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Mattress Pads - A Must For Allergy Sufferers
A mattress pad, mattress underlay, or bed underlay are specifically designed to lie directly over a mattress. Made of a wide range of materials, its primary function is to offer a soft layer of support for the body, and have proven to increase the quality of most users' sleep. However, these pads are also used to prevent damage and pressure lines from forming by reducing the "bounce" that a mattress has. A mattress underlay can also reduce or eliminate the need for additional mattress toppers.
The use of mattress pads and mattress protectors is on the rise, as people are becoming more aware of the dangers of environmental toxins. In addition to the usual concerns about cleaning chemicals and dust mites, health experts also cite electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs) as causes of many health problems, including eczema, depression, and sleep disorders. These EMF frequencies are created by so-called "ionizing" cells in electronic devices such as cell phones, computers, and television monitors. While these devices are not intentionally emitting EMFs, researchers have discovered that they emit them unintentionally, through electrostatic charges. This can be mitigated by using protective covers and by replacing these items with more environmentally friendly counterparts.
A typical mattress pad or underlay will have several layers, which will provide a comfortable, protective barrier against EMF radiation. They are available in several sizes to match a mattress's size and shape. A thick mattress pad or fitted sheet is often placed on top of a bed frame or on top of a box spring. It is important to remember that all sizes and shapes of these items will need specific accessory to support their weight and their structure. For example, a thick fitted sheet will need additional padding or fluff added at the corners to protect the edges of the fitted sheet from "breaking" when fitted onto a box spring. This protection is also needed for people who use laptop computers on beds with hard wood or metal frames.
Some companies have created special fabrics for protection purposes. The most common of these are memory foam and latex. The latex mattress pads and mattress toppers generally weigh between ten and twenty pounds, while memory foam mattress pads tend to weigh between fifteen and twenty-five pounds. All Mattress Pads and Toppers have been created to meet the exact needs of people's specific bedding and associated structures.
Mattress pads and mattress protectors can be used in place of traditional sheet sets, or they may be used in conjunction with it. When used alone, a mattress protector can add extra warmth to an existing bedding set, or it can serve as a decorative, waterproof surface. Some people prefer a pad or protector over sheets, believing that a pad does not need to be laundered like sheet sets do. However, both are equally effective at removing moisture and allergens that accumulate in beds.
Most health problems occur because someone is uncomfortable when their bedroom is filled with allergens. In homes that have wooden frames, wood particles are often collected, as well as dust mites. The particles and dust mites are often ground into the wood by body heat and body weight. Therefore, the resident often remains uncomfortable as they sleep, as the particles and dust mites are disturbed throughout the night, making them airborne and inhaling them. Mattress pads and protector can help remove these allergens, as well as protecting the inhabitants from the discomfort and irritation that result from them.
Many people suffer allergic reactions to dust mites and pollen that collects on mattresses and pillows. Mattress pad protectors are great at removing these allergens and pollen. Protecting the bedding from allergens also helps to keep allergies from surfacing at night. Allergy sufferers who suffer from hay fever find that sleeping on an allergy free bed can eliminate the hay fever symptoms. Mattress pads and pillow covers are a great investment in providing allergy sufferers with the sleep they need to alleviate their symptoms. Mattress pad protector cushions add comfort to a bed and allow allergy sufferers to rest in their own environment, eliminating the discomfort of having their sleeping area disturbed by rugs or floor mats.
If you have an allergy that you believe is associated with bed bugs, then you might also have allergy symptoms related to allergens. There are different kinds of allergens and each one can have different effects on different individuals. For example, a mattress pad can help you remove allergens that can be a problem, while a mattress topper can provide an additional barrier against allergens. Mattress toppers and pillows are often made with organic materials that are hypoallergenic and provide added protection against bed bugs and dust mites. They can also help to remove allergens that you cannot get rid of through steam cleaning or simply wearing a heavy blanket over your bed at night.