Do suffer from allergies? My symptoms seem to be worse this year than ever, likely from our early Spring. Today I’m sharing tips from Dr. Neeta Ogden about the top allergy triggers in the bedroom and more! Thanks to our partnership with AllerEase, I received an AllerEase Ultimate pillow, mattress protector and pillow protector to help facilitate this post… read on for tips to help you ease your allergy symptoms by starting where sleep!
Do you know that your mattress an pillow may be triggering your allergy symptoms? Allergy signs are sniffling, sneezing, stuffy nose, itchy eyes and a scratchy throat. These signs may occur separately or in tandem with each other. AllerEase allergy expert, Dr. Neeta Ogden says the top allergy triggers in the bedroom are found everywhere.
“Bedrooms are full of surfaces that attract and trap allergens such as pollen, pet dander, and dust mites,” said Dr. Ogden. “Remove decorative pillows, rugs, curtains, fabric lampshades and even books, which can harbor allergy symptom triggers. Use mattress and pillow encasements.”
AllerEase Ultimate line of allergen barrier bedding provides a quick and easy solution for your bedtime needs. The six-sided zippered protectors completely encase mattresses and pillows to provide full protection from dust mites, pollen, bed bugs, and other home allergens. What’s more, its innovative temperature balance technology adjusts continuously to body temperature – so you’re never too hot or too cold during sleep.
As we recently moved and purchased a new bedroom set, this was the perfect time to begin using the AllerEase Ultimate Pillow, AllerEase Ultimate Mattress Protector and AllerEase Ulimate Pillow Protector. Following Dr. Ogden’s tips I’ve also minimized the decor we will have in our bedroom. I now feel like I have a great plan to help keep allergy triggers out of my bed to help end and start each day on a fresh note!
We’re also enjoying the temperature adjusting properties of the AllerEase Ultimate mattress protector. It does make a noticeable difference in my comfort level each night and I find that I’m not having to add and remove covers as much.
How do allergies disrupt your sleep? According to Dr. Ogden, allergens can trigger allergy and asthma symptoms such as a runny nose, nasal congestion, itchy eyes, sneezing, etc. which can disrupt sleep.
According to a 2016 survey from AllerEase, almost half (48%) of those who suffer from allergies say their sleep is frequently disrupted. Nasal congestion in particular leads to symptoms such as snoring, the feeling of not getting enough air, and chronic cough, which can lead to disrupted sleep.
Dr. Ogden suggests these steps for reducing allergens in your bedroom and throughout your home:
- Limit exposure. Keep your windows closed during peak pollen season. Keep pets out of the bedroom and off beds. Use protective bedding such as AllerEase’s Ultimate mattress and pillow protectors.
- Shower before bed. If you don’t rinse your hair, nose and eyelids at night, you’re dragging the day’s allergens that accumulate on your body into bed with you.
- Keep surfaces and linens clean. Be vigilant about wiping down surfaces and avoiding clutter that collect dust and allergens. Wash bedding weekly in hot water.
With a little extra prevention, you may be able to reduce your allergy symptoms dramatically!