If you suffer from asthma or allergies, rest assured, Tontine has a solution. Our range of products include allergy sensitive, washable pillows, quilts, mattress and pillow protectors.
As the name suggests, they can be machine washed to help to remove dust and allergens, plus they also have the added benefit of Bioguard® treatment, which inhibits the growth of bacteria, dust mites, mould and mildew. Our range can be hot-washed at over 60 degrees Celsius without losing its Bioguard® treatment.
Over 10% of the population suffer from asthma and 40% from allergies. The Sensitive Choice program has been launched by the National Asthma Council to help Australians make better lifestyle choices that may help manage asthma and allergies more effectively. Each Tontine Allergy Sensitive pillow and quilt has been accepted into the Sensitive Choice program by the National Asthma Council Australia, and carries the Sensitive Choice butterfly logo.
For asthma and allergy sufferers, Tontine recommends:
- Use bedding products and bedding accessories that have an anti-microbial treatment
- Keep the bedroom well lit and well ventilated
- For hygiene purposes, ensure all bedding is washed on a regular basis including pillows and quilts-not only protectors
- Regular airing of bedding
- Never use or store damp bedding products
- Check labels for washing instructions
For more information go to www.sensitivechoice.com.au
Pillow choice is very personal. Some people like a soft pillow that moulds to their body and other people want a firm pillow to support their head and neck.
Pillows vary in feel and height. You need a pillow that sits in the crevice between your head and shoulder, without raising or lowering your head. Your sleeping posture should be the same as your correct standing posture. An incorrect pillow can result in poor posture, neck pain and headaches.
Tontine have developed a range of pillows to mould to the shape of your head and neck to provide correct spinal alignment. These pillows relieve neck pain caused by incorrect sleeping position and have been endorsed by the Australian Physiotherapy Association.
For more information on the APA, go to www.physiotherapy.asn.au