How do I avoid allergens?
The use of a mattress and bedding that acts as a barrier to dust mites and allergies is a great first step to avoiding allergies, and may assist asthma prevention. Your bedding should also be breathable and able to handle frequent washing.
The National Asthma Council Australia has recognised A.H. Beard's commitment to reducing allergens and asthma in mattresses by making them an exclusive mattress partner with the Sensitive Choice Program.
According to National Asthma Council Australia Chief Executive Officer, Kristine Whorlow, over 2 million Australians have asthma and 40% of Australians suffer from allergies.
"… People want good information to help them make better purchasing decisions that have the potential to benefit their health and improve the quality of life, and that is the aim of the Sensitive Choice program,"
"We also want to encourage manufacturers to consider the needs of people with asthma and allergies when they are developing their products, in the same way that A.H. Beard has developed a range of beds that fight dust mites and allergy triggers." – Kristine Whorlow
A.H. Beard Sensitive Choice products carry the blue butterfly logo. These beds are made with fabrics from Bekaert textiles and quality foams. They’re also treated with HealthGuard™ to reduce dust mites and prevent the growth of:
The HealthGuard™ treatment is available now on selected beds at Forty Winks. And since your bed is the single, most used item in your home – around a third of our lives are spent in bed – it makes sense to have the right one.