Friday, April 3, 2009

Win a FREE Pillow Protector from Aller-Ease!

Fact: 1 in 4 Americans suffer from asthma or allergies.

I bet there are times you wake up feeling a little stuffy, sinuses a little clogged, slight dull headache. What's causing that? Could be one of the little microscopic things living in that pillow like
dust mite droppings,
pollen, fungal and mold spores, and pet dander.

All I can say is, eeeewwwww.

One thing you might try is changing that pillowcase and Aller-Ease is making it really easy to WIN one so you can test my theory FREE!

Aller-Ease is giving away 50 pillow protectors EVERY DAY through Monday, April 6th.
Not only that, give them your WORST allergy story and you could win an allergy-proofing bedroom makeover! (Allergy horror story contest ends April 30, 2009.)

What are some other things you can do to reduce allergies in your bedroom?
  • Wash bed linens weekly in 130-degree Fahrenheit water
  • Remove dust collecting clutter from the bedroom and other areas of your home
  • Place non-washable plush toys in a zip-lock bag and put them in the freezer for 3-5 hours every week to kill off any dust mites
  • Change air conditioner filters frequently during the allergy season
  • Shampoo hair nightly and change clothes before entering the bedroom to avoid transferring outdoor pollens into your bedroom

For more tips and to hear answers to common allergy questions from the Medical Director of Allergy and Asthma Care of New York, Dr. Clifford W. Bassett, visit the Aller-Ease site today.
Don't forget to enter to win one of 50 pillow protectors before Monday!



  1. Nice story. I'm what you might call a highly allergic person. When they did the skin test on me, I looked like I'd survived the filming of Attack of the Killer Mosquitoes. So I can say that your bedroom tips are right on. Also, the dust mite allergy is really common. I didn't know I was allergic until I was tested. Re-doing the bedding is key. Another tip: get rid of your carpeting, and only using comforters/blankets that you can wash every once in a while, because mites can get into those, too.

  2. Maybe this is a silly question, but . . .

    How do we wash in 130-degree water when we're supposed to have our water heaters turned down to 120 to prevent scalding?

    Life is never easy, is it?

  3. Very interesting. Thanks for the info!

  4. Eewww! So that's why I wake up with exploding head syndrome!

  5. I just wanted everyone to know that this review is very good and very accurate...And that it is in fact insanely easy to win yourself a FREE pillow case. I saw this posted on twitter the other day and went and signed up and answered an incredibly short survey and I won. First try...see EASY!

  6. I wake up that way every day now. My husband claims it is allergies, but I refuse to believe I am allergic to anything. Maybe I will try your tips.