Thursday, October 14, 2010

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Review: SmartSilk Asthma & Allergy Friendly Pillow Protectors

I have mentioned in the past that I suffer from different allergies all year round. A little over a year ago, I began experiencing asthma-like symptoms for 4 to 6 weeks at a time. I do not have asthma, but I do have an inhaler for when my allergies get to this stage. The worst symptom I experience is coughing. My throat closes up and is also irritated by post-nasal drip. The coughing is always worse when I lay down at night. Sometimes I will cough for one to two hours before it calms down and I can fall asleep. That is why I welcomed the chance to try out this allergy and asthma friendly pillow protector from SmartSilk.


I would be lying if I told you I was not a tiny bit skeptical about how much this SmartSilk pillow protector would help me, especially when my symptoms are severe. I have used it now for well over a month and it has reduced my symptoms quite a bit. My coughing has not completely disappeared when I first lay down, but it will last for only a few minutes. One of the things I try to do to stop my coughing is to breathe through my nose only because breathing through my mouth irritates my cough. This is difficult to do when I have nasal congestion, but I have noticed that I have had very little of this since I switched to the SmartSilk pillow protector. I am able to regulate my breathing much more easily and I have also noticed that my throat is not as constricted.


This pillow protector retails for $35 to $45 depending on the size you require. It can be used right under a regular pillowcase and is still effective at keeping away dust mites. I am extremely pleased that the protector is easy to care for and we can just throw it into the washing machine and dryer. It is also well-made and I like that the zipper is mostly hidden for a nicer appearance and for better comfort.

SmartSilk also offers asthma and allergy friendly pillows, mattress pads, duvets, and crib bedding. To learn more about the benefits of SmartSilk bedding or to view their full line of products, visit SmartSilk.com and the SmartSilk blog.



Thank you to SmartSilk for providing a complimentary product sample for us to base this review upon.