Spring is officially here and you know what that means: allergies. Allergies can quickly turn beautiful spring into a season of sniffles and watery eyes. To make matters worse, you're not even safe from allergens when you're indoors.
According to a survey published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, there were at least six different allergens present in more than 50% of American homes.
Try these following tips to help make your home a safe haven from these irritating allergens this spring.
- Dust your surfaces (the right way). When you dust the surfaces of furniture and ceiling fans, you reduce the number of allergens in your home. But make sure you're using a treated or damp cloth that attracts dust when you dust your house. Otherwise, you may only be kicking dust up into the air and making your allergies worse.
- Vacuum with a HEPA filter. Vacuuming can help to reduce the number of allergens in your home by sucking them up from the floor. But, like dusting, vacuuming can also kick up allergens into the air and make allergies and asthma worse. Try using a vacuum with a HEPA filter. This type of filter can trap small particles and keeps them from escaping into the air.
- Groom your pets regularly. Pet dander is one of the most common types of allergens in a home. This is especially true in spring when your pet is shedding their winter coat. To keep pet dander out of the air, groom them regularly and be sure to vacuum up where they shed.
- Try a humidifier. Allergens such as pet dander are more likely to spread around your home when the moisture in the air is low. To fight back, try out a humidifier. This may also help with your breathing at night if you live in a dry climate.
- Sleep on hypoallergenic sheets. Approximately 78% of Americans say they're more excited to go to sleep when their sheets have a fresh scent. But if you suffer from allergies, you may not get the best night's sleep even when your sheets are fresh from the dryer. Hypoallergenic sheets are designed specifically to combat allergens so you don't have to worry about a stuffy nose when you get ready for bed.
Hypoallergenic sheets can help you get a better night's sleep whether you're suffering from allergies in spring or combatting indoor allergens in winter. To learn more about hypoallergenic sheets, waterproof fitted sheets, or kids pillowcases, contact B Sensible today.