The connection between Sleep Apnea and Attention Deficient Disorder and Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD and ADHD)

Everyone knows sleepy people have trouble paying attention and tired children get more and more wired and harder to sooth. You would think common sense would have noticed the connection between sleep apnea and ADD and ADHD sooner. But who says Medical science consists of common sense. Well, they finally figured it out! Its about time!

But there is more to it than that unfortunately. Sleep apnea can result in lack of oxigen to the brain and stress, and both can damage the brain. So, if you suspect your child has sleep apnea get him or her tested immediately. Don’t take your child’s Pediatrician’s word for it if he or she takes this lightly. That happened in my family with tragic consequences.

Another thing to watch out for is sleep apnea that occurs at home but not in the hospital clean sleep clinic because of allergies at home stopping up the nose and causing breathing difficulties. The best way to test for this would be the newly invented sleep strip also known as the sleep mustache” Unfortunately many sleep clinics are not up to date on information about this. Its up to parents to push, always, when they end up knowing more than their doctors because they have more time to do research than busy doctors do on current discoveries and new inventions.

Other reasons for sleep deprivation in kid and adults

In some folks, non-full-spectrum fluorescents throw off their circadian rhythm. Their pineal gland interprets the fluorescents as being in darkness. If they are under non-full-spectrum fluorescents all day, as far as their brains are concerned, they think they should be asleep. When they get home & get a few hours of sunlight, they finally start waking up at the time they are supposed to be going to bed.

Then they don’t sleep well. Restless leg syndrome can also effect sleep. So can electric fields from TV’s, electric blankets, lights, wires in the wall or other similar things too close to the bed. They have also finally proven food additives DO cause hyperactivity even in normal kids. Parents had suspected for years.

Another cause of sleep deprivation is our society’s cruel deprivation of enough sleep time. Not everyone flourishes on only the standard amount of sleep. Some kids and adults need hours more than they are allowed to have. This is especially so for teenagers who need an average of 10 hours sleep and hormonally start feeling the need to fall asleep later and wake up later. Not every kid or adult can cope with society’s early to bed, early to rise philosophy. Studies show being a night owl is genetic, not a character flaw.

The medications used to treat ADD and ADHD have side effects and should only be used if nothing else works, but if nothing else works, studies have shown letting a child go without treatment can lead to later use of nicotine, alcohol and illegal drugs as the individual starts self treating to feel better. Sometimes saying yes to the right drugs prevents later saying yes to the wrong drugs! We had a case of this in a friend of mine’s family. Her little sister was brought up in church, lectured many times about the dangers of smoking, drinking and illegal drug use. She also ate very well and had counseling.

This was not a neglected or a malnourished child. Still she abused substances. She also was terrible academically and hard to get along with. It turned out she was trying to self treat a dopamine problem that kept her from being able to feel good and concentrate. A medication used to treat ADD made her feel better.

She no longer needed the cigarettes and illegal drugs and started to do better in school and socially. Many people who ended up with substance abuse problems started their problem as a way to cope with untreated brain illnesses. Untreated brain illnesses including ADD and ADHD also leads to unemployment and underemployment as it is hard to earn a living when one’s brain is not working properly.
This is so true that even ADD and ADHD adults have started using medications to cope with a problem that can cost them employment, promotions and self esteem.

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Classic Pillows vs Memory Foam Pillows

People who have trouble falling and staying asleep, who experience headaches, neck or back pain, fatigue, or sleep apnea, pregnant women, as well as allergen-sensitive people need a suitable pillow to get a good night’s sleep.

Read on for a basic comparison of classic versus memory foam pillows.

Sleep pillows

Classic pillow
Classic pillows come with many different options nowadays to make them more comfortable and hypoallergenic. For example, a fiberfill classic pillow can provide the utmost comfort as it adjusts to your movements without any of the fill shifting around. Fiberfill also regulates as your body changes temperature, so that you stay cool and dry throughout the night.

Moreover, sleepers who suffer from allergies can choose from a wide range of hypoallergenic pillows, covered either in cotton sateen or in silk. These pillows are breathable and ward off naturally dust mites, mold, mildew and other allergens. However, unlike most foam pillows, classic ones typically retain heat, even though there are newer cool gel models that address this issue.

