If you or someone in your family experience allergies, you might be aware of the relationship between seasonal allergies and sleep issues.

In a lot of cases, allergy symptoms are triggered by environmental and situational factors. That could be things such as pollen and maybe even your pillowcase!

If you’re concerned about hygiene, health and how to sleep better with allergies, have you thought about the benefits of a fresh new mattress? It may not be the answer to all allergies and related concerns, but here at Beds R Us, you can rest assured that all of our mattresses are manufactured with hypoallergenic features.

Knowing that you’re not alone

A study conducted by Galaxy Newspoll shows that poor sleep can be associated with the house dust mite and hayfever, which causes allergic rhinitis. This can also lead to sleep deprivation.

From their survey, they found that:

  1. Nine out of ten Australians experience sleep issues
  2. Relationships are impacted, with some couples forced to sleep in separate bedrooms due to snoring or the restlessness of a person experiencing insomnia
  3. One in three take up to nine days’ sick leave per year

While we’re not medical experts, we can look at these statistics and see that many Australians are likely to be sleeping with some type of allergy. We’d love to help address the topic and we have some products that may be of interest.

Allergy-friendly technologies

They say that ‘prevention is better than cure’. This is appropriate in relation to tackling those notorious nasties that lurk in your mattress. The inclusion of antibacterial/antimicrobial treatments may assist in allergy prevention. This could help to mitigate the impact of house dust mites, pet dander, mould and other allergens in your nearby environment.

Our Australian-made Sleepyhead/SleepMaker mattresses feature allergy-friendly treatments and technologies, such as:


Ultra-Fresh technology works to reduce bacteria, mould, mildew and fungi. A heightened ability to manage microbes (through antibacterial and antifungal additives) equals less likelihood that your mattress will succumb to odours, staining and degradation.

KulKote Silver

KulKote technology helps to regulate body heat with components that absorb and release energy. This is based on specific melting points. A continuous cycle of heat removal and release draws away moisture from your mattress. Sweat and other contaminants are targeted for reduction. Additionally, silver is known to have natural antibacterial properties.

Bamboo and Silverline

Ultra-Fresh technology works to reduce bacteria, mould, mildew and fungi. A heightened ability to manage microbes (through antibacterial and antifungal additives) equals less likelihood that your mattress will succumb to odours, staining and degradation.

The Meaning of Hypoallergenic Products
and Allergy-Friendly Treatments in Your Mattresses

Hypoallergenic and allergy-friendly are two common and relatively interchangeable terminologies that we see a lot of in the modern retail world. But what do they actually mean when it comes to mattresses?

These types of mattresses are designed with the comfort of those that typically experience an adverse response to allergens (or are particularly susceptible to irritants) in mind. Although the terms ‘hypoallergenic’ and ‘allergy-friendly’ don’t offer a guarantee of safety against allergic reactions these technologies may help to manage your experience of allergies.

So the next time you’re shopping for a new mattress, these may be some options and features you’d want to consider.

Looking for a hypoallergenic mattress?

Try our Australian-made Sleepyhead Pure Balance mattresses, equipped with Allergy-Friendly Treatments. Plus this mattress can help bring your life back to balance!

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Some of our Allergy Friendly Mattresses

After all this talk about hypoallergenic and allergy-friendly products, let’s have a look at some of our top recommendations in terms of mattresses:

Sleepyhead Pure Balance

Not only is this mattress allergy-friendly with Ultra-Fresh treatments and a Kulkote layer, but it’s also a mattress that can help provide you with a great night’s sleep with a balance between comfort and support. Not to mention, that this mattress is also endorsed by Osteopathy Australia.

Some of the main hypoallergenic & allergy-friendly features of this mattress include:



Ultra-fresh antimicrobials help protect against a range of triggers that cause asthma & allergies.


Specialised Phase Change Materials (PCMs) that are rolled onto the Dreamfoam comfort layers of the mattress, providing better temperature control.

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Sleepyhead Swisstek

A range of beds offering one of the world’s most advanced pocket spring technologies. This mattress features seven dedicated posture zones, so that optimal support is delivered to every part of your body as you sleep. Each dedicated zone obtains different levels of flexibility meaning it can help respond to your body as it needs to.

On top of this, Bamboo and Silverline helps to keep this mattress breathable while Nuvole fibres balance cushioning with humidity release to assist with a fresher more comfortable sleep.

Some of the main hypoallergenic & allergy-friendly features of this mattress include:



Premium soft knit fabric with naturally breathable bamboo fibres and anti-bacterial Silverline for a healthy sleep.


Nuvole pure comfort fibres have excellent cushioning properties while releasing humidity to let your body breathe freely and eliminate hot spots.

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SleepMaker Miracoil

A mattress with an iconic name, known for providing even support and comfort with its strengthened z-shaped continuous Z-shaped coil spring structure. The coils are linked head to toe, rather than just across meaning it reduces that ‘bouncing’ sensation and helps minimise partner disturbance.

Ultra-Fresh works to help keep this bed more hygienic and hypoallergenic, while Dry Tech helps to further support this with properties that assist airflow management, heat dissipation and wicking away moisture.

Some of the main hypoallergenic & allergy-friendly features of this mattress include:



Ultra-Fresh antimicrobial treatments inhibit the growth of bacteria and help to keep products fresh, hygienic and odour-free.


An advanced fibre fabric technology provides airflow management, moisture transport and heat dissipation to help you sleep cool and dry.

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Maintaining Consistent
Mattress Hygiene

Overall, managing allergy triggers and maintaining good health goes hand-in-hand with how you sleep. Therefore, on top of the recommendations above, caring for your bedding, furniture, bedroom and mattresses should not be overlooked. You might want to consider an air filter for your bedroom with a medical-grade HEPA filter.

It’s a general recommendation that those susceptible to allergens and irritants use dust-mite resistant mattress protectors and pillow protectors. Wash these along with blankets, sheets and pillowcases in hot water (>60oC) on a weekly basis. But, even with frequent laundering, your mattress can remain exposed to bacteria and other contaminants. Vacuuming the mattress from time to time is usually recommended, especially if your mattress is not (always) covered by a dust-mite-resistant protector.

If you can relate to the tips and recommendations above, maybe it’s time for a mattress upgrade! We have many mattresses to suit different types of sleepers’ needs. If you are considering buying a new mattress make sure you also take a quick read on how to take good care of your new mattress.

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customers informed

We love to keep you informed with useful information on our products and their suitability for a wide range of needs and preferences. This includes our hypoallergenic allergy-friendly mattresses. Visit us at your nearest store to check out our Pure Balance, Miracoil and/or Swisstek ranges in person!

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