The style of mattress you purchase can drastically affect your health.
Dust mites are the most common cause of allergies and in order to minimize allergies, exposure to dust mites has to be drastically reduced. This will be done by choosing the right mattress.
What Causes Allergies in Bed?
Dust mite faeces is actually the problem rather than the actual dust mites. The dust that accumulates in a coil mattress is contaminated with dust mite feces. This dust comes from the room, clothing and the breakdown of crumbling mattresses made from regular types of foam.
Common allergic reactions to mites are sneezing, itching, watery eyes and wheezing. Dust mite allergies have also been linked to headaches, fatigue and depression.
What is the Worst Mattress for Allergy Sufferers?
Spring coil mattresses are the worst for allergy sufferers because of the inner spring system. The inner cavity of coil mattresses creates an incubator for dust mites where dust mite faeces and dead skin cells accumulate. It’s also common for mold and mildew to be found in a coil/spring mattress due to humidity caused by the transfer of moisture and body heat. That’s why a spring mattress will typically weigh kilos more after 10 years of usage.