Over two million Australians have asthma – about one in 10 adults and about one in 10 children. (1) This illness results, on average, in more than one Australian dying from asthma every day. (2) These facts are astounding!
People who suffer from asthma and allergies not only live with the effects of these conditions, but it also impacts the whole family, regardless of whether it’s the parents or the children who suffer. Finding a solution to help with these everyday battles, can often be completely consuming for the sufferer and the carer.
Ginni Mansberg, General Practitioner and Family Health Expert said, “Asthma can be debilitating. I have seen how this can affect the whole family. Sufferers are often looking for simple solutions to assist in managing their condition.”
Australia’s leading pillow manufacturer, Tontine, has developed the Tontine Sleep Angel™ pillow, an Australian first. Bugs and allergens found in pillows can trigger an asthma attack or allergies in some people and this pillow assists in keeping these common triggers out of the pillow.
Mould and dust mites, which contain a number of extremely potent allergens, can trigger an asthma attack, allergies and other respiratory diseases. (3) These nasties love to grow in our pillow from the warmth and moisture we sweat from our bodies, using nutrients from our dead skin cells to grow right under our noses. With only one person in the bed, the amount of sweat produced each night is normally around 250ml. If there is more than one person in the bed, it can be as much as 500ml per person. (4)
The Tontine Sleep Angel™ pillow has a filter, which has been scientifically proven (5) to prevent the access of bugs and bacteria into the pillow, thus preventing exposure to the effects caused by these contaminants. The pillow’s comfortable surface can easily be wiped down to remove any substance that may have been deposited overnight.
Mycologia Australia, Australia’s leading environmental consultancy and laboratory specialising in environmental mycology, recently conducted research on the Sleep Angel pillow. (6) Dr Heike Neumeister-Kemp CEO, Mycologia Australia said “ the testing proved that there was no penetration into the pillow of mouldunless the lining had been compromised. (7) On a normal day to day basis, keeping the pillow in a relatively dry environment and airing it from time to time should help prevent any growth of mould on the lining. There is no need to clean the lining with any chemicals to prevent fungal growth if the pillow is in a relatively dry environment.”
“Having a pillow which stops bugs and allergens from entering it and breeding, in addition to a surface which can be easily wiped down on a regular basis, is a great simple way of reducing these triggers”, explains Ginni Mansberg.
The design and filter technology of the Tontine Sleep Angel™ pillow offers a simple solution to help protect those suffering from asthma and allergies.
According to Asthma Australia, living well with asthma means less symptoms and being able to do the things you enjoy. (8) Understanding how to reduce exposure to asthma triggers such as dust mites can lead to a happier and healthier life.
Tontine Sleep Angel™ pillows are available from selected major department stores; discount department stores and specialty stores across Australia. RRP $119.95.
For further information visit www.tontine.com.au or become a fan of Tontine’s Facebook page.
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