Suggestions for bedding encasing.
April 15, 2010 8:12 AM Subscribe
Have you tried encasing your mattress/box-spring/pillows/comforter for allergy relief? Did it help?
posted by Adridne to shopping (13 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
My allergies have recently become much more severe. My allergist recommended keeping the cats out of the bedroom, encasing all of our bedding with zippered cases, and washing the linens once a week in hot water. My mother, from whom I inherited the allergies (Thanks a bunch, Mom!) has tried encasing but gave it up because the cases made noise every time she moved in the night. Given how much my husband thrashes around at night, I really don't want ones that make noise when you move.
I am overwhelmed by the choices available for encasing. Have you done this? Can you recommend a particular brand or style? Did they really help you? Did you find them useless? Did they, perhaps, help enough that you could let the cats back into the bedroom?