Memory foam pillows
A memory foam pillow is a useful aid in a range of medical conditions as it supports the body in a comfortable, natural position, and can also be used as a pregnancy pillow since it makes sleeping on one side easier. Memory foam pillows also improve blood flow by keeping your spine aligned during sleep.

They are made from a dense polyurethane material that is sensitive to body heat and thus can easily mold into a supportive shape that is also comfortable. A memory pillow keeps its shape throughout the night, without flattening out, so that you don’t need to wake up again and again to readjust your pillow.

Unlike classic pillows, brand new foam pillows may smell rather unpleasantly, but you can fix this by airing them before use. Moreover, memory foam pillows are firmer than classic pillows, and this may not be to everyone’s liking.

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Five Sleep Hacks to Get a Better Night’s Rest

If you would like to improve the quality of the rest you get whilst in bed without having to fork out a small fortune for a gym membership – and then actually go to the gym every week or cut out caffeine, read on; this is for you.

Lavender

Whilst lavender, which is undeniably a pleasant scent, is not exactly a fashionable one, research such as that reported by The National Sleep Foundation suggests that this little purple plant might just be the perfect herb to create a calm, relaxing atmosphere that is conducive to a good night’s sleep.

How and why? Well, lavender helps to decrease heart rate and as such inhaling its scent can help to relax and calm the body. So, if it is stress, frustration or the inability to chill out that’s keeping you from getting rest, and you can stand the smell, give Lavender a go.

Get a Dog, and Let it Sleep on the Bed

For many letting the dog into the bedroom or, god forbid, on the bed is a big no no. As reported by the Daily Mail though, research published as recently as December 2015 suggests that those who slacken the rules and do indeed let the dog curl up with them, stand to get a better night’s sleep.

Originally carried out by the Mayo Sleep Clinic in Arizona, it is supposed that the reason findings suggest those who let their pets crawl into bed with them slept better was that they felt safer and so more able to relax. Think back to our early beginnings and how man made use of dogs and the likes to protect them, and it is easy to see the logic.
So, whilst getting a dog might be pushing it, if you already have one, next time you struggle to get your head down, don’t take it out on the dog, instead invite him (or her) in and give him a cuddle.

Set Your Alarm Clock to Go Off…at Midnight

As quoted via the Well and Good website, sleep guru Michael Breus, PhD, says that setting his alarm clock to go off in order to notify him as to when to go to sleep, rather than when to wake up has meant that he hasn’t needed a morning wake up call for 15 years. The trick, Breus makes clear, is to bear with this one – it could take a week or so to get your body into playing ball, but apparently after that, the only thing required is the will power to tear yourself away from the iPhone after it has gone off to tell you: it is bedtime.

Proving that Comfort Blankets Can Be Cool

Of course, if putting down the iPhone is simply not an option, the answer might be to simply give in. As they say after all, if you cannot beat them join them.

To do so, why invest in the likes of a cosy Sound Asleep MP3 Speaker Blanket via available online via pillows specialists Sleepy People. Then, you can curl up and kick back before bed with your iPhone and come turning in time, lay back and turn the volume up to nod off undisturbed by all those worries and strife otherwise nattering away in the back of your mind.

4 7 8…Sleep!

A sleep hack in the most textbook definition, the 4 7 8 breathing technique is supposed to be able to get even the most seasoned insomnia to snore…and all within less than a minute, at least according to UK Newspapers such as the Telegraph, that is. So, the technique might just be worth trying even if you don’t believe a word of it (or, especially if you simply believe it).

To learn how to knock yourself in under a sixty seconds (apparently), simply head over to Dr. Weil’s website (the guy who came up with this particular hack) for instructions and a rather informative and not what-so-ever humorous or bizarre demonstration video created by the Dr. Himself.

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Introducing A Safe And Modern Alternative To Sleeping Pills, SleepCogni

Let me tell you about a hot new product, SleepCogni, that really got me interested myself. There’s a campaign going on right now on Kickstarter where you can back up this project. Read more about SleepCogni below. I guarantee you will be impressed.

Sleep problems

Many of us suffer from insomnia and this is a problem that can put a serious mark on the quality of our lives and on our relationships. Not being able to sleep and relax will make us more tired, our efficiency at work will decrease and the relationships with the people around us will suffer because of the accumulated stress and irritability.

