WHY DO YOUR ALLERGY SYMPTOMS
SEEM WORSE AT NIGHT?
Are nighttime allergies getting in the way of your sleep? Learn why your allergies may be worse at night and what you can do about it.
Allergy sufferers often experience worse symptoms at night — just when they’re hoping to get some rest and relief. Your bedroom, however, likely contains triggers that can set off nighttime allergies.
Your mattress, bedding, pillowcase and blanket all contain microscopic dust mites that feast on dead skin cells and can cause allergy symptoms. If a pet sleeps in the bed, dust mites are even more plentiful, as is pet dander, another typical trigger for sneezing and coughing at night. Mold and pollen are also common culprits for nighttime allergies.
WHY YOUR ALLERGIES MAY SEEM WORSE AT NIGHT
While dust mites are the leading cause of nighttime allergy symptoms, a range of other factors can cause symptoms to flare up. Levels of some types of pollen, for example, increase at night, and simply the act of lying down in bed can result in coughing or wheezing, which may disturb your sleep. When you’re trying to fall asleep, you’re not physically active and therefore you’re probably more aware of your symptoms than you are during the day.
* Use the “hot” setting on your washing machine.
† Make sure to follow the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule to replace them as needed.
‡ Dust mites and mold spores thrive in humid environments. A cooler temperature will reduce humidity.
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