Most people look forward to summer all year, but for millions of Americans, it also means allergy season. Allergies can cause congestion that makes breathing difficult and can make sleep apnea and snoring worse than ever. Treating allergies can offer a snoring solution and reduce sleep apnea symptoms
Steps you can take to reduce allergens in the bedroom include:
- Remove unnecessary items: Things like stuffed animals, magazine racks, unused furniture and even rugs can collect dust and allergens. A minimalist approach to your bedroom décor can provide a serene feeling while reducing allergies.
- Keep it Clean: Thorough and regular cleaning is the best thing you can do to rid your bedroom of allergens. Hardwood floors are ideal, but if you have carpet, be sure to vacuum thoroughly with a HEPA certified vacuum. Be sure to launder your bedding once a week.
- Keep Pets Out: Even if you are not allergic to your pets, keeping your bedroom a pet free zone can help reduce the allergens they can bring in from outside and reduce the presence of dust mites.
- Use Anti-Allergen Bedding Covers: Mattress covers and zippered pillow covers that are designed to keep dust mites out can greatly reduce allergy symptoms and offer a snoring solution.
Managing your summer allergies is a crucial step in treating sleep apnea. To find out what else you can do, please call 1 (866) 727-6275 (1-8-NO-PAP-MASK) to speak with a sleep specialist in your area.