The weather during winter season usually exarcerbates allergies, making one feel very uncomfortable and unable to sleep well at night. For many people, the culprit could be the mattress, particularly when this mattress is construction as a traditional innerspring mattress.
Why is this type of mattress bad for people with allergies?
An innerspring mattress is traditionally constructed with coils and layers. These are permanently set in between and inside the mattress and covered by an irremovable layer on top.
With a mattress like this, over time, it’s going to become a hotbed a host of allergens like mold, mildew and dust mites. It’s also going to trap dirt and dust, from liquid spills, perspiration, pet hair or the like, that will potentially remain in between and all around the coils. The fact that there are significant spaces inside the mattress allows for these allergens to move around, while trapped in between the coils. There is no special covering that could block the allergens at all, thus build-up is really possible.
This type of situation, unfortunately, is what triggers the allergies. This is also the reason why, after a couple of years, the mattress will feel heavier and its quality deteriorates.
So, if you have the tendency for allergies, stay away from spring mattresses altogether and instead choose a memory foam mattress. It could be much more expensive, but what’s more important than feeling and keeping yourself healthy, right?