Allergies? Maybe your Pillow is to Blame If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring? Unfortunately for many, the answer to this children’s rhyme is no laughing matter: severe allergies. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation, more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies and almost 60% of individuals with nasal allergies reported difficulty sleeping due to their allergy symptoms. There are many common allergens that can lurk in hidden places — like your pillow.
Everything You Need to Know About Pillows Next time you enter your bedroom, take a good look at your bed. See those pillows there? They make up 25 percent of your sleeping surface. Having proper pillows is an easy way to sleep better. "Your pillow is a significant part of getting your much-needed rest," said Elijah Gomez-Spiers, accessories buyer for Mattress Firm. "The wrong pillow can cause aches or make existing pains even worse."