Suffering from allergies can lead to changes in your physical, emotional and mental conditions. If you want to enjoy a healthier and more peaceful sleep you will need to get rid of all allergens like dust mites, pet dander, and pollen from your bedding. The first step to eliminating your allergy symptoms is to find an “allergy-proof” mattress where you can sleep free from any allergy causing culprits. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to experience a noticeable difference in your allergy symptoms.
Preventing Dust Mites in Pillows and Bedding
The best way to keep your bed allergen free is to wash your cover weekly with hot water. The covers should be washed with appropriate products and dried in a hot dryer to create a protective shell to keep allergens from getting into your bed surface. If your mattress or pillow is not brand new, you can still apply this method for additional protection. Dust mite protection covers will trap allergens that may cause you asthma, runny nose and sneezing while you sleep.
There are a lot of claims by mattresses manufactures that washing with hot water will take the allergens away and can also kill dust mites. The routine cleaning is necessary to maintain a dust-free environment and also can help reduce exposure to cockroaches, another important source of asthma in some allergic people.
No Pets Allowed
If you are dust-sensitive, especially if you have allergies and/or asthma, you can reduce some of your misery by creating a “dust-free” bedroom. Dust may contain moulds, fibres and dander from dogs, cats and other animals, as well as tiny dust mites. These mites, which live in bedding, upholstered furniture and carpets, thrive in the summer and die in the winter. They will, however, continue to thrive in the winter if the house is warm and humid. The particles seen floating in a shaft of sunlight include dead mites and their waste products. The waste products actually provoke the allergic reaction.
You probably cannot control dust conditions under which you work or spend your daylight hours. If your nose runs and your eyes are suffering too, I have some bad news: it is time to ban your pets from sleeping in your bed. The proteins found in a pet`s skin can also cause an allergic reaction so the best to do is to keep your cat or dog off your bed. Pet allergy symptoms are not naive so it`s important to clean the entire bedding to eliminate any pet dander that has previously settled. If for some reason your cat or dog is trying to sneak into your bed keep your bedroom doors closed in order to keep your cat or dog from entering.
You need to make sure to focus on cleaning your household and keep it fresh and allergy free. There is no sense of drinking any medications and sleep on a toxic bed. To limit the danger in the interior of your own home, you need to resolve the problem with the air you are breathing at night. Smoking could be also one possible cause for your allergy discomfort.