When you lay your head on your pillow at night, all you want to think about is comfort – not millions of dust mites. And if you have a dust mite allergy, having all those microscopic insects near your head can make you uncomfortable by triggering allergy and asthma symptoms.
You can create a healthier sleeping environment by using pillows that are CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly®. Or you can cover your existing pillow in a CERTIFIED pillow cover.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) also recommends that you replace your pillow every two years.
How Do I Know If a Pillow or Pillow Cover is CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® ?
So, what should you look for in a pillow or pillow cover?
For a pillow or pillow cover to be CERTIFIED, we test to make sure it has:
- An outer fabric that blocks allergens like dust mites from passing through
- Is "breathable" fabric for your comfort
- Can be easily cleaned to remove allergens
- Can withstand the wear and tear of the recommended cleaning techniques
- No chemicals known to trigger asthma and allergy symptoms
About the asthma & allergy friendly®Certification Program
The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program is a unique, groundbreaking collaboration between the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and Allergy Standards Limited. The program tests and certifies products to help you create a healthier home. The program works with retailers and manufacturers to offer consumers products for a #healthierhome. CERTIFIED products include air cleaners, dehumidifiers, paints, bedding, vacuum cleaners, washing machines, stuffed toys, cleaning services and more. Visit aafa.org/certified for more information.
Visit aafa.org/certified to search for CERTIFIED products and learn more about the asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program.