Monday morning rolls around and you drag yourself out of bed. Your ears feel like they’re stuffed full of cotton and your nose is a disgusting dripping mess. A bird is squawking just outside your window, aggravating your already pounding headache. As you stumble into the bathroom, you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror; a bedraggled wretch with red, puffy eyes stares straight back you. Ugh, how are you ever going to get ready for work in time?
Now imagine a world where you didn’t wake up exhausted, already dreading the day.
Instead, sumptuously soft sheets surround you. You breathe in deeply, inhaling the fresh morning air. As you open your eyes, you feel refreshed and wide awake. You sit up and stretch, pausing for a moment to enjoy the sweet, docile notes of a songbird drifting towards you. You hop out of bed and head straight to the kitchen to pour yourself a nice refreshing glass of orange juice. Ah, just another perfect start to another perfect day.
What’s the difference between these two scenarios? In the first version, our scruffy sleeper slept on cheap cotton sheets. In the second, they snoozed soundly with organic bamboo bedding.
You’re probably thinking, “Yeah right, there’s no way a different set of sheets can make that much of a difference.” However, organic sheets actually can help you start your day recharged and refreshed for one reason – they relieve allergies and allergies are what are keeping you from getting a good night’s sleep.
Cheap Cotton Sheets – Why They Wreak Havoc on Your Allergies
Think about it. Cheap cotton sheets are almost always treated with harsh chemicals and dyes. For example, many sheets are treated with formaldehyde to prevent wrinkles. Do you really want to be snuggling up to a bed coated with formaldehyde, the same chemical used to preserve frogs?
Additionally, cotton is extremely absorbent. That means all of your sweat and bodily oils become trapped within the fibers of cotton bedding. They just sit there, becoming the perfect home for dust mites, bacteria, and other allergens.
As soon as your head hits your pillow, you start breathing all of those chemicals and allergens in. Every breath you take stuffs your nose up more and more, as your body tries desperately to prevent those foreign substances from invading. Eventually, your body’s immune responses kick and force you to sneeze or cough to expel those tiny terrors.
If you are repeatedly jarred awake by your coughing or sneezing, of course you’re going to wake up exhausted. If you can’t even breathe properly throughout the night, then of course you’re going to wake with a headache, hating the day.
Organic Bamboo Sheets – Why They Relieve Your Allergies
So, how does Cozy Earth bedding relieve allergies?
First, bamboo is naturally hypoallergenic. Very few people are allergic to bamboo while more people than you might realize are sensitive to cotton.
Secondly, Cozy Earth bedding is free from harsh chemicals and dyes. From seed to sheet, we never use harsh chemicals or dyes to treat our bamboo. For example, we never spray our bamboo with pesticides since bamboo doesn’t need it! Bamboo has an enzyme called bamboo-kun that naturally repels pests and fungi. Cotton, on the other hand, is notorious for its wide-spread pesticide use.
Third and finally, bamboo repels common allergens such as dust mites. How? Well, bamboo bedding isn’t absorbent and wicks moisture away from your bed twice as fast as cotton. This incredible wicking ability reduces the moisture in your bed by 50%. This drastic drop in water creates an inhospitable environment for dust mites (and bacteria!) because like all living things, they need water to survive.
In summary, bamboo sheets and an organic comforter will help you to sleep more soundly since they significantly reduce your allergies. With bamboo bedding, you never need to worry about having an allergic reaction to the material or breathing in harsh chemicals. You don’t even need to worry about sharing your bed with dust mites! So, why not try Cozy Earth bedding today and make your Mondays just a little bit easier.
If you want to discover more about the health benefits of bamboo, check out our blog, How Bamboo Bedding Helps You Sleep Better.