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Sleeping in Allergy Season

According to recent studies, 59% of people with nasal allergies suffer from a troubled sleep. A further 48% say that their sneezing and sniffling disturbs their partner’s sleep. If you’re familiar with the symptoms of seasonal allergies, be it as a personal sufferer or at the hands of your partner, it’s understandable that you might not be too enthused with the thought of further interrupted sleep over the upcoming allergy season.

Fortunately, there is some good news. With a little bit of effort, you can transform your bedroom into an allergen-free zone. That’s right, by following a few of our simple steps, you can look forward to a summer of slumber, minus the seasonal annoyances.

Purify Your Indoor Air

The warmer weather can lead to us pushing open the windows and doors, this can allow pollen to flow inside your home. To ensure your indoor air is as clean as possible, purchase a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter for your bedroom. Ensure the windows and doors of your bedroom are shut to prevent any pollen floating in.

Use a Dehumidifier

Warm, moist air can breed allergy-triggering bacteria. Using a dehumidifier in your bedroom will remove some of the moisture, making it harder for allergens and mould to grow.

Ensure the Sheets Are Clean

On average, people only change their bedsheets every 10 to 14 days. According to experts, that simply isn’t enough to ensure that the sheets are free from dust, pollen, dead skin, and other bacteria which may form during the warmer months.

You should aim to wash your sheets at least once a week. To ensure that the sheets are decontaminated, you should always wash them at the hottest temperature possible.

Anti-Allergy Bedding

Washing your bedding once a week is a positive step to preventing allergens forming on your sheets, but even then gunk can still formulate within the bedding.

Anti-allergy bedding uses specially developed technologically advanced fabrics which prevent the pollen, dust, and dirt from making their way to your mattress. You can view our anti-allergy range here.

Don’t Let the Pets in the Room

It seems like a wasted effort if you carry out all of our steps and then let your fluffy one hop on the bed.

Their thick fur can carry all kinds of pollen, dirt, and dust, making your pets walking allergen fur balls. It’s best to keep all animals out of the bedroom during allergy season.

Have an Evening Shower

Throughout the day your hair, skin, and clothes pick up an invisible layer of pollen and dust. We recommend you shower at night and put on fresh clothing in order to prevent that layer of grime entering your bedroom.

Not only will the invisible layer of grime wash down the drain, the steam from the warm water will ease nasal stuffiness.

If you follow these simple steps, we’re sure you’ll see the benefits during the looming seasonal months.

Written by: Downland Bedding Posted on: 20th April 2016