16, March 2011
Unless you've been living under a rock you have been seeing lots of news stories about bed bugs and all the other nasty allergens that make their homes in our mattresses. And all of those microscopic closeups! YUK!! It's amazing we lived to be this old while all this was going on. Who knew?
While most of the attention has been on bed bugs in mattresses, your pillow is also a favorite hang out for all sorts of allergens that can interfere with your sleep. What attracts them? Nothing promotes mold, mildew and bacteria better than a warm moist environment. What makes matters worse is that these allergens also attract mites and bugs that consider them food. Had enough? The good news is that this is an easy probelm to fix.
First of all, get yourself a new pillow and thow out the old one. Get a brand new pillow and some anti-allergen pillow covers. Cover that clean new pillow with the anti-allergen cover and you are good to go. A quality anti-allergen pillow cover should be 100% cotton for breathable comfort, a high thread count for durability and have a certified anti allergen finish. Look for the "Sanitized©" trademark. It shows that the manufacturer is using the best quality treatment available, made in Switzerland and tested regularly to be sure that the product performs. The Sanitized finish prevents mold, mildew and bacteria and without that tasty trio you'll never have to worry about dust mites and bed bugs.
Once you have your new anti-allergen covers, change them every time you wash your sheets and pillow cases. The Sanitized finish continues to protect after many washings. Try the Mediflow Anti-Allergen covers, they have all of the features and you can find them for a great price on the web
12, November 2009
Did you see the recent surveys that were published which found that better sleep is at the top of peoples' wish lists this holiday season? It makes sense when you consider that the National Retail Federation's 2009 Holiday Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey (phew!) revealed that 35 percent intend to purchase gifts that are more practical this season.
You can give a gift this season that will continue to keep on giving night after night by providing a better quality of sleep. Many people don't realize that their pillow is kaput and is actually impairing sleep. When they enjoy better sleep night after night they will thank you over and over again for such a thoughtful gift.
The key to buying the correct pillow is to buy one that is adjustable. When the pillow can be adjusted, there is no need to worry about whether it is the right "fit" for the recipient. An adjustable pillow is perfect for EVERYONE! The second most important item is to find a pillow that provides proper support for the neck. Do your research on the web. Don't walk into a retail store without knowing what you are after. Find a pillow that has been clinically shown to improve sleep and relieve neck pain.
So try it this holiday season! Give the Gift of a Good Night's Sleep! It's a great gift that is different and shows that you truly care.