Their mission is to help you sleep more peacefully and awake
more refreshed... for the rest of your life.
WHY GOOD SLEEP IS IMPORTANT.
Sleep is the time for your body to rest and repair itself. Human body cells renew themselves faster during sleep than at any
other time. How well you look and feel during the day is a reflection of how well you sleep at night. Many health conditions like arthritis, asthma and allergies can be eased or made
worse depending on your choice of sleeping environment. You will spend about a third of your life asleep…why not make sure that time is well spent, by surrounding yourself with wool and the
best possible environment for a peaceful, refreshing sleep?
Wool is nature's
miracle fibre. It has a complex structure which gives it unique qualities,
ideal for bedding. Read more...
Image 1 shows pressure points around the hip area when sleeping directly on the mattress. In Image 2 these are significantly reduced when lying
on the single-layer MiniJumbuk underlay.
MiniJumbuk wool bedding products are highly effective in controlling dust mite populations, which are being recognised as one of the major triggers for asthma and other respiratory ailments.
WHAT IS ULTRA-FRESH?
Ultra-Fresh is a range of treatments that is applied to textiles, polymers and other materials to
control the growth of bacteria, mould, mildew, dust mites and unwanted, musty odours.
ASTHMA & ALLERGIES
MiniJumbuk products have long been recognised as providing a natural alternative sleeping environment for anyone with
asthma and allergy concerns. Both asthma and allergies are prevalent in Australia, with 2.2 million Australians diagnosed with asthma...
Wool is nature’s miracle fibre. It has a complex structure which gives it unique qualities, ideal for bedding. Wool is water repellent but
moisture absorbent. This unique combination helps the body’s natural cooling process by encouraging moisture to evaporate away from the skin so you maintain a more even temperature as you
Wool can also absorb up to 30% of its own weight in moisture, without feeling damp so you won’t feel clammy or uncomfortable
when you sleep with wool.
Wool is also naturally non-allergenic, flame-resistant and environmentally friendly, making it safer for the whole
In a recent study MiniJumbuk tested the
benefits of a woollen underlay using the latest body pressure mapping technology. The trial proved that when comparing sleeping on a quality inner-sprung mattress and combining it with only a
single layer of MiniJumbuk premium wool fleece underlay, there was a 30% reduction in peak pressure
Image 1 shows pressure points around the hip area when sleeping directly on the mattress. In Image 2 these are significantly
reduced when lying on the single-layer MiniJumbuk underlay.
This dramatic improvement in comfort means that your body can stay comfortable in one position for a much longer time, reducing
restlessness and aches and pains while you sleep.
Today, more and more people are realizing the importance of cushioning and support to get the best night’s sleep. As a result,
many people are spending thousands of dollars on their bed and mattress (particularly with the wide range of pillow-top mattresses now on offer). You might think this means they don’t need an
underlay, but we believe that’s even more of a reason to consider using one. It will protect their investment and add to their health and comfort.
MiniJumbuk wool bedding products are highly effective in controlling dust mite populations. With MiniJumbuk premium quality
Australian made bedding you’ll have a cleaner, more refreshing sleep every night. This is because of the exceptional design and treatment of our bedding materials. They offer all the benefits of
natural fibres, and feature fine, down-proof casings and an exceptional blend of wools. They are designed to remain comfortable over a wide range of temperatures and to combat the increase of dust
MiniJumbuk quilts, underlays and pillows all feature Ultra-Fresh, a highly effective anti-fungal and anti-bacterial
process. This prevents dust mites from successfully colonising the bedding. In fact, Ultra-Fresh provides hygienic freshness that lasts the lifetime of the product. The effectiveness of
Ultra-Fresh is one reason why MiniJumbuk products have been accepted by the National Asthma Council Australia in their Sensitive Choice program (see www.sensitivechoice.com.au for further
Surrounding yourself with a variety of MiniJumbuk products ensures a healthy and comfortable sleep every night, and their dust
mite-resistant properties make them a great choice for people with concerns about asthma and allergies.
In independent tests, MiniJumbuk wool bedding products have been shown to be effective in controlling dust mite populations,
even when the quilts, pillows and underlays are deliberately infested with breeding pairs of the creatures. By treating MiniJumbuk bedding products with Ultra-Fresh, dust mites are deprived of their
food source, and this prevents them from successfully colonising the bedding.
Tests conducted by an independent testing authority (AATCC Test Method 194-2006), involved ‘seeding’ new and used
MiniJumbuk products, plus competitor and control items, each with 25 breeding pairs of dust mites. They were then supplied with a food source and kept in a suitable breeding environment for 6
weeks. The results are shown in the graph below:
WHAT IS ULTRA-FRESH?
Ultra-Fresh is a range of treatments that is applied to textiles, polymers and other materials to control the growth of bacteria, mould,
mildew, dust mites and unwanted, musty odours.
