If you are an asthma sufferer or even struggle with allergies, a restless night’s sleep can be all too common, with symptoms such as sneezing, itching, watery eyes and wheezing causing a regular unwelcome disruption to your sleep.
Here, we give you some top tips to help you to ease the symptoms of allergies and asthma that are keeping you awake, so that you can get a restful night’s sleep even in allergy season…
Studies show that 25% of people experience allergies and 2 out of 3 are allergic to the faeces of regular household pests called dust mites, these little critters are translucent and are around 0.3mm in size. But not to fear, they are harmless and a hypoallergenic mattresses could be your saviour.
Hypoallergenic mattresses are tightly sealed to prevent skin and body oils penetrating the mattress, helping to enhance your sleep by making an inhospitable place for mites.
Wash bed sheets regularly
Washing your bedding at least once every ten days can help to keep your bed clear of dust mites, pollen and other microscopic irritants that can build up throughout the day. Make sure you wash your bed sheets at a temperature above 60 degrees, for a thorough clean.
For upholstered furniture and carpets, vacuuming frequently is also important.
Introduce dehumidifiers to your home (Ideal humidity 30-50%)
These dust mites thrive in humid areas and this may be a reason allergy sufferers experience the issue more so in the summer months. By reducing humidity in your house you will inevitably reduce the amount of warm and damp places that the mites like to live. Just remember to change the water regularly so mould doesn’t grow.
Use anti-allergen bedding
This allergy barrier bedding uses technologically advanced fabrics that protects against dust mites, mould, pollen and dirt from getting into your mattress. It completely encases the mattress, pillow and box spring to eliminate the problem.
Shower before sleep
At the end of each day your hair, skin and clothes will be covered in a layer of pollen and dust that you won’t be able to see, showering before sleep will stop this stuff reaching your bed. As gross as it is to think, mites feed on dead skin cells from people and pets so showering will also get rid of that dead skin before bed.
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