Sleep Allergy Free

Down comforter, sheets and pillow
Photograph by Barbara Wilson

It’s estimated that 30 percent of adults and 40 percent of children in the United States suffer from allergies. That’s more than 50 million Americans, ranking allergies as the sixth leading chronic disease in our country. Over 35 percent of people living with allergies report disturbed sleep.

AmeriDown Factory Outlet has a beautiful selection of bedding that will help you achieve your best sleep ever. They’ve manufactured comforters, pillows, featherbeds, and mattress pads in their La Crosse factory for over 100 years, making them somewhat of an expert on sleep comfort. They also offer luxurious sheets, blankets, quilts, and towels that allow you to take your comfort to a whole other level. And even though the word “down” is in their name, and it’s what they’re best known for, they also offer a down-free version of their filled products that is a great choice for those living with allergies or for those customers who want to save a little money and still have an amazingly comfortable and beautiful bed.

Down-filled bedding is highly sought after because of its light, lofty warmth without added weight. It’s believed that people are allergic to dust on improperly cleaned down rather than the down itself. While some down, like that at AmeriDown, is responsibly sourced and meticulously cleaned with phosphate-free soap and thoroughly sterilized to remove allergens, if you or a loved one suffers from allergies or asthma and don’t want to take the chance of sleeping with down bedding, down-free products are suggested.

Down free is a hypoallergenic microfiber fill that has a soft hand for comforters and good support for pillows and fiber beds. The characteristics of this synthetic fiber mimic the desirable characteristics of down, plus, because it’s hypoallergenic, it’s ideal for even the most sensitive users. Down-free products are machine washable, making them easy to clean and care for.

Comforters come in different warmth levels to provide just the right amount of cozy comfort. AmeriDown provides three options.

• Light Comfort—perfect for warmer seasons and climates, and ideal for those who keep their bedroom temperature between 69 and 74 degrees Fahrenheit.

• Medium Comfort—perfect year-round for those who keep their bedroom temperature between 65 and 69 degrees Fahrenheit.

• Extra Comfort—a cozy choice for late fall through early spring, and if your bedroom temperatures are between 62 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit.

Comforters are offered in a variety of colors and are made with a 100 percent cotton shell woven with 293 threads per square inch. To reduce the number of launderings and prolong the life of your comforter, it’s suggested you use a comforter cover, which will not only protect your comforter, but also add beauty and style to your room. Comforter covers are available in a variety of solid colors, prints, and thread counts. Your top-of-bed choice is the centerpiece of your room, allowing you to express your personal style.

Pillows are available in different levels of firmness because the way you sleep has a big impact on the firmness required to support your head, neck, and shoulders.

• Soft support is suggested for stomach sleepers. The soft, plump pillow will cushion your head and neck at a comfortable angle, allowing your head to turn naturally from one side to the other.

• Medium support is suggested for back sleepers, and will cradle the natural curvature of the upper spine while supporting your head and neck.

• Firm support is suggested for side sleepers. A firm pillow will contour and cradle the head, neck, and shoulders, aligning your entire body.

Once you find the right level of firmness, you’re going to want to extend the life of your pillow by using a pillow protector. This will help keep your pillow clean and fresh while offering an extra layer of protection.

Down-free mattress toppers and fiber beds add an extra layer of softness to your mattress while lengthening its life by providing a layer of protection. The only issue may be that your bed is so comfortable you won’t want to get out of it!

Value, comfort, and style mean something different to each consumer, and AmeriDown Factory Outlet welcomes you to stop in to work with a trained sales associate, who will help you find the best products to meet your needs. Even if you’re living with allergies and don’t often sleep well, you can improve the quality of your sleep and have the bed of your dreams by knowing what to buy and how to care for your bedding.

Photographs by Barbara Wilson.

AmeriDown Factory Outlet
7404 Mineral Point Road
Madison, WI 53717