Ultra-Fresh has been marketed for over 50 years by a Canadian company, Thomson Research Associates, Inc. The company came into
being when its chemists were looking for a way of reducing odour in socks. They found a product that would last through multiple washings. Starting from this single product, the Ultra-Fresh range of
antimicrobials has widened significantly. Ultra-Fresh can be applied to a wide spectrum of manufactured products including flooring, furniture, furnishings, bedding, apparel and general
The Ultra-Fresh used by MiniJumbuk
MiniJumbuk’s Ultra-Fresh imparts antibacterial, antifungal and anti mould properties to the bedding as well as effectively
controlling dustmites. MiniJumbuk products treated with Ultra-Fresh therefore keep fresher for longer and resist deterioration caused by mould, mildew and bacteria. The result is longer life than
untreated bedding, effective protection against odours and lasting hygienic freshness thereby creating a healthier home environment.
Dust mites are eight legged creatures and are related to spiders. They are extremely tiny. Approximately 20 can fit on the head of a
pin. They thrive in, and infest places like mattresses, bedding, soft furnishings, furniture, clothing, carpets and even soft toys. Dust mite faeces contain allergens, these being recognised as
one of the major triggers for asthma and other respiratory ailments.
Control of Dust Mites with Ultra-Fresh
There have been well over 20 independent studies on the effectiveness of Ultra-Fresh in effectively controlling dust mites.
Tests showing the effectiveness of Ultra-Fresh in
MiniJumbuk products are detailed here. Two other projects are worth mentioning in more detail:
- In 1990, the International Wool Secretariat in England conducted a study in Germany on wool. A range of treatments was assessed
for effectiveness against dust mites. The treatment with the best result was that of Ultra-Fresh. The control (untreated) wool sample contained almost 50,000 dust mites but, after treatment with
Ultra-Fresh, only 262 remained. This proved Ultra-Fresh treated wool was more than 99% effective in reducing and controlling dust mites.
- In 1996, a study at Queens University, Canada, also on wool, indicated that after treatment with Ultra-Fresh no dust mites
remained whereas the untreated (control) sample had almost 15,000.
House Dust Mites and Asthma
As noted above, dust mites produce allergens that have been directly linked to the onset of asthma in many people with
asthma. These allergens are associated with faecal pellets which are expelled by the mites at a rate of about 20 per day. Once in the environment, the dust mite allergens are long-lived. According to
the National Asthma Council 2 million people in Australia suffer with asthma and about 6 million with allergies. Ultra-Fresh has been designed to keep manufactured articles free of bacteria and fungi
(mould). Mould assists in decomposing skin cells and through this making them digestible to dust mites. Therefore products that are free of mould assist in the management of dust mites by creating
environments that will not sustain their existence. The dust mites will not be able to survive resulting in no production of allergens.
Australian Case Study in Mattresses
In 2002, a study was undertaken to determine the quantity of dust mite allergens and dust mites on Ultra-Fresh and
non-Ultra-Fresh treated mattresses. The measurement of Group 1 allergen (Der p1) from the dust mite species Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus
was used as an indicator of the number of dust mite allergens in these items. This study was conducted at Wright State
University, Ohio, USA by Dr. L. Arlian and demonstrated that Ultra-Fresh successfully reduced dust mite allergens by more than 90%. (See graph below).
All MiniJumbuk products have been treated
with Ultra-Fresh. Undoubtedly the best antimicrobial around, Ultra-Fresh has been independently tested and proven to be effective in controlling dust mite growth. So there’s no need to worry about
germs and dust mites that cause common allergies, or that musty smell associated with mould and mildew. Ultra-Fresh provides hygienic freshness that lasts. As a matter of fact, it’s guaranteed
to last the lifetime.
ASTHMA & ALLERGIES
Both asthma and allergies are prevalent in Australia, with 2.2 million Australians diagnosed with asthma - that's 1 in 6
children and 1 in 9 adults - 80% of whom also have evidence of allergic sensitisation. As anyone covered by these statistics will tell you, it's enough to keep you awake at night. Asthma
and allergies can lead to lack of sleep which exacerbates health problems.
MiniJumbuk products have long been recognised as providing a natural alternative sleeping environment for anyone with asthma
and allergy concerns, particularly those whose symptoms are triggered by dust mites (see more information about our research and test results). All MiniJumbuk quilts, underlays and pillows are
made to Australian quality standards with clean, soft fillings and high quality down-proof casings that keep the filling in and dust out. All our products feature Ultra-Fresh for extra hygienic
In addition, MiniJumbuk makes the only wool bedding with acceptance by the National Asthma Council Australia in its Sensitive
Choice program. This initiative helps consumers to identify companies that are committed to reducing asthma and allergy triggers. Because we believe it's important to so many of our
customers, MiniJumbuk is committed to supporting asthma care and education through this program.
If asthma or allergies are a concern for you or anyone in your family, contact us at The Jolly Jumbuk to try the range
of MiniJumbuk underlays, quilts and pillows for a more comfortable and refreshing night's sleep. (BACK)
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