Astex Encasements use unique patented fabric with a pore size of 5.9 microns creating an impenetrable barrier for house dust mites, bed bugs and their allergens – stopping them being able to come into contact with your skin, causing an allergic reaction. Our Encasements have been awarded the British Allergy Foundation Seal of Approval as well as being registered as a Class 1 Medical Device. Astex Allergy Bedding Encasements are VAT FREE if you suffer from Asthma or a chronic and long-term illness such as Eczema, Rhinitis, arthritis or a disability. Please fill in the VAT Exemption form before you place your order and this will generate the code sent to your email for use when placing your order. Put the code into the coupon box at checkout to allow VAT to be deducted with final payment.
The soft lattice of the selected fibre allows heat and moisture to pass through, keeping you cool and your sleeping surface dry and comfortable. Our Encasements are fresh, soft, silent, supple, breathable and lightweight (no plastic backing and not chemically treated) so that you will not notice them when you sleep.
House dust mites and their allergens in particular, are a known trigger of Asthma, Eczema and allergic Rhinitis. By keeping the house dust mite and its allergens trapped, you are able to control one of the key factors associated with allergic reactions. Bed bugs bite and it is this that causes red and itchy lumps on the skin. Our tightly woven fabric is an effective barrier against bed bugs as well.
In June 2017 a study was completed (by Clare S Murray of the University of Manchester – Department of Infection, Immunity and Respiratory Medicine) using Astex PRISTINE® Encasements for mite sensitised asthmatic children.Study conclusion: The risk of emergency hospital attendance was reduced by 45% by fitting Astex Encasements to the mattress, pillow and duvet.
I purchased the encasements from Astex having suffered with allergic rhinitis for years, nightly, and was utterly delighted to notice an immediate improvement in my quality of sleep health. I have barely needed my inhaler and my nasal airways are so much clearer. I am genuinely astounded at the difference it has made.