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Purple mattresses is selling fabric face masks to help in the fight against coronavirus

Purple mattresses is now selling fabric face masks to help in the fight against coronavirus
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Depending on how clued up you are about all things sleep, you may know Purple as one of the world’s best mattress brands, and now the company has released a comfortable, breathable and soft fabric face mask called The Purple Face Mask. These triple-layered, machine washable fabric face masks follow ‘CDC guidelines for personal use and provide comfortable low barrier protection that will help inhibit the transmission of COVID-19.’

The Purple Face Mask comes in a pack of two and is available to buy from Purple for $20 per pack. To ensure as many customers as possible are able to purchase them, Purple face mask orders are limited to two packs (so four face masks) per size. The face masks come in three different sizes: Kids, Small/Medium, Large/Extra Large.

The Purple Face Mask | Buy now for $20 at Purple
Purple's fabric face mask comes in a twin pack, and is available in three different sizes, catering to both kids and adults. It's made using some of the materials found on Purple's super-snuggly and soft pillows, and follows CDC guidelines for personal face masks. The face mask is a triple-layer covering, with a built-in filter.View Deal

Purple mattress and pillows are known for being super-comfy and supportive, and come in a wide range to suit a range of different sleep styles. The Purple Face Masks have been created using some of the same materials found on the best pillows in Purple's sleep range. The result is a breathable, reusable fabric face mask designed to be worn comfortably for hours at a time, all while following CDC recommendations for personal use.

The inner and outer layers are made from moisture-wicking Breeze Mesh, and there’s a built-in 100% cotton filter that Purple describes as exceeding CDC recommendations.

In order to avoid pesky chafing of your ears, Comfort Gel Bands are used instead of elastic bands. They’re made using temperature-neutral Hyper-Elastic Polymer, and can be safely stretched up to 400% of their resting size without losing shape. So you shouldn’t have any issues fixing them over your ears. 

That Hyper-Elastic Polymer is used in the brand's Purple Grid technology, developed to flex under pressure to better cradle you during sleep. You'll find it on the brand's mattresses. Speaking of which, if you're in the market for a Purple mattress or pillow, we've rounded up best Purple mattress deals available now.

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CDC face mask guidelines

If you have time on your hands and would like to try making your own cloth face covering, check out our Homemade face masks 101 tutorial for everything you need to know about how to make them and wear them properly.

According to the official Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the guidelines for personal face masks include the following:

  • Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face
  • Be secured with ties or ear loops
  • Include multiple layers of fabric
  • Allow for breathing without restriction
  • Be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape

There’s still ongoing a lot of scientific debate over whether homemade face masks can slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The Mayo Clinic states that face masks can assist in slowing the spread of the coronavirus if they are thoroughly combined with prevention protocols such as frequent hand-washing and proper social distancing. 

Essentially, a face mask offers a level of protection if you’re in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, or to help protect others if you are displaying Coronavirus symptoms. 

As such, many countries are now advising citizens to wear face masks when out in public, especially when in close proximity to people outside of your household. For example, if you have to return to work in an office, or you’re heading to the supermarket to stock up on groceries. If you would rather have supplies sent to you, consider using one of the best grocery delivery services instead.

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