03 Sep 0

Are your allergies hiding in your bed?

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Put your allergies to sleep with The Bed Shop. 

Allergies are a growing problem around the world. According to the Allergy Foundation it’s estimated that about a third of South Africans will suffer from an allergic disease during their lifetime. 

Asthma and allergic rhinitis are two of the most common allergic diseases that affect our quality of life and it’s estimated that “allergic rhinitis occurs in 20-30% of the population, and as many as 40% may also have asthma, often undiagnosed.”

There are many lifestyle changes that can be made to improve your quality of life if you or someone in your family suffer from allergies. But one thing you might to be considering is getting a new bed. Dust mites are an unavoidable fact of everyday life. Even though they can be found everywhere and anywhere, they have a distinct appetite for mattresses – about 66% are found in beds.

Dust mites need humidity to survive, but as soon as the humidity in the mattress drops to 45% RH (relative humidity) or below, the mites become inactive. We spend about a third of our life in bed. When we sleep we sweat (even if we think we don’t) and shed skin (dust). The sweat provides the humidity and the dust the food that is necessary for mites to reproduce. Though there is little we can do about shedding skin, we shed about 30,000 to 40,000 cells per hour, there is something we can do about the humidity – Purotex®.  

Purotex® is a fabric treatment exclusive to The Bed Shop through Dynamic Bedding in South Africa. Purotex® uses a revolutionary technology based on 100% natural probiotics to fight allergy sensitivities and asthma. Sensitivity to house dust mite allergens have a negative impact on your sleeping comfort and on the quality of your sleep. Very few people know that they might have a dust mite allergy or that it can be the cause of their asthma.

Fabrics treated with Purotex® use microcapsules that contain probiotics. Probiotics are a 100% natural remedy against allergenic sleep disrupters. Thanks to friction between your body and your mattress or pillow, the microcapsules burst open and start multiplying. The probiotics absorb humidity and start to clean up allergens. Active probiotics, applied on mattress or pillow textiles, reduce the amount of house dust mite allergens by 89.3% two weeks after application and creates a fresh and clean sleeping environment.

Shop our Purotex® beds here:

Dynamic Therapaedic Superior

Dynamic Therapaedic Superior

Dynamic Therapaedic Deluxe

Dynamic Therapaedic Deluxe