Insomnia and sleeping pills

Almost one third of us suffer from insomnia and the causes are divers. Whatever the causes of the sleepless nights are; many people resort to sleeping pills. However, this isn’t the best choice, because there are many side effects to consider and one of the most important of them is that they cause addiction.

This means that when you start using on a daily basis sleeping pills, your body will get used to them and you will not be able to fall asleep again without them. This is a big problem and the reason why the experts searched for another option. Soon after this problem was brought into the light, the SleepCogni was launched and millions of people are forgetting about their sleeping problems and sleeping pills.

But what is SleepCogni?

This is probably the most revolutionary invention regarding the quality of our sleep. It is a device that helps every person who suffers from insomnia to self-manage his condition and create an environment that will help his body and brain relax and fall asleep without any pills.

sleepcogniSleepCogni device.

It is designed by professionals and it integrates the behavioral and the cognitive sciences to treat your insomnia.

The first thing you should know is that our sleep is influenced by every aspect of our modern lives and the conditions we live and work in. Not just the hour before we go to bed counts, everything matters and if we don’t have a balanced life we are more prone to experience sleepless nights.

The stress we experience is probably the main cause of the insomnia, but other factors contribute as well, such as the exterior stimuli that wake us up, the artificial light, or using a smartphone or a laptop before bed. The light produced by these devices can disturb our biological clock and delay the sleep.

How does it work?

SleepCogni helps us through all of these. This device does the exact opposite of all these external factors that keep us awake. It doesn’t stimulate us, it desensitize us while we try to fall asleep and during the night. Using mathematical sequences of patterns, it produces sounds of opposite wavelengths than the ones that stimulate us. This means that the device will help our mind to unwind and disconnect from the stressful world, helping us regain balance and a healthy biorhythm.

The technology is very effective and this is proved even by the astronauts who use it to differentiate the night from the day and keep a normal and healthy biorhythm on the space stations.

The device is very accurate, because it is connected with a trigger that monitors some of your biological functions. It isn’t invasive, it is simple and effective and it can measure your skin temperature, your mental alertness and your heart rate. Using these factors, the device will be personalized for your needs and the program will be designed to help you fall asleep.

Further information visit www.sleepcogni.com or visit Their Kickstarter campaign to back them up!

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How much sleep do we require in a day?

Getting a good night’s rest is an essential part of daily living. It refreshes the mind and the body and prepares it for the onslaught the following day. There is a great deal of misinformation regarding how much sleep the body actually requires, with some stating that just a few hours a day is sufficient while some stating a little more.
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The fact the matter is that different individuals require different amounts of sleep. In this article we shall take a brief look at this aspect.

The need for sleep

Sleep is a time when the body is able to completely relax and tissues have an opportunity to rejuvenate. Every person requires a minimum amount of sleep every day that can help them perform any form of activities that they are involved in optimally.

People who follow sedentary lifestyles may not require a great deal of sleep while those who have extremely active lifestyles and are involved in a great deal of physical exertion may require longer duration of sleep.

If adequate sleep is not achieved, individuals may go into what is known as ‘sleep debt’ – a condition where there is an accumulation of hours of sleeplessness that have amassed over a period of time.

How much sleep do we need?

The National Sleep Foundation has recommended different hours of sleep for individuals of different age.

For example, newborns between 0 to 2 months require up to 18 hours of sleep a day.

Toddlers between 1 to 3 years require between 12 to 14 hours of sleep a day.

Teenagers require between 8.5 to 9.5 hours a day while adults over the age of 18 require 7 to 9 hours of sleep a day.

The bottom line with the requirements is that there is no fixed number of hours that each and every person needs to follow when it comes to sleep.

However, there is plenty of evidence that getting adequate amount of sleep every night can help keep an individual alert and maintain optimal physical performance. This sleep pattern must be followed on a regular basis and any deviation from what the individuals normal sleep pattern is can result in sleep debt and an alteration in the normal circadian rhythm.

Problems with lack of sleep

A lack of sufficient sleep and a high sleep debt has been linked to excessive daytime sleepiness, an increased risk of developing obesity, diabetes and heart disease and reduced attention span.

If you have trouble sleeping we suggest you read this article on what to do if you cannot sleep. Maybe try hypnosis.

In the short run this may not appear to be worrying but in the long term it can result in a great deal of health problems.

Benefits of getting sufficient sleep

There is no doubt that getting sufficient sleep every night can improve physical performance, mental performance, attention span, mood and body weight.

