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It was last fall that I finally got the answer to a question I’ve been carrying around for years: Why do I have year-round allergy symptoms? For a while, I thought I had developed an allergy to my family’s cat, or that I was part of a rare breed that happened to be allergic to pollen and ragweed. At one point, I even convinced myself that I was allergic to a (now former) apartment of mine. It wasn’t until I left that apartment and moved back into my family’s home (sans cat), and noticed no difference in my symptoms, that I finally got myself checked out. Turns out, I have a severe allergy to dust mites, a common household allergy.
One of the strategies my doctor recommended for lessening the dust mites in my home was allergy-proofing my bedroom, which included getting hypoallergenic bedding. In my research, I learned that bedding that’s made with natural fabrics, such as silk and cotton, and untreated with chemicals are best for household allergy sufferers like myself. I’m a cotton gal, which is what led me to buying the Coyuchi Organic Crinkled Percale Sheet Set.
What’s So Great About the Coyuchi Organic Crinkled Percale Sheet Set?
I had doubts that something as simple as new sheets would help with my allergy, but I was surprised and grateful to be proven wrong. In less than a week after using the Coyuchi Organic Crinkled Percale Sheet Set, I was no longer waking up heavily congested. After about a month, my congestion lessened significantly.
Now, more than a year after purchasing this sheet set, I only occasionally wake up with light sniffles, but that’s usually an indication that I need to wash them, rather than a reflection of their efficacy overtime.
The material isn’t the only part of the sheet set that has helped with my dust mites allergy. The success also lies in the weave style, which is percale. Percale is a tight weave, which makes it harder for dust mites to infiltrate and set up shop. Another benefit of percale is that it is lighter in weight than its sister, sateen, making it a great option for hot sleepers, which I also am.
The Coyuchi Organic Crinkled Percale Sheet set is GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) Certified, meaning that the product, as well as all the components that go into making the product, is guaranteed organic. It comes in a twin, full, queen, king, and California king, as well as eight colors, most of which include shades of blue, some soothing earth tones, and neutrals such as white.
You take take 20% off bed and bath basics during Coyuchi’s Labor Day sale, but unfortunately, these organic percale sheets aren’t included. However, new email subscribers can still take 15% off right now, which drops the usual $208 price for a queen set down to $176.80. (And if you’re deal hunting for more sales, we’ve got a complete list over here.)
These sheets certainly are an investment, but if my time with them has proven anything, it is that there is definitely a return on them.
Buy: Organic Crinkled Percale Sheet Set, Queen, $176.80 (normally $208)