How To Sleep Better During Allergy Season

18th March 2019

Slumber Centre

While the warmer weather is upon us it also calls for the endless allergy-inducing pollen. If you suffer from seasonal allergies you’ll be fully aware of the sneezing, stuffiness and itching that takes hold during the day and night. Many allergy suffers will agree that their allergies impact on their ability and quality of shut – eye. But, with a few changes you can turn your bedroom into an allergen-free haven, and hopefully get your all important sleep.

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Keep your sheets clean

Allergens love warm and compact places, so where else would they love to settle other than on your cosy duvet. Make sure you regularly keep your sheets clean to kill off any allergens that might be living beneath them. Wash and dry your bedding with a high heat as this ensures no allergens will stick around – this also goes for your pyjamas, bedding and towels.

Shower at night instead of in the morning

Throughout the day your hair, skin and clothes are subtly picking up pollen and dust from your time outside. These allergen build-ups will irritate your eyes and nose and come back to haunt you at night time. Therefore, showering at night will ensure as much of the dust and pollen is washed off before you get into bed. Avoid spreading allergens around your bedroom by leaving your allergen covered clothes in the laundry room.

Keep your windows closed

Close your windows during peak pollen time, which is between 5.00am and 10.00am, this will stop you being exposed to pollen before you’ve even stepped outside.

Try eucalyptus

Eucalyptus is brilliant for clearing the sinuses. Try adding a few drops of eucalyptus oil to your wash products when you shower at night, this should leave your sinuses feeling clear and ready for a peaceful night’s sleep.

Keep your room clean

To help prevent allergens from accumulating in your bedroom, it is vital you keep your home and especially bedroom nice and clean. Surfaces are the ideal place for dust to gather and allergens to fester, so dusting and vacuuming is essential to help you sleep in a pollen free room.

Anti-allergy medication

Don’t forget to keep up to dose with your allergy medications. Often if you take it in the morning, it will have worn off by the time you go to bed. Keeping up to date will ease your symptoms when it comes to settling down for bed. Pollen causes havoc in your sinuses and is the main cause of itching and irritancies. One way to tackle this is to clear your sinuses before bedtime, nasal sprays are perfect for this.

Replacing your mattress

One way of keeping allergens and dust away is to change your mattress every 8-10 years, this way you are ensuring your bed remains fresh and hygienic. You can discover our full range of Harrison beds here.