ASTHMA CONTROL & ALLERGY RELIEF BEDDING INFORMATION
There are over 50 million asthma and allergy sufferers in North America of which approximately 20% are children under the age of 18. The most common triggers are dust mites, mold, mildew and pet dander.
The strongest risk factors in developing asthma are a family history or exposure in infancy to high levels of antigens, although the effects of asthma and allergies may affect us at any stage of our lives. We spend approximately 1/3 of our lives in bed and that bed is a haven for dust mites and other allergens. Whether or not you suffer from any allergic or respiratory condition it would be beneficial to your wellbeing to isolate yourself from harms way! Smartsilk™ is the first all natural bedding to be certified asthma & allergy friendly™. We are scientifically tested and proven to be an effective barrier against dust mites, allergens and pet dander, as well as resistant to mold and mildew growth. Sleep with Smartsilk™!
SMARTSILK™ ASTHMA & ALLERGY CERTIFICATION
SmartSilk™ is the first all natural bedding to be certified asthma & allergy friendly™ by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and the Asthma Society of Canada.
Dust Mites flourish in humid conditions and feast on your scaly dry skin particles. Your mattress and pillow may contain up to 10 million dust mites and their droppings. It is those droppings that produce a protein that you ingest while you sleep causing your respiratory passages to become inflamed and irritated creating a clogging in the lungs. Other symptoms of dust mite allergies are sneezing, sinus congestion, hay fever, itchiness, inflamed or infected eczema.
MOLD AND MILDEW
Mold and mildew are forms of fungi that grow in warm and humid places – such as YOUR BED – and are considered by some to be amongst the most lethal triggers of asthma attacks even in non sensitized individuals. Your mattress, pillow and comforter/duvet are a possible breeding ground for mold and mildew. Repeated exposure to their spores can trigger symptoms such as eye, skin, nose and throat irritations even in non asthmatics. Mold produces allergens, irritants and in extreme cases potentially toxic substances.
Pet Dander is not something that you are immune to just because you may not have a pet. Cat and dog allergens are everywhere! These triggers can stay suspended in the air for extended periods of time and may land on your clothing, your hair, in your ears, nose and throat. It is commonly believed that the pet hair is the allergen but in fact it is the pet’s dander, which is the dead skin flakes a pet sheds, that trigger symptoms, the most common of which are wheezing, runny nose, hay fever, eye, skin, and throat irritations.
END MENOPAUSE NIGHT SWEATS
Silk filled all natural breathable bedding wicks away body moisture reducing the effects of night sweats.
Smartsilk™ is scientifically proven to wick away body moisture, which in turn helps to relieve the discomfort of night sweats associated with menopause as well as reducing the chills commonly experienced once the night sweats subside. Smartsilk™ is all natural and breathable, allowing air to circulate thus preventing moisture from building up, making it more absorbent than traditional bedding. Smartsilk™ is scientifically proven to be resistant to mold and mildew growth.
We spend approximately 1/3 of our lives in bed. A good night’s sleep directly affects our health, well being, energy level, memory capacity as well as our weight and immune system.
Knowing some the causes of night sweats may help you to better control their effects, thereby allowing you to sleep longer and more comfortably thus improving your quality of life.
85% of woman in North America experience some form of night sweats during perimenopause and menopause. Approximately 50% of women continue to experience night sweats for years after. Night sweats are such a common occurrence with women during menopause that it is believed that they go hand in hand. The truth is that these unpleasant and sleep interrupting experiences can and do affect woman and men of any age.
CAUSES OF NIGHT SWEATS
Night sweats are essentially caused by mixed signals between the brain and the body. In moments of estrogen flux, the internal body temperature regulator part of the hypothalamus (the part of the brain which controls body temperature, hunger, thirst, fatigue and circadian sleep cycle) misinterprets the message signal for elevated core body heat. It responds by sending a message throughout the body to release heat.
The body reacts with in seconds of receiving this message by increasing its heart rate, dilating vessels to circulate blood and opening sweat glands. Some women experience a wave of anxiety while others might feel heart palpitations. Once the sudden rush has subsided the sensations and panic may have passed but you are still left uncomfortably in a pool of perspiration. The sudden impulse to dispel body heat is a built in mechanism to protect us from overheating in intensely warm situations.
SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH NIGHT SWEATS
-An intense feeling of heat
-Increased heart rate
-Anxiety/feeling of suffocation
-Chills as night sweats subsides
BEDDING TO REDUCE THE DISCOMFORT OF FIBROMYALGIA
All natural silk filled bedding with its evenly proportioned weight, cooling and therapeutic properties helps the discomfort associated with fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia (FM) means pain in the muscles, ligaments and tendons. The primary symptoms associated with FM are musculoskeletal pain, fatigue and disturbed sleep. Other common symptoms may include:
- Muscle twitches
- Chronic headaches
- Burning sensations
- Morning stiffness
- Feeling of swollen extremities
- Chest pains
- Numbness and tingling sensations
Fibromyalgia affects approximately 3%-4% of the population with woman being the majority of the sufferers. Patients suffering with FM ache all over and liken the pain to having a severe flu where each and every muscle in the body shouts with pain and they are devoid of energy. Although the symptoms and their severity fluctuates from patient to patient FM may resemble a post-viral state.
SOME CONTRIBUTORS THAT AGGRAVATE FIBROMYALGIA ARE:
- Changes in weather
- Stress, depression and anxiety
- Over exertion
- Hormonal fluctuations (premenstrual and menopause)
- Sufferers are often sensitive to odors, loud noises and bright lights
Smartsilks’™ products have helped people suffering from fibromyalgia enjoy a more restful and relaxed nights sleep. Our unique bedding products allow you to sleep worry free of allergens that are triggers for FM and are in your pillow, mattress and blankets. Our Smartsilk™ 100% silk fill is scientifically proven to breathable thus soothing your extremities and comforting your body.