Conclusion

Sleep is an essential part of our life and must be adequate for each individual. Requirements may vary but evidence suggests that leading a good night’s sleep and sufficient amount of rest can increase creativity and productivity.

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Sleep and my Bed – Getting the Best Results

Getting a good night’s rest is essential. If you don’t get enough sleep at night, this can leave you feeling tired and you may not be able to do a good job at work and take care of your family.

Having trouble sleeping?

There are a number of reasons that you may have trouble sleeping. It could be a sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, delayed sleep phase syndrome, insomnia or simply too much disturbance indoors or out, while you’re trying to rest. Another reason may be your mattress.

Choosing the proper mattress

A lot of people have trouble sleeping and they overlook the fact that their bed could be the reason that they can’t get to sleep or stay asleep. You may be able to bypass the sleep aids and get a new mattress so that you can sleep better at night.

A mattress and its pillows should be comfortable. If you spend long periods of time tossing and turning to find a comfortable position, you may need to buy a new bed. Check the mattress and see if the bed sags.

A bed that is not flat will cause your spine to curve as you try to rest and this can cause long term discomfort and even chronic back and muscle pain. Run your hands along the surface of the bed to feel for lose and old springs that can stab at you all night long.

The springs in your bed, do not have to be dangerous edges to keep you awake. As they poke at various parts of your body, your natural reaction will be to move to a better position. As you do this repeatedly, you are prolonging the time that you are awake and missing out on sleep.

Quality mattress should conform to your body

A good mattress should conform to your body and give support to your lower back. You will need to know what is comfortable for you to sleep on. This is because mattresses and beds come in different types. Depending on what you do and don’t like, you may find that a bed is:

  • Too Soft
  • Not Soft Enough
  • Too Springy
  • Too Hard
  • Not Firm
  • When you shop for a new bed, allows test it before you buy. Try not to put all of your attention on looks and price alone. It’s ok to buy that bed on sale, but if it is not the right one for you, it could hurt you in the long run.

    Body weight is a factor, too!

    Weight is often overlooked when it comes to a bed. Some beds are made to carry a certain amount of weight for one person. When you have a partner in bed with you, that one person bed can become uncomfortable as it tries to balance the dual weight of each individual.

    Allergies – You may be doing everything possible to control your allergies including dusting, getting air purifiers and more, but still you can’t sleep.

    The problem could be hidden in your bed, where you lay your head every night. You can try to buy special covering for your mattress and pillows or try changing to another bed to see if your allergy outbreaks decrease. If they do, your mattress and bedding may have been the original problem.

    Bed Bugs – Adults often tell their children the humorous phrase “Don’t let the bedbugs bite”, but they don’t take it seriously. Bed bugs are real and they feed on the blood and skin cells that you shed in your sleep. If you notice small wounds and red areas on your body every morning as well as itchiness, this could be a big hint that you do indeed have a bed bug.

    You may miss bed bugs if you’re not looking for them, but they can be seen with the human eye, once you know what you’re looking for. If you allow bed bugs to infest your mattress and bed, they will soon move to other areas of your bedroom and your home.

    Pillow

    Pillow Problems – We like to fluff and cover our pillows with pretty covering to match our beds but when it comes time to sleep, that pillow can actually become a pain in your neck.

    It’s time to buy a new pillow when it becomes so flat that you have to fold it to get the same head support that you used to. A pillow that is too full may also cause neck, back and shoulder problems because it raises your head too high.

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    Foods that help you sleep

    Sleep is essential for good health. Sleep problems can affect your daily activities and productivity. Eating the right foods can help improve your quality of sleep.
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    A list of foods that may affect your sleep

    Before we go into details, let us point out that the first rule is to remember not to eat two hours before bedtime – to give your body enough time to digest. Fat is known to slow down digestion even more, therefore avoiding eating fatty foods in the evening is a good choice.

    Foods that will hinder your sleep

    As already mentioned, foods that contain lots of fat may hinder your sleep (if consumed prior to going to bed). Instead, eat lean chicken or turkey meat, which is rich in tryptophan. You are also advised not to eat legumes, tomatoes, eggplant and spinach since this food contains tyramine and tyramine stimulates adrenaline.

