I believe I have found a suggestion that might work for you. Mylar
space blankets! They are used in hospitals to cover the mattresses of
patients who are severely allergic to plastic emmissions.
From "Guide for Hospital Staff in Caring for Persons with
Canadian Society for Environmental Medicine. Discussion Draft.
Cotton mattress pad and/or double bottom sheets should serve to
protect from the plastic mattress cover for most sensitive patients,
but occasionally the patient may supply his/her own aluminum sheeting
(Mylar - Canadian Tire) to cover the mattress if plastic is
From "Tips for Anesthetics and Hospitalization for People with
Multiple Chemical Sensitivities," by by Susan Beck (June 6, 1999)
"Anything you cannot remove may be covered with mylar (survival
blanket) to keep the odor contained. The mattress is a good example of
something that should be covered with mylar and I always do this by
taping the mylar sheets together and to the underside of the bed.
Hospital mattresses are usually plastic and tend to absorb cleaning
products and be moldy. Mylar will stain sheets black but this washes
out easily. I also bring my own bedding and pillow."
Mylar Space Blankets:
(You should be able to tape several of these together as suggested
above to completely cover you mattress, and then cover with a
hypoallergenic, zippered mattress cover)
"Opened Size: 84 inches by 52 inches" - $2.00 each
Read about the hypoallergenic mattress covers at "Euphoria Organic."
Could this mattress topper possibly make an organic bed possible
despite your fibromyalgia? Just a thought!
"Euphoria organic wool & latex mattress toppers or pads are
hypoallergenic with natural latex foam surrounded by pure lambswool.
Mattress topper has elastic straps to fit and protect all mattress
sizes, including twin xl and full xl mattress topper. Non electric
mattress pads are available in all bed sizes. Good luxury mattress
toppers for allergy, MCS, multiple chemical sensitivity sufferers."
"Wants to add a soft, luxurious feel to a firm mattress thanks to
natural latex foam.
** Has general stiffness or an aching back, fibromyalgia, chronic
fatigue, arthritis, or work related injury and needs support for body
to help relieve pressure from joints.**
Prefers to make their firm mattress softer without the expense of
buying a new mattress.
Has chemical sensitivities, allergies, or MCS, and wants a completely
nontoxic, chemical-free, hypoallergenic mattress topper for a
comfortable and healthy nights sleep.
Wants a 100% organic and odorless surface to sleep on.
Would like to extend the life of their mattress with a protective
Wants to discourage growth of mold and mildew on their mattress - wool
lined mattress topper helps wick moisture away.
Wants a mattress topper that has a dust-mite repellent core - natural
latex contains an antibacterial substance that is a natural dust-mite
You could also use hypoallergenic silk mattress covers over the mylar,
like the ones sold by "National Allergy Supply Incorporated."
Though the silk covers are for dust and mites, they seem as if they
would be extremely non-irritating and comfortable for you
"This barrier fabric is woven from fibers so tiny that it takes seven
of them to equal the size of a human hair! Then a patented Milliken
process gently sands the fabric to make it luxuriously soft to touch."
From "How Safe is Your Bed? The Healthy Bed Quiz More Environ. Health
& Safety Solutions," by Annie Berthold-Bond, Care2.com.
3. Do you put the bedding on the bed without a plastic encasing around
your mattress and pillow?
Encasing will help reduce exposure to mattress emissions and protect
against small allergen particles including dust mite and animal
allergens. * However, the plastic itself will outgass chemicals, and
natural cotton barrier cloth is much preferable. *
4. Do you have a plastic encasing around your mattress?
* Note that the plastic itself will outgass chemicals, and natural
cotton barrier cloth encasing is much preferable.*
I am sure you have researched all the types of bedding to ease the
discomfort of fibromyalgia, but here are a few suggestions just in
case! It does seem, however, that an air mattress is a favorite for
"Sleeping with Fibromyalgia."
The Powell Sleep Solutions Company
Discussion board about mattresses for Fibromyalgia
I hope the suggestion of mylar space blanket sheets taped around the
mattress, covered with a zippered cotton hypoallergenic mattress case,
will provide you the protection you are seeking. Mostly, I wish you a
comfortable night's sleep!
Best of luck, and good health!
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