Dust mite excretion, pollen and pet dander are all common allergens that can be found in your mattress and pillow if proper protection is not used. Safety Shield Mattress and Pillow Protectors are designed to help create a clean, healthy sleeping environment free of dust mites and allergens that can trigger allergic reactions.
Allergy symptoms include rhinitis (hay fever), which causes sneezing and a runny nose, as well as allergic conjunctivitis, which includes watering and itchy eyes. Also an initial tickle on the roof of the mouth or in the back of the throat may be experienced. Also, depending on the season, the symptoms may be more severe and people may experience coughing, wheezing, and irritability. A few people even become depressed, lose their appetite, or have problems sleeping. Moreover, since the sinuses may also become congested, some people experience headaches.
Allergies are common. Heredity and environmental exposures may contribute to a predisposition to allergies. It is roughly estimated that one in three people have an active allergy at any given time and at least three in four people develop an allergic reaction at least once in their lives.
Home factors that can lead to exacerbation include dust mites, dust, animal dander (especially cat and dog hair), cockroach allergens and molds at any given home.
Because much allergic asthma is associated with sensitivity to indoor allergens and because Western styles of housing favor greater exposure to indoor allergens, much attention has focused on increased exposure to these allergens in infancy and early childhood as a primary cause of the rise in asthma. Strict reduction of dust mite allergens, for example, reduces the risk of allergic sensitization to dust mites, and reduces the risk of developing asthma up until the age of 8 years old.
Protect yourself and your family from unnecessary exposure to allergens that can cause chronic health issues and create a clean, healthy sleeping environment by using our Safety Shield Mattress and Pillow Protectors.