17Oct2012

The Best Mattresses for Allergies

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 regulation 16 CFR Part 1633 requires all mattresses to be able to resist exposure to open flame sources for at least 30 minutes, which saves lives. The downside of this is that many contemporary mattress companies use petrochemicals and other harsh flame-retardants to accomplish this. These chemicals can release harmful fumes in a process called off-gassing. Off-gassing creates a bad chemical smell that 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 be absorbed through your skin.

Low-quality and inexpensive mattresses are often made with these toxic materials as it allows the manufacturers to produce their beds quicker and for less money. While this is great for mattress manufacturers, it is terrible for your health. There are many options on the market that meet the federal government’s fire safety requirements that are made from completely natural and safe materials.

What Makes an Allergy-Free Mattress?

The best materials for an allergy-free, hypoallergenic mattress are natural materials. An allergy-free, non-off-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 organic cotton, which is not only chemicals and toxin-free, but is also processed without them as well.

A hypoallergenic, mattress made from a natural material that also allows for easy airflow is essential. Proper ventilation can prevent mold and fungus from growing on or within the mattress, which would be harmful to your health. Another material you should be familiar with is Gel Matrix™. It has been known to cause the least amount of allergic reactions, including mattresses made from natural materials while at the same time providing incredible back support and pressure relief.

Intellibed Hypoallergenic Mattresses

Intellibed mattresses were designed with people who suffer from allergies and asthma in mind. In addition to being the perfect hypoallergenic sleeping solution, our mattress are also the best mattress for preventing dust mites. Our mattresses’ core comfort material, Gel Matrix® is non-off-gassing and produced without any harsh chemicals. It is also a medical-grade, non-toxic, and hypoallergenic. We also have mattresses with organic cotton covers.

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 one of our amazing a sleep wellness consultants.