Allergy bedding products
1. What exactly is an allergy bedding product?
2. The difference between dust mite covers and allergy bedding
3. What criteria should dust mite allergy covers have?
4. The functionality of an "original" ALLERGOCOVER® product
5. Dust mite bed cover set consists of mattress cover, pillowcase and bed cover
6. Allergy bedding test for dust mite covers
7. Are allergy bedding reimbursed by the health insurance?
8. How do I properly care for and wash an dust mite cover?
9. Dust mite allergy - what else can you do?
10. Care instructions for allergy bed linen products
What exactly is an allergy bedding product?
Allergy bedding, also called encasing, comes from the English word "encase", which means "to enclose, to wrap". In the case of a mite allergy, the first step is to prevent contact with the mite allergens. These are present in your bed in high numbers. It is not without reason that most of the complaints of mite allergy sufferers occur at night or in the morning immediately after waking up. If you now cover the mattress, duvet and pillow with an allergen-impermeable cover, the allergens are safely enclosed, i.e. "encased".
Difference between dust mite cover and allergy bedding
A dust mite cover is often referred to as allergy bedding, which can easily lead to misunderstandings. This is because encasing is not a substitute for your bed linen, but is used as an intermediate cover under your bed linen. The advantage is that you continue to sleep in your usual bed linen and are also optimally protected from the mite allergens that cause illness. In this way, your allergy complaints are relieved and you prevent chronic illnesses such as asthma. Furthermore, sleep is much more restful and you feel more powerful during the day.
What criteria should a good dust mite cover have?
- Modern high-tech micro fleece
- Impervious to mite allergenic particles
- Water vapour and air permeable
- The natural sleeping climate is preserved
- Highly breathable
- Pleasantly soft and smooth
- No rustling
- Tear and stretch resistant
- Manufactured in Germany - tested safety
- Extended guarantee against mite impermeability
- Material complies with Ökotex Standard 100
The functionality of an "original" Allergocover product
How do dust mite covers work?
Dust mite covers protect you and your family from dust mites in your bed and ensure a restful sleep. Our range of allergy products is specially designed for mite allergy sufferers, asthmatics and neurodermatitis sufferers, which makes targeted relief of the symptoms caused by the allergy possible. As an intermediate cover, the allergen-proof special bed linen is pulled over the duvet, pillow and mattress and prevents dust and mite allergens from passing through. This makes it easier for you to breathe and sleep more deeply at night. Air and water vapour are let through so that you feel comfortable in your bed linen. The Allergocover mite covers reduce discomfort with little effort and offer the usual sleeping comfort.
The Allergocover duvet covers are characterised by their natural compatibility. The special zipper used prevents the allergenic particles from escaping and coming into contact with your skin. You are thus optimally protected.
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The appropriate use of dust mite covers
Wash the mite cover at 60° before first use to make it pleasantly soft. Vacuum the mattress before covering it. If you have a strong allergic reaction, a third person should do this.In the case of double beds, the spouse's bed should also be covered with allergy covers. In the case of children who often stay overnight with their parents, please also encase the parents' beds.When putting on the dust mite covers, make sure that no fabric is caught in the zipper. Then pull your usual bed linen over the dust mite covers as usual. To ensure the longest possible life of your dust mite covers, you should avoid friction with sharp-edged bed parts. Our recommendation: As the air in the room is again polluted by allergenic dust from pillows, duvets and mattresses when you remove them, we recommend that you leave the Anti Mite intermediate covers in bed for a period of 6 months.
When are allergy covers recommended?
Dust mite bed covers set consists of mattress cover, pillowcase and duvet cover
Many allergy sufferers ask themselves the question whether a complete allergy bedding set is necessary. House dust mites live in all areas of the bed. In the cold season, mite residues are stirred up by the heating air and enter the body via the nose. For this reason it is important to cover the entire bed (and also the partner bed!) with impermeable allergy covers. Only then is it guaranteed that you can sleep calmly and that no mite particles cause unwelcome symptoms. For this reason Allergocover offers a suitable allergy cover set for every age.
When are allergy covers recommended?
Dust mite covers should always be used at the first signs of a mite allergy. Especially for mite allergy (in principle), allergic neurodermatitis and allergic asthma.
Allergy Bedding Test for dust mite covers
An allergy bedding test certifies that the allergy sufferer is making a safe choice with this product. Dust mite covers can only be effective in helping people if they completely keep mites or mite residues away from the body. This is the only way to control symptoms such as sneezing fits and even asthma. For this purpose there are specialized institutes that have dedicated themselves to testing allergy bedding.
Are allergy beddings reimbursed by the health insurance?
Many health insurance companies do not cover allergy benefits. It is best to speak directly with the administrator of the health insurance company you trust.
How do I care for and wash a dust mite cover correctly?
- Wash the bed linen at 60° before use.
- Wash 1-2 times per year. If you want to wash the dust mite cover more often, it is recommended to open the zipper on the balcony or terrace. In this way you avoid inhaling the mite dust.
- Do not use fabric softener. The ingredients are not tolerated by allergy sufferers.
Dust mite allergy - What else can you do?
- Measures for allergen reduction in living rooms and bedrooms
- Dust mite covers: Equip your sleeping area with allergen-proof covers (Encasings)
- Bed climate: Avoid bedspreads and always let your bed cool down well
- Washing: Wash your normal bedding regularly at 60 degrees.
- Plants/animals: Ban animals from your bedroom.
- Heating: Clean the radiators before the start of the heating period
- Airing: Air all rooms 3 times a day for about 10 minutes.
- Carpet: Avoid high-pile carpeting that is contaminated with harmful substances.
- Mop: Wipe smooth floors regularly with a damp cloth.
- Vacuuming: Let others vacuum or use a mouth guard
- Humidity: Ensure low humidity and do not use humidifiers.
- Room equipment: Avoid open shelves or other dust catchers.
- Mite control: Use products with mite-killing substances in addition.
Care instructions for allergy bed linen products
When taking off the ALLERGOCOVER® encasings, the air will again be contaminated with allergens from mattres, duvet and pillow. Thus we recommend to only wash the covers in case of heavy staining and soiling. Thanks to its sleek surface, it suffices in most cases to wipe the encasing with a wet cloth and mild soap. ALLERGOCOVER® is machine-washable at 60°C. Use a light detergent to keep the microfibre soft and smooth.
ALLERGOCOVER® is suitable for spin washing and tumble drying. Before washing please turn the covers inside out and make sure the zipper is closed. As the fabric air dries quickly, it is ready to be used again the same day.
-washable at 60°C
-suitable for spinning
-suitable for tumble drying (on the lowest setting)
-suitable for ironing (on the lowest setting)