With many manufacturers you will only find the designation "suitable for allergy sufferers", with others, however, as with us, you will find precise information about water vapour permeability or virus protection/mite protection. But what does this mean exactly? Is it possibly worthwhile to order a different quality and pay more, or to make a co-payment to the health insurance company?
Here we would like to inform you comprehensively, so that you can make a well-founded purchase decision and also know exactly what you get for your money.
Suitable for allergy sufferers
"Suitable for allergy sufferers" only means that you can wash material weekly and as an allergy sufferer you must wash it! Otherwise the material will also be colonized by mites. So take a close look at the washing instructions, because washing the entire bedding once a week is a great effort, and in addition, allergens from the comforter cover are always stirred up into the air when you take it off!
Genuine allergy products can remain in bed for up to half a year and only need to be washed when heavily soiled.
It is very important that material is breathable, otherwise the plastic effect occurs: Since the body constantly releases moisture, the moisture must also be able to evaporate. If the material is not breathable, however, you will feel as if you are bathed in sweat within a very short time. Of course, breathable is not immediately breathable. Take a close look at the data on water vapor permeability. The more water can evaporate through the material, the drier you feel.
For example: 2400 g/m² means that 2.4 liters per m² can evaporate through the material per day.
Mite protection, virus density, allergen protection
Mite protection, virus density, allergen protection all refer to the same thing: How small or large the particles are that can penetrate the material. Considering that house dust particles and allergens from mite faeces are in the size range of about 35 µm, a material that lets particles smaller than 50 µm through is of no use to you. A completely impermeable material is best, so that you are really protected!
The material should of course be light, because the weight is added to that of your blanket. Usually the weight is given per m². A normal blanket of 140 x 200 cm has 2.8 m². With a weight of 120 g/m² this is an additional 336 g.
In comparison chiffon weighs 14 g and silk-satin 120 g.
Some materials feel like paper, and have its problem: when you move on/thereon the comforter covers rustle as if you were lying in dry leaves. With our Allergen and AllerEvo this does not happen.
Allergen or AllergEvo?
There is no significant difference between the technical data regarding breathability and mite protection. The real difference is that allergen is also waterproof due to the coating - which can be an advantage for children and persons in need of care. However, this makes allergen somewhat more expensive.