With allergies affecting over 21 million adults in
the UK*, ensure you are protected against allergens this Allergy
Week (28 April - 4 May) with an anti-allergy mattress and bed, from
the UK's leading bed manufacturer, Silentnight.


Dust mites are one of the most
common triggers for a number of allergies ranging from hay-fever
and asthma to sensitive skin conditions like eczema, which often
worsen at night. Over 35% of allergy sufferers* report disturbed
sleep and the warm and humid bed environment provides a haven for
mites that thrive in these conditions.


To ensure a great night's sleep,
follow Silentnight's top tips to keep dust mites at bay:


  • Use anti-allergy and anti-bacterial bedding products that work
    to reduce dust mites in the bed - Silentnight Anti Bacterial pillow
    two pack from £13 and Silentnight Anti Bacterial 4.5 tog duvet from
    £13 for a single 
  • Wash sheets and duvets more regularly in winter and avoid
    making your bed everyday to let the sheets air - use a
    hypoallergenic laundry product such as Surcare washing
    powder 
  • Avoid clutter in the home to reduce dust
  • Vacuum regularly, especially if you have pets, let the room
    settle after as the vacuuming will stir up allergens
  • Open a window for at least one hour a day 
  • Groom animals outdoors to avoid fur in the home
  • Watch out for damp and mould in your home and ventilate rooms
    to avoid this

Allergy UK approved Purotex® cover is 100% natural
with friendly bacteria, which reduces mould and moisture, keeps
dust-mites at bay and reduces allergens to create a drier, fresher
and all round healthier mattress. Movement in the bed creates
friction that causes the probiotic capsules within the fibres to
activate, which releases friendly bacteria that absorb the moisture
produced by the body, forming a natural barrier against
irritants. 


Purotex technology is incorporated
into all 11 mattresses in Silentnight's updated Classics
Collection. Choose from our exclusive Miracoil® or Mirapocket®
advanced spring system technology for zoned support where it is
needed most and a choice of fillings to suit all individual comfort
needs.  The Classics collection also comes with wide selection
of base, storage and headboard options in a choice of beautifully
colour co-ordinated soft-woven fabrics so you can create a bed that
reflects your style
. 


Allergy UK says, "House dust mite
allergies are very common and is associated with asthma, eczema and
allergic rhinitis. A significant amount of exposure to house dust
mite allergen happens in the bed, so taking precautions in the
bedroom can help."


For further information please
visit /hypoallergenic