To prevent allergies from disrupting the quality of your sleep, there are a few tips to apply in your bedroom.
- Respiratory allergies can impact the quality of sleep.
- Certain habits can improve the air quality in your bedroom and therefore reduce these symptoms.
- For example, it is recommended to change your sheets once a week.
Respiratory allergy affects 25% of the French population, i.e. one in four people, according to the world health organization (WHO), which places this pathology in fourth place in the world for chronic diseases. These respiratory allergies can be due to different factors: pollens (50% of cases), molds (10%) or dust mites, animal hair and various dusts (40% of cases). They manifest themselves by the eyes which itch, sneezing, runny nose, asthma attacks, etc. These symptoms can also appear at night, which can disrupt the quality of sleep.
Respiratory allergies: do not use fans that stir up air and dust
To prevent these nocturnal signs and save your nights, there are a few tips and habits to adopt in order to improve the air quality in the bedroom. First of all, it is essential that this room is always well cleaned: vacuum every corner to remove as much dust as possible. As a routine, it is advisable to change your sheets once a week because they, too, accumulate allergens…. Just like the curtains, which must also be washed regularly.
In order to maintain good air quality in the bedroom at night, it is best to sleep with the windows closed. As allergies are linked to the inhalation of certain allergens contained in the air that we breathe, if the outside air enters, it can therefore increase the number of allergens present in the room.
Another tip: don’t use fans in your bedroom. Whether portable or fixed devices – often poorly or insufficiently cleaned – they mix the air and therefore circulate dust, which reinforces allergies. On the other hand, you can use an air purifier to reduce the symptoms of allergies.
Store outdoor clothing outside the bedroom
For bedding, there are also hypoallergenic pillows, sheets and duvets that can contribute to the well-being of people who suffer from allergies. But, even if you opt for this solution, it is still recommended to wash them from time to time either in the dry cleaners or by washing them in the washing machine. For this, the ideal is to use the clothes airer to prevent allergens from accumulating during drying. This advice also applies to clothing.
The final tip to keep allergens out of your bedroom as much as possible is to store your outerwear in another room or at least in a closed wardrobe. The goal is to avoid leaving them in the open air in the room as much as possible. With these tips, your nights should be calmer. And, if this is not the case, do not hesitate to talk to your doctor who can advise you on other solutions.