If you find yourself sneezing, sniffling, or struggling with stuffiness that indicates allergies, this can be incredibly frustrating to deal with when sleeping. Your bedroom is where you regularly spend several hours of your day, so it is important to do what you can to make it an allergy-free zone. This way, you can breathe easily and avoid letting allergies negatively affect your sleep. Read on for a few techniques that can help you allergy-proof your bedroom.
Keep Humidity In the Right Zone
The ideal range of humidity in your home is 30 to 50 percent. You can check your levels with a hygrometer available at drugstores. If your bedroom’s moisture is too high or low, use a dehumidifier or a portable humidifier to adjust the humidity. Keep your windows closed to avoid letting in pollen, and use an air conditioner during the pollen season.
If you have carpets or pets, you can further help allergy-proof your bedroom by running a vacuum with a HEPA filter at least once a week. If you can, you should consider replacing carpeting with hardwood floors or area rugs that can be more easily washed and cleaned.
You can allergy-proof your bedroom through your choice of sheet selections. Use zippered, hypoallergenic, woven, microfiber casings for your mattress, box spring, and pillows. These will all deter the growth of dust mites, mold, and mildew. Wash your sheets in hot water (about 130 degrees Fahrenheit) once a week and dry them in a hot dryer. Do the same for your duvet cover about every other week, and avoid letting pets lie on or sleep in your bed.
The books, magazines, lotions, or trinkets on your nightstands are all dust magnets. You can help allergy-proof your bedroom by moving these items to another room. The same goes for any throw pillows on your bed; while they may look nice, they attract dust mites.
Shower Before Bed
After spending time outdoors, where you can bring other pollen and allergens into your home with you, it is best to shower before you go to bed for the night. Additionally, if you wash your hair right before bed, dry it with a blow-dryer before sleeping to prevent moisture from promoting mold growth on your pillow.
Use an Allergy-Proof Mattress
With these changes, you can create a relaxing, allergy-proof bedroom that keeps you comfortable all night long.
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