As we all know, sleep is crucial for our health and wellbeing. Depravity of this daily action can alter immune functions, even for healthy people who do not suffer from allergies. People with chronic diseases are more vulnerable to sleep disruptions caused by the presence of symptoms of illness at night, which can negatively affect a person's quality of sleep, and lower the immune system. Allergies are one of the most common chronic diseases and - when not treated right - have the ability to affect sleep in important ways.

It’s important to understand that different materials on your mattress may have an impact on the accumulation of allergens. A typical used mattress is home to between 100,000 and 1 million mites. That may sound surprising, but when you understand an average person sheds roughly 454 grams of skin a year, and that the average person sweats around 285ml every night (moisture that is then left in your bed) you’ll have a better idea as to why your mattress attracts little bugs. Dead skin and moisture are a breeding ground for mites.

If I’m allergic to mites, what do I do?

The NHS says, ‘to prevent the allergic reaction, you should avoid the substance you are allergic to, however this is not always easy’. If you’re waking in the night feeling sniffling and congested, or perhaps struggling to breath properly, it might be because you’re allergic to something in your mattress.

When you have an allergic reaction, the symptoms of it can make it difficult to sleep. Obstruction to your airflow and congestion can cause snoring, so allergic reactions can lead to insomnia. People with allergies are more likely to suffer from disordered sleep.

So choosing the right mattress for you is very important. A great mattress for allergy sufferers will fall in line with the NHS’s advice, aiding at preventing symptoms by reducing the presence of allergens. This should give you a comfortable and peaceful night of sleep. At Sleep Express, we have some fabulous mattresses available for those with allergies. Here are some of the best ones.

Sense 1000

Introducing the Sense 1000, our first hypoallergenic mattress. Starting from as low as £199, the Sense 1000 is made from Visco foam, so it will contour to your sleeping style. Its hypoallergenic stretch fabrics will prevent allergens that might cause health issues. The Sense 100 is also chemical free.

Perfect for those with back problems, this medium feel mattress adjusts your body so that it is anatomically aligned. An incorporation of micro quilted stretch materials helps to regulate your body's temperature. And - very importantly - it has the ability to dissipate moisture, whilst sustaining optimum heat. Strong in every way, the Sense 1000’s durable pocket springs support all shapes and sizes. It’s already great value for money, but there’s 0% finance available, too.

Sizes include:

Small Single (76x190cm)

Single (90x190cm)

Small Double (120x190cm)

Double (135x190cm)

King (150x200cm)

Super King (180x200cm)

Weight range:

Small Single - 10kg

Single - 15kg

Small Double - 20kg

Double - 25kg

King - 30kg

Super King - 40kg

Lurex

Welcome to the Lurex. The strength and comfort this mattress provides makes it a winner before we consider its hypoallergenic properties. The Lurex is made from anti dust mite materials, which prevent them from penetrating the surface and settling where unwanted. Its high density reflex foam brings an immediate sense of bliss, followed closely by pressure relieving support. It also has super soft micro quilted fabric covering, aligned with a 3D breathable border, which means it is perfect for regulating your body temperature. Regulated body temperature means less sweat, which means less nasty stuff on your mattress material.

Sizes include:

Small Single (76x190cm)

Single (90x190cm)

Small Double (120x190cm)

Double (135x190cm)

King (150x200cm)

Super King (180x200cm)

Weight range:

Small Single - 10kg

Single - 12.5kg

Small Double - 15kg

Double - 20kg

King - 25kg

Super King - 30kg

Naturel 2000

If you wish to go for a more natural option, the Naturel 2000 could be the mattress for you. Stuffed with organic filling, the Naturel 2000 cooperates with the body’s temperature to provide a blissful night of sleep. Two thousand pocked springs give a consistent level of firmness and relieve unwanted pressures from heavy and sore spots. The Naturel 2000’s luxury Visco fabric is light, which gives it immense breathability. It’s naturally hypoallergenic, and chemical free.

Sizes include:

Small Single (76x190cm)

Single (90x190cm)

Small Double (120x190cm)

Double (135x190cm)

King (150x200cm)

Super King (180x200cm)

Weight range:

Small Single - 15kg

Single - 20kg

Small Double - 25kg

Double - 30kg

King - 35kg

Super King - 45kg

For further information on Sleep Express mattresses and how they can improve your quality of life, visit our main mattress page. If you’d like to talk more about your needs, you can call us on 0203 633 0002.