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February 7, 2020

The Path to Better Sleep Starts with Fewer Allergens

lady sleeping soundly in comfortable hotel sheets

One of the leading causes of disrupted sleep, and poor sleep in general, are allergens. And as a professional hotelier, you know that your guests are looking for a hero who will help them wake up rested and ready to take on the day.

For travelers, hotels are supposed to be a place where a good night of sleep is a sure thing. You provide your guests with the best accommodations possible, but are you doing everything you can to protect guests from allergens?

Allergies and sleep loss

Catering to your guests’ sleep experience is a key factor in guest loyalty. According to the 2019 North American Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study, 78 percent said they “definitely will” return to a property where they experienced a “better-than-expected” quality of sleep.

A growing enemy of quality sleep are allergies and their detrimental effects. According to, sniffling, sneezing, and itchy eyes aren’t the only unfortunate side effects that come with allergies; disturbed sleep is a side effect, too. With guests and staff moving through lobbies and hotel rooms, it’s inevitable that outdoor allergens will make it into your guest rooms as well as traditional indoor allergens. Regardless of the cause, breathing difficulty from allergens can make it all but impossible to sleep soundly through the night. There are ways hotel properties – from budget accommodations to luxury resorts – can help their guests experience a better nights’ sleep.

The Best Place to Start? Pillows.

Due to heavy use and close contact with guests, pillows are often found to harbor dust mites, dead skin cells, and pollens. Which means they are a really big problem for allergy sufferers, as these allergens will be up close and personal all night, inhibiting the ability to have an uninterrupted night of sleep. So if you want to take the first step to protect your guests from allergens, a great place to start is AllerEase®Pillows  and AllerEase®Pillow Protectors. Both offer a breathable, waterproof barrier that protects against dust mites and allergens, without sacrificing guest comfort.

AllerEase® Platinum Pillow Protectors

How to Protect Your Guests from Allergens

Like it or not, your guest rooms are susceptible, and perhaps even more likely to promote allergens, dust, and dust mites, than the average home environment. But there’s hope! Protect your mattresses, pillows, and your guests, with mattress and pillow protectors such as  AllerEase®Mattress Encasements and AllerEase®Pillow Protectors  from Standard Textile. Your guests will sleep easily and comfortably, protected from bedbugs, dust mites, and other allergens. These barriers are anti-microbial, waterproof, and incredibly easy to install and remove for cleaning.

AllerEase® Professional Mattress Encasement Duraflex™ System with zip-off top

We all need more Zzzzzs

Travelers often feel the pressure to maximize every hour of their day, and getting restful sleep is a big priority. Sleep is something we all need for good mental and physical health. The truth of the matter is that, based on the law of diminishing returns, the less sleep you get, the less effective you become. It’s a vicious cycle. But even for those who seek a healthy sleep balance, there are other issues that can short-circuit even the most disciplined regimens. We encourage you to consider how you can ensure traditional hotel allergens don’t interfere with your guest experience.

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