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Prepare for Allergy Season Now

Spring, and the sunny weather that comes along with it, has definitely arrived here in Atlanta. And while winter weather is still on its way out in some areas, spring is on the horizon. That also means allergy season is close to rearing its ugly head.

It can be difficult to get outside and enjoy the sunshine when you have to deal with constant sneezing, congestion,  skin irritation, and headaches.

Luckily, here are 6 simple solutions that can help you prepare for spring allergies.

Clean Your Entire Home

Spring cleaning is a good idea for a variety of reasons, but one of them is to help reduce your allergy symptoms. Dust can easily accumulate throughout your home during winter when your house is closed off from the cold. This dust may have gone unnoticed during winter, but it will only make your spring allergies worse. Check out our spring cleaning suggestions and checklist for 2015. Continue reading…

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New Product Spotlight: Mulberry West Allergy Bedding

If you’re a longtime user of hypoallergenic bedding, you may have “been around the block” a time or two when it comes to evaluating and test-driving your options. Years ago, allergy bedding choices were sparse. Just a few brands had products on the market, primarily mattress covers and pillow cases. After trying out these few products, you might have learned very quickly that enjoying allergy-free sleep often meant putting up with loud, scratchy sheets and sweating your way to the morning alarm.

Fortunately, allergy bedding has come a long way in many areas — how it’s made, your fabric choices, its breathability, and the types of bedding available, to name a few. Our newest allergy bedding brand, Mulberry West, proves just how much the industry has evolved.

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4 Tips for an Allergy-Free Valentine’s Day

Allergy-Free Valentine's DayValentine’s Day can be a hit or miss holiday if you are one of the 50 million people in America who suffers from nasal allergies. Too often, pretty flower bouquets become sneeze triggers. That expensive perfume you were gifted prompts never-ending sniffles. And those flickering candles do more to fill your room with smoke allergens than a romantic essence.

With these and similar concerns, how is an allergy-sufferer supposed to have a proper Valentine’s Day? Scrapping your plans and treating it like just any other day doesn’t have to be the answer. I recommend a different approach with just a few easy tweaks (Hint: Invest in hypoallergenic bedding!). This Valentine’s Day, follow these 4 tips to have an allergy-free (and much more enjoyable!) day. Continue reading…

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Spring Cleaning Deals Include Free Miele Bags & More!

Spring has finally arrived! After a tough winter, we’re excited to welcome the new season and get through one last hurdle: spring cleaning. It can be pretty painless if you do it right and we’re here to help!

For a limited time receive 10% off select vacuums, steam cleaners, air purifiers and 15% off all allergy bedding.

Also going on now: Get 2 free boxes of vacuum bags with the purchase of any Miele vacuum! Continue reading…

Enjoy a Luxurious Valentine’s Day with Hypoallergenic Silk Sheets

Valentine's Day Silk SheetsPicture this. It’s Valentine’s Day, and you’ve thought of everything. Flowers? Got ‘em. Elegant dinner? Devoured. Indulgent dessert? Savored. Now, it’s time for a nightcap. If you’re an allergy-sufferer, consider using Kumi Kookoon bedding—made of high-quality charmeuse silk—to provide a luxurious setting for evening’s end without the threat of allergy-inducing dust mites.

An estimated 20 million Americans suffer from dust mite allergies. These microscopic organisms often take up residence in and around your bed and pillows to be closer to their food source—your dead skin cells! While actual dust mites do not produce allergic reactions in humans, their waste products can make your bed uninviting and restful sleep a distant memory.

Kumi Kookoon Velvet Silk Throw BlanketTo ensure that your special someone is the only one you are getting cozy with at the end of the night, layer your bed in the softest silk sheets, pillow cases, and duvet covers from Kumi Kookoon. The line even includes a silk velvet throw blanket perfect for snuggling on the sofa. Made from all-natural fibers, Kumi Kookoon bedding naturally repels dust mites, particles, and moisture. This creates a healthy, dry environment, which is great for allergy-sufferers in general as well as people with asthma, arthritis, and joint pain.

To learn more about the benefits of hypoallergenic bedding and dust mite prevention, check out these two great articles from our Learning Center:

 *UPDATE: We no longer carry the Kumi Kookoon sheets, but consider our Crescent Moon bedding as an allergy-friendly option. Made of 100% organic cotton, Crescent Moon duvets, pillows, and mattress pads protect against dust mites and other allergens.