This article is for all the sources of polyester around sleeping and bedrooms. There is many sources of polyester in your bedroom which would need to be removed. We spend a large amount of time in our bedrooms and being exposed small quantities over time can result in unpleasant results.
- PJ’s/Night gowns
- Sheets, duvet covers, comforters, comforter covers, pillows
- Polyester fill in comforters, pillows, mattresses
- Carpet in the flooring
It is best to start slowly when replacing your bed items as you don’t want to solve one problem and end up causing another. Here is the steps I have followed starting with the more inexpensive and easy to replace items first. Macy’s, Sears, Winners often carry all the items you need.
- Read you labels on your PJ/Bath robe/Night gown and make sure it is polyester free. 100 % Cotton is the easiest to find and other options include silk
- Find sheets which are 100 % cotton. Be sure to wash them 5 to 10 times to remove the dye
- Replace any blankets or covers. Some people are fine with cotton covered comforter which have polyester fill. Others need either wool blankets or goose down filled comforter
Those three items are the easiest and often enough to prevent direct contact with polyester. To take it to the next level would be replacing your bed which is often covered with polyester fabric, carpets, drapes and furniture coverings.
Beds – many mattresses now are available with wool as a covering, feels good
Flooring – Carpets can be be replaced with wool but wood is more cost effective choice.
Window coverings – Drapes may have to be custom made to not have them in polyester, there are many types of wood, bambo shades, vinyl shades that could be used instead of fabric.
Furniture – Buying leather furniture or having them reupholstered with a fabric of your choice. The issue with fabric covered furniture is the fill may be polyester much like comforters.