70 year old male with Wegener's.
This may have nothing to do with anything, but .... About 4 months ago we bought a mattress topper. It is made by Dorma and cost about £150.00. The smell from it when unwrapped was atrocious, but we aired it for 24 hours as per instructions. Once fitted I noticed a vast improvement in my sleep. I mentioned it to my brother purely out of interest. He lives in N. Ireland and I am in Yorkshire. He subsequently bought the same topper and mentioned the same smell etc. Fast forward to present day. I was talking to him last night and he told me that they had decided to take the topper off, and he asked me an unusual question.
He asked if either I (or my wife) suffered from a dry mouth. Now I have had a dry mouth for quite a few years now due to medication but on asking the better half she said that she noticed her mouth was dry if she woke up during the night and she had to take a drink. My brother then said that both he and his wife suffered from a dry mouth and slight feeling of being bunged up every morning and it seemed to be only since they had bought the topper. I told my wife this and she agreed that the dry mouth was something new to her, and with hindsight it only happened since we had bought the topper. She also feels that her sinuses are blocked every morning, (she is normally a healthy girl). The sinus feeling resolves itself very quickly on rising.
So with all this info I decided to do a little googling. There are a lot of 'complaints' on this very subject. I have removed the topper now and we will see what happens over the next week or so.
So have any of you had the same complaints? I realise it may be purely coincidental, but well worth mentioning anyhow.