How to Sleep Better With Allergies

How to Sleep Better With Allergies

Ways to Sleep Better With Allergies
The weather is warming up, and life is blooming around us, and while this time of year is celebrated by many, there is a dark side to the spring. For some, seasonal allergies can quickly turn a good day, into a bad one, especially at night. Dealing with allergies during the day can be taxing, but dealing with allergy symptoms when you are trying to get a good night’s rest is a reality many contend with, and it can be draining. Getting a good night’s sleep every night is crucial for your overall health and is just as important as eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise. However, there are tactics that you can implement that can make a big difference in your life and help you get some rest. Learning more about the ways to sleep better with allergies can help you get a good night’s rest.

The 6 (Overlooked) Ways to Sleep Better With Allergies

1. If you haven’t been cleaning your air, now is an excellent time to start. Having a good quality air purifier can effectively remove those pesky allergy-triggering particles from the air and can help you breathe better. While you are at it, change the filters in your AC system and put some life into your environment. Particular varieties of plants are known to help keep the air clean.

2. When you are outside, you can bring what is outside, inside. Pollen and other allergens can attach to your jacket, shoes, purse, and other pieces of outwear. Of course, these items need to go inside with you, but if you have severe allergies, it’s a good idea to leave these articles outside the bedroom until they have been cleaned.

3. Making sure you are nice and clean before hitting the sack every night is an excellent way to avoid transferring allergens, such as pollen, onto your pillowcase. Taking a hot shower can help wash away the pollen off of your hair and body, and can also help give some much-needed relief to the nasal congestion you’ve been contending with.

4. Besides washing yourself every night, regularly washing your sheets is also highly recommended. Especially if you happen to leave your bedroom window open, as allergens can settle on your bedding, so make sure you have a few sets of clean sheets on hand. Also, wash your sheets regularly, at least once a week, which is why you should have a second set of hypoallergenic sheets on hand.

5. Another thing you can keep clean is your room. If your room is full of dust, or you often keep the window open, allergens can quickly settle. Aim to dust regularly, and vacuum your bedroom every day. However, make sure you get a good HEPA vacuum to avoid stirring up the allergens in your room. Instead, you need a vacuum with a HEPA filter to help capture allergens.

6. Do you lay your head down flat when you sleep or are you a pillow proper? Propping your head up with a pillow when you sleep can help you avoid the effects of gravity, and may help give you some relief. If you don’t raise your head at night, gravity can make your congestion worse, as mucus is allowed to gather in the back of the throat.

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