    Foods that will help you sleep better

    Below you can find a short list of foods that will positively affect your ability to sleep. Eating such food will not magically make you feel sleepy in a moment, but consuming these foods may help you sleep better over time.

    For effective sleep you need the amino acid called tryptophan. Vitamins B1, B3, B6, folic acid (B9), vitamin C and calcium, magnesium, zinc, chromium and selenium are also important components when it comes to sleeping.

    Below is a list of foods to point out.

    Almonds
    Almonds are recognized as one of the best foods that can combat sleep problems. Almonds contain magnesium that induces muscle relaxation. It also contains protein that stabilizes the blood sugar during sleep. For a bedtime snack, add almonds with almond butter. Read more about blood sugar in this article on blood sugar levels.

    Tea
    Although tea does contain caffeine which can keep you awake, decaffeinated tea can help you sleep. Chamomile tea is a particular variety of tea that promotes sleep. Green tea can also encourage sleep; just be sure to choose the decaffeinated green tea if you are drinking it before sleeping.

    Dairy
    Milk contains tryptophan that has sleep-inducing nutrients. Calcium can effectively reduce stress in the body and can stabilize the nerve fibers in the brain. Other dairy products like yogurt and cheese also have the same effect as milk.

    Hard-boiled egg
    Food high in carbohydrates and sugar can put the body into a ‘sugar roller coaster’. This causes blood sugar spikes which in turn cause sleep problems like waking in the middle of the night. Try to incorporate high protein snacks like hard boiled eggs before bedtime. This does not only help you sleep, it also helps you stay asleep.

    Cherries
    A study in the University of Pennsylvania says that a glass of cherry juice can induce sleep. Cherries increase the melatonin production which helps cure insomnia. You can consume the whole fruit or drink cherry purees instead.


    Fish that contain vitamin B6 like tuna, salmon and halibut can increase the production of melatonin which is a sleep inducing hormone.

    Kale
    The lack of calcium is associated with sleep problems. Kale contains calcium which can trigger sleep.

    Oatmeal
    While oatmeal is mostly eaten during breakfast, it can also work as a bedtime snack. The complex carbohydrates present in oatmeal triggers the production of serotonin in the body. Serotonin is a relaxing hormone that enables you to sleep faster. Add banana and apple to your oatmeal to add more flavor.

    Other foods

    Foods that are rich in tryptophan are the following:

  • beans,
  • turkey,
  • chicken,
  • milk and dairy products,
  • seafood,
  • eggs,
  • hazelnuts,
  • almonds,
  • lentils,
  • peanuts,
  • soybeans,
  • millet,
  • oats,
  • rye and rice,
  • sesame,
  • sunflower seeds.
  • Remember, eating foods listed above will not make you feel sleepy in an instant. Other factors such as stress level, exhaustion, some medical conditions and even weather can affect your sleep.

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    How To Choose The Best Body Pillow

    Are you looking for the finest body pillow there is? The good news is, you don’t have to search anymore because this article will answer it comprehensively. To have a better understanding of what this product is and how to purchase the pieces with the best quality, continue reading on the tips provided below.

    How to Select the Best Pillow

    The choices on body pillow are overwhelming. Some are straight while others are curved. Also, some resemble the shape of a big letter U. But apart from shapes, price ranges on this type of pillow vary as well.

    Some are sold for as low as 20 bucks, while others are offered for as much as a hundred dollars. To avoid confusion as well as wrong and unnecessary purchase, here are the shopping tips that you should follow.

    Comfortable pillows for side sleepers


    Size

    Obviously, bigger versions such as full body pillow and maternity body pillow need more materials during production. And with more materials comes more expenses; hence, you should expect to pay higher amounts.

    Filling
    The type of filling the pillow contains determines if it can resist flattening, if it can maintain its original shape, if it is easy to wash, if it is hypoallergenic, and if it repels heat or not. In most cases, the more expensive the pillow is, the higher the quality of filling it has.

    Shape and Design
    Pillows with complicated shapes and designs need more time and effort to make, especially if they come with body pillow covers. And just like other factors, this impacts on the price of the product as well.

    Sleeping Position

    Knowing how you sleep will help you decide on which body pillow to settle for. If you are a back-sleeper, then thinner pillows that protect your head from going forward too much are more suitable for you.

