum Sleep Hygiene
Nightingale by Cellini emphasises on innovative health-improving technology. To get rid of different types of microorganisms, a permanent non-migrating ViroClean antimicrobial technology developed by Belgian Co LAVA reduces the viral activity on the fabric. It also has TENCEL modal fibers that releases any moisture back into the environment to reduce the risk of bacterial growth and mold. Adding to this is its anti-static material known as Silver Fresh fibers, that are naturally antimicrobial and eliminates odour causing allergens.
2. Improvement of Health
According to the American Lung Association, dust mites release a protein-like substance that can trigger asthma and other allergies like sinuses. Data even shows that as much as 80% of asthma cases are triggered by dust mites. From countless numbers of eczema cases to other allergic ailments, sleeping on antibacterial mattresses will be extremely beneficial to your body and skin! A hypoallergenic mattress will ensure that your skin remains un-irritated by creating a barrier between all the allergen fluid emitting dust mites and your body.
3. Superior Fabric Quality
The naturally hypoallergenic bamboo fibre and latex responsive coil support mattress – NATURA– is designed with a breathable fabric. Coming with a thick latex topper and supportive spring base, the combination of the soft bamboo fabric also keeps you cool at night.
Not sure where to buy bedroom furniture in Singapore? From single to king-sized mattresses and an abundance of bedroom sets, frames, and hypoallergenic mattresses, Cellini has all your bedroom needs available on sale both in-store and online. Visit our virtual showroom or head down to one of your stores in Malaysia for the best range of mattresses that will help combat allergies in the bedroom.