Children with asthma often experience wheezing, coughs, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. Because your child's bedroom is where they go to relax and sleep in peace, you want to be sure their room is free of anything that could agitate your child's asthma.
Here are a few tips to help improve your child's room to keep their asthma attacks and chest discomfort at bay.
Allergens can exist anywhere, especially in the home. To reduce allergens in your child's bedroom, consider using hypoallergenic sheets and a hypoallergenic kids pillowcase on their bed.
Keep your HVAC system clean
One of the biggest causes of low-quality air inside a home is the failure to maintain and clean a home's HVAC system. Dust, dander, and other allergens can build up in your HVAC system's filters.
Your HVAC system's filters should be cleaned once every one to three months. However, if you have pets in your home, it's recommended to change your filters once or twice every month. This will help reduce the amount of pet dander in the air.
Keep an air purifier in your child's room
An air purifier has been shown to improve a home's air quality. It's also known for reducing asthma symptoms. Consider placing an air purifier in your child's room at night, closer to the child's headboard.
However, if you do choose to use an air purifier in your child's bedroom it's essential you choose the right one. For instance, ozone generators and ionic air purifiers have been known to worsen asthma symptoms.
One of the best ways to ensure your child's sleep is the best it could be is by making small improvements around their room to reduce asthma symptoms. For more information on hypoallergenic crib sheets and other kid sheets for those with asthma, contact B Sensible today.