    If you sleep on your side, you should go for firm pillows for side sleepers that will fill up the space between your shoulder and ear. However, if you lie on your stomach, a thin and very flat pillow should be your ultimate choice for you to avoid the problems of lower back pain.

    A nice body pillow is your friend if you are craving for a gorgeous sleep during the night. By keeping these shopping tips in mind, achieving this effect is absolutely guaranteed; so be sure to take them with you the next time you go pillow shopping.

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    Baby sleep problems

    Baby sleep is one of the most common forms of parental problem. Many different solutions to baby sleep have been handed down from generation to generation. Each technique varies and it is worth considering all of these methods because no two babies are alike.

    Different sleep methods

    If one baby sleep method works on one infant then there is no guarantee it will work on another. This is why it is essential for all parents to consider all of the options instead of trying one or two techniques that may have been recommended to you by other parents or mothers.

    While more traditional methods will always have their place and are often very successful you will find that modern technology has introduced complete new solutions.

    Maybe your parents have told you the methods that worked on you that have been handed down through the family. These are fine to try and they are often quite successful due to genealogy. In other words what was successful on getting you to sleep as a child may also work just as well on your own children.

    Parenting as a whole can be quite stressful and this is made worse if neither of you are getting the rest you need. It is natural for babies to sleep in small periods in the early days.

    Fragile sleep

    They can awaken with even the most trivial of movement or noise. This is far from ideal if the new born baby has to share a room with other children who do not yet understand the need for silence.

    There are many things you can do yourself that may be an instant cure to your babies sleepless nights. Ensure that your baby is fed and relaxed before bedtime. Baby massage is a great habit to get into before bedtime.

    Just after a bath is the best time. Make sure the babies sleeping garments are lose and free from labels that may itch or catch the skin. Ensure there are no drafts or direct light. It is just a matter of making the babies sleeping area a place that should be comfortable and relaxing.

    That being said there will always be a small minority of babies that will always struggle to get a good nights sleep even after trying and implementing all the options available. In these rare cases it would be better to seek medical advice.

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    Fight bed bugs with mattress & pillow protectors

    You spend a third of your life sleeping so imagine how much time you spend lying down on the mattress and rest your head on your pillow. Mattresses and pillows are infected with millions of bed bugs and other infection spreading mites.

    Invisible creatures

    You cannot see them as they are invisible to the naked eye and but they live on your mattress and pillow as the warm environment found on the mattress provides the perfect living and breeding ground for these mites.

    They spread all kinds of allergies and a breathing allergy like asthma has been associated with dust bites found on the mattress.

    These parasites come out in the night, prey on their host (the sleeper) and then withdraw into the mattress and pillow leaving a scratchy sleeper who ends up with various allergies.

    The best way to protect yourself from these harmful dust mites and bed bugs is to use mattress and pillow protectors.

    These protectors will not solve the problem of the pillow and the mattress being infested with the mites but they can be prevented from coming into contact with humans.

    Make sure these protection covers are the zippered type and also ensure the zips are zipped up tightly and they have small enough teeth to prevent any of these small sized mites from escaping.

    When buying latex foam or memory foam protectors for your mattress make sure that it has interior polyurethane based membrane. This membrane serves two purposes.

    Firstly it prevents the dust mites on the mattress from coming into contact with the sleeper and secondly it also protects the sleeper from mattress based allergies and skin infections. It is best to buy a zippered impermeable mattress protector for the best form of protection.

    Some mattress protectors have a cover only on one side but some come with covers on every side. It is better to go in for a mattress protector of the latter kind as you can flip over the matters if you wish.

    Pillow protectors are also important as bed bugs and dust mites can roll onto the pillow making it dangerous for you to rest your head and enjoy a good sleep.

    Pillow protectors also come in zippered form and can be easily put on your pillow but make sure they fit tightly and are not from loosely woven fabric as the minute bed bugs can escape from lose fitting covers.

    Mattress and pillow protectors have many advantages.

    The first and very foremost advantage is the protection they offer from the pesky dust mites and bed bugs which are responsible for the contraction of many allergies. The other advantage these protectors offer is protection from memory foam chemical allergies. The chemicals in memory foam may interact negatively with the skin surface and produce certain allergies.

    Protectors will help protect against such allergies.

    Mattress and pillow protectors also elongate the life of the mattress by protecting it from spills and stains. The bedding material will also be subject to fewer amounts of wear and tear and the resulting damages.

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