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How To Reduce Allergens In The Home

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How To Reduce Allergens In The Home

With spring comes fresh blooms, cut grass and allergens! Because May is National Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month I wanted to share the topic of home allergens with you.

If you find a nice sunny day, refreshening a mattress is a great way to start with fresh and clean spaces. I did this to my sons mattress. We carried it out to the sun and laid on 2 saw horses in direct sunlight. I sprinkle some baking soda and use a brush to work into the mattress. Leaving it out in the sun for a minimum of 4 hours naturally refreshens a musty mattress. I then vacuum the loose baking soda and outdoor dust with my shop vac.

We enclosed the refreshed mattress in the AllerEase Ultimate Mattress Protector before putting his sheet set back on. Now the mattress has the unsurpassed protection from dust mites, pollen, bed bugs, pet dander and other household allergens that can trigger allergies. He insists on his sheets being on but it is made with comfort and balance temperature technology while you sleep if you choose to not add a fitted sheet.

Tips from our allergy expert, Dr. Neeta Ogden:

  1. What are the top allergy triggers in the bedroom?
    1. Bedrooms are full of surfaces that attract and trap allergens such as pollen, pet dander, and dust mites. Remove decorative pillows, rugs, curtains, fabric lampshades and even books, which can harbor allergy symptom triggers. Use mattress and pillow encasements.
  2. What signs or symptoms indicate you may have allergies?
    1. Sniffling, sneezing, stuffy nose, itchy eyes, scratchy throat. Symptoms may occur individually or in tandem.
  3. How can allergies disrupt sleep?
    1. 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.

How can people reduce allergens in the home?

  1. 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. The six-sided zippered protectors fully encase mattresses and pillows to provide protection from dust mites, pollen, bed bugs, and other home allergens that disrupt sleep.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

 The AllerEase Ultimate line of allergen barrier bedding features a six-sided zippered protection that fully encases the mattress and pillows to keep them protected from dust mites, pollen, bed bugs and other home allergens. They also are made with an innovative temperature balance technology that continuously adjusts to body temperature to keep you from getting too hot or cold at night.

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