We all know that good rest is an important factor in health and wellbeing. But people with skin conditions like acne and eczema not only have to live with their irritating condition; they often suffer from disturbed sleep due to bedding that is not designed to be used with their condition.
In fact, much of the standard bedding, made from a blend of cotton and polyester, can irritate the condition as well as deprive sleep.
This is especially the case when sleeping away from home on business, on vacation, or simply on a sleepover. Bedding in hotels or other people’s homes is often not suitable for people with problem skin.
That’s where DermaTherapy bedding helps. Its range includes sheets, pillow cases, and duvet covers specifically designed for people suffering from such conditions, and designed to reduce friction and dampness.
The DermaTherapy Sleepsac is another innovative product in this range, providing a smooth, clean, dry, hygienic sleeping surface that is conducive to good rest wherever you are. It is designed to be packed up and taken with you when you travel.
Light and ultra-smooth, the Sleepsac provides a cocoon-type of sack, complete with an integrated pillow case; so if you have acne, eczema, or psoriasis, you can feel confident that, wherever you are sleeping, you are protected from harmful bacteria by a delightfully smooth, dry, and hygienic sleeping surface that will not irritate your condition.
The secret is in the unique design of the fabric used. It is the first fabric to be classified as a Class I Medical Device for mild atopic dermatitis both in the US and the EU.
Unlike polycotton bedding, which often causes problem skin to stick to sheets, pillow cases, and duvet covers, this fabric is able to wick away moisture from the skin so that it is able to evaporate more easily. This keeps the surface dry and prevents it from irritating the skin.
Additionally, this fabric is considerably smoother than cotton or polycotton. The Sleepsac fabric uses fine microfibers that create an all-over sleeping surface of continuous filament woven yarns. This remains free of loose fibres, which often protrude from cotton bedding, creating an ultra-smooth surface that reduces friction and is less likely to aggravate or damage sensitive skin.
In terms of hygiene, the Sleepsac maintains a clean and bacteria-free surface because of its lasting antimicrobial finish, which also keeps it odour-free.
Traditional cotton bedding usually deteriorates after frequent washing. This is not the case with the Sleepsac. Even with frequent washing, it remains lint-free; and its soil release system easily removes any oil, medication, and blood.
The Sleepsac is available in pure white and measures 90cm x 230cm.
HelloSkin’s experts were unable to find clinical data on the use of DermaTherapy Sleepsac in people living with psoriasis. However, the benefits of using the DermaTherapy fabric has been shown in people with atopic eczema in a study from 2008 based on 37 people with mild to moderate atopic dermatitis. After 8 weeks of use there was a significant decrease in severity and itching. Furthermore the study showed ‘some improvement’ in a quality of life index, and in general, patients reported significant improvement in the amount of itching experienced, tendency to scratch, and overall skin appearance (1).
For people with Eczema
The benefits the DermaTherapy fabric has been clinically shown in people with atopic eczema in a study from 2008 based on 37 people with mild to moderate atopic dermatitis. After 8 weeks of use there was a significant decrease in both severity and itching. Furthermore, the study also showed ‘some improvement’ in a quality of life index, and in general, patients reported significant improvement in the amount of itching experienced, tendency to scratch, and overall skin appearance (1).